Remember: it does not grow in 1 night. Really, it will take a while before your hair gets longer. Each month your hair grows about 1 centimeter – so that’s 12 centimeters a year! And that is only if it is super healthy and you do not have split ends. To make a long story short: patience is a good thing.
Ironically, but true: the scissors are your best friend. Although a regular bijpuntbeurt does not actually allow your hair to grow faster, you make sure that your hair keeps a healthy appearance and does not split your split ends, so you have to go to the hairdresser more often. It is recommended to go to the hairdresser every 10 to 12 weeks and to cut about half a centimeter at a time so that your hair ends stay beautiful.
Use conditioner every time you wash your hair. Your style, blow-dry and color your hair and after a while it becomes thinner at the bottom. Conditioner protects your hair and helps you to restore hair. So you can grow your hair longer and it looks healthier by conditioner.
You do not have to wash it every time you are in the shower. Skipping your conditioner is the worst thing you can do to your hair – especially if you want to grow it for a long time. Actually, you better skip your washing with shampoo as much as possible. This is why: the purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and ensure that products do not stick to your hair, but it can also remove essential natural oils that keep your hair healthy. Be better for your hair if you wash it, do the shampoo only in your hair roots and let it flow over the rest of your locks during rinsing, so that it removes dirt there.
Treat your hair weekly with oil or a hair mask. Because your hair touches or even passes your shoulders, it needs more love and attention than normal conditioner. A weekly moisturizing mask or oil can do wonders. Apply the oil before you wash your hair and your hair is extra well taken care of.
Comb your hair as if it were spun gold. Non-stop brushing can affect your hair physically. If you detoxify wet hair, make sure you are combing from bottom to top – usually, we start at the roots and go down in one stroke. But that way you can lose a lot of hair. So be extra sweet for your locks and they will stay nicer and healthier.
Dump your cotton pillowcase. And go for satin. Why? It is softer and it does not friction with your hair. So you wake up with fewer buttons in your locks. Who would not want that?
Never do your hair, but never again in a heavy towel. What’s so bad about wrapping your hair in a super soft towel? A lot of. It can cause your hair to break down. Your hair is caught in the woven fibers and because most women wrap the towel too tight around their faces, they are the small, new hairs that often break off. Go for a superdunne and soft microfibre towel, which is okay to use as a turban.
Stand under a cold shower at the end of each shower. This really helps if you want to grow your hair and keep your long locks healthy for longer. Cold water causes the outer layer of your hair to become softer, which prevents moisture loss, hooks and eyes, and heat damage. And you only have to do it for a few seconds, but this small step can really make a big difference.