Since last summer I’ve been wanting to grow out my hair. Long. Like really long. So I’ve been researching a lot on ways to make it grow faster as well as ways to just get it healthier in general. Here are some tips that I’ve seen, used, and have worked (at least for me).
1. DON’T WASH YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY
This might sound gross but it really does work. Washing you hair everyday strip’s all the essential oils from you hair which will leave your hair drier and more prone to breakage. If you wash your hair everyday it might take a couple of weeks to get your hair to not need to be washed everyday but overall it’s definitely worth it.
2. DON’T BRUSH YOUR HAIR AS OFTEN
Brushing your hair a lot definitely leads to more breakage so maybe just brush it once when you get up and once before you go to bed. If your hair is very fine like mine you could probably get away with just combing it.
3. STAY AWAY FROM HEAT
Heating your hair up will dry it out and damage it. Try not to blow dry your hair or use heat styling tools. I know some people put on heat protective sprays before using heat styling tools but I feel like all your doing is putting chemicals on your hair which also isn’t great….
4. USE HAIR MASKS
You can either buy these or make one from things in your house. Trust me Pinterest has tons of recipes. 😉 But yes, I have recently started using a homemade one about once a week and I really do notice a difference, my hair is getting longer and softer. 👍
Another thing I do is about an hour before I take a shower I will put coconut oil on the ends of my hair and that also really helps.
5. WASH YOUR HAIR WITH COLD WATER
This goes back to the stay away from heat, this one really does help my hair but I HATE it! Especially in the winter I’m just like “nope not happening”. I do notice that when I do do this my hair doesn’t frizz as much and it’s shinier.
6. STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR HAIR
The more you play with your hair the more you will get split ends. This one is really hard for me because I’m always twirling my hair. It’s really awful for my hair I know so I am trying to stop….
7. DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR HAIR
If you have super greasy hair or curly hair the do some research and find out what works for your hair. Generally speaking I think all the things I’ve listed will help with any hair type, but still experiment and see what works for you.
And that’s it! Obviously my hair isn’t the most amazing thing right now but all these tips are from girls who do have great hair so hopefully my hair will start getting longer and healthier. 🙂
Thanks for reading everyone. Talk to me in the comments about what you do to care for your hair. Also tell me if you might give any of these tips a shot!