Long hair – it looks so beautiful and feminine, yet it is so difficult to grow. Do you feel like your hair just gets stuck and refuses to grow beyond a certain length?
Don’t worry, I’ve been there and using this experience, I created a set of basic tips that are essential for growing long and luscious locks.
① Trims the Edges:
The tips of your hair are the oldest part of it. As such, they are prone to getting damaged. Split and dry ends will prevent your hair from growing strong and healthy.
Additionally, poorly styled and cut long hair will look anything but beautiful. Trim the edges on a regular basis to keep the entire length of the hair strong and healthy. A few trims will give you the long hair you are dreaming of.
② Your Diet can Help Hair Growth:
It’s not a myth! Certain foods can help accelerate the hair growth process. You can increase the intake of certain foods to make your hair grow faster. Eggs, oysters, sunflower seeds, salmon, almonds and avocados are some of the best foods to add to your menu for faster hair growth.
Eating the options on this list of 8 foods that make your hair grow faster can really work for you.
③ Avoid Heat Damage:
How often do you use a flat iron or another styling tool that relies on heat? You may want to forget about these hair styling essentials, at least for a while.
Heat styling causes damage, especially if your edges are already brittle. Some damage will take place even if you are using a protective product.
④ It’s Okay to Skip a Wash:
Washing your hair on a daily basis is actually harmful. You are stripping the locks of essential protective oils, potentially causing dryness and brittleness.
It is ok to skip the daily hair washing every once in a while. If you need to do something about the condition of your hair, try dry shampoo as a replacement option.
⑤ Healthy Scalp – Healthy Hair:
Scalp health is one of the most important (and underestimated) essentials of growing long hair. Make sure your scalp is clean and have a daily massage.
Using your fingers to massage the scalp will improve circulation and provide hair with the nutrients that stimulate growth.
⑥ Hydrating Mask at Night:
Overnight hydrating treatments provide deep conditioning and hair nourishing. Try an overnight hair mask or use a regular mask without washing it off.
Rinse your hair in the morning and you will notice how shiny and beautiful it looks.
⑦ Turn Down the Temperature:
Extra-hot showers every now and then can be really soothing and enjoyable. Your hair, however, will sustain some damage. Very hot water will strip hair from all of the protective oils.
It is possible to even get dry and brittle hair as a result of a regular hot shower. Turn down the temperature a bit to protect your locks.
⑧ Try Co-washing:
Have you tried co-washing yet? You should familiarize yourself with the possibility, if you want to have a long and strong hair. Co-washing means that you are using only conditioner to clean the hair between the uses of shampoo.
Conditioner can remove buildup without stripping hair of its natural protective layer.
⑨ Stay Hydrated:
Did you know that drinking more water can help you hair grow faster? This is yet another benefit of keeping yourself properly hydrated.
⑩ Experiment with Hairstyles:
Enjoy the process of growing your hair. Try a few new hairstyles while you are waiting for your hair to reach the desired length. Keeping your locks healthy and choosing the style that is most flattening should be fun.
Getting stressed over the inability to grow long hair will actually result in even slower growth. In addition, experimenting with styles will possibly help you find the one that is perfect for you right here, right now.
Long hair requires some hard work. Do a little bit of research and choose the right washing, conditioning, and hydrating products. A few natural masks and treatments will enhance the results of your efforts, as well. Get in a few daily hair care habits and you will soon notice the differences.