If you dream of having long, sleek hair but seem to have tried everything with no luck, making a few simple changes may help you address issues that are inhibiting hair growth and make your hair grow faster. Choosing the right hairbrush and other styling products can go a long way toward boosting the health and length of your hair, as can improving your diet.
Here are some of our most helpful tips that can promote hair growth!
Experiment With Shampoos, Conditioners, and Other Styling Products
Everyone’s hair is unique, which means that the shampoo your best friend swears by may be disastrous for your hair. Finding just the right products that complement the genetic makeup of your hair and encourage it to grow can take time, but it is worthwhile to try as many options as you need to to find a combination of products that leaves your hair sleek and healthy.
Even once you find a selection of products that seem to work for you and have a good idea of what your hair needs, it can be helpful to continue to sample new hair masks, leave-in conditioners, and other products that were designed with your hair type, genetics, and distinguishing features in mind to search for “unicorn” products that might be an even better fit for your hair.
Use Tight Hairstyles and Products Sparingly
Braids, cornrows, dreadlocks, and even tight ponytails can lead to hair breakage, especially if you use them nearly every day. Even healthy hair only has so much give to it, and it was designed to flow freely instead of being forced into the same position with no room to move day after day.
Some tight hairstyles can even pull your hair out at the roots, which can significantly hinder growth and even cause your hair to thin.
Reducing or eliminating these hairstyles can go a long way toward keeping your hair from breaking and encouraging it to grow. If you aren’t quite ready to give up your favorite style, swapping it for something looser or leaving your hair down altogether several days each week can give your hair and scalp a rest in between.
Similarly, excessive heat can draw too many natural oils out of your hair and cause it to become stiff and brittle. Using a hairdryer, curling iron, flat iron, or other styling tools that use heat on a daily basis can also lead to split ends and other types of breakage.
Although it is still a good idea to avoid using these products every day if you can, applying a spray or cream that serves as a barrier to protect your hair from most of the damage heat can cause can go a long way toward reducing breakage and keeping your hair long and hydrated.
Prioritize Foods That Are Rich in Protein and Vitamins
“You are what you eat” includes your hair, and the nutrients that make up your hair from the inside are just as important as the ingredients in the products you put on it. Choosing foods that are packed with protein and vitamins can go a long way toward starting with healthier hair before it even comes out of your scalp, which can encourage it to make your hair grow faster and even easier.
Some of the best sources of protein include:
- Chicken, turkey, and other poultry
- Protein shakes, bars, and other snacks
- Beef, pork, and other lean meats
- Greek yogurt
- Whole grains
Choose the Right Brush to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Using a quality brush that is a good fit for your hair type is one of the most important steps you can take to grow hair faster. Regular brushing removes dead hairs, which it is normal to lose 50-100 of each day, to give your healthy hair more space to thrive.
However, many cheap or otherwise low-end brushes can also damage your hair, especially if they are used too frequently. Rubbing plastic and other low-quality materials on your hair can make it more likely to break and slow its growth, and being intentional about selecting a brush made from boar bristles, nylon, or other materials that glide along your hair more smoothly can make it easier to brush your hair without damaging it.
Choosing the right style of brush for your hair type is also a must. The thickness of your hair, the amount it curls, the amount of moisture it usually retains, the most significant problems you typically have with it, and other factors can make it important to choose a brush with thick or thin bristles, bristles that are close together or spread further apart, stiff or flexible bristles, a firm or soft cushion, or other variations.
Some brushes also only work well for wet or dry hair, while others are a good fit under any conditions, which means that considering your typical hair care routine can also help you zero in on the best brush for you.
Spornette offers a wide range of brushes that suit any hair type and texture and are much kinder to your hair than most of the options you will find in a drugstore or department store. Ditching your cheap basic brush from Walmart and selecting a new one that was designed with your hair in mind is an easy way to reduce hair breakage and grow hair faster, and our experts can help you find one you will love.