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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 November 20, 2018

        10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

        10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

        A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

        Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

        1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

        Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

        If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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        2. You put the cart before the horse.

        “Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

        3. You don’t believe in yourself.

        A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

        4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

        The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

        5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

        If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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        6. You don’t enjoy the process.

        Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

        The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

        7. You’re trying too hard.

        Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

        8. You don’t track your progress.

        Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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        9. You have no social support.

        It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

        10. You know your what but not your why.

        The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

        Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

        Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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        Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

        Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

        Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

        • The more specific you can make your goal,
        • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
        • The more encouraged you’ll be,
        • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

        I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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