The secret to growing your hair long and maintaining it’s condition…
Growing your hair long tip 1) Cut your hair
The secret to growing your hair long? Strong hair. And that means getting rid of all damaged ends. So, believe it or not, your first step is to head to the salon for a good snip. How much is enough? Unless your hair is very thick or very curly, have the stylist trim until your hair is more of a one length shape. One-length hair stays healthier and that means you can grow it without having as many trims from here on out.
Growing your hair long tip 2) Energise your hair follicles
(And energise your hair growth) by increasing circulation to your scalp. There are three easy ways; 1) get more exercise so your heart is pumping. 2) flip your head upside-down once a day, brushing your hair from roots to ends (use a natural boar bristle brush to prevent breakage). 3) massage your scalp daily, using your fingertips. You can do this last one while you are shampooing.
Growing your hair long tip 3) Eat right
You are what you eat. Right? Hair can only stay long and healthy if you eat well-balanced meals. Foods rich in vitamin A (dairy products, fish, spinach, apricots), vitamin B (meat, fish, bananas, leafy green vegatables), vitamin C (citrus, melon, tomatoes and potatoes) and vitamin E (nuts, broccoli, whole grains) are essential for truly healthy hair. Red meat is rich in iron and zinc, two nutrients proven to aid growing your hair long.
Growing your hair long tip 4) Stress less
Studies show that hair actually grows slower when you are stressed. Your hair also needs a good night’s sleep as rest recharges your body.
Growing your hair long tip 5) Keep your hair clean
Oily roots and product build-up can clog follicles and prevent your hair from growing as quickly as possible, hair grows on average about a half-inch per month. So be sure to shampoo daily (or even more often if you work out) and give your hairbrush a weekly cleansing so you don’t re-brush in old dirt and oil.
Growing your hair long tip 6) Be kind to your hair
The longer your hair is, the older it is. So treat it well! Use shampoos for your hair type. Treat your hair once a week to a hair mask. Go into your salon for an insulin treatment once a month your hair will feel amazing and your stylist will be able to give you inspiration on different ways to style your hair and prevent you from becoming bore. Avoid using heated appliances as much as possible. Be careful when tying your hair up not to pull too tight, you’ll risk breaking your hair.
Growing your hair long tip 7) Get regular trims
After eight weeks, your hair could be up to an inch longer. So don’t leave all that hard-earned length on the salon floor. Ask your stylist to snip no more than an eighth of an inch, just to get rid of any split ends and end your above-the-shoulders hair rut forever.
Growing your hair long tip 8) Tips from the salon
Try one of Escape’s amazing in-salon treatments starting from £10, they can restore tired lifeless hair into glossy locks within minutes! Our hair spa treatment is combined with a deep head and shoulder massage, it’s the ultimate way to relax and leave looking amazing. To book your next appointment at our hair salon in Calne and get more one on one hints and tips on growing you hair long contact us.