Many women wish to have Rapunzel-length locks. Well, you can get longer and much stronger hair that looks gorgeous in very short time. Continue with reading as below we are going to present you several pro-recommended tips.
For some of you this may seem counterintuitive, but in order to get long hair, it is crucial to get regular trims. The famous celebrity hairstylist, Michael Dueñas, explains “While haircuts don’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair. Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster”. Namely, split end that breaks may lead to your hair losing length. Moreover, split ends make your hair less shine, without volume and smoothness.
- Spread the wealth that is your hair’s natural oil
After long day at work all you need is some sleep, but leaving your hair unbrushed substantially will damage it. “Starting at the scalp, use a boar bristle brush to distribute your scalp’s oils evenly onto your hair so it stays naturally moisturized” says Eva Scrivo Salon, senior colorist and hair educator Meri Kate O’Connor.
So, next time before you go to sleep, give your hair few quick strokes as it can be great for its health, but in same time will increase circulation and that will make your scalp healthier.
- Start from the inside by eating the right foods
Long hair partially depends on products you use for treatment of your hair, but it also depends on what type of food you consume. Dermatologist and CLEAR Scalp & Hair expert Dr. Francesco Fusco explains “To promote hair growth, you need to ‘feed’ the hair from the inside. Try increasing your protein intake with foods like fish, beans, nuts, and whole gains”. Dr. Fusco warns that those people who are meat-lovers should maintain a diet high in protein. In addition to that, women who don’t get enough protein often experience “more shedding”.
- Stop abusing it with heat styling tools
Hot tools are one of the biggest causes of damaged hair. “Stop over-styling your hair” advises celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves. Paves explains that if you must use heat, always decrease the temperature and utilize heat protectant. The heat ruins your locks, which also leads to breakage and frizz.
We have some good news: the routine of washing your hair should be very simple. “Shampooing your hair two to three times a week is a general rule. This allows your natural oils to penetrate your hair, allowing it to hydrate and repair itself” explains aves. Dr. Fusco warns that you should be careful and not let too much buildup to occur as on that way surplus of oil, itching and dandruff may appear.
- Finish your shower with a cool rinse
Super steamy shower is really bad for your skin, but it is rough for your hair, as well. Paves advices: “Turn the water temperature down when cleansing. And rinse with cool water to help seal the cuticle and strengthen your hair before styling it.”
- Pay attention to how your skin feels after using hair care products
After first use most people get shiny locks and assume that the product is working for them. Dean advices to take a closer look and feel. He explains: “What the formula is doing to your skin is generally what it’s doing to your hair. Does it make your skin feel dry, stripped, heavy, waxy, sticky, or greasy? Or does it feel soft, hydrated, silky, and supple?” Stick to the rule that you should treat your long hair the way you treat your skin. Remember that if your hair follicles are clogged and congested, your hair will not be able to grow efficiently.