Hair Growth Hacks That Actually Work

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We all dream of having long hair but very few of us have the willpower to a) resist the temptation of a haircut and b) put down the damaging heat tools. But if you’re reading this post then you’re probably ready to make some changes and commit to growing it. To get you on the right track we’ve put together some of the best hair growth hacks on the internet that will boost your follicles in no time.

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Learn How To Dust

We’ve written a whole post on this here but dusting is basically when you trim off the very end of your hair to remove splits without sacrificing length. This is something you can do at home, in between haircuts to help keep your hair healthy. Although this won’t make your hair grow faster it will preserve your hair growth and stop the splits from continuing up the hair shaft which will prevent you having to cut off more hair in the future.

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Use Castor Oil On Your Scalp

There are a lot of amazing testimonials about castor oil online and a lot of YouTube gurus have been singing its praises too. Castor oil has been used in beauty products since forever as it’s rich in omega-6 and 9 fatty acids which do some seriously amazing things for your hair. These acids moisturise your scalp and help stimulate blood circulation as well as reduce dandruff. So not only will it improve hair growth but it’ll improve your hair overall hair health too. Yass.

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The Raw Egg

Yup. Putting a raw egg on your head is actually pretty amazing for hair growth and for your hair in general. Eggs are full of protein and contain vitamins A & B12 which together stimulate your follicles and nourish the lengths. Repeat this once a week before your regular shampoo routine and make sure to really work it into your scalp for the best results.

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Supplements

You’ve probably seen your fave Instagrammer (Hey Kim!) holding up a little bottle of pills and pouting at it like theres no tomorrow. Hair supplements are everywhere and they can help to fuel your follicles and speed up hair growth. You want to look out for ones that contain biotin, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamins B, A and E to really fuel your locks. Do your research though, read lots of reviews and make sure to only buy vitamins from a reputable place so you know you’re getting the real deal.

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Massage Your Scalp

Massaging your scalp regularly will help to increase the blood flow to your hair follicles which in turn promotes hair growth. You can do this in the shower with your fingers while shampooing but just make sure to be as gentle as possible with your hair when it’s wet. Alternatively pick up a scalp massager that you can use on dry hair to get the same effect. Repeat this process 2-3 times a week and for at least 3 minutes at a time for the best results.

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Just Leave It Alone

Probably not the advice you want to hear but if you constantly dye, heat style and wash your hair then it’s going to get damaged and you’re going to lose length. Instead try to give your hair a few days off a week to keep it at its best and to let it grow. The less you mess with it the healthier it will be.

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Don’t Stress

Stress can affect how your hair grows so if you want longer locks then you need to take some time out and look after yourself. Exercise is really good for fighting stress and all that extra blood flow will do amazing things for your scalp too. Getting super stressed out can affect your overall health, not just your hair, so it’s important to make sure you’re feeling good.

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Get M+B Hair Extensions

Well, DUH. But obviously if you want instantly longer hair then picking up some extensions is the quickest option. M+B Clip Ins are really useful while growing out your hair too and can hide that awkward in between stage. They’re also the healthiest hair extension option so you don’t have to worry about causing any damage and reversing your hard work.

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Eat Hair Healthy Foods

Improving your diet has so many benefits but it’ll also do amazing things for your hair. It’s time to ditch the mac 'n' cheese in exchange for these foods that are rich in hair boosting vitamins. For biotin which strengthens your hair and promotes growth eat more eggs, almonds, cauliflower and whole grains. For a healthy boost of protein which strengthens the hair by helping your body to produce keratin try eggs, chicken and almonds. You’ll also want to include lots of dark leafy greens to make sure you’re getting enough iron as a deficiency can stunt hair growth. Lastly to detox and nourish your scalp stock up on avocado and sunflower seeds for a boost in vitamin E and to increase hair strength pick up some carrots or butternut squash to get your vitamin A intake.