9 Tips to Grow Your Hair Faster

Are you wondering if there’s anything you can do to make your hair grow faster? If using any products help? Can specific diets or food speed up growth? How about medications or treatments? In this article, we’ll help answer those questions. Let’s take a closer look at what affects hair growth and then share with you on some tips on how you can improve the growth of your hair.

Hair growth has three stages – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Each hair strand has its stage of development. The anagen stage is the active growth stage, and typically lasts between three to six years. In the next phase, catagen is a stage of transition or renewal for the hair follicles. The telogen phase is the resting phase where the hair stops growing. Then the hair returns to the anagen stage where the hair matrix forms new hair and restarts the hair growth cycle.

Now that you are aware of the different stages of hair growth, here’s what you can do to stimulate your hair to grow faster and stronger.

1. Have A Healthy and Balanced Diet

The health of your hair, like the rest of your body, is dependent on the nourishment you provide. A diet consisting of foods that help in hair growth such as leafy vegetables, beans, seeds, lean fish, and chicken. Hair is mostly made up of protein, and thus requires protein to keep it shining. With a healthy diet, your hair gets all the sustenance it needs to grow long and strong and keep it shiny and silky smooth.

2. Give Your Scalp A Massage

Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails!) in a circular motion. Not only does a scalp massage feel great, it also helps stimulate blood circulation. By spreading the oils secreted from your scalp, it can strengthen the roots and keep your hair moist. A scalp massage with a stimulant like coconut oil greatly enhances the effect as it contains essential vitamins and nutrients and works as a natural hair conditioner.

3. Trim Your Hair Regularly

Visit the salon once every three months for a hair trim to remove split ends. Even though this might seem counter-intuitive since you are looking to grow out your hair, it is rather important if you want balanced hair growth. Damaged hair with split ends would inhibit the growth of your hair by causing thinning and breakage. By getting your hair regularly trimmed, you can avoid unhealthy split ends that is essential for enhanced hair length.

4. Don’t Brush Too Often

Brushing your hair for 5 – 10 minutes every day will more than suffice. Some are convinced that the secret to long and healthy hair is brushing it incessantly. While there are others who are scared that brushing hair will lead to hair fall, and avoid combing their hair if possible. The truth is somewhere in between these extremes. Brushing your hair does stimulate your scalp which releases natural oils and help spread those oils down the length of the hair strands. To ensure that there is no breakage or hair loss, make sure to brush gently, or it may cause traction alopecia.

5. Switch Your Pillow Covers

No matter what position you sleep in, you spend hours each night with your hair pressed up against a pillow. Silk pillowcases create a smooth surface for your hair to glide. This would reduce chances of you having split ends while you sleep. With less friction on your hair, you’re less likely to wake up with frizz and tangles too.

6. Protect Your Hair

With the weather in Singapore, every time you head out into the dust and heat, you’re stripping your hair of moisture. Especially when you are planning to be under the sun, try not to get your hair exposed to those UV rays. It can damage your hair, leaving them dry, and cause your hair colour to fade quickly too. Always protect yourself from the harmful UV rays by wearing a hat or using an umbrella with UV protection.

7. Condition Regularly

While most of us will wash their hair with shampoo, some overlook the importance of a good conditioner. Not only does it help to replace lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft, but it also seals the cuticle to help your hair grow longer. Deep conditioning and reconstructing treatments can help hydrate your hair strands while repair damaged hair by eliminating frizz and dullness. You can book an appointment with us for a customised treatment to build healthy hair while adding length, volume, and shine to it.

8. Drink Water

Ensure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Drinking water is good for your entire body as it flushes out toxins and helps the body function properly. Healthy hair starts from having a healthy scalp. Since your scalp is also part of your body, it is essential to make sure you are always hydrated.

9. Forget The Towel Wrap

Avoid wrapping your hair in a towel after your shower. You might be used to having this habit but this can be detrimental to your hair health. When your 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 to prevent any hair damage.