Want to know how to grow your hair faster? The secret is to focus on repair. While you can't literally make your hair grow faster, what you can do is ensure it is strong, as that will prevent unwanted breakage that can stunt your hair growth.
You also want to be sure that you're feeding your follicles via your diet with plenty of nutrients that will help your hair grow optimally.
Rapunzel-esque lengths can be yours! Follow these 5 tips for stronger, longer, hair.
Get Strong Strands
Healthy hair is packed with keratin, a form of protein, that keeps your strands strong. Heat styling, overzealous brushing and environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays can all lead to keratin loss and breakage. The Virtue brand plies all of its products with keratin to strengthen your hair whether you're cleansing, conditioning or styling.
Scrub Your Scalp
A healthy scalp leads to optimum hair growth. If you suffer from an irritated scalp or dryness and flakes, then you should give your scalp a manual scrub to slough away dead skin cells that can block follicles slowing hair growth.
We love the Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub, €38, this multi-tasker can be used from head to toe, leaving skin smooth and glowing and your scalp soothed and clear.
Moisturise Your Strands
Whether you prefer to use an oil or creme, adding moisture to dry strands will tame frizz, flyaways and nourish the ends to prevent split ends getting worse or breakage from occurring. Look to oil or creme that suits your hair type and apply to damp hair before blow-drying and to dry ends on days between washing.
Packed with oils and antioxidant-rich fruit extracts this hair moisturiser will leave curly hair smooth, shiny and defined.
Heat styling is a massive cause of breakage which can stunt healthy hair growth and leave the goal of long lengths way off in the distance. Always mist your hair with a heat protector before blow-drying, straightening and tonging your hair. Not only will a heat protector shield your hair from the heat, this one below helps to lock in your style so it lasts longer. Clever.
Feed Your Hair
Nourish your hair from the inside out by fuelling up on:
- protein-rich foods (our hair is made up of protein) like meat, fish, tofu and quinoa.
- good fats, like oily fish, avocado and nuts, which is packed full of omegas that help hair look its shiny best.