Why isn’t my hair growing? 4 Top tips for healthier and longer hair

Whether you’re having post-pregnancy hair loss problems or you just dream of longer, silky smooth flowing locks, there are a few easy steps you can follow to look after your hair and encourage it to grow. Here are our four top tips for healthier and longer hair: 

1. Be careful when brushing    

Brushing your hair is important, it helps to distribute natural oils through the hair to the ends and increases blood flow to hair follicles which stimulates growth. However, brushing too hard and with the wrong type of brush can damage your hair and lead to breakage. Starting at the ends, gradually and gently work your way up through your hair using a brush with plastic prongs. Make sure you’re especially careful when your hair is wet as it will be particularly susceptible to damage. To promote growth, try to gently brush your hair a couple of times a day, once in the morning and again before bed to remove any knots.   

 2. Look after your scalp    

If you want your hair to grow, you need to make sure you’re taking care of your scalp. Good blood circulation is particularly crucial as it delivers oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. Massaging the scalp is a great way to improve circulation whilst stimulating its natural oils to strengthen the roots - try this each day, using gentle smooth circular motions. While essential oils can help to further stimulate circulation, if your scalp becomes too oily it can mix with dead skin cells and clog your pores and stunt growth so stay away from oils and overly hydrating shampoos for now if you’ve had problems in the past.  

3.Turn down the heat and remove the split ends  

Using heat to style your hair dries it out and dehydrates it. Over time, this damage to your hair can lead to breakage so try, if you can, to limit your use of straighteners or curlers. If you do need to style your hair for a big night out or a special occasion, make sure you use a thermal heat protection product and keep your hot tools under 380 degrees. Taking care of split ends is also crucial – if they go untreated they can break off and ruin your hair growth plans completely so make sure you book in a trip to the hairdressers every three months to skim off the ends. A regular ‘invisible’ trim will protect your hair and give it a chance to grow.  

4. Give your hair the nutrients you need   

Poor nutrition is the main cause of hair loss and thinning, so for thicker, longer and healthier hair, you need to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients your hair needs to grow. While it’s crucial to eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated, your hair has especially high nutritional requirements that can be difficult to meet through your diet alone. That’s why supplements like our Hair Skin and Nails gummies are crucial for encouraging hair growth and preventing breakage. Our gummies are packed with Biotin, Zinc and Folic Acid, Vitamin A, C, D, E, B6 and B12, all of which nourish hair to promote growth and prevent any hair loss issues.   

Be patient - the results will come    

Following these simple steps will improve the overall health of your hair, helping it to grow thicker and longer but you will need to be patient. Don’t get disheartened if your hair hasn’t grown down to your ankles the day after you start looking after it - the results will come if you stick with it! A great way to track your progress is to take a photo of your hair each month to allow you to clearly see the results. We’d love to see your success stories so make sure you send us your progress photos via social media and we’ll share the best ones! 

 

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