Long hair comes with many perks. You can pull it into many different styles. You can wear it up or down or curl or straighten it. Plus, longer hair looks luscious and elegant. And if you have long curly hair, it will require less styling time than someone with short curly hair.
While having long hair has countless benefits, growing your hair long takes time. There isn’t a shortcut for getting long hair overnight. Did you know that hair grows only around six inches per year? That seems minimal growth, considering most people lose 60 to 90 hair strands per day.
The good news is that certain measures can expedite the process of hair growth. You’d need to change certain hair care practices, switch products, and adopt new habits. These will work together to provide your hair with an ideal growth environment.
We’ll provide tips for each of the hair growth elements below. But keep in mind that while these tips will speed up your hair growth, they’re not magic ways to get long hair in weeks or months.
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Want to grow your hair long naturally? Here’re some tips for you:
1. Avoid Cutting Your Own Hair
You may be tempted to cut your own hair, but this is not a good practice unless you’re an expert. The chances of a wrong cut are higher, given most people don’t know the techniques of using scissors like a pro.
Instead, it is an excellent idea to let your hair grow until you’re ready to go to a salon for a professional trim. Make sure your stylist knows you want to grow long hair, so they trim only the split ends responsible for hair breakage.
Most stylists agree that women should get three or four trims a year for their hair to remain healthy and grow faster — not to mention removing split ends makes hair shiny, silky, and smooth.
2. Stop Bleaching Your Hair
Bleaching leads to dry, weak, brittle, and delicate hair because the chemicals used in the product are harsh. And when you bleach your hair more often, it can result in hair breakage and slow down your hair growth. Bleaching also damages the hair cuticles, resulting in more split ends. So, if you want to grow your hair fast, be sure to stop treating your hair with chemicals.
3. Use a Clarifying Shampoo or Scalp Scrub
Did you know that your scalp’s health also affects your rate of hair growth? A healthy scalp speeds up hair growth and improves your hair strength. Most dermatologists recommend scrubbing your scalp or using a clarifying shampoo to free your skin from the elements that slow down hair growth. A clarifying shampoo reduces scalp inflammation, cleans hair follicles, and moisturizes your scalp, which is essential for healthy hair growth.
4. Don’t Shampoo Your Hair Every Day
Washing your hair every day can strip it off essential natural oils produced by your scalp. The lack of these oils can cause your hair to become dry and brittle and ultimately break. Plus, daily hair wash also causes scalp irritation. Most experts advise women to avoid shampooing their hair more than 4 times a week. Also, make sure your shampoo is free of harsh chemicals and contains healthy nutrients.
5. Get Deep Conditioning Treatment Regularly
Deep conditioning is crucial for healthy hair, as it provides your hair with nutrients that are crucial to prevent damage. Plus, regular deep conditioning treatment helps hydrate and repair your hair, reducing breakage and strengthening your hair. All of these improvements work together to speed up your hair growth process.
6. Use Heat Tools Sparingly
Heat damage slows down hair growth to a considerable extent. Heat tools strip your hair of moisture and oils, causing dryness and split ends. Using your blow dryer or curling wand at a high temperature can damage hair cuticles. These side effects of heat tools slow down hair growth. As such, make sure to use heat tools only when necessary. Whenever you decide to use heat tools, keep the temperature low.
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Zala hair extensions are available in multiple lengths and shade options.PUBLISHED 4TH MAY 2022