Have you ever met a woman who was satisfied with her hair? Me neither. Hair is often associated with beauty and attractiveness, which is why most women always want that little extra that will help transform their hair from good to great. In this article I am gonna tell you some simple steps of getting long hair.
1.Trim Your Hair Regularly
While this may seem counter-intuitive to someone looking to grow their hair, it is rather important if you want balanced hair growth. Damaged hair, filled with split ends, inhibit the growth and health of hair by causing thinning, and breakage.
Hence, getting your hair regularly trimmed to avoid unhealthy split ends is essential for enhanced hair length. If you’ve ever had split ends, you know what a nuisance they can be, especially for people with dry or damaged hair.
2. Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly.
Hair that touches your shoulders or beyond can be several years old and most likely needs more TLC than normal conditioner. Townsend suggests using moisture-based masks and oils weekly. “I make a natural oil treatment and give it to all of my clients to use pre-shampoo,” Townsend says. (His easy recipe: 1 cup of unrefined coconut oil mixed with 1 tablespoon each of almond, macadamia, and jojoba oils.) Because oils can leave a residue on hair, he says to apply it to damp hair, leave it on for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition like normal. “These oils are able to fill strands up with fatty acids and then, when rinsed out, using regular shampoo helps seal them inside hair,”
3. Use conditioner every time you shampoo.
“If your hair is wet, that means you have to condition it,” Townsend says. “Over time, from coloring and heat styling, strands start to get thinner at the bottom.” Conditioner helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft, “as well as seal the cuticle to help prevent more damage from happening so that you can get your hair to grow longer and look healthier,” he says.
4. Lower Your Stress Levels
High stress is a common cause of hair fall, and this means your hair strands are not growing to their full potential in the anagen stage.
One should avoid stress by practicing yoga, meditation and stress relieving exercises regularly. You should ensure you get at least eight hours of sleep every day, and do something that relaxes your mind, like reading a book or listening to your favorite music.
Switch Your Pillow Covers
If you’re determined to make the most of your hair growth, then you’ll know that every little advantage you can gain will eventually add up to a big increase hair length. In that context, it’s advisable to switch from regular cotton pillow covers to silk covers. Silk is smoother and causes less friction. This means that you’ll wake up with fewer tangles.
5. Protect Your Hair
You Will Need
A durable scarf or hat
What You Need to Do
Make sure your hair is covered when you leave the house, especially in harsh weather or dusty condition
Avoid Doing These
1. Hair Colors
Most of the hair colors contain ammonia, which is an industrial bleaching agent. It can wreak havoc on your hair by making it dry and damaged. The excessive use of hair colors can lead to hair fall by damaging the hair follicles. Instead of chemicals, try natural options like henna. It colors as well as conditions your hair and gives you soft hair.
2. Brushing Wet Hair
This is one of the biggest mistakes people generally make – combing or brushing their hair while it’s still wet. Never do this. Wait for your hair to dry naturally, gently detangle, and then comb softly.