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Want long and lustrous locks? Here are 7 ways to grow your hair naturally

Published on:4 October 2020, 08:30am IST
If you are unhappy with the length and health of your hair, then we’ll give you some simple natural hair growth tips that’ll make all the difference.
Nikita Bhardwaj
Give your hair some TLC, and you’re good to go. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

If you don’t like your short hair and want your tresses to grow, then we have the perfect trick for you! Let’s tune in to the wisdom of our nanis and dadis, and help you grow your hair naturally. 

Think it’s impossible? Well, no. But you do have to have some patience and discipline, if you want lustrous tresses like your favourite Bollywood stars. 

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There are several reasons why you suffer from hair loss — it could be lack of proper nourishment, severe stress, and not taking care of your hair! But if you are hell bent on having Rapunzel-like strands, then we have the ultimate hair growth guide for you! 

Here are the seven rules that will help you grow your tresses naturally: 

1. Massage your scalp regularly
Our nanis, dadis, and even mums have a single piece of advice when it comes to hair care, and that’s massaging your scalp. It’s no fluke, there’s substantial science behind why massaging your scalp helps!

When you massage your scalp, there’s increased blood circulation in the region, which eventually stimulates the hair follicles and helps in better growth of the hair.

“Massaging your hair for a few minutes and keeping that oil for 30 minutes is more than enough for hair growth”, says, dermatologist Dr Rinky Kapoor.

2. Get your hair trimmed regularly
Mind you ladies, if you have split ends, then you won’t be able to grow hair as quickly as you want. Split ends halt growth of your hair, and that’s the reason trimming is a must.

“When split ends happen, the outermost layer of the hair cuticle and keratin is affected. I recommend people to go for trimming at least once a month to avoid this hair issue”, says Dr. Nandini Barua, senior consultant – dermatologist at Paras Hospital, Gurugram.

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Split ends means damaged hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Nourish your hair with steam
This needs to be done right after massaging your hair with oil. Steam opens up the pores in the scalp, and helps in the better absorption of oil.

“Every time you massage your scalp, don’t forget to steam your hair for better results”, says Dr Rinky Kapoor.

4. Don’t forget to condition your hair
Conditioning definitely helps in reducing hair fall. So, if you lose too many strands regularly, then conditioning your hair is a must.

5. Stay away from heating tools
Blow dryers and heating gadgets like straightening or curling iron suck the moisture out from your hair. This results in major hair loss and lifeless hair. Using these gadgets once in a blue moon is fine, but if you’re looking to grow your hair, then it’s better to minimise its use.

6. Add vitamins to your diet
Vitamins are critical for good hair health, as they help in synthesizing the protein that your hair needs to grow. If your body is deficient in vitamins like A, C, D, E, and biotin, then growing your hair quickly is going to be a hard nut to crack.

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7. Don’t shampoo regularly
Those of you who exercise regularly shampoo your hair every day, due to excess sweating. Now if you ask an expert, then they’ll tell you that washing your hair with plain cold water will work just fine as well. You can stick to washing your hair, either every alternate day or twice a week, because washing your hair every day will make them dry.

There’s no doubt that these tricks won’t help you overnight. That’s why we had mentioned earlier that you need to be a little patient. So put in the hard work and wait for the best results!

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.