- Get frequent trims—yes, really.
It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want long, healthy hair, you’ve got to get regular trims (we recommend coming in for a trim every 4-6 weeks). While getting a hair cut won’t actually help your hair grow faster, it will help prevent split ends, which can sabotage your hair-growing efforts. Think about it: a split end that breaks can lead to you losing hair length.
- Adopt a healthy diet.
A diet rich in vitamins and minerals is one of the best ways to grow your hair. Fruit, vegetables, and iron-rich foods are great for stimulating hair growth.
- Brush your hair 100 times before bed—okay, not really.
But we’ve all heard the old wives tale: brush your hair one hundred strokes every night before bed. While Aunt Sally may have been a little off-base, her advice came from a solid place. Brushing your hair before and after washing it stimulates the blood flow to your scalp and distributes the nutrients and wonderful natural oils more evenly.
- Skip the daily shampoo.
We know this one can be tough for some people, but daily shampooing can be really damaging and drying for many hair types. By reducing your shampooing to two or three times a week allows your hair’s natural oils to penetrate your scalp and hair shafts, which allow your hair to hydrate.
Warning: don’t let too much buildup occur, as this can lead to a surplus of oil and dandruff.
- Spring for a silk pillowcase.
Treat yourself for a good cause: sleeping on a silk pillowcase is much easier on your hair. Silk helps avoid tangles and breakage issues that many people run into with their hair. The less breakage your hair experiences, the longer it will be. Simple enough.
As great as all of these good tips may be for natural, healthy hair growth, there is no magic spell you can cast to miraculously wake up with long, flowing tresses. The truth is that it just takes time.
While you’re working on growing your beautiful locks, be sure to come see us at Joplin’s favorite hair salon for your regular trims, haircuts, and hair colorings… Because even when you’re committed to growing out the hair, doesn’t mean you have to be bored!