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How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

written by: Kristen - Beauty Editorpublished on 27 Jul, 2023

How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Whilst there aren’t ways to speed up hair growth, there are ways in which you can prevent hair breakage and repair damage, which in turn helps hair to be longer. Strengthening the hair is key to ensuring longer, healthier hair. Furthermore, reaching your hair-growth goals requires a dual approach of external and internal care to really optimise hair growth. No matter if you’re wanting to enhance hair length or amplify hair density, encouraging healthy hair to grow means more hair sooner, and that’s a real plus. Allow our team of beauty experts walk you through the steps so you too can help grow your hair faster.

  1. Nourish your body
  2. Stay hydrated
  3. Scalp care
  4. Regular trims
  5. Keep it cool
  6. Dry with care
  7. Avoid over washing
  8. Deep condition

Nourish Your Body

Healthy hair begins in your belly, and when you eat a balanced diet your hair is at its best. We are all familiar with how life can get in the way of ensuring adequate nutrition; however when we consciously nourish the body, our skin, hair and nails are healthier, more radiant and stronger. It can be as simple as making some simple switches to encourage longer hair growth. Instead of that mid-morning coffee and muffin, try switching to an almond milk berry smoothie and a handful of nuts. The antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin A and omega-3 essential fatty acids help to repair and nourish the cells of the body which in turn produces healthier and stronger new cells. Likewise at dinner, increase your intake of fish, eggs and leafy greens. These are great additions to many takeaway meals such as stir-frys, curries and poke bowls! For an added boost, you may like to take a holistic hair growth promoting supplement such as the Apotecari Mane Event 30 Day Bottle which can help to top up these vital minerals and hair growth vitamins.

Stay Hydrated

Air conditioning, sun and swimming are environmental factors that can all dry out the hair. But dehydration can also be caused by heat styling and even inadequate hydration levels in the body. To best prevent hair from becoming dry, brittle and prone to breakage it’s best to aim for 3 litres of filtered water to be consumed each day. The benefits span further than simply healthy, shiny hair as you will notice enhanced skin clarity and brighter eyes as an added bonus. In addition, try a deep moisturising hair treatment like the Pureology Hydrate Superfood Deep Treatment Mask to replenish lost moisture in the hair and help plump the hair shaft. In combination, your hair will appear more shiny, healthy and can grow longer without worrying about split ends or breakage.

Scalp Care

Who doesn’t enjoy a good scalp massage… It's the best part of a trip to the hair salon! Massaging the scalp with a brush like the BondiBoost Scalp Therapy Brush encourages exfoliation and circulation to the scalp which in turn promotes follicle nourishment for longer, healthy hair. Moreover, exfoliating and deep cleansing the scalp is key to help shift a build up of styling products, dead skin cells and sebum that can clog hair follicles and impair hair growth. So next shower be sure to reach for a gentle yet deep cleansing shampoo such as the evo Normal Persons Daily Shampoo and give that scalp a good-for-hair-growth stimulating massage.

Regular Trims

You may think that cutting your hair is the worst thing you can do to promote fast hair growth, but let me assure you it is actually one of the best. Regularly trimming the ends of your hair does not directly affect its growth rate, but can help remove split ends and prevent breakage. This is vital for maintaining healthy hair and preventing breakage from getting in the way of longer, healthier hair. Make a conscious effort to rebook your hair trim every six to eight weeks as this will effectively stop split ends in their tracks, preventing them traveling further up the hair shaft.

Gentle Styling and Avoid Too Much Heat

If you’re anything like me, you may be rather addicted to your hair straightener. Now there is nothing wrong with using curling tongs, flat irons and hair dryers if you use them infrequently, and in combination with a thermal protecting product. Next time you go to heat style your hair, be sure to apply a good quality heat protection product prior to styling like the K18 Molecular Repair Hair Oil. This helps to smooth the hair cuticle preventing moisture loss and minismising the chance of heat damage and breakage. To go one step better, why not allow your hair to air dry more often and opt for a loose hair style? Tight hair ties, elastics, ponytails and braids can pull and damage the hair resulting in tangles and ultimately breakage. Taking a breather from these tension based styles allows your hair to grow more freely and with minimal damage; win-win!

Take Care When Wet

Wet hair is more prone to breakage, so it should be handled with care. The best way to dry wet hair is by gently squeezing out excess moisture and reaching for a soft microfibre towel to wrap it up in. Always avoid vigorous towel drying as this friction can create frizz and snap the hair. And when it’s time to brush, be gentle as you can be. Using a wide tooth comb or a detangling brush to remove knots is best by focusing on the hair ends and working your way up to the roots, small section by small section. This avoids snagging, pulling and stretching the hair which (you guessed it!) causes breakage. We love the O&M The Detangler Brush or The Wet Brush The Wet Basin Comb.

Avoid Overwashing

Clean hair is the best, and makes the rest of you feel fabulous too! But how often is too often when it comes to shampooing your hair? Experts suggest every second or third day is a good frequency to effectively cleanse the scalp, refresh the hair and avoid over stripping those good natural oils. By respecting this balance, hair can grow more efficiently as it will be less prone to over drying and breakage. And the quality of your shampoo really does matter. Try Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo to help repair and smooth the hair as you wash it to keep it growing stronger and longer as intended.

Deep Conditioning

Regular deep conditioning treatments can improve hair strength, moisture retention, and overall hair health. Use a deep conditioner once a week to replenish moisture, repair damage, and promote healthy hair growth. Colour treated hair is best protected with a conditioner such as the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner whilst the Paul Mitchell Clean Beauty Anti-Frizz Conditioner is perfect for curly locks to seal in all that good moisture. And for that deep down nourishment, the Sodashi Deep Conditioning Hair and Scalp Mud smells amazing as it replenishes and repairs hair whilst nourishing the scalp.

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