Were you enticed by the beautiful long hair that reached the waist of the person you saw in the subway or sitting in front of the bus so you were suddenly hit with an intense desire for waist-length hair? Well, your hair will grow naturally on its own, so you can let the biology do its job and if it is not doing its job then you can definitely use different methods to speed up the process.
The reasons why your hair is not growing or is doing so at a snail’s pace
There is always a reason for everything or it is said so. There are many reasons as to why your hair decided it doesn’t want to go down anymore. And they are
Like how genes play a role in making your hair curly, straight, wavy, etc. they also play a role in determining the extent of your hair growth, let it be length or volume.
When you are of a certain age hair loss is common in all genders. Most women after menopause experience hair loss.
3. Underactive thyroid
Your hair growth can be affected by a dysfunctional thyroid gland. Under production of thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. So get a doctor’s appointment and go see him and get proper treatment for that.
Stress can put you in a state of temporary hair loss and it lasts as long as your stress persists. This is one of the reasons why new parents, especially mothers who went through labor, experience hair loss for a period.
5. Hair breakage
The major causes of hair breakage are using too much heat styling, overuse of hair products and chemical processes like dying, perm, and more, tightly styling your hair frequently. So if you don’t take proper care of your hair
6. Split ends
Split end cause hair to break off from the bottom, so even though your hair is growing down from the roots the split ends to break it off making it appear as if your hair stopped growing at a certain length
7. Diet and exercise
You are what you eat. What you eat affects your hair more than you can imagine, it’s just that people don’t usually think that it’s not going to be much different. So have a proper diet that includes food that helps your hair growth like eggs (protein and biotin), spinach (iron and vitamins A and C), avocados (vitamin E), beans (protein, iron, zinc, and biotin), etc.
8. Hair Care routine
Please incorporate into your lifestyle a healthy hair care routine because if you don’t have a hair care routine then it is going to be hard for your hair to grow out and be healthy. Treat your hair like you would treat your body to be healthy.
How to grow your hair longer?
Hair grows with the help of nutrients, oxygen and vitamins carried to your hair follicles in your scalp. So when we try to grow hair we are trying to either increase the blood circulation or supply vitamins and nutrients that the blood couldn’t bring to your roots. Please keep in mind that ‘Rome was not built in a day so don’t expect waist-length hair in a week or two it might take weeks or even months.
1. Trim your hair
Trimming your hair at least once every three or four months will remove split ends and allow hair to grow healthy.
Massage your hair using your fingertips and essential oils and you can even include scalp massagers or even a visit a hair spa to get it done. Doesn’t matter how you do it. This will increase blood circulation and allow hair to grow more.
3. Keep your scalps clean
Make sure when you wash your hair you massage your hair properly and remove any debris or product build-ups. So it is recommended that you use clarifying shampoo for this purpose.
4. Wash your hair
Have a proper hair washing schedule to make sure that you don’t under or over wash your hair because neither of them is good for your hair
Moisturize your hair using oil or shampoos and conditioners that are manufactured for the purpose
6. Proper diet
Include food that helps promote hair growth into your now existing diet.
7. Avoid tight hairstyles
Avoid tying your hair in high tight ponytails and other tight hairstyles frequently and for a whole day as this will cause breakage. So keep your hairstyle simple and free but that doesn’t mean you have to completely avoid getting a slick and tight hairstyle just don’t get it often.
8. Deep condition
When you wash your hair make sure that you don’t just use shampoo make sure to use a good conditioner that will help your hair grow long and healthy.
Using supplements like ginseng, fish oil (omega fatty acids), Viviscal helps your hair from the inside.
10. Reduce the habit of frequent heat styling and avoid smoking
Frequent styling and using styling products damage your hair. You can obviously do them sparingly but not on a regular basis. Also smoking and drinking can affect your hair health and thus length. Reduce them to get longer hairs.
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Home Remedies for getting waist length hairs
- Aloe vera
This plant that can be easily grown in your home has been used for hair treatments for a long time. It soothes the scalp, conditions hair, and can reduce dandruff, etc. Scarpe of some gel from aloe leaf or use store-made aloe gel to your scalp, wait for a few minutes, and then wash it off.
- Coconut oil
This contains fatty acid that can get into the shaft of your hair and reduce protein loss. Massage into your hair and can use it as a leave-in or wash it off using water. Don’t use too much as it leaves your hair oily.
- Onion Juice
It is found to help treat alopecia areata by helping hair growth. Blend a few onions, squeeze out the juice, apply it to your hair, wait and then wash it off using shampoo.
It is said that lemon juice or oil helps enhance hair growth while improving its quality. Apply fresh lemon juice on your scalp, leave it in for 15 minutes and wash your hair.
- Use different oils
Make use of any of the oils like lemon essential oil, rosemary oil or castor oil( hot castor oil treatment), geranium oil to improve your hair growth.
- Egg yolk
Eggs contain lecithin and protein which helps strengthen, nourish your hair. Mix two egg yolks and two tablespoons of olive oil. To this add half a cup of water and apply to your dry hair and leave it on for at least 20 minutes and wash it off properly using a shampoo.
- Cinnamon hair mask
Cinnamon helps in stimulating blood circulation and nourishes your hair. Mix equal parts of cinnamon powder with coconut oil and apply it to your hair. Leave the mixture on for 45 minutes and rinx=se it off using a shampoo.