Would you like to know how to grow your hair faster in a week? Wouldn’t we all! While much of your hair growth depends on genetics, there are many other factors you can take advantage of to improve your luscious locks as quickly as possible. You’ll notice some changes from these tips immediately after you apply them, while others take the whole week to become visible. The main part of growing your hair quickly is understanding the nutritional aspect of hair growth, protecting your hair from damage, properly grooming your hair, and maintaining your nutrients.
Okay, those are quite a few parts, but they are all essential! There are other little tricks you can use to speed up your hair growth and show off an amazing set of hair. Some of these tips can be completed without even leaving your home, so what are you waiting for? Let’s find out how!
Understanding How Hair Growth Works
Every piece of hair starts its little life inside a follicle. Veins provide this follicle with nutrients, vitamins, and material to create a hair. The hair sprouts from the bottom of the follicle, which is directly attached to these veins. Your hair root enjoys the luxuries of this nutrition. The stuff outside your head? They don’t provide quite so much. When your hair goes through your skin, it is already dead. Nutrition will not affect your hair sheen unless directly applied to it. That’s the reason our body puts oil glands at the top of our skin—it helps make the hair look spectacular while also protecting it from foreign elements.
When a follicle stops growing hair, it causes areas of thin hair or even bald spots. Hair growth reversals (like this one which my sister uses) help alleviate that a bit. The reason for this varies from person to person, but one thing is certain—proper care of your body and hair can only help stave this off. Plus, it offers all other sorts of benefits. If you’re having trouble with thin hair despite taking wonderful care of it, consult a doctor to find the cause. Even when you’re young, certain skin conditions or deficiencies will affect the growth of your hair. You’ll want to know about those as soon as possible.
Here are the best Vitamins that help your hair grow. Add them into your diet and try to use beauty products that incorporate them:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B (all variants)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E (notice a trend?)
I go into more detail on how to use them in your daily life later on. If you don’t have time for fixing up your diet, look into some hair care products that focus on nutrition (this one is a favorite of mine). For now, let’s focus on what matters: growing your hair out quickly!
How Fast Does Hair Grow?
The follicle will continue to grow hair for at least a month and even longer when it’s located on your head. It grows incredibly fast compared to every other part of your body. Only bones regenerate at a faster rate. Interestingly enough, a man’s hair will normally grow faster than a lady’s of equivalent health.
Your hair grows about six inches per year, which means roughly half an inch per month and less than a millimeter per day (this page has more specifics from the study). There is no current way to grow hair much faster than that. However, there are many tricks to preserve your hair and make it longer that way. That’s where this article comes in! If you can preserve your hair, provide it with ample nutrients, and prevent damage to it, then you give it the opportunity to grow for longer. This has an immediate impact on the texture, sheen, and length of your hair. It appears to grow faster, all without some miracle medicine to make it happen.
When we are considering making our hair look or remain longer, then this is the best route to take. It works even better than a miracle cure, since your hair is there to stay. Keep in mind that your hair changes will be very subtle if you start off with long hair. You notice in just a week if your short hair has grown a few millimeters, but wouldn’t notice half an inch over the course of the month for long hair. You’ll know your method is working for long hair if your sheen, texture, and volume are improving. This strengthens your hair, helps with its growth, and keeps it from breaking—all attributes that keep it long and healthy. There’s no need to pull out a ruler unless you have an oddly specific goal.
Why Doesn’t Our Hair Grow Forever?
What causes damage to our hair, and how can we prevent it? Why does our hair seem to stop growing at a certain length? Why does age factor into hair length? Your follicles will grow hair for the majority of your life, but that doesn’t mean your hair will rival Rapunzel’s if you leave it untamed. Let’s look into the specifics and see if any of these things are stopping you before we get into growth methods.
First of all, you’ll need frequent trims. Each strand of hair has a set amount of time before the ends start to fray. Once they fray, it’s only a matter of time before parts of the hair breaks off and shortens it. Think of it as a self-induced haircut. By getting short trims—less than a centimeter per month—you will completely prevent this process. If you’ve hit a wall while caring for your hair, this is probably the reason.
