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7 Healthy Tips and Habits That Influence Hair Growth

Updated on April 25, 2020
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Kyra is a beauty and fashion expert, well versed in hair care and styles.

While growing hair just happens for some people, some others have to work towards it. Nurturing hair is a favorite pastime of mine and over the years, I found healthy methods to keep hair growing and healthy. However, there is one constant for me – never let your scalp get dry, keep it healthy and moist.

Yes! The secret to healthy hair is a healthy scalp! Ask your hairstylist and health care experts.

With the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing lockdown, it is now impossible for women and men alike to take time for hair care at the stylist, so, to make things simple, here is a list of tips and advice to follow to keep your hair healthy.

1. Drink Water

This might sound cliché but we all know that water is important to every aspect of human life. Taking care of your internal self helps your external self as well. Drinking water is good for the body, from internal organs to our skin and our hair. When you are properly hydrated, your body functions properly and the hair follicles benefit from this, keeping the hair healthy and less dry. Dry hair results in breakage so it is necessary to avoid it as much as possible. Health experts have also confirmed that drinking lots of water helps hair grow.

2. Eat Balanced Diets and Take Vitamins.

Having long and healthy hair is greatly dependent on your diet and nutrition. This is the most important tip on this list. You could try out every single piece of advice to make hair grow, but if you are not eating right and absorbing the necessary nutrients and vitamins, you might as well be wasting your time. Human general health plays a very important role in hair health. This can never be overemphasized.

So, while great products are good, you should also pay attention to what you put in your body. You need to feed your hair both from outside and inside. According to experts, protein foods such as meat, fish, whole grains, eggs, bean, and nuts are good for hair growth because hair is made up of protein. Include vegetables and fruits too.

According to health experts taking multivitamins that have been formulated for hair growth is a good habit. Vitamins such as biotin, vitamin b, and c are great for hair growth and supplement for any lacking nutrients preventing hair growth.

3. Oil your scalp and hair frequently

Hair Oil massage I have discovered is one of the oldest home hair remedies, resulting in long and healthy hair. You can use olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil. Heat the oil slightly and massage in the warm oil in your scalp thoroughly. For deep conditioning, leave overnight and wash off with a soft shampoo.

Another method is to mix a half cup of honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and massage you’re your hair, leaving it for an hour to deep condition before washing. Honey and olive oils are great scalp and hair moisturizers, leaving hair strands smooth and hydrated.

For men, there is also moisturizing hair pomade especially for men who keep the 360 waves short hairstyle, the buzz cut, and skin cut. These pomades help maintain a hydrated scalp and healthy hair for styling.

Always oil your scalp, either with natural oils or with good scalp and hair moisturizers. Also, try to avoid constant use of shampoos or the use of deeply harsh shampoos that strips your hair of every natural oil which is essential for your scalp health and hair growth.

4. Sleep on a silk pillowcase

Sleep is very important to health, just like water. In addition to getting enough sleep, you should switch up your cotton pillowcases for a silk one to make your sleep tossing and tossing easier on your hair. With a silk pillowcase, you have more hair cuticle protection and less hair breakage, making your hair grow longer.

Another sleep-related hair habit that helps hair grow includes tying your hair in a loose knot and securing with a silk scarf before going to bed and secure with a silk scarf.

5. Trim your ends frequently

This is very important. Some people at first see this as counterproductive, wondering why they remove some inches to grow some inches. Actually, it is more like removing one problem in order to save others. Most times, hair breakage arises from weak hair tips. Your hair could be growing from the root, while your split ends counteract the growth by breaking off at the end. Trimming off weak hair tips, gets rid of split ends, leaves you with stronger hair tips, and helps preserve your hair from serious breakage.

Find a good hairstylist to give you the “dusting” treatment, so only the tips are snipped off and you still maintain your length.

6. Brush your hair properly and distribute your hair’s natural oils.

According to hair experts, brushing your hair, spreads the natural oils in your hair around, helping to keep your hair luscious and healthy. Using a good bristle brush, you should brush out your hair from scalp to end, helping to distribute natural oils in your scalps onto your hair for natural moisturization and healthy hair. Do not over brush your hair. Also, use high-quality brushes that you have found over time to be good for you or recommended by your stylist.

7. Avoid brushing wet hair.

When hair is wet, it is fragile and more susceptible to breakage. I found this out after a few bad experiences and you should try to avoid brushing your hair while it’s wet. However, if you cannot help it, using a brush that will be easy on your hair strands, apply technique by gently starting to brush from the ends and working your way up gradually.


In conclusion

I want you to always remember that a healthy scalp is a secret to healthy hair. If your scalp is dry and itchy, it will most likely affect your hair but a clean, hydrated and properly nourished scalp is evident in the healthy hair it springs. I hope you found these tips useful enough to incorporate into your beauty routine. Let me know how it goes, I would absolutely love to hear your feedback.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Kyra Taylor

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