Stimulate the scalp
It all comes from the scalp. Invest in massaging your scalp every time you shower. While it may seem like a lot in the moment, 5 minutes a session translates into inches of growth. Once a week, massage eucalyptus or peppermint oil into the scalp for an extra tingle and blood flow into the area.
Choose natural and gentle options for cleansing the hair, and stick to 2-3 washes a week. This allows for natural oils in the scalp to nourish strands.
Condition every time you shower! Again, choose natural. Conditioning, unlike shampooing, deposits moisture and nourishes strands to a healthy and strong shine. Don’t be afraid of the conditioner. It ultimately translates into less breakage and longer growth.
This one’s a pretty large ‘catch-all’, but there’s a reason it’s so widely mentioned. While it’s not easy to radically switch your diet on a whim (we recognize that’s a lifestyle change), you can do small steps to slowly change routine. Start off by getting a multivitamin and taking it daily. If you’re already doing so, make a pact with yourself to eat one extra fruit a day with your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your hair (and skin) will thank you.