How To Grow Out Your Hair
Fashion & Style Hair

How To Grow Out Your Hair

Published at 02/23/2012 20:02:40


How To Grow Out Your Hair

Short hair is definitely more convenient on a day to day basis, but there’s nothing like styling a head of gorgeous, long hair for a special occasion. You could sit and let Mother Nature do her job to grow hair over the follow weeks and months. If you’re impatient and want to speed things along a bit there are ways to grow hair longer and fuller in a shorter amount of time.

Step 1

Start your quest to grow long, healthy hair by having the ends of your locks trimmed. This may seem counterproductive, but if you let your hair grow long you’ll end up cutting off even more in the long run. Have your hair cut by a professional to ensure that the minimum amount of healthy hair is removed in the process. If possible, locate a stylist that specialized in longer hair. These professionals are specifically trained to handle longer locks, and will know how much and often to remove the damaged ends of your hair. Don’t hesitate to have your ends trimmed at least every six to eight weeks during the process as well. This ensures that healthy growth replaces your damaged and split ends.

Step 2

Eat a diet rich in vitamins in minerals to grow longer, fuller hair. Replace any fried or junk foods in your diet with green vegetables, fruit, yogurt and anything that will provide your body with the nutrients it requires to grow your hair longer and stronger.

Step 3

Use styling products, especially heat, sparingly when attempting grow out your hair. The chemicals found in hair dyes, relaxers, strippers, sprays and balms are all very drying to your locks, which will result in more trips to the salon to remove the damaged ends. If you still want to dye your hair while attempting to grow it out, color the roots alone and use a product that contains low-ammonia. These are generally less harsh on your scalp and hair.

Step 4

Wash your hair with sulfate-free, mild products no more than two to three times a week. If you’re the type that washes her hair every day, cut out that routine as quickly as possible. Washing and conditioning your hair everyday not only dries the individual hair shafts it also creates a film on your hair that adds unnecessary weight. Once again, use a mild shampoo and conditioner most of the time. Mix this up with a clarifying shampoo at least once a month. The clarifying product helps remove the excess shampoo, conditioner and styling residue from your hair. This translates into locks that grow faster and healthier.

Step 5

Pay attention to how you sleep on your hair. Never go to bed with a wet head, as all the tossing and turning will break and damage your longer locks. Place your hair into a ponytail or braid before heading to bed to protect your locks from breakage and wear. A hair bonnet or scarf is also acceptable, just pay attention that they’re constructed from satin or silk. These smoother materials are less damaging to your hair at night.


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