Basically, I am trying to grow my hair out as much as possible by my birthday next year
Trying to get from here....
My game plan actually consists of two parts: growing as much new hair as possible, and retaining as much length as I can. There's really no point in growing 4 inches of hair if your ends are so ruined that you have to cut off 3 inches!
So, for the growing part:
- I am taking biotin vitamins to maximize my hair growth. Biotin is a well known growth supplement; it helps aid in stopping hair loss as well as increasing the thickness of your hair and the speed at which it grows. My hair already grows pretty fast, but the growth tends to slow down in the winter so I'm trying to prevent that from happening.
Another great thing about biotin is that it really helps to strengthen my nails and makes them grow a lot faster. In my opinion, that's a big enough reason to take it.
Here's an article about biotin and how it can help with hair growth.
- I've also started being more active and trying to work out 3-4 times a week. This helps increase the circulation all over your body and ensures that your scalp and hair follicles get all the oxygen and blood they require.
- A clean scalp is the key to healthy hair! I have a fickle scalp, I'm prone to dermatitis so I have to keep my scalp happy or it really rebels. One of the things that helps keep my scalp calm is to use an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse once a week. I just fill a 1.5 liter bottle 1/4 full of ACV and then fill the rest with water. I rinse my hair with that, massage it in and leave it on for five minutes before I shampoo and condition as usual. This is also a great clarifiying treatment!
- I've upped my vegetable intake (via green smoothies) and started to increase my water intake as well.
Ok, well these are the main things I am doing to help my hair grow as fast as it can. As much as I love having shorter hair, I really miss all the updos and curls and fun things I could do with longer hair!