It's no secret that I love to grow my hair out and then chop it short again. But, I've been growing it out on and off for years, and it's at what I consider my “goal length” right now: 'boob' length. When people see it down for the first time, they always say "gosh isn't your hair long'" And while there are several methods for growing your hair long, healthy and strong—the most important one being patience—I can tell you a few things about how I did it:
Know your hair type
I'm not a hairdresser by any means, but I think it's good to know your own hair type. Ask your hairdresser next time you're in the chair and get as much advice as you can about how to take care of your hair for it's type.
This should also include knowing what products to use on your hair and when, if ever, they're necessary at all. Also, knowing what not to do with or put on your head and also the right tools for the job.
Eat foods that promote healthy hair
Eat your way to healthier hair. Eating more biotin-rich foods, like eggs, almonds and walnuts can help with hair growth. If you're not getting enough of these in your diet and want to supplement instead, look for the over-the-counter kind that doesn't have added sugar or artificial sweeteners or just use my favourite, GLOWWA hair food.
Hair is made up of protein, so it's important that you get enough of the right kind of proteins in your diet. Some good sources include lean meat, eggs, beans and lentils, nuts and seeds. If you're vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of options for getting these vital nutrients: tofu can be substituted for meat; soy milk contains plenty of protein; nuts and seeds provide zinc--which helps maintain healthy skin cells--and calcium--which strengthens hair follicles so they don't break easily when brushed against each other during brushing or styling.
Use hair oil regularly.
If you want to grow your hair, it is important to use hair oil regularly. There are various kinds of oils that can be used for this purpose: coconut oil, jojoba oil and argan oil are all good choices and my Pom Pom Pomade contains all three!
You should apply the oil at least once a week and massage it into the scalp before bedtime so that it has time to work its magic overnight.
If you're worried about greasing up your pillowcase with excess oil from applying a lot of product, consider using an old towel as a barrier between yourself and any potential messes, or my favourite thing to do is use my silk hair turban to prevent it ruining my silk pillowcase.
Use the right products and tools to care for your hair
You're going to want to use the right products and tools to care for your hair. A shampoo that's too harsh can dry out your strands, making them look dull and lifeless; a conditioner that's too heavy will weigh down those same strands, making them feel greasy and limp.
A good rule of thumb: If you have oily or thick hair, look for shampoos containing natural ingredients like coconut oil or aloe vera (that won't strip away moisture from the strands). If your strands are fine or thinning due to age or other factors--which is most likely if they're colored--then opt for formulas with hyaluronic acid (this helps keep moisture locked in). And if you find yourself struggling with dandruff issues on top of everything else? Try switching up brands; some dandruff-fighting ingredients can irritate sensitive scalps!
Heat protectant products are also key when caring for long locks; heat styling tools like flat irons can cause damage over time if not used properly so make sure yours has a heat protection built into it before firing up those hot tools!
Use the right vitamins and supplements
Taking a multivitamin and using a hair growth supplement containing biotin as well as other vitamins and minerals may be beneficial for hair growth: iron deficiency is one common cause of thinning hair; magnesium helps prevent breakage; zinc may improve scalp health; folic acid promotes healthy cell production throughout the body.
I've been using GLOWWA hair food supplements for the last six months or so and can't tell you how much improvement I've seen in the growth. It's an award winning formula and has incredible before and after results with hair growth and hair loss.
Consistency will help you grow longer, healthier hair.
You will never grow your hair to Rapunzel-like lengths if you don't keep up with the routine of washing and conditioning it, just like you wouldn't be able to build a house without laying down some foundation first. And just like building houses, growing long locks takes time--but it can be done!
If you don't have much patience for waiting around for results (or even worse: if your patience runs out), then this might not be the best option for you. But if consistency sounds good and growing out your hair seems like something worth doing? Then let's get going!
Be patient and keep working at it!
Patience is key. You will see results if you keep working at it, but it could take a while. If you don't see any results, try different things--you might have to experiment with different products or techniques before finding one that works for your hair type! If still nothing seems to work, talk to a professional and ask them what they think might help.
The bottom line is that it takes time, patience and consistency to grow your hair long. But if you stick with it, you'll be rewarded with healthy, beautiful locks!
I hope you've found this useful,
Thank you so much for reading,