11 Hair Growth Secrets That Nobody Is Talking About

 

A few months ago I was having lunch on the outside patio of a restaurant with a friend. 
 
“I can never get my hair to grow past my shoulders. What am I doing wrong?"
 
So we went step by step through her daily routine, going over ever little detail of what came into contact with her hair each day.
 
“Well, I shampoo and condition every morning, and then brush my hair after showering."
 
Ok, keep talking...
 
“And at night, I put my hair up in a pony towel before crawling into bed."
 
And that’s when it hit me...
 
Many of the routines you have been taught to use for years are RUINING your chances for fast hair growth. 
 
And not because many of these are expensive and hard to implement, but because you have no idea what you’re doing wrong...
 
So for this post I'll show you hair growth secrets nobody is talking about, and examples on how you can add them to your daily routine. 
 
Tips for Growing Hair Fast by Aviva Pure

 

1. Easy On The Hot Water.

Using warm water is recommended during shampoo and conditioning to open up the hair’s cuticles. This allows the shampoos to remove any dirt, oils, or build-up from your hair, and for the conditioner to penetrate the hair cuticle to moisturize your locks.

However, water that is too hot will have a damaging effect on the hair. When the water is too hot, it allows too much moisture to escape from the hair shaft. This leads to dry, frizzy, hair that is easy to break. (Hint: if you are already susceptible to frizz, you might want to turn down the hot water.)

Yuck.

2. A Cold-Water Rinse Is A Must.

The opposite effect of warm water, rinsing with cold water at the end of each shower closes the hair cuticles and prevents  dirt, grease, and oil from accumulating on the hair and scalp. 
 

And because a cold water rinse locks in the moisture, your hair is less prone to frizz. Your hair remains healthier and stronger over time, allowing natural and uninterrupted hair growth. 

Rule of thumb: More moisture = less frizz

3. No Poo?

A relatively new concept, the "no poo” method has seen increased popularity as of late.

For a good reason.

Shampoos are a detergent. Sure they are great at cleaning your hair, but in the process they strip the hair of it’s natural oil, Sebum. Sebum is essential to keep the hair conditioned and healthy. Over time we strip the sebum from the hair, it causes the body to overproduce more sebum to compensate for what was lost. This leads to excess oil build-up on the hair and scalp.

Using the "no poo method”, shampoo is substituted for alternatives such as baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Together, these naturally balance the hairs PH and retrain the hair to go back to producing its natural level of sebum. 

4. Or Shampoo Every Other Day.

A long misconception has has been that you must wash your hair daily. And while shampoo is important for cleansing the hair and scalp, they strips hair of its natural oils. Over time, this causes hair to become frail and break off. A major roadblock in fast hair growth.

Instead, skip a day or two between shampooing. During non-shampoo days,  just rinse and put a conditioner such as coconut oil in your hair to keep it moisturized and healthy in-between shampoos. This will ensure hair continues to grow healthy and strong.

5. Only Brush Wet Hair With Wide Tooth Comb

How many times have you been in a hurry and quickly brushed your hair directly after stepping outside of the shower?

Not good. 

Soaking wet hair is fragile and more prone to breakage. And brushing while hair is wet is one of the most damaging actions you can do to your hair. 

If you really must brush your hair when it’s wet, use a wide tooth comb. Since the comb is wide,  they are less likely cause hair breakage when combing, especially to curly and tangled hair.

6. Use a Microfiber Towel. (Seriously, It Makes a Difference)

Rubbing your hair with a cotton bath towel after creates friction that damages the cuticles, leading to frizz and breakage.

Enter a microfiber towel. 

Because of he microfiber towel lisse crepe fabric, the amount of frizz the towel generates on the hair is greatly reduced, meaning no more mornings of looking like you put your finger in a light socket. It also absorbs moisturize much fast, so when it comes time to combing and blow drying your less likely to be damaged by breakage

7. Switch Around Your Ponytail Placement.

Tight ponytails maybe give you a cute look, but they also can damage hair when used over a long period of time.  The hair near the front of the scalp become damaged to the pulling from a ponytail, and over time begin to fall out. If you always wear the ponytail in the same spot on your head, you put yourself at risk to permanent damaged in the spot the hair is being pulled

However, mixing up the location of the ponytail (high, low, side), keeps the same spot on the scalp from being constantly pulled.  This should allow the hair to continue to grow strong and healthy.

8. Eat and Drink With Your Locks in Mind.

Fast hair growth starts from a healthy diet. Foods rich Vitamins and proteins are the building blocks of hair, so target foods such as fish(omega-3 and vitamin D), eggs (iron), spinach, folate, beta carotene, iron), chicken (protein) that are abundant in these. 

Also, it’s important to drive plenty of water. If your hair (and body) are lacking proper hydration levels, your hair will eventually become dry, weak, and stop growing.

9. Get Moving With Some Exercise.

Exercise reduces stress and gives relaxation from all our anxiety and tensions which are the primary reason for hair loss. Exercises such as yoga and running  increase circulation and blood flow to the scalp, decreasing the onset of grey hair.

Try this: Headstands have been shown to increase blood flow to scalp, with many claiming that they have seen an increase in hair growth directly related to a daily headstand.

10. Silk pillowcases?!

Out of all the items on the list, this might be the one you lease expected. 

Let’s take a look at why you should leave your cotton pillowcase for silk.

Ever wonder why you wake up with tangled hair each morning? Compared to cotton, your hair glides on silk rather than rubbing, which means you generate less friction at night. 

Less friction equals less brittle hair.

11. Use an Oil or Hair Mask Treatment.

Adding essential oil and other organic oils to your hair naturally stimulate hair follices and promote hair growth. Rosemary oil has been used in Mediterranean countries for centuries to delay aging of hair loss and stimulate new hair growth.

Try an Avocado Oil Hair Mask with Coconut & Rosemary Oils to repair the scalp and foster fast, healthy hair growth.

 Tell Us: What is a hair growth secret that you always rely on?

Matt Dye
Matt is the founder of Aviva Pure, a leader of organic beauty. He specializes in providing health and wellness tips in order for people to look and feel their best.
Since July of 2015, Matt has helped Aviva Pure plant over 400 trees in key forests around the world. He currently lives in Columbus, OH.


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