How to grow your hair fast and healthy is a question most women want to know, am I right?
No matter how many vitamins or secret pills they make to grow our hair, nothing ever seems to work. Being a hairstylist, I hear this all the time: “My hair will not grow past a certain length!” Whether it be at their shoulders or a little past their shoulders, a majority of people think they cannot grow their hair long.
Here are a few tips that I have found to help my clients and myself achieve all lengths of hair…
1) Diet is Key ?
Drinking a lot of water is important to having healthy hair. We are hydrating it from the inside out, allowing for faster hair growth as well.
Having a well balanced diet is also essential to having long, luscious locks. Hair comes from within us, therefore everything we put into our bodies will show on the outside.
Below is a great list of foods essential to healthy hair, which I found at thirstyroots.com
2) Products Make a Difference
Try to let your hair air dry as much as possible, any type of heat on hair is inviting brittleness. When you do blowdry your hair always use a heat protectant. I personally like Kerastase leave-in conditioner, shown below.
You can purchase Kerastase right on their website, click here for the link 🙂
A little goes a long way with this, I usually only use about a dime size amount in my hair since it moisturizes so well with using so little.
Washing your hair as little as possible is also better for your hair.
Dry shampoo is a necessity to letting those blow-outs last as long as possible. My personal favorite is Tigi Rockaholic (voted best dry shampoo for 2015!)
Tigi Rockaholic can be purchased at Ulta, or click here to purchase online.
Deep conditioning at least once a week will help strengthen your hair.
I use Pureology’s strength cure masque a minimum of once a week.
It can be found on Ulta’s website here.
I also came across a YouTube video that brought light to an oil treatment meant to grow long and healthy hair. I’ve been doing it once a week for about a month now and my hair grew faster than ever! (And I’m usually a skeptic about this stuff). Below is the link to the video:
3) Haircuts Help
We’ve all heard from our hair stylist once or twice “get haircuts every 8-12 weeks to help your hair grow.” How does it make sense if we are trying to grow out our hair out, but our hairstylist wants us to cut it?! How dare they.. Well guess what? It’s true! How do you expect to get long and healthy hair without cutting the dry pieces off? The hair at the end of our head is the oldest hair we have. Just imagine how many times you’ve blowdryed or flat ironed your hair? It’s time to say bye-bye to those dead ends. I know some of you are afraid to get haircuts as well because the last time you did, your hair stylist cut too much off. It’s all about communication with your stylist. I’d rather have my clients come back in a week later to cut more off than cut too much and never have them come back at all.
Let your hair stylist know your goal is to trim off as little as possible so you can grow your hair longer.
Unfortunately in some situations, a lot needs to be cut off in order to start the process over. I usually recommend to my clients about a 1/2 inch every 3 months. Sometimes a little less, depending on how well they took care of their hair over the last 3 months.
These are just some of the things that I have found to help assist hair growth. Everyone’s hair is different and what might work for one person may not work for another and vice versa. If anyone has any other tips that have helped them grow their hair, please feel free to comment below!
Thanks for reading & happy hair growth! ✨