Whether you're regretting a recent hair cut or wanting to ditch the extensions for good... we've rounded up the six best ways you can help your hair grow thicker, faster and stronger.
Desperately trying to make your hair grow can be a nightmare. We’ve all been there… You go for a trim and your hairdresser ends up hacking off way more of your lengthy locks than you wanted. But don’t worry, because there are ways you can help your hair grow simply by tweaking your routine slightly.
Massage, Massage, Massage
Taking the time to spend an extra 2 or 3 minutes in the shower giving yourself a salon-worthy head massage will not only chill you out (and make your shampoo get to work even more) – the added pressure on your scalp will boost circulation and blood flow, stimulating your follicles and making your hair grow.
Watch What You Eat
We all know that our diet plays a massive part in skin health, so it’s no surprise that healthy hair is often determined by what you put in your bod, too. If you want to boost hair growth, make sure you’re munching a good amount of protein every day. Meat, fish, eggs, milk, nuts and pulses are all good foods for making your hair grow stronger.
Exfoliate To Make Hair Grow
Yup, you heard us. You might have thought exfoliator was purely for your skin and face – but giving your scalp a good weekly exfoliation can help slough away product build up (bye, bye dry shampoo residue) and boost circulation. We love Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, £39 – it’s pricey, but the massive tub lasts for ages.
Okay so this one is a bit weird, but trust us. Spending 5 minutes a day hanging your head upside down increases blood flow to the scalp and stimulates your hair to grow. If you don’t want to look batty (!) spending a few more minutes in the downward dog pose will work just as well.
Ditch The Ballerina Bun
Scraping your hair back into an uber-tight top knot isn’t great for keeping your hair healthy. Loosen it up slightly and don’t sleep with your hair tied up.
When you’re trying to help your hair grow, you want to stock up on all the vitamins and minerals you can. Diet and green juices can sometimes only go so far, so it’s a good idea to start taking a daily vitamin to make sure you’re getting enough of the good stuff. People with super fine hair often have deficiencies in Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc or Vitamin D – so it’s a good idea to get a multi-vit that contains all of these.