#1. Get a trim every 6 weeks to keep the ends healthy.
#2. Give yourself a hot oil treatment once a week using warm oil such as castor oil, coconut oil, aragon oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil. This is good for the scalp and will condition the hair. Also rub a little oil on the ends after showering to protect it.
#3. Essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, thyme and cedar wood mixed with a carrier oil and massaged through the scalp are excellent for promoting hair growth.
#4. Eat greens that are rich in folic acid like avocado, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, romaine, asparagus, brussels sprouts, okra, cucumbers and broccoli.
#5. Eat fruits high in folic acid like papaya, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, and raspberries.
#6. Drinking lots of water will promote hair growth. It also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is healthy hair because, when you’re dehydrated, dry hair is much more likely to break.
#7. Keep your thyroid healthy. Get your thyroid checked if you are experiencing unusual hair loss. Hair thinning is a common symptom of a thyroid disorder.
#8. Take some herbs like saw palmetto or horsetail.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported that saw palmetto may increase hair growth in men. Hair growth improved in men taking 400 mg of a standardized extract of saw palmetto and 100 mg of beta-sitosterol (from saw palmetto) daily. Saw palmetto has been used by herbalists for hair loss in both men and women.
Other herbs for stimulating hair growth are basil, burdock, and nettle.
#9. Maintain an alkaline lifestyle. Eliminate acid foods from your diet and avoid stress.
#10. Be gentle with your hair. You don’t have to wash, straighten or curl and blow dry it every single day. These are all very damaging to hair and can cause breakage.