October 14, 2016
Long & Strong Hair

When you start your hair growth journey, it can sometimes be overwhelming. There are so many products which claim to help hair growth, and it’s easy to drown in the sea of shampoo and conditioner that is your local drug store. But before you set out to buy that miracle hair masque, get familiar with the basic steps to growing your locks long and strong.

Looking After Your Ends

Since the idea is to increase length, you should cut down visits to the salon to once every two months. This can seem infrequent, especially if you like your ends nice and blunt like me. To make things easier, buy yourself a pair of hairdressing shears to trim split ends as soon as they appear. This will prevent things from getting too ragged, and more importantly reduce breakage.

Gentle Treatment

Simply being more kind to your locks when brushing them will minimize shedding. Start at the bottom, and use a wide toothed comb to detangle section by section, making your way up until your whole head it done. They way you style your hair while it's growing out is also important.

Don't braid your hair tightly, and try to stop heat styling if you can. If you really miss your curls, there are tons of overnight tutorials on the internet to try. You'll be spoiled for choice! Do not sleep with open hair at night. Make a loose plait or a bun secured with a scrunchie before you go to bed.

A plus to doing this is that you'll reduce the amount of time you spend on your hair in the morning. You can simply take it down, and give it a quick comb through, and you've got some gorgeous beach waves with hardly any effort.

Washing

With washing your hair, less is more. It goes by the fact that your hair needs it's natural oils to stay conditioned, and so washing these out every day will make your strands to become brittle and dry. Try putting an extra day between washes, and increase from there when your scalp has adjusted.

Nutrition

The last and arguably most important part of growing out your hair is eating well. You simply can't cheat on this. Your hair reflects your diet, and if you've got dry, brittle strands, it's almost certainly because you aren't giving your body the nutrients it need. Try to get your five a day, drink plenty of water and make sure you get enough protein and vitamin D. I hope you found these tips helpful, and I wish you luck on your hair growth journey.

Alicia Gold

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