Who doesn’t love long luscious locks of healthy hair? Many women turn to extensions to get the long hair they’ve dreamed of, but the truth is that you can grow your hair fuller and longer with just a few simple tricks.
Go to the Salon More Frequently
While it may seem counterintuitive, going to get a haircut more frequently can actually help you grow your hair. By getting a trim every six weeks or so, you’re removing the split ends of your hair, which can give the illusion that it’s growing faster. Moreover, by getting little bits cut off more frequently, you can avoid having to get four inches cut off at once if you go months in between cuts.
Never Brush Your Hair When It’s Wet
Brushing your hair after you shower is tempting, but it can actually cause a host of problems. First, your hair is more prone to breakage when it’s wet. That means that brushing it while it’s wet can cause your hair to break and can cause you to lose more strands. Second, you’re more prone to developing painful ingrown hairs if you brush when your hair is wet, because you can pull the hair follicles in ways that aren’t normal, changing the growth pattern of your hair.
If you really need to brush your hair while it’s wet, do so carefully. Experts recommend starting at your ends, rather than your roots, and gently working your way up to the top of your scalp. Brushing in this order can help you avoid damaging your hair if you must brush it while it’s wet.
Change Up Your Brush
There’s a reason men with great beards swear by using beard brushes made out of boar bristles. The bristles of this type of brush help evenly distribute natural oils through beards. This type of brush can do the same for your hair. Brush you hair nightly with this type of brush and watch the magic happen.
Avoid Chemical Treatments and Coloring
Yes, ladies. Those highlights are working against your efforts of growing out your hair. Getting your hair colored or chemically treated disrupts the natural growth process and new chemicals are introduced to your hair. Try to limit or avoid these types of treatments as much as possible.
Deep Condition Like It’s Your Job
Add weekly deep root conditioning treatments into your hair care routine and reap the rewards. Look for products that contain keratin, biotin or argan oil. These three elements do wonders for your hair. Treating your hair with a mask or conditioning treatment will promote its growth and will help seal any split ends you may have. For best results, wet your hair and apply these treatments before you shower. That way, your shampoo will wash out all the excess treatment your hair didn’t soak up so you aren’t left with a head of greasy locks.
Avoid Heat Tools Whenever Possible
Heat styling tools can do serious damage to your hair. Try to avoid using them as much as you can, but if you must use them, remember to always use a heat protectant spray.
Load Up on the Protein
The best way to promote hair growth is from within your body. Eating a high-diet protein will help your hair grow longer and faster, but it will also reduce how many strands fall out. Even if you don’t eat meat, you can get your protein from many other sources, such as beans, protein bars and drinks, and nuts.
Supplement Your Diet
Sometimes, you need to add something to your diet to promote hair growth. Many women across the world take a biotin or collagen supplement to help promote healthy hair, skin and nails. These vitamins can be found in your local drugstore or supermarket and can really help your efforts of getting longer hair.
Long hair doesn’t have to be your dream—it can be your reality. By practicing patience and sticking to a routine, you can get the long, luscious locks you’ve always wanted. Don’t wait any longer to get started.