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How to Grow Your Hair The Natural Way

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It’s time to break up with your hairs biggest enemy: breakage.

Every babe dreams of healthy, thick, Blake Lively-esque hair. We’ve all purchased countless hair-growth supplements and used every hair mask Sephora stocks only to stare back at the same dull, lacklustre locks. Waiting for your hair to grow is one of life’s least exciting (and slowest) tasks. With our hair only growing an average of half an inch per month, it’s a big effort for little return type of transaction. While we don’t have a magic potion that will give you butt-length hair overnight (it doesn't exist), we do have some natural remedies that will jump-start your hair growth process more than any magic hair pill will. Ready to get thick, long hair once and for all babe? Keep reading.

Stimulate growth with a scalp massage

We spend so much time piling products on our locks that we’ve forgotten to give the place where hair growth actually starts from some love. It’s time to start giving your scalp weekly massages babe and in return it will reward you with hair growth. Scalp massages will increase blood flow, enhance the strength of your roots and help nutrients get to your follicle faster. A scalp massage to dry hair will work, but adding a nutrient-rich oil to the mix will double the benefits. Rosemary Oil has been used for centuries to stimulate hair growth by dilating blood vessels and in turn stimulating your follicles to produce new growth.

To give yourself a rosemary oil scalp massage, simply add a couple of drops to your shampoo or any natural oil, apply it directly to your scalp and massage it in. A scalp massage with the essential oil once a week should be just enough to get your locks growing without an overkill of oil in your hair. Just in case you needed another reason to try the growth boosting treatment, Australian model & Victoria Secret regular Georgia Gibbs is a huge fan of it too. Giving yourself a head massage may not be as relaxing as the hairdressers chair, but think about those rapunzel-like locks.

Eat your way to thicker hair

It’s good news for the avocado stans. A diet high in healthy fats is the most important thing to consider if you want to promote thick and healthy hair from the inside out. Switch up your regular meals for the week and opt for recipes that have plenty of good quality protein and fats like olive oil and Omega 3. Foods such as avocados, nuts, vegetables and fruits have all the key nutrients needed for growing stronger hair. Eating your way to longer hair is a smarter, nutritionist-approved way to make your hair grow faster.

Prevent hair breakage with a hair mask

If your hair is constantly breaking before it gets past your shoulders, it’s time to start nourishing it with an extra boost of hydration before disaster strikes again. We’re not talking about going to Sephora for another hair mask - we’re going natural remember. This time, make you own mask at home with some or all of the following: coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil. These natural oils are unsung heroes of the hair world that don’t get the credit they deserve. Apply your choice of mask directly to dry, brushed hair and leave it on for up to 30 minutes. Then, shampoo and condition as usual for stronger strands. Next time you go in for your monthly trim, your hairdresser will be proud.

#BBProTip: Got some of our Natural Tanning & Body Oil left over from Summer? This is great news for your hair. It's enriched with coconut oil and olive oil making it the perfect weekly hair treatment for your locks. 

Keep your hair healthy AF by not overdoing it

You know the saying, too much of a good thing can do a lot of harm? Over-washing your hair sits in that category. Why? Because there is truly nothing better for your hair than its natural oils. Instead of washing them away every day find some hairstyles that you can rock in public that don’t require constant washing. Dry shampoo and some cute clips come to mind. You also want to make sure you’re distributing the natural oils through your hair by gently brushing your hair more regularly. If that means investing in a new hairbrush, it’s the perfect reason to spoil yourself babe.

While we’re talking about limiting breakage and not overdoing it, there's one other thing you need to break up with if you really want those Gisele locks. Two words: Heat styling. We know it’s hard, but if you truly want healthier hair, start writing that breakup text now. Nothing good ever comes easy babe. Keeping your heat styling tools to a minimum will reduce breakage and make a huge difference.

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