17 Simple Tricks To Make Your Hair Grow Faster September 20, 2016

Have you ever met a woman who was satisfied with her hair? Me neither. Hair is often associated with beauty and attractiveness, which is why most women always want that little extra that will help transform their hair from good to great. In this article, we will look at 14 simple tricks that will let you know how to grow hair faster, thicker, and stronger.

Tips For Faster Growth Of Hair

  1. Have A Healthy And Balanced Diet
  2. Give Your Scalp A Massage
  3. Trim Your Hair Regularly
  4. Don’t Wash Too Often
  5. Don’t Brush Too Often
  6. Lower Your Stress Levels
  7. Switch Your Pillows
  8. Use Supplementation
  9. Try Natural Hair Packs
  10. Protect Your Hair
  11. Condition Regularly
  12. Drink Water
  13. Forget The Towel Wrap
  14. Disinfect Your Hair
  15. Give Yourself A Hot Oil Massage
  16. Rinse Your Hair With Vinegar
  17. Be Patient

The Science Behind Hair Growth

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Before we get there, let’s first try and understand how our hair grows. Hair growth has three stages – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Each hair strand has its stage of development. The anagen stage is the growth stage, and typically lasts between two to six years. The catagen phase comes after the anagen phase, and is a stage of transition or renewal for the hair follicles. The telogen phase is the rest phase where the hair stops growing. Human hair grows on an average of about six inches a year (1).

Now that you are aware of the different stages of hair growth, let’s look at what we can do to stimulate your hair to grow.

How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

1. Have A Healthy And Balanced Diet

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You Will Need

A diet consisting of foods that help in hair growth. Leafy vegetables, beans, seeds, lean fish, and chicken are all excellent sources of nutrition.

What You Need to Do

The health of hair, like the rest of your body, is dependent on the nourishment you provide. While a good shampoo and conditioner are essential for hair care, it isn’t the only requirement. Hair is mostly made up of protein, and thus requires protein to keep it shining. A well-balanced diet that is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals is essential (2).

Why This Works

A healthy diet will ensure your hair gets all the sustenance it needs to grow long and strong and keep it shiny and silky smooth. People spend so much money on buying various hair care products while overlooking their diet. But the fact is that a healthy and balanced diet contains all the nutrients and essential oils required for promoting hair growth. Since hair is basically constructed of proteins, consumption of protein is important for nourishing and revitalizing the hair.

[ Read: Homemade Ayurvedic Hair Packs For Faster Hair Growth ]

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2. Give Your Scalp A Massage

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What You Need To Do

⦁Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips.
⦁ Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil.
⦁ Dip your fingertips in the oil and massage in a circular motion.

Why This Works

Not only does a scalp massage feel great, but it also helps stimulate blood circulation. It also mobilizes oils from the scalp that strengthen the roots and keep your hair moist (3). A scalp massage with a stimulant like coconut oil greatly enhances the chances of your hair growing long and strong. Coconut oil is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients and is a natural hair conditioner (4).

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3. Trim Your Hair Regularly

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You Will Need

A good stylist who understands your hair

What You Need to Do

Visit the salon once every three months and have your hair trimmed and split ends removed.

Why This Works

While this may seem counter-intuitive to someone looking to grow their hair, it is rather important if you want balanced hair growth. Damaged hair, filled with split ends, inhibit the growth and health of hair by causing thinning, and breakage. Hence, getting your hair regularly trimmed to avoid unhealthy split ends is essential for enhanced hair length. If you’ve ever had split ends, you know what a nuisance they can be, especially for people with dry or damaged hair. Regularly trimming your hair ensures a reduction in the number of split ends and gives your hair every chance of growing. However, make sure you don’t overdo the trimming, and either cut your hair too short or cut it too regularly.

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4. Don’t Wash Too Often

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You Will Need

A mild shampoo

What You Need to Do

Resist washing your hair with shampoo every day.

Why This Works

Some women are convinced that the only way they can keep their hair beautiful and growing is by washing it with shampoo every single day. While keeping your hair clean is essential for hygiene and hair growth, if done incorrectly, it can cause more harm than good.

Using shampoo to wash your hair every day causes your hair to dry out and lose most of its natural essential oils. These oils travel from the scalp down the length of the strands, help to keep hair moist, and are essential for long hair. It’s a good habit to maintain a schedule and wash your hair four to five times a week at the most.

