September 27, 2014

How to get Long Hair Fast and Naturally - Diving Into the Question

Whatever your reason may be for wanting to grow a luxurious mane of long hair on your head, whether it be for looks or protection from the sun's evil rays, you're probably aware that doing it right is a bit more complicated than skipping a couple of visits to the barber. There is pretty much an entire science to it and countless methods you can use to get the results you want.

  • To start things off, we will begin at the core of things and check out what influences the growth of hair itself.
  • Following that, we'll look into how to get long hair fast and naturally, mostly focusing on various methods you can use yourself at home.
  • Finally, we will cap things off with some insight into increasing your hair volume (something many people find preferably when growing long hair), something which may come in handy once you achieve the desired results.

How to Get Long Hair – The Concept


At first sight, it would appear that the hair we specifically have on our heads serves a rather underwhelming purpose in comparison to the rest of the body parts we have, even if it does serve as a great source of insulation against both the heat and the cold, not to mention ultra-violet rays. Honestly-speaking though, we all know that these days we mostly keep our hair around because of vanity, because it is a part of our appearance we can customize and are proud of.

In any case, the hair follicle is what's responsible for the production of hair. As a matter of fact, the ensemble of hair follicles can be likened to an organic facility responsible for the production of the glorious manes we have on our domes. The activities it conducts are rather complicated (that's without even getting into its structure), and they are influenced by a number of factors, including: your genetics, your hormone levels, your diet, the health of the follicles themselves as well as the scalp, amongst other things.

In other words, the key for how to get long hair and keeping it that way, all shiny and healthy, really lies in knowing how to properly take care of it and use the right tricks where it's necessary.

How to Get Long Hair Fast – Easy Tips and Tricks


Speed is of utmost importance when growing hair; after all, most of us aren't immortals and can't afford to wait around forever until we grow so bald no tricks can help us. There are a few easy ways to accelerate the process, starting with the simple idea of drying your hair gently.

Indeed, if you dry your hair roughly with a towel, use brushes and blow dryers on it, then you are indeed damaging it, which in turn will make the hair follicles fair less effective at their jobs. Instead, you ought to simply gently pat down your hear with a towel.

Also remember not to brush your hair while it's wet (they break easier in that state), and avoid the blow dryer unless the world is coming to an end and you want to be self-destructive one last time; indeed, the damage they cause to your hair is difficult to understate.

The second thing you can do to accelerate the whole process is avoiding chemicals as much as possible. Yes, it is a given that you are used to various shampoos, conditioners, sprays and whatnot, but the truth is that a large fraction of the products you get out there are filled to the brim with harmful chemicals.

As you can guess, they do a real number on your hair, especially in the long run, effectively speeding up the balding and thinning processes. You can actually try to go shampoo-free for a few days at a time, washing only with warm water, and see the rather impressive results that gives. Or, if that sounds too much like a horror movie to you, there is always the option of using a natural shampoo, and perhaps diluted apple cider vinegar instead of a conditioner, or maybe even coconut oil.

Perhaps one of the most important things to ensure speedy hair growth is to eat well and provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to keep the hair follicles in tip top shape. You would do well to drink lots of water while avoiding coffee and alcohol (up to a reasonable extent, of course) and sodas.

Your nutrition is very important as well; you should try to eat more protein for it is really the core foundation on which healthy hair growth is based, in addition to which an increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids will help to moisturize your scalp as well as make your hair shinier. A moisturized scalp means healthier follicles, for dry and damaged skin prevents the blood circulation from doing its job effectively up there.

How to Get Long Hair Naturally – Staying True to Mother Nature


There are innumerable natural remedies one can use to improve the hair growth process naturally, and one of the best one is massaging your hair with warm oils. The best ones to use are, according to general opinion at least, extra virgin almond and coconut oils. They are full of antioxidants and fatty acids which make your hair stronger and shinier, and your scalp healthier.

All you need to do is warm up a bit of one to lukewarm temperature and rub it into your scalp with a gentle fingertip massage in circular motions.

There is a time-tested boost you can give to your hair, one known virtually around the entire world, and they involve egg whites, which are extremely rich in protein, something the hair needs to grow strong and lengthy, if you remember what was said earlier. All you need to do is
  • crack a couple eggs open (or more, depending on how much hair you already have), strain out the yolks, mix it up with a bit of olive, almond or coconut oil, then apply to your dry hair.
  • Wrap your hair up in a cap, wait between half an hour and forty minutes before removing it; too soon won't have a good enough effect, and taking it off too late will leave your hair looking greasy rather than shiny.
  • Once the cap is off, shower it off with some water or natural shampoo.

Finally, you can also use potato and onion water on your hair to make it grow faster by filling your scalp and the roots of your hairs with all the delicious vitamins and nutrients the follicles require to be as healthy as they can be. To get some of those waters, simply boil either potatoes or onions in a large pot, and use that water to wash your hair. You certainly don't have to worry about lingering smells unless you bask your head in that water for an entire day; the odors go away after a bit of lukewarm water rinsing.

Tips for Growing Long Hair with Real Volume


One of the most important parts of increasing your hair length is to also make sure that the volume matches up to it... and besides, volume is an important aspect of hair maintenance no matter which way you look at it. A fantastic method of helping with that volume is simply using Aloe Vera gel directly on your scalp; it contributes to keeping it healthy by taking care of inflammations and various small infections which may arise there.

Another rather interesting method is referred to as the flax seed treatment, and it consists of taking some flax seed powder and soaking it in water for a few hours. It will turn into a paste eventually, and after the time passes take a cotton ball and use it to apply the paste on your hair. Flax seed is filled up to the brim with fibers and omega 3 fatty acids. The former is what really contributes to the increase of volume while the latter, as we've seen before, helps with the hair growth.

As far as foods go, if you can acquire some, you may want to try amla and gooseberries for seemingly inexhaustible supplies of vitamin C, which has powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, but even so don't overeat them. You can even mash up an avocado and a banana together, mix it with some oil and a bit of water to make a paste which can be used as a hair mask. There truly are few limits to the powers of proper nutrition.

And so, as you can see, how to get long hair is really just a question of how much dedication you are willing to put into the care of your hair. Yes, it will take time and effort from you, not to mention a bit of money for the purchase of specific foods, oils and such, but in the end it really is the only way of growing long hair in a healthy way, and keeping it that way. It does help to think of your hair as being a reflection of your lifestyle; the healthier you live, the better it will look.