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Ladies, learn these 6 hair growth tips by heart and get hair like Rapunzel

Published on:15 January 2021, 13:16pm IST
Who on earth doesn’t dream of having long and healthy hair? Worry not, because we have for you some easy hair growth tips that make you and your tresses happier than ever!
Shreya Gupta
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These simple and effective hacks will fulfil your dream of a long and healthy mane! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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As children, most of us dreamt of having long and beautiful hair, just like Rapunzel. And if this dream of yours is still unfulfilled, then this article is perfect for you! While long tresses are the epitome of femininity and beauty, achieving that feat isn’t all that easy.

The pollution, dirt and dust as well as certain internal factors influence hair growth to a great extent. So, if you are looking for some easy hair growth tips, then remember that while the below-mentioned hacks are simple, they will need consistency on your part to help you achieve the tresses of your dreams. 

Hack #1: Massage your scalp

We have always undermined the benefits of a good scalp massage, while on the other hand, we spend big bucks on fancy products! So, it’s time that you know that massaging your scalp on a regular basis improves blood flow and circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. It helps to strengthen the roots and promotes hair growth. The best part is you can even dry massage your hair daily, if you don’t want to apply oil!

Hack #2: Avoid hot showers

A hot water shower can definitely feel comfortable and tempting during the winter season, but please avoid washing your hair with hot water. It strips off the natural oil from your scalp and hair, making it undernourished and prone to breakage. Instead, either go for cool or just lukewarm water to wash your hair to keep the moisture locked in your mane. 

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Horrible things can happen to your hair if you wash it with hot water!
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Hack #3: Use castor oil

Castor oil has been talked about a lot, when it comes to hair growth, and it has proven its benefits too! Shahnaz Husain, founder, chairperson, and managing director, The Shahnaz Husain Group, India also says, “Castor oil has fatty acids, oleic acid, and linoleic acid, vitamin E, minerals, and protein, which nourishes the hair follicles and promotes hair growth.”

Hack #4: Include healthy fats in your diet

Since hair growth also depends on internal factors, make sure to include healthy fats in your to benefit your mane in many ways. Adding healthy fats like omega-3 can boost hair growth. These healthy fats nourish your hair follicles from within, keeping them strong and healthy.

Hack #5: Apply essential oils

Essential oils have become a rage these days, all for the right reasons. Whether it’s relieving stress or giving you beautiful hair, you name it and there’s an essential oil to help you out! Rosemary, lavender and peppermint oil all have proven benefits for hair growth. But make sure that you mix only a few drops of this oil with another carrier oil of your choice. 

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Essentials oils are more than just a fad. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Hack #6: Exfoliate your scalp

A healthy scalp promotes healthy hair, and the healthier your hair, it grows better. So, once every week, consider exfoliating your hair while gently massaging your scalp. To increase its effectiveness, you can make a coffee scrub of your own at home. A study published in The British Journal of Dermatology also found that caffeine has hair growth-promoting effects. 

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.