Massaging the scalp gently and properly while shampooing improves blood circulation in the scalp and promotes hair growth. Use of chemical-free shampoos, which are enriched with hair-lengthening ingredients, help in the effective cleaning of hair while also keeping the tresses healthy and long. Shampooing every day can dehydrate hair and strip away essential oils required for hair growth. Since hair roots are the weakest when wet, hair should be combed gently and not brushed when wet to avoid breakage.

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5. Don’t Brush Too Often

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You Will Need
What You Need to Do

Brush your hair for not more than five to 10 minutes every day.

Why This Works

Again, most women are convinced that the secret to long and healthy hair is brushing it incessantly. There are others who are scared that brushing hair will lead to hair fall, and avoid combing their hair unless explicitly required. The truth is somewhere in between both these extremes. Brushing your hair stimulates the scalp, releases natural oils, and helps spread those oils down the length of the hair strands. But, to ensure that there is no breakage or hair loss, make sure to brush gently, especially when your hair is wet.

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6. Lower Your Stress Levels

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You Will Need

A comfy bed and pillow

Why This Works

Have you been taking special care of your hair, treating it delicately, and still not seeing the growth results you wanted? Well, how would you? Your high stress levels are causing you to lose all your hard-earned gains. High stress is a common cause of hair fall, and this means your hair strands are not growing to their full potential in the anagen stage (5). Stress, caused due to physiological or psychological factors, negatively affects the health and growth of hair. It makes hair lose its density and volume and makes it look dull and malnourished. One should avoid stress by practicing yoga, meditation and stress relieving exercises regularly. You should ensure you get at least eight hours of sleep every day, and do something that relaxes your mind, like reading a book or listening to your favorite music.

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7. Switch Your Pillow Covers

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You Will Need

Silk pillow covers

What You Need to Do

Replace your old cotton pillow covers with silk ones.

Why This Works

If you’re determined to make the most of your hair growth, then you’ll know that every little advantage you can gain will eventually add up to a big increase hair length. In that context, it’s advisable to switch from regular cotton pillow covers to silk covers. Silk is smoother and causes less friction. This means that you’ll wake up with fewer tangles.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Hair Growth That Work Wonders ]

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8. Use Supplementation

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You Will Need

A few artificial hair growth supplements like biotin.

What You Need to Do

Consult a specialist to find what supplements will work best for your hair.

Why This Works

Ensuring you get adequate natural nutrition is important. However, it can also be beneficial to supplement it with artificial enhancements that will help boost hair growth (6). There are a variety of supplements like biotin and multivitamin tablets that are best suited for women aspiring for long and strong hair. These will ensure you get all the right vitamins and minerals that your diet may otherwise be lacking, and give your hair the best chance of growth.

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9. Try Natural Hair Packs

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You Will Need
What You Need to Do

Find the natural hair pack best suited for your hair and apply it once a week.

Why This Works

If you’ve ever searched for anything about hair care, you would have definitely heard all about the benefits of natural hair packs. There is a variety of these to choose from that suit all types of hair. They can be easily thrown together with natural ingredients that can be found right in your house. From honey and lemon to avocado and olive oil, there are plenty of options that will moisturize your hair, make it silky smooth, and enable to grow to its full potential. Applying natural remedies and hair packs containing herbal ingredients like Gooseberries, Shikakai (Acacia Concinna), Heena, Onion juice, Coconut milk, etc. aid in nourishing and boosting hair growth, while maintaining the overall health of your tresses.

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10. Protect Your Hair

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You Will Need

A durable scarf or hat

What You Need to Do

Make sure your hair is covered when you leave the house, especially in harsh weather or dusty conditions.

Why This Works

This will seem somewhat obvious, but you’ll be surprised at how many people neglect this simple hair care aspect. Every time you head out into the dust and heat, you’re stripping your hair of moisture. Always ensure you cover your hair with a scarf or a hat.

[ Read: Herbs That Will Make Your Hair Grow Longer ]

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11. Condition Regularly

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You Will Need

A mild moisturizing conditioner

What You Need to Do

Apply a decent amount of conditioner to your hair after every shampoo wash.

Why This Works

Your hair is a reflection of yourself. That is why so many women spend hours trying to keep their hair perfectly shiny and smooth. While most women will wash their hair with shampoo, they fail to see the importance of a good conditioner. It helps replace lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft, and also seals the cuticle to help your hair grow longer. Deep conditioning and reconstructing treatments help hydrate hair strands, repair damaged hair by eliminating frizziness and dullness. These conditioning treatments help to create healthy hair while adding length, manageability, volume, and shine to it.