In this same vein, breaking your hair is the ultimate length killer. Everything you do to grow your hair will also need to protect it from breaking. It doesn’t matter how fast your hair grows—if it gets damaged consistently, then it will break at a consistent length. I talk more about this with my hair growth directions in the next sections.
Genetics also play a part in it. People with certain skin conditions—which can include women as well as men—will end up with hair loss. Balding begins at later ages, but skin conditions tend to show up in your early twenties. You’ll want to consult a doctor if you suspect a skin condition or hair loss is common in your family. They’ll also tell you if a hair growth reversal, such as this Provillus, would be suitable for you.
How to Grow Your Hair in One Day with Natural Methods
As you’ve just learned, the amount your hair grows in one day is miniscule. Rather than making it grow faster, we want to keep it long. This has the immediate benefit of making your hair appear longer. Remember—the only reason our hair grows so slowly is because it breaks at a certain point! Preventing breakage is a sure-fire way to get results in just a day. Remember that this will only have a visible impact if your hair is short. The change is comparatively minor when you already have a full head of hair, even if it’s the same amount of growth.
Egg Hair Mask
There are several different types of masks that you can use to coat your hair. Egg is always the primary ingredient, thanks to their incredibly potent protein and biotin makeup. These both moisturize and strengthen your hair—something that would never happen if you left it on its own! Your mask will also moisturize your skin, promoting further hair growth. There’s really no downside, unless you are allergic to the ingredients.
The first combination involves egg, aloe vera, and olive oil. Olive oil was once used as a medicine thanks to its moisturizing properties, while I’m sure you know of the benefits of aloe vera through first hand use. Mix 3 tablespoons of egg yolk and 5 tablespoons of aloe vera. Heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil before mixing it in. Don’t make it so hot that it sizzles. Just a few seconds to prevent hardening will suffice. We’re not making a meal out of this mask. Apply it to every strand of your hair, top to bottom, and leave it there for half an hour. Read a book, watch a show, or do some busy work. Once you’re done waiting, rinse it all out in a cold shower.
Here are some other excellent materials for Egg masks.
- Almond Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
Mix and match as desired, just make sure to keep your Egg in there and a consistent texture. Adding them all together is a recipe for…well, a mess, if not a disaster. As with all other beauty products, use your ingredients as efficiently as possible. Find a scent you like and a mask that jives with your hair. This recipe is different for everyone!
Keeping Your Hair Out of Trouble
For the love of all that is holy, do not blow dry your hair if you can help it. If you have to wake up early so your hair can air dry, so be it. The harsh heat of a blow dryer will dry out your hair and give it that characteristic crinkle. The same applies with hair curlers. If something would burn your skin if you touched it, then it is not good for your hair.
Keep your hair nicely brushed and find one that lets you keep it tidy without pulling it out. I find the typical vented brush works for me, but I’ve known many ladies that prefer a paddle brush or metal round brush. The round brush also has the advantage of helping your hair dry. In any case, once your hair has stopped dripping water, you know it’s fine to brush and go about your day.
One last way to keep your hair out of trouble is to keep it in an up-do. Feel free to experiment with all kinds of hairstyles. By keeping your hair contained, it prevents them from snagging on clothes or objects you encounter during the day. Less movement means less bending, less bending means less breaking. It’s pretty simple stuff! This doesn’t quite work when your hair is too short to put up, but it’s worth knowing all the same.
Types of Shampoo to Use
When you look for shampoos, stick to ones that have a low list of ingredients. Instead of looking for mineral oils, look for natural oils like Olive, Avocado, and Castor. These have nutrients that are both healthy and easily absorbed by your skin and hair. On top of using shampoo, go out of your way to add conditioner to your routine. Conditioner applies a simple wash of its own, akin to your egg wash from before, that protect your hair throughout the day. Wash your hair every other day, but make sure to condition every time you shower!
One-Week Solutions without Products
Products help immensely, but not everyone has