New year, new hair goals, right? Did you make it this year’s resolution to grow out your hair or try a new hair color, or finally achieve healthy, hydrated hair? Long, healthy hair is at the top of our list, and we couldn’t be more excited to share these hair-growing tips with you!
Hair Tips That Help Your Hair Grow
We know starting a new habit is challenging, especially the getting-started part. When you start forming these hair-growing habits, think about the rewards you’ll receive. Remember, repetition is key!
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1. Stay Up-to-Date with Supplements
Life can get pretty chaotic at times, and we rerail from our routine. One habit your should engrain for your lifetime is to take the essential vitamins your body needs. Providing the right essential vitamins and nutrients to your body will ensure things are healthy starting from the inside out. If you want to boost your hair growth, we recommend taking this hair-loving supplement.
Keratin is a protein that helps hair, nails, and your skin’s outer layer (also known as the epidermis). Keratin helps support your skin, helps heal wounds faster, and helps keep your hair, skin, and nails healthy and strong.
2. Maintain a Healthy Diet
With the holidays over, we can finally get back on track to eating healthier. (Don’t worry, we didn’t stay on track either.) Maintaining a diet full of essential vitamins and minerals goes a long way. Experts suggest eating 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day or nine servings. The best vegetables and fruits to incorporate into your diet to help with hair growth are eggs, berries, spinach, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts, seeds, sweet peppers, and beans! To see the full list, see here.
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3. Use Ointments/Oils weekly
Essential Oils/Carrier Oils
You’ve got your essential oils, but do you know about carrier oils? Healthline explains carrier oils are plant-derived oils that “are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin.” This is because the potency of essential oils can cause skin irritation. “Most carrier oils are unscented or lightly scented and don’t interfere with an essential oil’s therapeutic properties.”
Next time you use essential oils for hair growth, remember to use your carrier oils to prevent skin irritation!
4. Decompress After Work
Healthy body, healthy mind. We know stress is inevitable, and one thing to remember is that there will always be work. Your body, however, will feel the effects. One habit you can try forming now is setting time to decompress from work every day. Even if it’s five or ten minutes, take the time to appreciate your body and what it does for you. If it’s a girl’s night in type of weekend, we have a few suggestions!
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Get yourself a massage chair. Get a heated foot massager if you stand on your feet all day. You work hard, so show your body some TLC occasionally!
Scalp massages have been proven to help stimulate blood circulation and promote hair growth. This is one habit you can form, and give yourself a five-minute scalp massage every day!
Let’s be honest; how many of us actually change our pillowcases when we’re supposed to? (i.e., once a week!) Did you know that we shed between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells daily? Many of those skin cells shed onto your pillowcase and sheets! There’s also the potential to end up with pollen in your hair if you don’t usually shower at night. On top of that, if you have pets, well, there’s more sweat and oil from them. So take this as a sign to wash your pillowcases and even upgrade to silk ones!
5. Incorporate Monthly Trims
Trim Split Ends
We know it might feel counterintuitive to cut your hair when you’re trying to grow more, but did you know that trimming split ends helps maintain healthy hair? Short trim won’t make your hair grow faster (this is a myth!), but it will help maintain your hair’s health. And, after all, that’s what’s important.
When forming new habits, don’t get discouraged if you miss a day. Focus on your goals and keep moving forward. These hair-growing tips will take some time, so don’t give up.