How to Make Hair Grow out Fast

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love beautiful, long, shiny, healthy hair. It’s a great asset and having a gorgeous head of hair does wonders for the self-esteem. It’s no wonder that there are so many long-haired beauties out there (not to discount those who have short hair, however!). But, some people just have a hard time figuring out how they can encourage hair growth. There is no miracle treatment that will make hair grow faster, but by just changing a few daily habits, and adding some new ones, you too can get beautifully long locks of hair in no time.

Let’s start with some recipes and “conditioners” that will first keep your hair healthy. This is important in establishing a good foundation for your future hair growth. Here are my top three:
1. Egg Conditioner
2 large eggs
1 T. olive oil or castor oil
1/2 tsp. lemon juice (optional)
Beat the eggs and oil together, until they are thoroughly mixed (it’s like emulsifying them with the lemon juice, if you decide to add it). Apply to damp, shampooed hair, and gently massage the scalp. Let it sit for at least ten minutes, but again, more is better. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm to moderately cold water.

2. Herbal Oil Massage
Note: All these oils are available at an herbal store, or, if you prefer, they can be ordered online in large quantities for less. Visit www.herbalremedies.com and look for essential oils. (No affiliation with this website; just for your convenience!)
1 T. sweet almond oil
1 T. castor oil
1 T. pure virgin coconut oil
1 T. jojoba oil
Mix all the oils together. Dip your fingertips into the mixture, then gently massage the scalp. Allow to sit more than one hour, or even better, overnight. Wash thoroughly by shampooing with a gentle shampoo. No need to use conditioner! The castor, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil encourage hair growth, while the coconut oil maintains moisture.

3. Honey & Milk Shampoo
1/2 c. honey, warmed
1/2-1 c. milk (buttermilk is great, too)
Make sure that the honey is nice and warm, so that it can be easily mixed with the milk and applied. Mix thoroughly with the milk. Shampoo the hair using a gentle shampoo, rinse, then apply the honey and milk mixture. Leave on for at least ten minutes, but more is better. Rinse out with lukewarm or moderately cold water. Makes your hair soft and shiny, plus adds the sweet scent of honey!

Now, to change and add some daily habits:
1. Never wash your hair with water that is too hot. This will open up the hair follicles and make your hair vulnerable to falling out. When you get out of a shower or bath, do not vigorously dry your hair with the towel. Instead, squeeze (or pat) your hair dry. Then, allow it to air dry. Never, ever blow dry your hair! What does this result in? Split ends. Why don’t you want split ends? You’ll be cutting off precious inches and you’ll be left with less length! That’s a no-no if you want to grow your hair out.
2. Massage your scalp at least once a day, but twice a day is even better. Do it for ten minutes at least. If you can have somebody do it for you, great! You can also hang your head down to help increase blood flow to the head. The scalp rarely gets any nutrients because it’s at the very top of the body. Plus, you usually don’t pay attention to it, right? So make sure that your scalp is getting some attention at least once a day. You can massage your scalp while you’re watching your favorite t.v. show. How’s that for relaxation and entertainment?
3. Drink plenty of water. Drink at least the recommended amount of eight glasses per day, but don’t exceed twelve (if of normal weight and height). You want your hair’s moisture level to be at least 10%. If not, your hair will dry out and leave it vulnerable to split ends. That’s one of the main reasons why winter weather is so harsh to the hair! Winter is the best time for split ends to occur; don’t let your hair dry out. Keep it moisturized and you’ll reap the benefits!
4. Keep your hair follicles healthy by eliminating or reducing scalp residue. Don’t put conditioner on the scalp; only condition the tips or half-length of the hair. That’s why I avoid using store-bought conditioners. I use them only when I have to, but there’s really no reason why you can’t use mayonnaise or an avocado on your hair. If you want your hair to be silky soft, try washing it out with buttermilk. It will give it moisture and lock it in because of the butter fat.
5. Trim hair at least once a month or every two months. While it doesn’t necessarily make hair grow faster, it does keep the split ends at bay, and you can keep a longer length of hair later on.

Don’t hesitate to add to this list of daily hair care, because a great daily hair care routine will take you on the road to beautiful, long, healthy hair in no time.