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Easy And Natural Ways To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Easy And Natural Ways To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Do you dream of long, flowing, healthy hair? Lots of women wish that they had locks like Rapunzel, but sometimes it can seem like your hair isn’t even growing. If you are frustrated by slow hair growth, check out 12 simple and natural ways to help you to grow hair faster.

Hair habits that help you to grow hair faster

1. Avoid using heat on your hair

Using heat on your hair is very damaging. If you don’t think you can give up your straighteners or hairdryer, consider cutting down and always use a heat protection spray.

2. Trim your hair regularly

If you want long hair, you may want a trim. It may sound counter-intuitive, but if you leave split ends they work their way up your hair, meaning more hair needs to be cut off eventually. Try cutting off an eighth of an inch every two to three months for long, healthy hair.

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3. Switch up your hairstyles

If you want to grow hair faster, it may be time to mix up your look. Avoid tying your hair in the same place every day as it will damage your hair in the long-term. If you keep moving your pony around the hair will remain strong and free from split ends.

4. Always condition your hair

Conditioner helps to replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft, preventing future damage so your hair can grow long and healthy.

5. Rinse your hair with cold water after you have washed it

Give your hair a quick blast of cold water before you get out of the shower to help prevent moisture loss and snags in your hair. It only takes a few seconds to do, but over time you will notice a big difference in your hair.

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6. Brush from the bottom of your hair

Brushing your hair can either help it or harm it. If you start from the top the little tangles are more likely to form one big tangle, damaging a large amount of hair. Instead brush from the bottom up to the top, carefully working on tangled parts.

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    7. Don’t wrap your hair up in a towel

    When you wrap your hair up in a towel, it can be damaged by the tiny towel fibers that it becomes caught in. Most women also tie the towel too tight around their head, which can break the more fragile strands of hair around your face.

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    8. Massage your scalp

    Healthy hair normally starts with a healthy scalp. Think of your hair as a root that grows out of the ground; if the ground isn’t healthy, the root will not grow properly. Try massaging your scalp while you are in the shower to encourage blood flow and hair growth.

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      Products you can use to help you grow hair faster

      9. Buy a silk pillowcase

      If you want to grow hair faster you may want to buy a new pillowcase. Cotton pillow cases can fray your hair, but silk or satin pillows are much less damaging as they have a softer surface.

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      10. Eat the right foods

      Healthy hair starts inside the body; eating a diet that is rich in vitamins and proteins will help to make sure your hair is healthy. Include foods high in zinc, iron and vitamins A, B, C and E. These foods are great for hair growth: milk, cheese, eggs, chicken, whole grains, salmon, avocado, spinach, broccoli and cabbage.

      11. Use a weekly hair mask

      Hair past your shoulders is likely a few years old, so it needs more love than your roots. You can make great hair masks at home that help to moisture your hair; try mixing a cup of coconut oil with teaspoons of jojoba oil and almond oil for a hydrating hair mask.

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        12. Take hair supplements

        Adding supplements to a healthy diet will really help with hair growth. Some of the most effective supplements for hair growth are biotin, folic acid, fish oil, kelp and flaxseed oil – try a few out to find out which works best for you. Good luck!

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        Last Updated on September 16, 2019

        How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

        How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

        You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

        We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

        The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

        Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

        1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

        Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

        For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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        • (1) Research
        • (2) Deciding the topic
        • (3) Creating the outline
        • (4) Drafting the content
        • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
        • (6) Revision
        • (7) etc.

        Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

        2. Change Your Environment

        Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

        One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

        3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

        Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

        Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

        My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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        Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

        4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

        If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

        Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

        I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

        5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

        I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

        Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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        As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

        6. Get a Buddy

        Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

        I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

        7. Tell Others About Your Goals

        This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

        For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

        8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

        What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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        9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

        If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

        Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

        10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

        Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

        Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

        11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

        At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

        Reality check:

        I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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