1. Trim Your Hair Every Six to Eight Week
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Regular trimming can make hairstyles for long hair look perfect and speed up the process of growing, too. Cutting your hair isn’t a magical cure. However, it does eliminate the dead ends that cause breakage and thus slow down the rate at which your hair grows. Simply trimming an eighth of an inch off your hair every six to eight weeks can help ensure that your hair will be healthy and less prone to breakage.
2. Apply a Homemade Hair Mask
Contrary to the popular belief, you do not have to spend a lot on brand name hair masks and conditioning treatments. You can use everyday products you have on-hand at home such as coconut oil, avocado, egg and apple cider vinegar.
Here is a simple recipe I found online:
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of Cognac or Vodka
Mix together and massage into the roots of your hair, leave on for thirty minutes and then wash and condition your hair as usually. It is recommended that you use a shower cap to keep the mixture from getting into your eyes and all over the place.
Another simple solution is to rinse with apple cider vinegar after you shampoo. Simply mix four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to one cup of water and massage into your hair. You only need to leave this solution on for only a few minutes and then simply rinse it out of your hair. The vinegar smell will disappear as your hair dries. If you want, you could always add a little lemon juice to make it smell more appealing. Apple cider vinegar will not only promote hair growth but it acts as a natural detangler and also gives your hair shine. It also works wonders for natural curls.
You can also try a mixture of equal parts coconut oil, sweet almond oil and honey. Simply warm for a few minutes and massage into your hair. Again, leave this on for thirty minutes before rinsing out. Also, you can simply massage coconut or avocado oil into your hair overnight and rinse it out in the morning. Obviously, you would wear a shower cap not to ruin your bed linens or hurt your eyes.
If you try any of the aforementioned methods once or twice a week for a few months, you will notice a definite improvement in your hair’s texture, length and overall health. It only takes a few minutes, and a few natural common household ingredients to prevent breakage and promote healthy hair growth.