Your hair does not have super powers and they will seldom respond to impossible tricks and hacks for overnight growth that is often available over digital media platforms these days. So, if you are expecting your hair to grow from a short bob to waist length in a month, you may be setting unrealistic goals that will never materialize.
Your hair has its own time and pace to grow that is around ½ inch per month on an average depending upon the type or quality of hair you have got. For example, thin / weak and curly hair often grows at a slower pace than healthy and straight hair. Therefore, from a short bob to waist length given the quality of your hair and the routines you follow, will take about 10 to 12 months if not a little more.
Start With A Healthy Diet
Beauty of your hair is not skin deep. If you are expecting thick, luscious and stronger hair, you will have to focus on your nutrition that has to be rich in Vitamins A/B group, Omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, biotin etc. You can add certain super foods like salmon, walnuts, oysters, eggs, yogurt, spinach and more to your daily diet for favorable results. Regular intake of supplements can also help in this direction.
Use Products That Strengthen Your Hair
If your hair lacks luster, strength and growth capacity, it may be time to try out strength-based hair products that actually nourish your hair than add temporary dose of superficial beauty to it. Ever tried oxygen based hair products? If not, anytime is a good time to start. Oxygen helps improve scalp and hair health dramatically that reflects in brilliant bouncing tresses.
Save Your Hair From Mechanical Hair Damage
Mechanical hair damage refers to everything that we consciously do to cause physical damage to our hair. Tying your hair way too tight, sleeping on rough pillow cases with hair open, wringing them too full force, combing way too hard while your hair is wet are only a few examples of mechanical damage to mention.
Prevent Environmental / Chemical Damage
Environmental hair damage happens when you expose your tresses to harsh sun and pollution on a regular basis. If you are a 9 to 5 office goer, saving your hair from environmental damage can get a little difficult. However, if you use proper sun protective serums and focus on after care like going for fortnightly oxygen scalp therapies etc. you can maintain your hair health successfully.
Chemical damage on the other hand has got everything to do with frequent coloring, exposure to chlorine water (pools), salt water (seas), hard water in taps etc. These can be tackled very easily with protective and preventive hair care products that are designed for chemically damaged hair.
Trim And Style The Right Way
Even though hair growth happens from the scalp and not the hair tips, it is necessary that you trim regularly to get the load off. This helps in eliminating split ends etc and contributes to longer, stronger and healthier hair. Lastly, if you use heat based hair tools frequently, be enlightened about the fact that het based tools take a massive toll on hair health. If you want thick luscious hair, it is best to minimize usage of heat tools like straighteners, curling irons etc. to bare minimum.