Ever look at Rapunzel’s hair with a tinge of jealousy? Personally, I’ve been obsessed with long hair lately. Day and night I think about new ways of helping my hair grow longer: I can’t help it. Are you as obsessed as I am? Then read along: I’ve got some secrets to share. This is your ultimate guide to helping your hair grow “faster” – inverted commas are pretty much mandatory here though, because everybody’s hair is different and takes different times to grow. Mother Nature blessed some of us with overactive follicles and plenty of keratin, while others have to do with slower growth; anyhow, slow and steady wins the race, and you’ll need patience. Routine is key here, because longer hair (even Rapunzel’s) doesn’t happen overnight. Start by fixing some of your habits and you’ll immediately notice an improvement in the health and appearance of your hair.
Never ever forget to apply conditioner, which you need to use every single time; ideally, you should also use a moisturizing hair mask at least once a week. Avoid aggressive shampoos: opt for moisturizing products. Additionally, try not to wash your hair every day: every time you get rid of dirt from your scalp, you’re also removing the natural oils produced by your body to help fibers grow. When you’re done, don’t wrap your towel too tight on your head: hairs might break, even though you might not notice!
Comb your hair as delicately as you can, using the right tools. Nobody wants knots, but stressing your hair is the best way to prevent it from getting longer. The same goes for using the hair dryer and straightener: the less often you use them, the less stressed your hair will be. Other factors include hair ties: tying your hair is not particularly good for growth, so keep it loose as often as possible, or position your hair differently every time; this way, there won’t be any weakening of the fibers anywhere specific. Then, your pillow, or rather pillow case: for the best results, you’ll need silk. Your hair will thank you. Last but not least, add hair growth products to your routine: serums in particular will help your conquer long hair. You’ll only need a few drops in the morning of before going to sleep, together with a nice scalp massage, which never hurts anyway.
Even though it’s not scientifically proven to help growth, it is always a good idea to give your hair a good trim every now and then. This way, you’ll avoid split ends, which signal hair’s bad health and its likely coming closer to breaking point. One last piece of advice: do some research and consider supplements. If your diet lacks the vitamins your hair needs, they will help.
That’s it from your hair growth goddess today. Good luck, Rapunzels, may the force be with you!