Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

Are you feeling jealous of Rapunzel of late?

And regretting that decision of yours which made you chop off your long hair because you thought

you didn’t want it anymore?


Well, we all have been there and done that.

When we were kids, our mom’s took amazing care of our hair, oiled them, and plaited them

and what not.

And when we grew up, we cut them.

We do everything in our control to spoil our hair beyond repair and then regret every decision

we ever made.

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

But, worry no more; we are here to your rescue.

Getting back to the healthy long mane that you once had is no way a cake walk.

But if you are willing to put in a little extra effort, than the destination is not too far.

All you have to do is follow certain do’s and don’t’s and a healthy regime paired with a few

surprising home remedies to control hair fall and speed up the hair growth process and you

will be all set.

So let’s begin.

Things You Should Avoid


Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

*Excessive Styling

Although it looks amazing, styling your hair now and then can cause it severe damage.

Use of certain chemicals and conditioners to style the hair can turn into a cause of excessive hair fall,

breakage and thinning.

Styling once in awhile and in isolation is fine, but too much of anything is not okay.


*Maintain a gap between coloring, bleaching, straightening, blow drying or curling the hair

Excess heating is disastrous for your hair.

Use of blow dryer, straightener or curling irons can scorch the strands of hair and make them extremely



*Combing wet hair and without a leave-in conditioner

Hair is most vulnerable when they are wet.

So wait till they are dry and then use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair.

And never pull or detangle them without the utilization of a detangling spray or conditioner.


*Avoid unnecessary stress by reducing such hairdos

Tying your hair too tight or trying hairstyles that provide unnecessary stress to the scalp and strands

can curb the hair growth.

Things To Do

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

*Eat healthy

You all must be wondering what eating has to do with your hair growth?

Well, everything.

Our hair is made up of proteins, so it is critical to provide enough protein to the body to naturally promote

the hair growth.

Green leafy vegetables, fruits, legumes, soybeans, nuts, seeds — and lean proteins like chicken, fish, eggs,

if you are not vegan.


*Enough iron and zinc

Along with all the vitamins and proteins, it is important to supply your body with enough iron and zinc.

Iron is responsible for providing your hair follicles with oxygen and zinc makes sure that the oil glands

around the hair follicles are working properly.


*Enough Vitamin C

Brittle, weak and dull looking hair might be a cause of vitamin C deficiency.

Collagen and iron are both building blocks of hair, and these both require vitamin C to build and break

down respectively.

And our body is not designed to make vitamin C on its own, so it is important that you provide it

with enough vitamin c.

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

*Cut your hair

No, I’m not talking about chopping them off completely.

However, it is important you trim your hair every 8 to 10 weeks, to avoid breakage from the tips

because of slip ends.

It is a myth that cutting hair now and then promotes hair growth, but trimming helps in a healthier

hair growth.



If you have oily scalp and hair, it is recommended you wash your hair 3 to 4 times a week as a

clean scalp will promote hair growth and a clogged one will restrict it.

But if you have dry and frizzy hair, hair wash is recommended 2 to 3 times a week because regular

hair wash strips the hair of its natural oils.


*Massage to stimulate the blood circulation

Like any other body part, even our scalp has thousands of nerve endings, and it is important

to stimulate these endings to promote proper blood circulation and blood flow.



Natural Remedies

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

The above-mentioned measure will clear your way to healthy, long and beautiful locks, but there

are few other things that you have to do it improve the hair growth and fasten the hair growth.

While chemical laden cosmetics might not always be good for because you never know what will

work for you and what will mess it all up, it is always better to go natural.


Your kitchen is full of ingredients that promote hair growth to a significant level, and also give

you shiny hair in a cheaper, time-tested way that works.

So here are a few fantastic hair growth remedies that will do wonders for your hair.

*Oil Massage

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

As I already told you, massaging is a crucial step.

It promotes blood circulation to the hair follicles and increases your chances of better hair growth.

But, it is important that you take care of what you put on your scalp.

Not everything and anything works.


Oils like coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, almond oil are very well known to be good for hair

and encourage growth.

You can use a concoction of all these oils or any one of these oils.

Heat the desired quantity of it and apply it to the scalp and massage.

Wash after an hour.


*Egg Whites

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

Eggs have been long known to tackle hair problems.

Eggs are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients, which your hair require in a

massive quantity.

Eggs contain many minerals which are good for hair.


For this remedy, take the whites of two eggs, and mix a teaspoon each of olive oil and honey.

Stir this mixture well and apply it on your scalp.

Wash it after 20 minutes and follow the regular shampoo routine.


*Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

You sure must have heard of amla oils and shampoos that swear on giving you the beat hair.

Well, they are not wrong.

Amlas have been popular for their amazing quality of improving the condition of your hair, and

they are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants.


For this remedy, mix two teaspoons each of amla juice and lime juice.

Apply this on the scalp and let it rest for 20 minutes or till when it dries.

Once dried, wash off with warm water and pat dry.

Grow It Out: Natural Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth

About the Author 
Surbhi Bhatnagar: I am a girl in my 20s, trying to discover myself in an exciting manner and wish to get surprised by every move of my life. Writing for me, I believe, relieves stress, helps me concentrate better, and lets me re-invent myself. It enchants me like meditation, which stimulates the deepest recesses of my brain and thus lets me harness the energy hitherto lying unused. It has the power to heal and to understand better. It broadens my vision and gives wings to figments of my imagination. I, therefore, believe in the power of analyzing myself and some day finds a better human inside me.


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