Growing you hair out can feel like it takes forever and its true its does, you have to be patient. A hair care routine is going to be vital when trying to speed up the process of your hair growth and depending on how dedicated you are to growing your hair, there are many things you can do to help.
A few years ago I decided to cut my hair into a bob – the worst decision of my life – and not long after this I decided to do lots of research into how I can grow my hair out quickly. There where many, odd I must say, techniques that I came across and I think I tried pretty much all of them; from putting egg in my hair to tipping my head upside down for 10 minutes a day. Now these techniques may work but honestly they where not the nicest ways to get longer, healthier hair.
Surprisingly, some of the main advice I saw on growing your hair was to get regular trims, personally I believe this is a myth when it comes to hair growth. I get my hair trimmed around every 6-8 months, this may seem like a very long time but because I keep my hair so healthy I do not need to get it cut as regularly. If you follow the advice in this blog your hair will become a lot stronger and healthier, meaning you won’t need to cut it as often to get rid of dead ends.
Not using heat in your hair is going to make a massive impact in the health of your hair. Hot styling tools are going to take all the moisture out of your hair – leading it to break a lot easier. My hair is naturally very curly and frizzy so this was the hardest battle for me to tackle when my hair was short because it would puff up like a loins mane. This made it impossible for me not to use heat on my hair but I still tired my best to protect it from heat. Using a oil in your hair before taking your styling wand as it puts a barrier between the heat and your hair but also helps to keep your hair moisturised, which is really important in hair care. I tend to use a few pumps of OGX Moroccan Argan Oil*, working it from the ends up my hair. Depending on how thick your hair is depends how much you should use, because mine is pretty thick I use quite a lot of product – to make sure I’m protecting my hair.
This may seem very obvious but if you bleach or dye your hair then you are going to struggle to get your hair in a healthy condition and it will take a lot longer to grow out too. Even if you get your hair professionally done at a salon the hair dye itself if still going to have an effect on the health of your hair. Hair dye doesn’t just stain the hair it actually breaks down the protective barriers to set the colour permanently. Not only that, but it strips the natural tones in your hair leaving it very dull looking, personally I do not dye my hair and it is in very good condition. Plus I think the natural highlights in my hair look very pretty, especially when it hits the sunlight. Natural hair can be beautiful, you just have to take good care of it!
It is important to keep your hair as healthy as possible because this will really help when your trying to grow your hair out longer. I suggest taking hair boosting supplements such as Omega 3 tablets* or Sugar Bear Hair vitamin tablets to get important vitamins into your hair, which of course will help it become much stronger. I really noticed a difference in how quick my hair was growing when I started taking these daily, it did take a few weeks before you notice any difference in my hair because they take a while to fully get into your system. Not only is this going to help with your hair growth but it will also going to support your brain and give a wide spectrum of essential nutrients that work together to ensure optimum health and performance.
Hair masks are going to be your best friend when doing your hair care routine. I tend to use product hair masks, my favourites are the Christophe Robin Regenerating mask and the Lee Stafford Hair Growth mask*. These both help to really moisturise my hair and leave it feeling soft and healthy. If you want to save money you can also make your own DIY oil hair masks which I tend to do regularly, especially when I’m in desperate need of moisture putting back into my hair. I use the Vita Coconut Oil* and mix together a few teaspoons of OGX Maroccan Argon Oil* – I find these penetrate into my hair the best and leave it with a beautiful shine. Sometimes its difficult to wash out oil from your hair so I would recommend shampooing 2-3 times and conditioning your ends as usual.
Even your hair washing routine can effect the condition of your hair and also how fast it grows. If you are washing your hair regularly then you may want to consider leaving it longer between each wash. Each time you wash your hair you are stripping the natural oils out of your hair, I recommend washing it every 3-6 days – the longer you can leave it the better. If your hair becomes greasy quickly try using dry shampoo between washes, the more you do this your hair will adjust to the longer breaks between washes.
I love using Aussie hair products to wash my hair, they really work well for my hair type and give me those beautiful beach waves. When washing my hair I wash my scalp twice with Beach Mate shampoo*, avoiding the ends of my hair. Then to condition I like to use Beach Mate 3 Minute Miracle conditioner* and tend to leave this in for about 10-15 minutes. These really help to tame the frizz down in my hair, whist still leaving me with that beautiful natural wave.
Another very important note is when you come out the shower do not towel dry you hair, this is really damaging because it breaks the ends of your hair. Its okay to wrap it in a towel to soak up excess water, but then I recommend letting it air dry after letting the towel soak up the water. Brushing your hair when it is still wet is also going to make it break because the hair is not as strong when it is wet. If you really need to brush your hair after taking a shower because it gets knotty, I recommending using a wide tooth comb rather than a regular brush to minimise the amount of breakage.
I hope that you take these tips on board as hair care is really important for keeping your hair long and healthy. Just remember you will not notice a difference over night but if you stick to your hair care routine, you will start to notice a difference quite quickly.
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