Are you trying to grow your hair as long as mine (or even longer!)?
Unfortunately, there’s no INSTANT hair growth technique. (Except extensions!) But there are things you can do to maintain the health of the hair you already have so that length happens a lot quicker.
Here are some tips:
1) Switch to sulfate-free shampoo.
2) Shampoo your hair every other day, at the most.
This is important for maintaining the natural oils in your hair and keeping it from breaking. I know it might seem like your hair needs to be shampooed every day to keep it from getting oily, but this is a myth. Your hair plays a sort of trick on you when it’s used to being shampooed every day. Your scalp actually produces more oil than is necessary, in order to make up for the oil that is being removed with daily shampoos. It might take a week but your oil production will slow down once you stop shampooing your hair every day. So, give your hair a rest every other day.
3) Massage your scalp for five minutes every other day.
This one sounds pretty weird, but apparently getting the blood flow going helps your hair grow!
4) Give your hair a break from heat every few days.
This one is pretty obvious. Blow drying and straightening your hair causes breakage. The less you attack your hair with heat, the healthier your hair will feel.
5) Use a heat protector.
6) Comb your hair in the shower while you still have conditioner in.
This helps to prevents breakage. It is way easier to work a comb through your hair while it has conditioner in it, making combing your hair way less of a stressor for your hair. I actually keep a comb in my shower for this exact reason. It’s amazing how much better my hair feels when I get out of the shower, if I’ve already combed it while I was in there.
7) Rinse the conditioner out of your hair with cold water, instead of warm.
The cold seals the cuticle of the hair, helping to prevent split ends. You don’t have to freeze your butt off but you should turn the temperature down for a few seconds while you’re rinsing your hair.
8 ) Use a mayo treatment.
9) Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.
Cotton can be rough on your hair because of the way it’s woven. Strands of hair can get caught in the weave and this causes tangles and breakage. Using a silk or satin pillowcase is great for ALL hair types, but it’s epically beneficial to curly hair, which is more prone to tangles, frizz and breakage.
10) Get your ends trimmed every two months.
This gets rid of split ends. If you don’t cut off split ends, they will continue to split up your strands of hair causing them to become weak, tangled and eventually break off.
11) Take hair growth vitamins like Phyto Phytophanere Dietary Supplement- Hair & Nails or Hairtopia vitamins.
Eventually, I’m planning on blogging about these, so I’ll talk more about how they work then.
These are the tips and tricks I’ve picked up through research and my own experiences. I’ve tried most of these tips and have been pleased with the results.