1. Trim Your Hair Every 6-8 Weeks
It might seem weird to trim your hair while you are growing it out. Yes, hair does grow from your roots and trimming your split ends isn’t a way to make your hair grow, per se. But if you don’t take care of split ends, it could result in breakage and unhealthy hair. Trimming 1/4th of an inch of your hair every 6-8 weeks is great for you!
2. Shampoo at least once a week
Whether you chose to wash with a shampoo or conditioner, in order to avoid product build up consider washing your hair at least once a week. I know most of you may have been taught that washing your hair dries it out…FALSE!! Natural hair requires water for moisture and to prevent breakage!!! It’s simple, water is now your new best friend and your dry hair depends upon it in order to flourish!
3. Wear protective styles.
Protective styles are worn to protect the ends of the hair which are the oldest and are more prone to breakage. When wearing a protective style hair ends are tucked away, protecting them from rubbing against your shirt collar and/or being exposed to heat, the sun, or cold drying air. Styles may include two strand twists, flat twist, braids, buns, up-dos, weaves, or any style that helps to protect the ends of your hair. Protective styling is a good way to maintain growth retention.
If you eat a lot of protein-rich foods, you will see a huge difference in the quality of your hair, as well as the speed with which it grows. Some of the best hair foods are fish, eggs, nuts and beans. Additionally, eating fresh fruits and vegetables will provide your body with all the essential vitamins it needs for hair growth.
5. Massage scalp
One way to make your hair grow faster is by massaging your scalp every time you wash your hair. Gently massage your scalp for about 30 seconds to a minute. This will help open up blood vessels and increase blood circulation, which will deliver oxygen and essential nutrients to the hair follicles to enable healthy hair growth. You should see a difference in about 4-6 weeks