10 Ways to Grow Your Hair Out – Faster and Longer (Yes, Really)

By: Judy Khalil

Okay, so you definitely can’t grow your hair overnight, but you can change up your routine to make sure your hair is as healthy as  possible. We’re quarantined anyway, might as well follow through with these tips and grow your hair out to be strong, long, and healthy – fast.

1) Get frequent trims:

Experts recommend getting an eighth of an inch of your hair trimmed at least every six to eight weeks because living with split ends will eventually cause your hair to break farther up on the strand, which will not only make your hair look way thinner but will also make it weaker.However, don’t wait too long in between trims as you’ll end up having to take off more length in the end.

2) Load up on conditioners:

Do a weekly conditioning treatment.

Let’s just say your conditioner should be your best friend when you’re trying to grow your hair because basically, it’s your first defense against the damage that threatens your hair goals.

3) Shampoo less:

Well, yeah as bizarre as it sounds but its true because the purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt, but most shampoos are filled with sulfates, which strip away natural oils you need for healthy hair. Thats why make sure to choose sulfate free shampoo products.

4) Rinse with cold water.                                                                                                                                     Not only is a super steamy shower rough on your hair , but it’s also  bad on your skin. Washing your hair entirely with cold water or at the end of your shower can give an added boost of hair-growing power because cold water smoothes the outer layer of your hair, which helps prevent moisture loss.

5)‘WET’ brush:

Be careful when you brush wet hair because thats when its more likely to break ,but just keep in mind that aggressive brushing in general can cause physical damage to your hair , so if you can hear the sound of the brush crunching through your strands, know you’re being too rough. As Townsend says “We often instinctually brush from the scalp down, but that just pushes small tangles into one large knot and can cause you to lose a lot of hair.“When you detangle wet hair, be sure to start from the bottom and work your way up slowly.”

6) Eat nutrient-rich food:

Growing hair doesn’t just depend on which products you put on it, it also depends on what you put into your body.

Nutritionist explain that adding foods rich in iron, zinc, vitamin C, B vitamins, and omega-3 in your diet will play a major role in having a stronger and longer hair. However, if you can’t get the proper amount of nutrients you need to grow healthy, long hair and you think you might be vitamin deficient, you should consider hair-growth vitamins, but make sure to first check in with a doctor to make sure that you  really lack this certain vitamin and  that they won’t interfere with medications if you’re on one.

7) Avoid heat styling tools:

Hair straighteners, curling wands, and chemical relaxers cause a lot of damage , but if you must use heat, Pros recommend decreasing the temperature and always using a heat protectant otherwise, you risk damaging your hair.

8) Resist the urge to go blonde:

As chic as ash blonde hair looks, going from a darker shade to light blonde could stand between you and your longest-possible hair because when you bleach, it opens up the cuticle of your hair strands which then leads to more breakage or split ends.

9) Swap out your hair elastics and change up your style:

Elastic hair ties cut your hair at the point of tension (where it is tied) that’s why you should switch out your hair elastics for claw clips, bobby pins, or larger pins instead. Also frequently changing your pony or bun placement is an easy move that can help maintain the strength of your strands.

10) Use a silk pillowcase:

Silk cases leech less moisture, helps avoid tangles and breakage, and it has a softer surface that won’t cause friction with your hair the way that regularly woven cotton does.

BONUS:they look (and feel)  F r e a k i n g luxe.

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