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Best tips to make your hair grow faster 💇‍♀

Many of us have dreamed of long and silky hair. But making your hair grow is definitely a test of patience: the process can seem slow and endless and much more during the winter when your hair is more dry,  damaged by the cold weather and receives little natural light.

The first thing that you should take into consideration is that healthy hair will grow faster. So if you want to make your hair grow faster, you first need to take care of them by the following actions:

🔸Add biotin to your hair products

Biotin is a B vitamin that helps improve the function of the keratin, the substance that promotes hair growth. You can take biotin via a supplement, add it to your hair care products or simply by using hair care shampoo and conditioner containing biotin. It will stimulate the scalp, encourage hair growth and strengthen hair strands.

🔸Don’t wash your hair too much

If you shampooing your hair too much, you will quit all the essential natural oils that keep your hair soft and smooth. When you wash your hair, try to lather only at the roots and wash the ends without scrubbing. While you are washing your hair, you can massage your scalp during a few minutes to increase circulation which can stimulate growth.

🔸If you don’t use conditioner yet, then try it!

We recommend not to skip the conditioner! Don’t apply the conditioner on the roots, just focus on the hair below your ears. You can also apply weekly a moisturizing mask to hydrate deeply your hair.

🔸Eat food with omega-3s

Did you know that Omega-3s is especially good for your hair? It will keep your hair strong, shiny and will accelerate growth. You can find Omega-3s by eating flax seeds, chia seeds, fish, walnuts or basil. A study demonstrated that good fats may protect your hair against hair loss.

🔸Avoid styling with heat

To make your hair grow, you need to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Which means to avoid using the heat in order to dry or to curl your hair. We recommend also avoiding some treatments like bleaching which could damage your hair.

🔸Cut your hair

We know it seems to make no sense but cutting your hair will stimulate growth. No need to cut a lot, you can just cut 1 centimeter at least every month and you will see results!

 

Hair care: the best essential oils

Hair care: the best essential oils

When it comes to taking care of your hair, whether your objective is to stimulate hair growth or to treat brittle hair, essentials oils are one of the few natural ingredients that can make your hair healthier. There are different essentials oils, adapted to each hair type. Do you have oily hair? Or dry hair? Let’s find out which essential oil suits to your hair needs, then try one of these simple ways to apply it!

If you are preparing your own shampoo or hair spray with natural ingredients, you can also add some essential oils. Otherwise, add it to your natural hair products. But don’t apply essential oils directly on your hair.

  1. Moisturize dry hair

If your objective is to nourish your dry hair, essential oils are the best way to seal moisture into the damaged hair. The best ingredients for dry hair are lavender, geranium, sandalwood, rose and chamomile, which help balance the scalp’s oil production and will naturally hydrate your hair.

How to apply it? Add 10 essential oils drops to 1 tablespoon of jojoba, coconut or olive oil, add the mixture to your bottle of shampoo and shake.

  1. Reduce oily hair effect

If you have oily hair, try to use shampooing less often. You can use the oils of lemon, clary sage, peppermint, geranium, and juniper in order to balance the oil production of your scalp.

How to apply it? Add 1 teaspoon bentonite clay (you can buy it on Amazon) and 20 drops of essential oil to your shampoo or pour the mixture to a salt spray and spritz the roots of your hair.

  1. Activate hair growth and prevent hair loss

Some studies have shown that essential oils could actively stimulate hair growth and could be used as conventional hair loss treatments. The essential oils with rosemary, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood and clary sage are the most effective.

How to apply it? Add 10 drops rosemary, 5 drops of peppermint (or 15 drops of one of the other oils) to your shampoo or conditioner bottle and shake. In order to stimulate hair growth, massage into your scalp each time you are washing your hair.

You can also use it as a hair serum, by applying to the roots of your hair, leaving it on hair overnight and washing your hair in the morning.

  1. Get rid of dandruff

Many essential oils are great to combat dandruff. Lemongrass is the most effective, then you can also try tea tree, rosemary or peppermint.

How to apply it? Add 20 drops of essential oil to your shampoo or conditioner or let the essential oils rest overnight as hair mask with tea tree and peppermint oils.

  1. Itchy scalp

Essential oils are great to calm irritated skin. Lavender, rosemary, clary sage, chamomile, and tea tree are naturally anti-inflammatory.

How to apply it? You can add the essential oils to an apple cider vinegar scalp scrub or some drops of chamomile and lavender to a honey hair mask.

With all these essential oils, you are ready for your daily hair care!