There are numerous ways to achieve long, straight hair, but the key is consistency. Scroll down to explore some effective ways that can help your hair grow faster, stronger, and thicker.
Achieving naturally long and soft hair is what a girl dreams of. Most girls want to enjoy long, soft, shiny and strong hair, but that requires constant effort. Hair care problems such as hair loss, dandruff, split ends, rough hair, and others contribute as major factors in lowering confidence and self-esteem among people.
According to a 2019 Singapore Women’s Beauty Survey, around 53 percent of respondents aged 35-44 said hair loss was their top concern. The same survey found that women between the ages of 13 and 24 were more concerned about having dry or damaged hair than about hair loss. There are numerous ways to achieve long, straight hair, but the key is consistency.
Ways to grow your hair faster and stronger
1. Keep up with essential nutrients
Vital nutrients for hair growth and health include omega fatty acids, folic acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. According to WebMD, essential fatty acids, especially omega fatty acids, play a key role in healthy skin, hair, and nails. Protein is essential for hair growth, therefore including foods enriched with these nutrients can be an effective way to enhance your hair growth.
2. Apply essential oils
Healthline states that essential oils are extracted from plants through methods such as distillation or evaporation. While essential oils are most famous for their aromatic abilities, they also contain strong chemical properties that can be beneficial to the health of your hair. Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, thyme, and other essential oils should be a part of your regular hair care routine. Avoid applying essential oils directly to the skin. Instead, dilute them in base oil.
3. Caffeine your follicles
Caffeine has been shown to promote hair growth, and women are more sensitive to its effects on hair follicles, states the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A 2007 laboratory study found that caffeine helped block the effects of DHT on hair follicles. It stimulated the elongation of the hair shaft, which resulted in longer and wider roots.
4. Try hair masks
There are many benefits to applying hair masks, and the benefits vary depending on the ingredients and hair type. Common benefits of hair masks include extra hydration, shinier and smoother hair, reduced hair breakage and damage, less frizz, a healthier scalp, and stronger hair.
5. Scalp massage
According to a small 2016 study, researchers concluded that regular scalp massages can make hair thicker. This study involved nine men who received a four-minute scalp massage each day for 24 weeks. At the end of the study, the men were found to have thicker hair than at the beginning. Healthline claims that the benefits of a scalp massage for hair growth are focused on the hair follicles. Each hair on your head begins its life inside a follicle, located just below the skin of your scalp.
(Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.)