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16 genius ways to help your hair grow faster

Section: Hair

Whether you're regretting a cropped haircut, have struggled with post-pregnancy hair-loss or are seethingly jealous every time you watch Tangled and see Rapunzel effortlessly sweep the floor with her hair (show-off!) - growing your locks can feel like a slow process. 

Luckily, there are little tips and tricks that will help you on your luscious hair-growth journey.  

Here are 16 easy hacks for growing your hair faster and longer...

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1) Eat foods rich in biotin

Almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, eggs, milk, cheese, pork, cooked liver, salmon, sardines, avocado and cauliflower. All these biotin rich foods will help your hair grow.
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2) Massage your head every day

This is known as the inversion method. If you massage your scalp with your fingertips for five minutes once a day for seven consecutive days your hair will be sure to grow. Use a timer so you are continuously massaging and make sure you sit on a chair and bend your head over to make the blood go to your head, this works very well.
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3) Invest in hair-growth tablets


You can always use vitamins to get your hair to grow but specific brands now do hair growth tablets. Holland and barrett have their own brand nails and hair formula.   
Celebs such as Ferne Mccan and Frankie Gaff are fans of hairburst, which are chewable tablets to stimulate hair growth. We love them, too!
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4) Use apple cider vinegar

Rinsing your hair with ACV will provide you with all the essential nutrients, cleanses your scalp and hair for treating hair that may be falling out. Using this ACV rinse will promote healthy hair growth.
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5) Try homemade hair masks

From honey and lemon to avocado and olive oil, there are plenty of options that will moisturize your hair, make it silky smooth, and enable to grow to its full potential. Also try an egg white mask – this supposedly works wonders.
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6) Drink water

Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, making sure you’re hydrated is essential and it can promote hair growth.
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7) Invest in salon treatments

Salons always know best so get a re strengthening treatment or deep conditioning treatment which is sure to get your locks growing.
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8) Change to silk pillow cases

The satin retains moisture and stops the friction you get with cotton pillow cases which can cause damage or frizz to your hair. We love these silk pillow cases by Hairburst. 
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9) End your shower with cold water

By doing a cold rinse before getting out you’ll seal your hair for healthy, shiny locks which are sure to be growing soon enough.
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10) (Try!) to stay stress-free

Stress is one of the most important factors that contribute to hair loss. It is believed that stress can disrupt the normal hair cycle, so if you're looking for your locks to grow then minimise the stress! Easier said then done...
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11) Protect your hair from the elements

The sun, air pollution, and pool chlorine are among the environmental elements that can damage your hair. Wear a hat in the sun, cover your hair in polluted places and wear a swiming cap when in pools!
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12) Use coconut oil

Coconut oil stimulates hair growth by penetrating deep into the follicles and provides amazing moisturisation for dry hair. It contains anti-bacterial properties to soothe an ichy or flakey scalp. This all in turn helps the hair grow.
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13) Don’t tie your hair up too tightly

While you are on your hair mission, try to avoid tying your hair very tightly. You don't want to cause any unnecessary pulling which can result in breakage, splits and snags.
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14) Don’t brush or wash your hair too often

Resist washing your hair every day and only ever brush your hair for no more that five to ten minutes every day. Especially do not brush when your hair is wet as it is likely to break.
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15) Airdry your hair instead of using heat

Avoid applying heat to your hair and let it dry naturally. If you do use a hairdryer and afterwards straighteners, make sure you are using a heat protective spray to keep your hair healthy and growing.
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16) Trim your hair often 

Having your hair trimmed every eight to ten weeks actually keeps it healthier and more likely to continue growing.

Written by Lucy Hollis

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