Do you ever feel like your hair has been stuck at one length for the longest? There are a variety of things you can do in your regimen to promote natural hair growth and also retain that length, which is the most important!
I’ve tried a few growth remedies that we will discuss in this post. These remedies have made a difference in the thickness of my hair and my overall strength and health.
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How to Promote Natural Hair Growth
Regular Scalp Massages
Doing scalp massages can increase blood circulation to the scalp which in turn helps promote growth.
How often you do it is up to you, however, 2-3 times per week is a great start! You can either use your fingers or a handheld scalp massager which is my favorite.
Here are more benefits of scalp massages:
- Helps strengthen the roots
- Conditions the scalp
- Helps prevent flakes + dryness
- Prevents excessive split-ends
When you do your massages, I recommend using oils that contain ingredients that can stimulate hair growth.
One of my favorites is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. It’s great for promoting healthy hair, providing relief for a dry, itchy scalp, and moisturizing + softening the hair.
Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that was developed thousands of years ago. One of the benefits of this system is the variety of herbs that can be used in our hair regimen!
These herbs are perfect for promoting healthy hair growth. They can be found in some hair products or you can buy the powders to create your own DIYs.
Here are my favorite herbs to use:
- Amla: Provides nourishment + strengthens roots
- Brahmi: Increases thickness + strengthens
- Cassia: Helps w/ scalp conditions + conditions
- Fenugreek: Helps with dandruff/itchiness
- Hibiscus: Contains vitamins that promote growth
I’ve started to invest in products with herbs because sometimes I don’t feel like mixing a DIY every wash day. You can check out this post: “Grow Your Natural Hair With These 5 Herbal Products” to find my favorite ones!
I’m sure you saw the rice water trend and wondered why people used this in their hair.
Fermented rice water contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help stimulate hair growth, reduce dandruff, detangle, and provide strength.
There are different ways you can make rice water. Youtube has many tutorials on how to do this. You can find Creators who used rice water and documented their growth over time.
The last way to promote natural hair growth is by using hair tea. You brew the type of tea you want, let it steep and cool off, and then pour it all over your hair and scalp after shampooing.
Using hair tea has the following benefits:
- Reduces hair shedding + breakage
- Stimulates hair growth
- Strengthens the hair
- Helps with itchiness + dandruff
- Thickens the hair
I recently added a herbal tea to my regimen that has been a game-changer which is Dominican Curly’s Hibiscus Hair Tea. I created a video showing 4 different ways you can use this in your regimen, and you can check it out here!
Using hair tea has helped me with my scalp issues and reduced the amount of shedding I experience on wash day.
Following these remedies is great if you’re looking for ways to promote natural hair growth. However, there are other steps you should be doing if you want to see a change in the overall health of your hair.
Here are some healthy hair practices to follow:
- Keep your scalp clean
- Get regular trims
- Deep condition regularly
- Keep your hair moisturized
- Drink plenty of water
- Protect your hair every night
Always remember that healthy hair should be your top priority. As long as you keep your hair healthy and follow a consistent regimen, the length will come!