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12. Drink Water

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What You Need to Do

Ensure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Why This Works

Drinking water is good for your entire body. It flushes out toxins and helps the body function properly (7). Since your hair relies on the rest of your body to keep it hydrated, it is essential to make sure you are always hydrated.

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13. Forget The Towel Wrap

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What You Need to Do

Avoid wrapping your hair in a towel.

Why This Works

The practice of wrapping your hair in a towel straight after you washed it seems like a logical step. However, when hair is wet, it is very fragile and is prone to break. Hence, it is advisable to pat your hair with a towel until it is dry. This will prevent hair damage.

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14. Disinfect Your Hair

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You Will Need

Antimicrobial products

Why This Works

Microbial infection in the scalp can weaken the hair follicles, damage the hair strands thereby create unhealthy and lifeless hair. It causes scalp diseases like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema, etc. which inhibit hair growth. Cleansing the hair of such infections effectively by using antimicrobial products, clinical treatments, and proper medication helps in promoting healthy hair growth.

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15. Give Yourself A Hot Oil Massage

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You Will Need

An oil of your choice.

Why This Works

Massaging the hair gently with lukewarm oils like Jojoba, Coconut, Olive, Argan, etc. not only improves the blood circulation in the scalp but also nourishes, revitalizes, and soothes the scalp while also fortifying the hair follicles and creating strong, lengthy, and radiant locks.

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16. Rinse Your Hair With Vinegar

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You Will Need

Water and vinegar.

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Why This Works

Rinsing the hair with vinegar can boost hair growth while making it appear shiny, healthy and beautiful. A mixture containing two tablespoons of vinegar and one liter of water can act as a natural conditioner when used for rinsing hair and helps in creating Rapunzel-like lengthy tresses.

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 17. Be Patient

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Even the best of faster hair growth solutions require patience and consistency. As long as you do the right things and are determined to achieve long hair, you will get results. Don’t feel disheartened after a week and cut your hair short out of frustration. Remember, on an average, your hair grows about half an inch a month.

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Avoid Doing These

1. Hair Colors

Most of the hair colors contain ammonia, which is an industrial bleaching agent. It can wreak havoc on your hair by making it dry and damaged. The excessive use of hair colors can lead to hair fall by damaging the hair follicles. Instead of chemicals, try natural options like henna. It colors as well as conditions your hair and gives you soft, smooth and healthy hair. You can also use coffee or cinnamon powder.

2. Hair Treatments

Every other day, we fancy different hairstyles, sometimes straight, perms, or wavy. But do you know that these hair treatments use a lot of harsh chemicals that lead to severe hair fall? Regular hair straightening also leads to split ends, and once it starts splitting, you have to continuously chop them to let your hair grow. Try to avoid them as much as possible and start loving your natural tresses.

3. Brushing Wet Hair

This is one of the biggest mistakes people generally make – combing or brushing their hair while it’s still wet. Never do this. Wait for your hair to dry naturally, gently detangle, and then comb softly.

[ Read: Yoga Poses For Faster Hair Growth ]

4. Using Hot Water

Do not use hot water while rinsing your hair. It makes your hair very dry and brittle. Always use cool water as it allows the cuticles to smooth out and lie flat, thus giving you soft and manageable hair.

5. Tight Hairstyles And Rubber Bands

When you tie your hair into a tight ponytail or braid, the hair gets pulled from the roots and gets stressed. This makes them loose from the roots, and thus, more prone to breakage. It makes the hair weak and causes permanent damage. Rubber bands also pull the hair out from the roots causing extensive damage to the mane. The hair becomes weak and hurts the scalp.

Everyone is looking for the secret to long, beautiful hair. The fact is that there isn’t one big secret. There are a lot of factors that contribute to the faster growth of hair, so go ahead and experiment with these tips, and see what works best for you.

Now that you know how to make your hair grow faster, what are you waiting for? Share your feedback with us by commenting below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sravaniiyar/ sravaniiyar

    good tips ankita :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you sravaniiyar!!!!!! :) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/karunya/ Karunya

    its informative and adorable ankita!!! i’ll follow this article thanks :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

    Thank you karunya!!!! happy that you liked it.. :) :)

  • Divya

    Good tips Ankita. Glad to see that you have covered the root cause.

