How to grow your hair long and healthy
My hair grows so fast I can’t contain it. I used to donate 28 inches every two years because of the length and thickness of my hair.
My hair has grown from my chin down to my butt since my last major cut in May 2016.
This is what I do to grow my hair long and healthy.
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Don’t wash everyday.
Washing your hair everyday strips it of the natural oils. Those natural oils help keep your scalp moisturized, meaning less dandruff. Your roots are healthier when you don’t strip your hair of it’s natural oils. Healthy roots means healthy hair.
Get regular trims.
This one is an important one because you must get your hair trimmed in order for it to grow healthy. I know it doesn’t make sense to get your hair cut when you’re trying to grow it but trust me the healthier it is, the healthier it will grow.
Cutting the dead hair off makes your hair look and feel better.
Think about it… when you have a plant, you remove the dead leaves to keep it healthy, why wouldn’t you do the same with your hair?
Hair masks are a godsend.
I do a hair mask once every 7 to 10 days.
Here are a few I use:
Here are two that I really want to try :
I love ALL Garnier Fructis products, so I’m sure these two masks are amazing, but if anyone has used either of them, please let me know how they are! 🤗❤
Be careful when using heat.
I never almost never blow dry or straighten my hair. Heat is so damaging to your hair. If you must straighten or blow dry your hair make sure you get a good heat protectant. Here is one that I use :
Washing your hair at night eliminates the need to blow dry and straighten your hair. It works for me because my hair is naturally straight and very heavy so it straightens itself. I know that’s not the case for everyone, I’m just sharing what works for me. 😊
Wear your hair down as much as possible.
Wearing your hair in a ponytail causes it to break. Especially when you use constricting hair ties. If your hair ties are too tight, your hair will be weakend where the hair tie is. This is especially true if you wear it in a ponytail everyday. If you are required to wear a ponytail because of your job I would recommend using looser hair ties or scrunchies.
Don’t dye your hair.
I remember dying my hair a ton when I was younger and my hair was always dead. Once I started donating hair I wasn’t allowed to dye it, and my hair did a complete 180.
My hair was so unbelievably healthy after I stopped dying it and just left it it’s natural color. Every color is beautiful so there’s no need to dye it!
If you are interested in supplements to help your hair grow Biotin is a great supplement.
You can also take Prenatal Vitamins. Obviously, they are technically for pregnant women, but I’ve heard of many women who aren’t pregnant that have taken them and had good results with hair, skin, and nails.
(Please note: this is not professional medical advice. Please consult your Primary Physician before beginning any new medicines or supplements!)
Eat your fruit.
Look up fruits that are good for that have good vitamins for hair.
Citrus fruits: grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges, etc.
Eat your veggies.
Just like fruit, veggies contain good vitamins for hair. Here are an example of a few veggies good for your hair!
Invest in a good leave in conditioner.
On hair washing days, you will want to put leave in conditioner in your hair to keep it silky and smooth all day. Here’s the exact one that I use and love :
If you have curly hair, this one is similar to the one I use and it’s perfect for your gorgeous locks! :
As with a leave-in conditioner, you will also want to invest in a good anti-frizz serum. This one is my favorite!
Don’t use cheap shampoo and conditioner.
If you want your hair to grow long, strong, and beautiful, you don’t want to be giving using $0.50 shampoo and conditioner.
You can’t expect something to thrive if you’re not going to feed it all the proper nutrients.
Here are some great, but still affordable brands :
And last, but certainly not least…
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
I know you’re rolling your eyes at me right now, but it’s so important to drink water. Healthy outside starts from the inside.
Water has so many health benefits. I could go on and on, but I will spare you. Just take my word for it, and drink more water. You hair, skin, and body will thank you!
These are the steps I follow to grow my hair long and healthy. This is not professional advice, just a personal experience.
Do you do anything that I missed to keep your hair healthy? Let me know in the comments below!