Regular scalp massages are highly beneficial in growing hair faster naturally. Hot oil treatment, in particular promotes proper circulation required to stimulate the scalp. You just need to gently rub your fingers through the scalp in circular motion for a few minutes.
Moreover, application of oils such as rosemary oil, olive oil, coconut oil etc provides necessary nourishment to the scalp. Before applying the oil of your choice, heat it in microwave for about 30 seconds.
Hair is made up of proteins, so if you don’t consume enough high-quality proteins, your hair won’t grow. You can get protein from meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and nuts. Walnuts and Brazil nuts are especially good for your hair, as they have zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc keeps you from shedding like a cat, so be sure you’re getting plenty.
Eat your flaxseed. Flaxseed is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which promote healthy hair growth and prevent cancer-causing free radicals.
Folic Acid has been touted as a great way to grow out hair too. Just 2 mg a day or every other day should be enough to help your hair grow longer.
Don’t wash your hair every single day. Unless you have extremely oily hair, washing every day will cause more damage that it prevents. The ingredients in most shampoos strip away not just the dirt, but the necessary oils that keep your hair lubricated. Even conditioner can’t replace that. For women with normal hair, wash every other day. If your hair is dry, you can get away with washing every two or three days.
Get a trim every 90 days to get rid of split ends that can further damage your hair. You might think trimming it will make your hair shorter. In the long run, though, getting regular trims prevents the damage from spreading, and it keeps your hair looking good.
Avoid using any heated appliances whenever possible. No blow drying, no curling irons, no hot rollers, and especially no flat irons or hair crimpers! If you absolutely must blow dry do so minimally, and contrary to popular belief, it is best to let your hair dry naturally for as long as possible and use the blow dryer just to finish it off at the end.
If you must use hot rollers, use flocked or ceramic rollers that are safer for your hair, not spiked plastic rollers (and be sure to read about all the great alternative methods in our Ultimate Guide to Curling Long Hair first!) If you insist on using curling irons, flat irons or hair crimpers on a daily basis, really long healthy hair isn’t in your future. If you do use any kind of heat on your hair, be sure to use a product that will help protect your hair from it, but keep in mind that every time you apply heat you are likely to cause some damage.