Only a set of procedures will help to make your hair thick, long and healthy. The reasons for the slow growth are various - from genetics to the influence of drugs. Effective methods will help activate follicles and prevent hair loss.
Why hair grows slowly
To make the strands long, you need to find out the reasons for their slow growth. It:
- Lack of sleep. During sleep, melatonin is released - the hormone of "darkness". With a night rest of less than 8 hours, the body produces little of this substance, and it directly affects the growth rate of the strands. Try taking melatonin in tablets and normalize its metabolism in the body.
- Lack of iron. The trace element affects the level of hemoglobin. If the rate is below normal, hair growth slows down.
- Recent antibiotic courseviolated diet. Medications and junk food, interruptions in food and snacks disrupt the intestinal microflora. The protective barrier worsens, toxic substances enter the bloodstream.
- Genetics. It is believed that the length is laid genetically, the maximum figure varies from 40 to 70 cm. If the strands are grown to the shoulder blades, and then nothing at all, perhaps this is the limit laid down by nature.
- Too frequent cutting tips. Hair will not grow faster if you cut the ends once a month. The master removes 1-1.5 cm - so many strands grow in 30 days.
- Monotonous, low-calorie nutrition. Hair follicles receive less nutrients, vitamins, so they do not work at full strength.
- Impaired blood circulation. Valuable substances are carried through the blood. If the capillaries are narrowed or the flow of fluid is slowed down, the hair follicles experience starvation. This condition is a consequence of cardiovascular disease, frequent use of coffee or strong tea.
- Hormonal disruptions. Lack of testosterone in men, problems with the thyroid gland, stress, increasing levels of cortisol - all this negatively affects hair growth.
How to grow hair faster
On average, the length of the hairs increases by 1-2 cm per month. Greater growth is not worth the wait. All methods of accelerated growing strands are divided into home and professional.
It is better to act in an integrated way: to establish nutrition, abandon bad habits, observe the daily routine.
Reception of vitamin and mineral complexes
Haircut 1 time in 3 months
Refusal from daily washing of the head, use of an iron, hair dryer, curling iron
The use of sulfate-free shampoo, proper shampooing (less shampoo, cooler water, the use of conditioner balms)
Self-massage of the head
Applying masks according to folk recipes (with mustard, burdock oil, honey, egg, etc.)
Using Growth Activators
Brushing made from natural materials
Manual head massage
Massaging helps to relieve tension, activates blood flow to the hair follicles, which leads to their more intense nutrition. Self-massage options:
- Using a comb with natural bristles. Use accessories made of wood, horns, hard rubber. They do not electrify hairs and do not damage them. Discard scallops with plastic or iron tines. Comb your hair thoroughly. Then gently massage in a circular motion, moving the skin from the crown to the forehead, then from the temples to the crown. Perform 5 minutes, then the same amount of time in the opposite direction.
- Using your fingers. Massage your neck and temples in a circular motion. Stroke the scalp from the bottom up, perform tapping with the fingertips. Place your right palm on the right side of your head. Press firmly with your palm, and resist with your head. Count to 5, pause, repeat again. Perform the same actions on the left side, forehead and neck.
- With the use of oils. Apply 1-3 drops of thyme, peach, lavender, sesame, black pepper, rosemary or cedar essential oil to your fingers. Massage the product throughout the head. Once a week, use olive / burdock / castor / coconut oil or wheat germ oil mixed with vitamins A, E.
- With the help of hand massagers. The most popular is the goosebump antistress. Drive them on the head for 5-10 minutes.
Care cosmetics from well-known manufacturers has a good composition and helps to grow hair. You can use the following professional products at home:
How to apply
Gently cleanses dirt. Does not damage the structure of hairs, reduces the intensity of hair loss.
Apply a small amount of shampoo to the scalp and distribute through the hair. Massage the skin, gently rub the strands. Rinse off the foam, if the hair is long, repeat again.
Use the product as the hair gets dirty, alternate sulfate-free shampoo with regular shampoo every 3 months.
Glues keratin flakes revealed during washing, makes hair smooth, shiny, obedient.
Protects strands from high temperatures and UV radiation.
It is advisable to use shampoo and conditioner from one manufacturer. After washing the hair, apply a small amount of the product to the hair, hold for 1-2 minutes, rinse. Some air conditioners do not need to be flushed. Use the product every time after washing your hair.
Helps to quickly grow long hair, nourishes, moisturizes, strengthens.
Wash your hair with shampoo, apply a mask on wet hair, leave for 3-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
The course of use depends on the remedy (read the instructions).
Very effective procedures that are performed by a professional cosmetologist. To quickly grow length, you can take one course to choose from:
- Mesotherapy - a vitamin cocktail is introduced into the skin by 2-4 mm. Its formula is selected depending on individual characteristics. The course eliminates brittleness, hair loss, increases its density, accelerates growth.
- Darsonvalization - the effect of low-frequency current on the scalp awakens sleeping follicles, stimulates the metabolic processes in the hair follicles, improves the penetration of nutrients from masks, balms, conditioners.
- Cryotherapy (cryomassage) - using liquid nitrogen, the surface of the head is cooled, which stimulates metabolic processes, strengthens the strands, increases their length.
- Laser therapy - exposure to heat accelerates blood circulation, metabolism, awakens follicles.
Hair growth activators
The composition of powerful tools includes components that stimulate blood circulation in the scalp. Thanks to this, skin cells are better saturated with oxygen, useful substances, and give away metabolic products faster. Activators from the table will help grow hair:
Spray Exiderm (KorolevPharm, Russia)
It activates the basal capillary network, stimulates and normalizes the protein metabolism of hair follicles, restores the structure of hairs.
Water enriched with silver ions, glycerin, D-panthenol, collagen, vitanol, extracts:
Activator DNC for dry and normal hair (DSC cosmetics, Russia)
Improves the blood supply to the head, strengthens and nourishes the hair.
Oils: burdock, castor, soy, bergamot, eucalyptus, tea tree; vitamins A, B, extracts of chamomile and oak.
Estel Active Otium Unique Lotion (Russia)
Nourishes and strengthens hair follicles, helps to grow strands faster.
Panthenol, glycine, glycerin, mannitol, alanine, amino acids, soy protein.
Capsules Vichy Dercos NEOGENIC activator (France)
They create optimal conditions for the functioning of stem cells, resume the life cycle of sleeping follicles.
Stemoxiditin is a molecule that arouses dormant hair follicles.
Hair growing is not necessary, spending 5000 p. on Vichy ampoules. Change your diet a bit (eat meat, fish, cereals, bran, fruits and vegetables, dairy products) and use folk recipes. The most effective home hair growth activators:
- burdock and castor oil;
- tar soap;
- tincture of capsicum and calendula.
Any mask should be done 1 time per week in a course of 1-2 months. The most effective mixtures:
- Cognac mask with egg and aloe vera. Mix 1 yolk with 10 g of cognac and 1 tbsp. l aloe juice. Distribute the composition over the head, soak for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water without shampoo so that no greasy shine remains on the strands. If the head smells unpleasant, rinse with water with any essential oil.
- Onion honey mask for weakened hair. Grind 1 onion into porridge, add 1 tsp. honey. Apply the mixture on the scalp, soak for 30-40 minutes, rinse with water.
- Mustard in olive or almond oil. Mix 2 tbsp. l mustard powder, 2 tsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. l vegetable oil, 1 yolk, 2 tbsp. l hot water. Apply to hair roots for 15-20 minutes. Try so that the product does not fall on the tips - you can burn them.