Updated on January 23, 2018
A healthy mane of hair can make even a simple outfit stand out. Here are some tips on how to grow long hair.
Remember that it will not grow overnight – Healthy hair will only grow a quarter of an inch to half and inch every month. Therefore, growing out your hair will take some patience.
Trims – Although trimming your hair will not make it grow any faster, you will prevent spilt-ends that will work their way up your strands. Spilt-ends can also cause your hair to break, making it shorter than the rest of your stands. Ask your stylist to take off 1/8th of an inch every 10-12 weeks.
Use conditioner every time you shampoo – Conditioner will help your hair ends replenish lipids and proteins that are lost when coloring and heat styling your hair.
Don’t shampoo every time you shower – Shamooping often will remove all the natural oils that build-up on your scalp that help your hair grow. Instead, shampoo once or twice a week and condition every time you shower.
Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly – Hair that touches your shoulders can be several years Therefore condition your hair weekly with a moisture based oil or hair mask. It is best to wet your hair, apply the mask and then shampoo and condition your hair as normal.
A balanced diet– Look at eating a balanced diet that is full of fresh vegetables, meats, and fruits. Avoid processed and packed foods, as they are full of chemicals that can create hormonal imbalances that can affect hair growth.