Most of us can relate to the time in our life where we decided to chop off our locks in hopes of better, healthier hair. But the months, or years (eeeek) have passed and you’re still inches away from the Repunzelesqe hair you’ve always dreamed of. Don’t get me wrong….short styles are super hot too, but there is something about long, cascading hair that makes the men’s heads turn and women growling with envy.
Believe it or not, there are certain tips and tricks of the trade that will not only ensure your hair will grow in quicker, but also much more healthy and vibrant. That being said, not everyone has the ability to grow super long tresses….there is such a thing as “terminal length” which refers to the maximum length your hair will grow. However, many people believe their “terminal length” is much shorter then it actually is.
Start with a Good Cut
Hopefully at this point in your life, you have found a stylist that you trust and feel comfortable expressing your “hair future” with! Getting a good cut to trim your ends and layers on a regular basis will keep your strands happy and more eager to grow.
Using the right tools/accessories on your hair will go a long way when it comes to growing out your hair. Always use a wide-tooth comb when brushing out wet hair. Swap out your plastic bristle brushes for natural bristles to promote shine and prevent breakage. Do not use metal clips or hair bands. Avoid pulling hair back into tight combs or ponytails as this actually inhibits hair growth. The looser the style, the better. For a selection of approved combs/brushes, click here.
Eat the Right Foods
You’ve heard the term, you are what you eat….and that absolutely applies to your hair! Eating enough fruits, vegetables, good fats and lean protein does wonders for healthy hair growth. Lean protein is essential in building strong, healthy strands. Also, make drinking water a priority in your day! I know you’ve probably heard this like a million times, but it absolutely makes such a difference. One trick I use, is everytime I am getting ready (hair and make-up), I also use the time to hydrate and get a portion of my daily water count in
Be Smart with Styling
Overusing heat tools, dyes and treatments on your hair, will have a huge effect on growing out your hair. However, a lot of professional tools and products are designed with your hair in mind and actually aid in providing you with healthy, long hair. Look for tools that contain tourlamine, which seal your cuticle and help prevent against heat damage. I really love the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Flat Iron.
Hair grows an average of half an inch per month, maybe more if you are really taking care of it. In the meantime, if you are really coveting those longer locks, try using Remy Human Hair Extensions, which are super easy to put in and style.
Do you have any tips and tricks for growing out your hair? Would love to hear from you!
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