    Hair fall is the biggest problem for all women who are nearer to 30 due to mental stress, unhealthy diet. Many are bother about using the right shampoo and comb, however they don’t worry about sleep, healthy diet and stress. Regular exercise is also important. It’s very important to find the root cause for hair loss. First we should take care about stop losing the hair then we can think about how to make hair grow faster.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you divya!!! happy that you liked it!!!! :) :)

  • Anca Alice

    Hi! I am a hair stylist and first of all I want to tell you what hair growth tips I’m using for me and for my clients. As I learned before the hair consist of eighty percent protein. B vitamin allows it to grow faster with blending in protein.

    The new cells are born more quickly and these B complex vitamins help them to grow and produce new cells in higher amount than its normal rate.

    The most important tip: just massage you scalp… shampoo every other day and don’t blow dry or straighten(or apply any heat) for a while trust me you will see a difference … i noticed 4 inches IN JUST 2 AND A HALF MONTHS.

    My clients are also very happy with their hair growth rate.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you for your wonderful tip anca!!!! :) :)

    • shami

      Very informative … thankyou so much

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/gargisinha/ GARGI SINHA

    very helpful…i always wanted to grow my hair long but never successful……..thanks for sharing

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you gargi!!!!! :) :) :)
      happy that you liked it…. :D

  • hair formula 37

    Great tips! The diagram explaining the hair growth process is really helpful. Thanks for the info!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      happy that you liked it… :) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/nimratachowan/ Nimrata

    woa..how much i love hot oil massages. :) hot oil massages followed by a steam works great for hair:)

  • sunandhasai

    Very informative article:) A proper diet and loads of sleep will help in growth! but how about hair breaks? Y would this happen / and what can be done for it? please share?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ankita.biswas.50 Ankita Biswas

      your hair can break if they are damaged and weak.. you need to strengthen the hair form within…
      if you tie your hair very tightly, it lead lead to hair breakage…

  • Rahil

    good one every one have read this ……….

  • cupcake

    it worked on me my hair’s so long tnx stylecraze!!!!!.

  • Prema

    very useful information!!!!!

  • sangeetha

    i love this information
    ankita thanks a lot

  • sangeetha

    :-)

  • Style Craze

    Its not going to work for me to dry my hair naturally and not brushing it!
    My hair is very, very thick and curly. It takes 7-10 hours for it to dry in normal room temperature. And forgot about that on the mornings or days. I tried this yesterday and my hair got so tangled that I cut it off! Now i have pretty short, but I still need to flat it every morning. Help guys!

    • Adi

      Try doing rebonding it will give you chick look.but do take care of ur rebonded hairs then. Give ur hairs spa every 15 days. Goodluck :)

    • Hillz

      Brushing and combing are two different things. For curly hair, using a wide tooth comb works well. After conditioning, finger comb then use a wide tooth comb, this will help prevent tangles and unnecessary breakage. When you sleep make big plaits or twist hold them up with a scarf or sleeping hood. Air drying is the best. after you wash your hair, wrap a towel on your head( I make sure the towel edges are around my forehead and neck and not putting weight on my hair. Do that for 10 – 15 minutes then let your hair air dry for 30 minutes. you can put a leave in or moisturizer. If you feel like it, blow dry but at a cool temperature.
      If you want to use a flat iron, after shampoo put hair oil then rinse with warm water, condition your hair and then you flat iron, it minimizes heat damages.

      Hope this was helpful

  • vj

    Applying row onion juice on scalp can helpfull for hair or not bcz i use onion juice on my scalp daily so plz tell me its good for thicker hair…i want thick hair line

  • Cha’risa

    Hair extensions and weaves can actually stop hair growth you know. Why use fake hair that can damage your real hair?

  • hillz

    The sebum is part of you hair growth process. Many people have led us to believe that it causes more harm than good. If you wash your scalp too clean as in dry clean, you will be provoking your hair into over producing sebum. Its like your body feels that something went wrong and its trying to make things right. The best way to clean your scalp is by washing it the same way you would do with your face. “You don’t want to wash your face until it feels dry” A healthy and clean scalp must have sebum. Nature knows it best.

    Trimming doesn’t make your hair grow, it helps retain length. If you want long hair you must eat and drink healthy, cut off all damaged ends. If you get rid of bad ends and start doing right for you body and hair(eating and drinking wise) you won’t have bad ends to trim and this will lead to longer hair. We just have to keep in mind that there is a huge difference between bad ends and dead/old ends.

