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How to Grow Your Hair Faster and Thicker

Updated on May 26, 2015

The process of growing one's hair can be extremely tedious. Our hair only grows about half an inch in length per month. Here are some ways that could really help speed the growth of your hair in no time.

Find out what is the best natural remedy to make your hair longer and thicker...in a very natural way.

Most young women yearn and dream of having a perfect long, shiny and beautiful hair. Long and healthy hair is a sign of beauty, youth and vitality. But due to the modern hair styling nowadays like heat styling damaged the health of our hair and it become brittle and prone to split-ends.

I had my hair cut recently (around 4 months ago) and was very dissatisfied with the results. I used to have waist-long hair and the salon cut it shoulder-length.

I spent sleepless nights longing for my long hair but there's nothing I could do but wait for it to grow back. So I decided to apply what I know to make it grow faster.

The process of growing one's hair can be extremely tedious. Our hair only grows about half an inch in length per month and this can be quite frustrating pace if you want your hair to grow back in no time.

Since I'm quite anxious for my waist-length hair to come back, I decided to put my every effort to care for my hair to make it grow faster and thicker.

And believe it or not, the hard work really paid off. I think my hair grows faster than the average half an inch per month.


The steps I've done to combat the slow growth of my hair is purely natural and home-made:

1. Use coconut oil for your hair at least thrice a week (massage it on hair especially on the scalp).

Coconut oil is commonly used to make hair soft and shiny. Others bought this on markets but I prefer if you could make your own coconut oil. It is very simple and easy.

  • Put the freshly-squeezed coconut milk in a saucepan.
  • Heat the coconut milk mixture over low flame.
  • Continue to stir it until "latik" is formed.

Latik is a tagalog word for solid coconut curds. When the coconut milk is simmered, it reduces to coconut oil and solids begn to form at the top surface. "Latik" is used as a dessert condiment and is very popular add-ons to "Suman" (brown rice cake).

  • Do not overcook; when the "latik" turns golden brown; remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Drain the oil and put it on a glass bowl or glass cups.
  • Store only at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.

How to Prepare Home-made Coconut Oil

Home-made coconut oil is a great blessing for your damage and brittle hair. It may even treat head lice and prevent dandruffs to form on your scalp. This is a very inexpensive way to regrow your hair faster and thicker.

Not only coconut oil helps your hair grow faster and thicker, it also helps prevent hair loss.

2. Before going to bed every night and before taking a bath in the morning, take time to lightly massage your scalp and brush it with soft, natural bristle hairbrush.

3. Swap your metal hair clips with soft ponytail holders and stop forcing your hair into a tight ponytail. Opt for looser styles instead so it won’t strain the hair.

4. Avoid hair curling/straightening irons to style and hair blowers to dry your hair. The heat that comes from these can make your hair dry and prone to split-ends.


Believe me, I’ve done just that and I’m happy with the result. I think after 3-4 months, my hair have grown more than 3 inches. You just have to be patient because these things don’t happen overnight. It may not bring your waist-long hair back after a day but it will really speed the growth and will make your hair shinier and soft.

To enjoy a healthy hair growth, follow a good nutrition and healthy hair lifestyle like:


  • Eat a balanced amount of protein every day. Protein is a very essential nutrient for hair growth.

How?

Hair is composed of keratins - a protein made up of amino acids. Consuming right amount of protein will produce these amino acids.

  • Eat an adequate amount of zinc, iron, and B vitamins. These are healthy vitamins that lead to a healthier hair. Healthy hair grows much faster than brittle and damaged hair.

  • Have enough rest and sleep and avoid stress.

  • Include exercise in your healthy hair lifestyle.


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    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      EMU oil from Australia is very effctive for hair growth, Try.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you for the great advice. I love coconut oil...in everything and that smell! Yum. ^

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Will pass on to my wife.

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thanks for this info! My hair has gotten extremely thin lately so I really need all the tips I can find to get it back to how it used to be. Great article :)

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      These are great tips! I definitely want to keep my hair healthy gong forward. Awesome hub!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Coconut oil makes a lot of sense. I like the thought of using something natural. Good work!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Spy....Thanks so much for this interesting education. This is so great to know. I've never had really thick hair, but certainly enough! lol....I have noticed however, that aging brings a bit of thinning and I'd love to correct this if possible, without using anything harsh or having some nasty side effect.

      Really great info...UP+++

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thanks Girishpuri..

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thanks for stopping by Jackie!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you Mhatter!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      @Melchi, Alecia, Deb, Paula:

      Thank you guys for this wonderful comments. Try this coconut oil, especially the home-made one. You'll definitely love the result.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you for the great advice. My hair has become dryer as I have gotten older and the coconut oil sounds like something I will try.

      Happy New Year!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Happy New Year Pamela!! thanks for the read. You should try it, it works for any type of hair.

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you for this natural approach. So much of what we purchase today for our hair is full of chemicals I think do more harm than good. Happy New Year!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hello Genna! thank you for the message. Happy new year!!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I wish I knew these secrets when I had a long hair. I have tried coconut oil hair massage, it is wonderful hair growing tonic.

      I wish you a very happy birthday!

      Cheers

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello Vinaya! thanks a lot for the wonderful comment.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      What wonderful suggestions for taking care of long hair!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Nancy, thank you so much for commenting!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting I heard of this but you informed me in detail. Thanks.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks Devika :) Glad you stopped by.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Wow... this takes me back to my childhood, my grandma would make her own coconut oil, us children, loved the curds.

      Right now my hair needs all the help it can get, so many thanks for this.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks for liking Jo! Been putting coconut oil on my hair every weekend.

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      friend 3 years ago

      hi, spy will try this one , and get back to your site once ive tried it see the result, thank you for this useful info.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      oh really very nice post i just came across and enjoyed and learned many useful ideas reading it till end, thanks for sharing it al unknownspy, blessings dear! also i bookmarked it.

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      missmylonghair 2 years ago

      I just came across this. I had golden hair down to my waist if not longer growing up and my mom started permming my hair when I was in 4th grade!!! And also cut it almost to my shoulders:( I have been struggling forever to get my length back! I'm going to try this asap! Where can I find coconut milk at? And how often do you put it on and how long do you leave it in before wash? Thank you bunches!!!

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      IAmForbidden 2 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello &missmylonghair. You can buy it on the market, freshly-squeezed coconut milk is the best. Use coconut oil for your hair at least thrice a week (massage it on hair especially on the scalp). I think 30mins-1hr is good before you wash it. I myself leave it that long.

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