1. Change the way you wash your hair. Factors like how often you wash your hair and what water temperature you use can affect the length of your hair. That’s because washing your hair too often (think every day) and using super hot water will cause it to dry out and become brittle. That leads to hair breakage, preventing your hair from growing long and thick. 
  • The solution? Wash your hair no more than 3 times a week, and use the coldest water you can handle. At first, washing your hair less often might make it look a little greasy. Wear a hat for a few days until your scalp gets used to producing less oil and things balance out. It shouldn’t take long, and there’s always dry shampoo to get you by! If you hate showering in cold water, try washing your hair in the sink with cold water separately from your regular showers. When you shower, keep your hair wrapped up in a shower cap.
  1. Dry your hair gently. Did you know that if you are towel drying your hair roughly, brushing it out while it’s wet, and then blow-drying it that you’re breaking your hair! It won’t get the chance to grow long and strong, because you’re handling it too roughly while it’s wet. Think of your hair like a garment made of good fabric; you wouldn’t just throw it in the dryer, you’d carefully lay it out to gently air dry. Treat your hair with the same gentle care. After washing, gently pat it dry with a microfiber towel or t-shirt and let it finish air-drying.
  • Don’t brush your hair while it’s wet. Wet hair tends to stretch and break more easily than dry hair. If you need to detangle it, apply a conditioning product, such as a leave-in conditioner. Then, use your fingers and a wide-toothed comb to gently work through the tangles.
  • Don’t blow dry your hair except for special occasions. Blow drying often really does cause damage in the form of breakage, frizz, and split ends, and it’s not easy to repair; you just have to wait for fresh hair to grow out.
  1. Use a mask on your hair once a week. This will help repair any damage that’s been done to it by replenishing your hair’s moisture. Afterward, your hair will feel soft, silky, and healthy, and it’ll stay healthy long enough to keep growing out.
  1. Get your hair trimmed about once every three months. You don’t want to go too often seeing as you’re trying to grow your hair. However, it’s important to get the damaged ends cut off, otherwise, you’ll end up with long hair that feels and looks like straw with quite a few split ends. Cutting off the split ends will actually help with hair growth due to the fact the hair is no longer able to split slowly up and basically keep your hair short and unhealthy. Book your trim with Cindy today, (417) 396-0396!
  2. Get plenty of sleep. Eight hours of sleep is essential. Sleep is the main time that your body spends on growth and repair.  If you don’t get enough sleep then your body won’t have enough time to concentrate on hair growth.