How to make your hair grow faster and longer. Everyone wants longer, healthier and stronger hair. From buying every hair mask possible to popping hair supplements, most of us are willing to do whatever it takes to get Sofia Vergara-worthy hair.
Here are the best tips for getting your hair to grow strong and healthy.
Skip the heat
We know it’s hard to break up with your hair dryer or curling iron. But if you want longer, stronger hair, you might need to start writing that breakup text. Anytime you use heat on your hair, you cause damage.
If cutting down on heat isn’t an option, always make sure you use a heat protectant on your hair.
Get a trim
Ah, the age-old debate. While experts are divided on the concept of trimming your hair to make it grow faster, getting frequent trims is the key to long, healthy hair.
Living with frayed, split ends will cause your hair to break farther up the strand, which will make your hair look thinner. Ask your stylist to cut off about a quarter of an inch every 10 to 12 inches to prevent extreme split ends before they start.
Switch to satin
If you wake up with matted hair full of tangles, your cotton pillowcase may be the culprit. Switch to a satin or silk one. These have a softer surface that won’t cause friction with your hair.
Your towel may be another culprit when it come to matted, frizzy hair. Your hair gets caught in all the woven fibers and this leads to breakage. Since most women wrap their hair too tightly, all those tiny strands around your hairline are pulled taut and prone to breaking.
Opt for a T-shirt or a thin micro-fiber towel which is a safer option for your hair.
A diet full of healthy fats is important if you want thick and healthy hair. While genetics will determine hair texture and curl, your diet plays a role in how genes can be expressed. Get plenty of good quality protein and good fats like olive oil and Omega-3.
Incorporate foods such as salmon, avocado, nuts, vegetables and fruit to get all the key nutrients for growing strong hair.
Less shampoo, more conditioner
The key to long and strong hair is to use less shampoo. The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product buildup, but most of them are filled with harsh chemicals like sulfates. These strip away your natural oils so instead, switch to a sulfate-free shampoo if you need to cleanse.
Your conditioner can be your best friend when you’re trying to grow your hair. Moisturise your hair every time you wet it. To get your ends back to good health, load up on conditioner. It helps to replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft as well as seal the outer cuticle.
Use a mask
If your hair needs a little more TLC than a normal conditioner can give, it’s time to reach for a mask. If you want a simple at-home hair treatment, mix coconut oil with almond or jojoba oil before shampooing. These oils will fill your strands with fatty acids, which will help strengthen and protect your hair as it grows out.
Switch out your hair tie
Wearing a ponytail or topknot in the same spot on your head every day causes your hair to break over time. Switch your hair elastic with bobby pins, claw pins or scrunchies. Frequently changing your pony or bun placement is an easy move that can help to maintain the strength of your hair.
So you definitely cannot grow your hair out overnight. But you can change your routine to make sure your hair is healthy. Keeping it hydrated, minimising heat, and staying away from harsh chemicals is crucial for getting longer and stronger hair.
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