Crafts & DIY
Want longer hair? Hairstylist reveals 9 nifty ways to make your hair grow faster.
D.G. Sciortino

Have you always wanted long gorgeous locks? Hair extensions aren’t the only answer. There are natural ways that you can grow some mermaid-length locks right at home.

Here are 9 DIY ideas for growing your hair long.

Eat Right

Being healthy on the inside will ensure that you’re looking healthy on the outside, especially when it comes to your hair. In order to have healthy long hair, make sure you’re eating a diet that is rich in protein and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

Vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as iron, zinc, copper, magnesium and selenium, are important when it comes to hair growth. Especially, Vitamin-B complex and Omega-3 fatty acids which are known to make your hair grow faster. Deficiencies in vitamin E and zinc are associated with hair loss.

The following foods are great for hair growth: yogurt, milk, eggs, chicken, salmon, whole grains, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, parsley, grapefruit, avocado, oats, brown bread, alfalfa, vegetable and fruit juices, carrots, flax seeds, and walnuts.


34 Menopause Symptoms
34 Menopause Symptoms

Cut Off Your Split Ends

Getting a trim every so often will prevent your split ends from spreading up your strands. The more you stay on top of your split ends, the less you’ll have to get cut off when you go for a haircut.

It’s best to get rid of about an eighth of an inch every 10 to 12 weeks to prevent split ends before they start.

Rub Oils On It

Castor oil is rich in vitamin E and other essential fatty acids, like omega-9, which naturally promotes hair growth. You can mix some castor oil with equal parts of coconut, olive or almond oil and massage your scalp with it. Leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes then shampoo your hair to help grow out your locks.

Massage Your Scalp

You can stimulate your hair follicles by massaging your scalp to promote blood flow. When doing your oil treatment, make sure you rub your fingers in a circular motion on your scalp for three to five minutes.


Top 10 Home Remedies
Top 10 Home Remedies

Stop Stressing

Stress is one of the number one factors that contribute to hair loss because it can trigger your hair into the telogen, or fall-out, phase. Use meditation, breathing exercises, or other relaxation techniques and get plenty of rest to help you reduce your stress.

Use Aloe Vera

Not only does aloe vera stimulate hair growth, but it will also get rid of dandruff and make your strands super shiny. Apply fresh aloe vera gel with a little bit of lemon juice and let it sit for 20 minutes. Do this twice a week. You can also substitue the lemon juice for equal parts of coconut milk and wheat germ oil.

Drinking aloe vera juice regularly can also encourage hair growth.

Don’t Over Shampoo

You don’t need to shampoo your hair every day. Two to three times is just enough to get your hair clean and still make sure that your hair isn’t stripped of its natural oils.

Rinse Your Hair With Cool Water

Taking super hot showers can dry out your hair and your skin. Before you jump out, rinse it with cool water. This will help to seal the cuticle of your hair and make it stronger.

Change Your Pillowcase

Sleeping on a rough pillowcase can cause breakage. A silk pillow case will pull on your hair less and prevent. tangles


Please SHARE this with your friends and family.