Long Hair Don’t Care: 5 Tips for Growing Your Hair Out
Long, luscious, lustrous hair is literally always in fashion. There’s nothing like having mermaid dream hair that flows over your shoulders and down your back in cascading curls, which is why some of the top models in the world are almost always sporting waist-length waves. The only problem is finding the patience to grow your hair out to get to that length. Thankfully, there are some tried and true tips for growing your hair out, so you can say in virtually no time, “Long hair, don’t care!”
Don’t Use Shampoo Every Time You Shower
Unless you’re using premium shampoo that’s totally sulfate-free, chances are, your shampoo is probably stripping your hair of its essential oils. In order to keep your hair as healthy as possible, it’s important to maintain those natural hair oils. When you keep those hair oils intact and your hair healthy, you end up with longer, healthier hair—naturally!
Again, you can continue to use shampoo as often as you need, but when you’re trying to grow your hair out, you should be paying special attention to your hair’s essential oils. Let your hair sip on moisture; don’t strip it of its nourishing natural moisturizer.
Do Condition Your Hair Every Single Time You Wash It
Speaking of that essential moisture and letting your hair sip on it, you should absolutely be conditioning your hair every single time you wash it. Really, every time you get it wet.
As your hair grows longer, it starts to get thinner at the ends over time. To protect those thinner ends, simply apply an adequate amount (generally a quarter-sized dollop) of moisturizing and protecting conditioner to the bottom three-quarters of your hair. That moisturizing conditioner will not only impart necessary, thirst-quenching moisture, but it will also help to seal your hair’s precious cuticles, protecting them from further heat and environmental damage.
If daily moisturizing conditioner isn’t quite enough to keep your ends happy, you can always apply a weekly moisture hair masque.
Don’t Skip Out On Regular Trims and Hair Dustings
Do you know when you need “just a trim” versus a full haircut versus a hair dusting? If you don’t, you may want to check out the article “Why You Don’t Actually Need ‘Just a Trim.’”
In any case, when you’re attempting to grow your hair long more quickly, it may seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually better for your long locks if you get regular trims.
Don’t wait too long between salon visits, or you may risk further damaging your hair with split ends and excessive frizz.
Do Give Hair-Loving Multivitamins a Shot
Biotin. Vitamin D. B12. Vitamin C. When your body is well-nourished, your hair really shows it. While your hair might not sprout out overnight, there should definitely be a noticeable difference within a few months.
Not only will hair-loving multivitamins help your hair grow long and strong, they should also have a positive effect on your skin and nails. Who wouldn’t want glowing skin, long hair, and strong nails, right?
Don’t Expect Overnight Results with Your Hair
You may not be Rapunzel overnight, but if you keep your hair healthy, you can definitely expect to have longer, stronger hair over time.
Soon enough, you’ll have that long, enviable shampoo commercial hair you’ve been trying to grow out forever. It just takes a little patience, some hair-loving vitamins, a smidgen of conditioner, and a little less shampoo than you think you need (unless it’s packed with keratin).
If you want #LongHairDontCare, you’re in the right place. Don’t forget about those all-important regular trims. Visit a Fantastic Sams salon today to help get you on the right track toward gorgeous mermaid hair.
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