  • FAST Shampoo

    I love how this article covers all the potential factors that lead to healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss. There are so many different reasons why someone’s hair could be unhealthy and breaking it is hard to diagnose what the issue is without really knowing everything. Also there is no one miracle trick to growing your hair, it really is the combination of all the different tips and tricks that cause long healthy hair growth. We at Nisim International have a shampoo and conditioner that is one of the many things you can do to help your hair to grow longer faster. The shampoo is called FAST Shampoo by Nisim.

  • Ira Singh

    This is a great insightful post. Apart from these things one thing that worked wonders for me was hot oil conditioning. I used a little pure almond oil mixed a few drops of rosemary essential oil warm it up in microwave for a few seconds and then apply it on damp dry hair from root to tip. And at times I used Oriflame’s Nature Secrets Hot Oil for Dry and Damaged Hair with Wheat & Coconut. It also works wonders. One must definitely try it.

  • neha

    Is there any home remedy to get rid of fungus infection ??

  • Pauline Gorczycki

    thank you for this post i have had problem with my hair for quite a few years i used to have long pretty hair untill i had friends jellois of my hair they use to play in my hair i was thinking maybe i burned it out from dying it i really need help to have my hair grow please and thank??? this is a great post!!!

  • sam

    great tips for hair growth and control hairloss,awesome tips frd

  • John

    “20 minutes of regular exercise such as yoga, meditation, walking, jogging…..”

    You sure you meant to include meditation in the exercise section?

    • Anjali S Menon

      Yes, becaue stress is the main reason most of us lose hair. Meditation clears our mind from all the stress and chaos in our heads. :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear John, Stress can be a cause of hair fall and meditation can help to both reduce stress and restore your hormonal balance. Hence meditation is also practiced by many for a healthy hair growth.

  • Mk Sial

    Healthy tips janab

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing! God bless you and more power!

  • megha pandya

    how to make healthy figure give some tips to make healthy figure in homemade items

  • tamanna

    Gr8 tips loved it , I had question that I love straight hairs am thinking of permanent straighting bt has u said above it damages hair alot, so what should I do 4 it.

  • shilpa

    Hi ankita mam.. i m having dandruff prob a lott. N also hair loss.. suggest me some more tips. My hairs are nt growing n becoming dry.. n i m confused that what treatment should i take its homeopathy, allopathy, parlour or home remedies.. day by day they are becoming thin.. plz suggest me some tips..

  • Anonymous

    excellent ankita mam useful tips

  • Anonymous

    give me some more solutions.

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  • Tara Nair

    Thank you for sharing this valuable info Ankita :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Cristina, bleaching your hair can make them dry and brittle. Hair is made of protein and chemical damage is essentially the degradation of those proteins that make up the outer cuticle layer. So the first thing you need to do is repair this outer layer by getting as much protein back into your hair as possible. Use protein shampoos, be sure you only use this stuff as long as you need it though because a lot of protein cause hair damage too. You can also use homemade hair masks about once or twice a week if you’d like too. Make them from anything high in protein – eggs, mayo, olive oil, banana, avocado, coconut or almond oil!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rebecca, bleaching your hair can make them dry and brittle. Hair is made of protein and chemical damage is essentially the degradation of those proteins that make up the outer cuticle layer. So the first thing you need to do is repair this outer layer by getting as much protein back into your hair as possible. Use protein shampoos, be sure you only use this stuff as long as you need it though because a lot of protein cause hair damage too. You can also use homemade hair masks about once or twice a week if you’d like too. Make them from anything high in protein – eggs, mayo, olive oil, banana, avocado, coconut or almond oil!

  • varsha rai

    apply heena pack in hairs…it makes them grow reli fast :) and yea shiny too

  • Megha Mittal

    Hi ,i had rebonding 1.5 yrs back . But now i hav tremendous hairfall as i joined swimmung also for two mnths . My hair got too thin. No oiling or onion paste is helping out .kindly help

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Megha, firstly, before you get in the pool, soak your hair with normal water and wear on a swim cap; as already soaked hair reduces the effect of chlorine. Continue to do this and you will eventually see chlorine causing lesser damage to your hair. Secondly, it is important to know your hair type for choosing the most effective solution to see the results you are looking for. So consult a trichologist if you aren’t certain about it. Consider trying Indian gooseberry, aloe vera and beetroot as well, to see what would work for you.