Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a lengthy haircare routine with oils, masks and vitamins. For some women, having enviably long hair just happens, but for the rest of us, growing our hair to our shoulders is easy and then it tails off into wispy ends…
Tweaking certain aspects of our day-to-day beauty routine must be made. Whether that’s using a different hair brush, adjusting how often you use your hair dryer or straighteners. Adding a vitamin to the mix, or sleeping on a silk pillowcase. There are several easy steps that can be done to achieve long, lustrous locks.
Feed your Hair
Good hair grows out of a healthy body, so make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet with lots of protein. This will help you grow long healthy hair. Oils in avocados, eggs, nuts and seeds are great to add to your diet.
Keep a regular hair routine. You should be doing weekly hair masks and regularly shampooing and conditioning your hair. I don’t mean washing every day – that won’t help you grow longer hair but may dry it out. washing a couple of times a week is fine.
When it comes to styling you really want to do as little as possible. A weird fact is that sometimes air drying can be more damaging to your hair than blow drying because water also damages your hair.
So don’t leave your hair wet all day, but put down the hot tools. You don’t want to be using any straightening irons or curling wands if you want your hair to be as long as possible. If you are going to, make sure you always use a heat protection product.
Keep it natural
If you really want to grow long and healthy hair, stop lightening and colouring your hair too often. The colour process damages the cuticle which causes split ends and breakage.
Treat your scalp
We recommend regular head massages to treat your scalp and promote hair growth.
There isn’t exact science around this but it has shown that massage to the scalp will improve blood flow and this is only going to create healthier hair follicles. Your head is probably the easiest part of your body to massage yourself so it’s something you can do in the evenings or before you wash your hair.
Get frequent trims
It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want long hair that’s actually healthy, you need to get regular trims. While haircuts don’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair. Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster. After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length — not to mention shine, volume, and smoothness.
If your diet isn’t supplying you with enough nutrition, a supplement could make a world of difference. Look for a multivitamin that’s formulated and labeled ‘For Hair, Skin and Nails’. “Those contain important vitamins like biotin and C and B vitamins that support hair health.” Bonus: You may also get better skin in the process!