I suppose you remember what a nightmare I got with this mess of a haircut and how I rejoiced in my misery. Well that is over, the question is that I learned something about it and I would like to share it with you: we can fasten our hair growth.
I must admit that I panicked and that panic lasted more than a week. In that time, I started to look like crazy anything that could make my hair grow faster and, as you know, the internet is an expert in selling smoke. Luckily and despite being desperate I did not succumb to the advice of YouTubers to spread oil all over my head and sleep with it nor decided to buy chemical products that would damage my hair more than anything else.
After looking for a lot of information I read that the hair of a person in a normal situation grows an average of 15 cm per year, that is, 1’25 cm per month. This seemed a terrifyingly small quantity so I didn’t sit idly by.
On March 15 my hair measured 27 cm and now, 2 months later, it is 31 cm. I have managed to grow my hair 2 cm per month, which ends up being 24 cm per year. Much better that way, right?
Before and after
Each person has a rhythm of hair growth and mine has always been somewhat faster than average. Even so, we can help it to grow naturally:
- It is very important to wash the hair with a shampoo without parabens or chemicals that damage and dry it.
- Hydrate the tips is crucial so that they do not open or damage. By having it short I don’t use a mask every day, but once a week; I will use it more often as it grows.
- Wash the hair with cold water or, at least, rinse it at the end favours growth by causing the blood to concentrate on the scalp.
- Similarly, massaging the scalp with the fingertips in both dry and wet has the same effect of activating blood circulation.
- It is advisable to avoid exposing it to heat as much as possible, that is to say, forget about irons or curling irons and avoid the dryer as much as possible.
- Food is very important and being vegetarian is not a problem. There are many foods that strengthen the hair: nuts, almonds and other nuts, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, legumes, carrots, tomatoes, eggs …
- Brewer’s yeast has many benefits for hair and can be purchased for an affordable price in any herbalist.
- Finally, I went to my dermatologist for advice and he recommended some vitamins to supplement my diet rich in cystine, which is the amino acid used in hair growth.
I know that I am a drama queen and that hair grows, but also that it is something very important for many of us. If these tricks can help someone in my same situation I will be very happy about it.