Here are some long hair tips you can use to grow your hair out stronger and longer:
1. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
It’s very simple: drink plenty of water, and try to eat healthy. Neglecting your diet will have a major negative effect on your hair’s health. Hydration is key to having healthy and strong hair. Try to avoid or limit your alcohol & tobacco intake. This dehydrates your body and drys up your scalp and hair. Eating fresh vegetables and fruits is also essential, as they give vital vitamins and minerals to your body.
Since your hair grows directly from your body, when you treat your body well, your skin, nails, and hair will benefit too. People who suffer from vitamin deficiencies and unhealthy diets usually suffer from dry and brittle hair. So try to develop healthy eating habits if you want to have healthy hair. Exercising is also very important. This helps with stimulating blood flow throughout your body, including the top of your head.
Taking some vitamins is a great way to ensure that you’re getting proper nutrition. Look for a good multi-vitamin. Some important vitamins to look for are: Vitamin E, B2, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, and H (biotin). Some other important supplements are: Inositol, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, and Keratin. If you want long, strong, and healthy hair you should re-evaluate your diet and nutritional intake. Being healthy is the # 1 most important tip for having long, full, healthy hair
Hair can be very delicate, so treat it carefully. Never use a brush with tiny knobs on the end of the bristles (they are known for ripping out hair). Never brush too much or excessively. This can lead to ripped hair and split ends. It’s important to note that hair is weakest right out of the shower when it’s wet, so be sure to wait for it to dry before you brush it. Avoid using heating products (TIP 4). Getting a wide-tooth comb or run your fingers through your hair is a great technique to rake out tangles and knots.
3. Occasional Trims
Trimming your hair helps get rid of split ends and other damaged hair strands. Depending on how fast your hair grows, you should typically visit your barber or stylist from every six weeks to six months. Make sure that your stylist isn’t removing too much hair. If your stylist insist on cutting off inches every time you go in for a visit, find another person because your hair won’t get any longer. Refer to TIP 1, the better you care for your hair daily, the less often you’ll need trims.
4. Avoid Heat
Choose a hairstyle that doesn’t rely too much on heating products. If you have curly hair, try and find a long curly hairstyle. When you get out of the shower you should dry your hair correctly. Brushing your hair with a towel can be very harmful. If you do use a blow dryer (use low or cool fan speed), rotate it back and forth to prevent excess heat. This is the least damaging way to use a blow dryer. The # 1 best way to dry your hair is to damp with a towel and let it air dry. Also note that putting your hair up in a”towel turban” can make your hair frizzy.
5. Oil Treatment
Contrary to popular belief, oil will NOT leave your hair and scalp oily, but it will nourish and revive damaged/dry/frizzy hair. Instead of appearing “greasy” like most people would assume, applying oil to your hair will instantly add gloss and shine. So which oils should you apply to your mane?
Getting the right oil can make a significant difference and for all types of hair; normal, oily, dry, and even dandruff. The best thing to do is to experiment! See what works for you and keep an open mind. To see which oils are best for your hair type, visit our Oil Treatment for Hair post.
Hope this helps!