It’s time to eliminate the myth of “long hair, damaged hair.”
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4 Natural and DIY tips to improve hair growth speed
The reason to follow these little tips? If you like long hair, I’m sure you want it to be healthy. Moreover, getting results with store-bought products is far from cheap and those chemicals are not always good for our hair. Very often, in fact, they end up ruining it.
How many of you despair every month because your hair is always the same length? How many of you in front of the mirror, try to look for extra centimeters in the lengths, but don’t see any? Then the time has come to say “enough!” to these sorrows and to try a few tricks to improve hair growth speed.
Today we will go through a different article than usual. In fact, I will tell you about the perfect routine to have healthy and thick hair, even if it’s long. Surely the idea of the perfect routine intrigues you, and I’m sure many of you wonder if you really need a hair care routine. My answer is: “Absolutely, yes!”
Now, let’s talk about this perfect routine.
Use oil to improve hair growth speed
Let’s first start with the products that should be a daily must for the hair care routine. In the second step instead, we will talk about the perfect routine for washing hair.
We should apply two oils to the lengths every day:
- 100% natural oil during the day
- 100% natural oil during the night
Why we should apply one oil during the day and the other at night? What is the difference? Many of you are definitely asking this question, and here is the answer. Hair needs to be hydrated all day to prevent dryness from making it frizzy and damaged.
During the day
It is important to keep hair hydrated to protect if from the stress of the day, the smog and the atmospheric agents. The oil is a necessary protection.
During the night
During the night although the hair is not subject to physical and environmental stress, it could be damaged by friction on the pillow. It could become electrified and brittle, especially if it is very weak. Applying a drop of oil on the hair before going to sleep will make a big difference over time.
100% natural day oil
So, let’s see how to make these two oils at home. I always prefer DIY products because in this way I am sure that they are really made only with natural ingredients.
100% natural night oil
In both cases, after the application on the lengths, it is advisable to comb the hair with a wooden comb with wide teeth. This will help to prevent our hair from becoming electrified and removes the knots without damaging it.
The best way to comb hair
Start from the tips and proceed towards the roots. This may seem strange at first because all of us, generally, are used to comb the hair from the roots down. But this trick will allow you to avoid excessively pulling your hair from the root, causing it to break or tear. Moreover, in this way it is possible to prevent hair from breaking or becoming brittle due to the pressure from the comb.
Routine for the day of hair washing
Now, let’s move on to the days that involve washing. Will the routine be different on these days? Well, certainly, yes.
First of all, before talking about how to wash the hair, let’s talk about how often to do it. In order not to ruin the hair, we should shampoo no more than two or a maximum of three times a week. It is advisable to use natural o delicate shampoo in order to not dry the scalp. Last but not least try to avoid hair straighteners and hair dryers, at least the use of these should be as limited as possible.
How to perform a perfect wash?
The perfect hair wash routine follows these steps:
- Application of a natural mask
- Application of a natural conditioner
- Last rinse with cold water
- Dry your hair
Now we will see each of these steps in more detail.
A useful tip: if you wash our hair three times a week, it is not advisable to apply the mask that many times. You don’t have to cut down on hair care, but don’t go too far because in both cases, the result will not be satisfactory. The masks can be applied no more than twice a week. Moreover, it is advisable to apply them on the days that are furthest apart from each other.
Example: if we wash the hair on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, we will apply the mask on Monday and Saturday.
What masks should you apply and how do you make them at home?
The first step, applying the mask.
Let’s find out how to make these masks at home.
This mask has a strong moisturizing and revitalizing power. In fact, all masks based on oils are known for the large amount of vitamins present in them. Vegetable oils are also the greatest allies for the hydration of the scalp. I remind you girls that the health of the scalp is the basis of the health of your hair. In fact, healthy hair born from healthy skin.
- Melt the coconut butter in a heated bath over low heat. I recommend not dissolving it directly in a saucepan because it will lose its properties.
- Add the olive oil when the pan is still on a low flame and stir for 1 minute.
- Turn off the stove and wait for the mixture to reach room temperature for the application.
- Apply on the skin and perform circular massages with your fingertips, taking care to make the oil absorb well.
- Apply the rest of the mask on the lengths.
- Tie your hair.
- Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it on for at least 1 hour. The shower cap will keep the skin warm. This will favor the opening of the pores and provide the best absorption of the oil.
- Use the shampoo. You can wash your hair with the shampoo even 2-3 times, until the oily effect is gone.
Sage and basil mask
If you already have oily hair and are afraid of applying such a full mask, then you can try this one.
These two herbs are known for their revitalizing properties. Sage in particular is used to treat various scalp disorders, but also to combat alopecia, hair loss and reduce sebum production. Moreover, with the addition of oils, this mask not only has a real revitalizing and emollient action, it has an extreme moisturizing action. Don’t forget girls, the hydration and health of the skin is necessary for the health and beauty of our hair!
Now, let’s see how to make this very effective mask at home.
- Blend the basil.
- Add the jojoba oil
- Add the essential rosemary oil
- Bring a saucepan with water and sage to boil
- Filter the mixture so as to have the sage infusion aside
- Add the sage infusion to the mixture made with basil, jojoba oil and rosemary essential oil
- Now you just have to proceed with the application
- Apply the mask on the skin, taking care to absorb it all thanks to circular massages with your fingertips
- Leave on for about 30 minutes
- Proceed with rinsing
In both cases, regardless of the mask you chose to apply, always use the balsam after shampooing. The shampoo removes the natural oily layer of our skin, the balm helps restore the natural pH of the skin. If you are looking for more natural and DIY hair mask, don’t miss out this article:
How do you carry out the final rinse of the conditioner?
Third step application of a natural conditioner. We must not make any mistake here, either. We usually apply a very small amount of conditioner on the tips and then wash up to completely eliminate it. The conditioner should be applied starting from the tips in very small quantities. Your hands, which still have balm on them, must also touch the roots. After you apply the conditioner, you should run the last rinse with cold water.
Another useful tip: when we carry out the last rinse, we should remove the conditioner only from the hair roots. The balm on the tips should not be washed off. It will, in fact, be the water that flows downwards from the roots that cleans off the excess conditioner.
Are you looking for natural shampoos that don’t damage your hair? Find out 7 DIY natural shampoos you must try.
Are you a lover of liquid shampoo or do you prefer solid shampoo?
Here you will find a fun and DIY recipe for a solid shampoo:
The perfect way to dry your hair
Take the hair and hold it in both your hands. Slide both of your hands downwards. In this way, it is possible to remove excess water and conditioner present on the lengths. Once the rinse is finished, wrap your hair in a dry cloth and remove the excess water. Here, too, take care not to rub your hair with a towel, but towel dry instead.
Once you have removed most of the water, you can proceed with the hairdryer if you prefer. Apply a bit of any oil on the lengths, just to protect it from the heat of the hairdryer.
Attention: Do not keep your hair gathered for a long time in the towel, because the water will make the hair excessively dry.
Another useful tip: Place the hairdryer at a distance of 20 cm from your head and at an average temperature. Try to avoid the maximum heat. This will help you limit the damage that heat does to hair. Obviously avoiding using the hairdryer completely would be perfect. For more detailed information on the damage that heat causes to our hair, I recommend reading this article:
I hope you enjoyed these tips to improve hair growth speed. Above all, I hope it helped you understand how important it is to have a well-organized hair care routine. By following these tips and if you are consistent with your hair care routine, you will see results in a couple of months. I hope that you remain as satisfied I am with these easy steps. Before saying goodbye here are 5 other very interesting articles related to natural hair regrowth:
See you in 2 weeks!😘