How to Accelerate Your Hair Growth

Hollie Shirley / Hair & Skincare Editor

Want to grow your hair but keep getting stuck at the same point? Read on to find out how you can help your hair grow stronger and longer

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Common knowledge has it that the average hair growth range per month is between a quarter of an inch to a half an inch. Although you can’t actually make your hair grow faster, you can help your hair to be more resilient.  Read our 7 hair growth tips for practical ways to grow your hair and prevent breakage. 

Be patient

Growing hair fast is not a day’s business. You need a lot of patience to see the length you want whenever you stand before the mirror. Don’t focus on how slow your hair is growing. What matters is that your hair is super healthy and doesn’t have a ton of split ends. Focus on that.

 

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Keep  your hair away from cotton fabrics

Your hair gets caught in woven fibers every time it comes in contact with cotton fabric materials. This is bad news for your hair, especially for the tiny fragile hair strands around your edges because they and the rest of your hair caught in tangles are prone to break.  Sleeping in one of our silk hair wraps will protect your hair and maintain your style, which means less styling, washing, and ultimately, more growth

Avoid massive cotton towel wraps after hair wash: use super-thin and soft microfiber hair towels instead.  

Sleep on silk pillowcases or with your hair in a wrap instead as these are smoother on your hair, so it experiences little or no friction when in contact with them. 

 

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Conditioners must always come after shampoos 

Conditioning your hair after every wash ensures that your hair shafts regain lipids and proteins which are needed to enhance hair growth. 

On this note, it is important to note that only 1-2 hair wash sessions per week are good hair practice. Anything more is only put the hair at risk of getting weaker and eventually breaking off. 

 

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Have regular trims

It might sound counter-intuitive, but trimming your hair doesn’t exactly make your hair grow fast but it ensures that your hair does not get split ends. Hair breakage is the greatest barrier to hair growth. Regular hair trims, at least once a month,  is a sure way of ensuring that your efforts at growing your hair turn out productive. 

 

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Avoid practices that can cause hair damage 

Hair dyeing, hot tools, chemical relaxers, and very tight hairdos can damage your hair. As much as possible, give your hair a break from these routines and your hair will thank you. 

 

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Eat right 

Your food determines how healthy your hair is and healthy hair is the only way to grow long hair. Ensure that your meals are rich in nutrients and that they are also great for the health of your hair. 

Be gentle 

Comb hair gently with a wide-toothed comb and treat it carefully when wet. Using the right hair equipment will make a big difference. Always detangle your hair gently first, before styling, use heat protectants, and let your hair dry naturally as much as possible.

 

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Hollie Shirley
Hair & Skincare Editor

Hollie Shirley is SILKUP’s hair and skincare editor. She’s obsessed with all things hair care and results-driven skincare, that is kind to the environment and your wallet. She has a weakness for limited edition eyeshadows and is always testing out the newest and greatest deep conditioners. Hollie has a passion for hair and is studying Trichology, working towards becoming a Member of the Association of Registered Trichologists.