Help Grow Your Hair Longer (And, Like, A Bit Faster) With These Ways – Part 2
This article is the continuation of the previous one where we elaborate on more tips to grow your hair out. What helps and what does not? There is more to know about it
#6: Rinse hair with cold water
Washing your hair with cold water at the end of your shower can give an added boost of hair-growing power according to Townsend. He then says, which helps prevent moisture loss, snags, and heat damage, cold water lays down the outer layer of your hair more smoothly. This one extra step can make a huge difference over time as you only need to do it for a few seconds. Is there anything for longer hair even if cold showers suck
#7: Load up on conditioner to avoid breakage
When you are trying to grow your hair fast let’s just say your conditioner should be your best friend. In the shower according to Townsend, you should moisturise your hair every single time you get it wet. Leading to more breakage and shorter lengths, over time colouring and heat styling causes strands to get thinner at the bottom as he says.
It is good to make the most of a conditioner which helps replace the lipids and also the proteins inside the hair shaft just as well as seal the outer cuticle so that the ends get back to good health. Against the damage that threatens your long hair goals, basically, it's our first defence.
#8: Try DIY deep-conditioners
It means likely that it needs more TLC than a normal conditioner can give if your hair is shoulder-length or longer and it is already about two to three years old. This is the situation where DIY deep conditioning masks come in. Townsend then says to use pre-shampoo he makes a natural oil treatment and gives it to all his clients. It is surely easy to do at home by mixing all the following ingredients for the easy hair oil recipe.
1 cup unrefined coconut oil
1 tablespoon each of the combination of almond oil, macadamia nut oil, and jojoba oil
Townsend recommends applying it to damp hair rather than soaking wet hair and leaving it on for 10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning to remove the oil because oils can leave behind a residue.
Those fatty acids help strengthen and protect your hair as you grow it out as he says even after they are rinsed out these oils are able to fill strands with fatty acids.
#9: To Prevent Damage Cut Back On Heat Tools
For a hot sec please put the hot tools down. Not helping your long-hair cause, hair straighteners, curling wands, chemical relaxers, or any other treatment or style that causes a lot of damage. Overuse of these tools is not conducive to long hair as the healthier your hair is the longer it will grow. Make sure you are using a heat protectant every time you style if cutting down your heat-tool use isn’t a viable option.
#10: Stay away from bleach
It is better said straight: causing significant damage especially for those with darker hair every single time, when you bleach your hair it opens up the cuticle of your hair strands. This means more trims and less length for your hair that has been colour-or chemically treated is more likely to break off or split. You might want to reconsider that platinum dye job if you want your hair to grow longer and faster.
#11: Brush and detangle gently
Just keep in mind that aggressive brushing can cause physical damage to your hair that will prevent it from ever looking long as brushing or combing your hair is essential obviously. You are being too rough basically if you can hear the sound of the brush crunching through your strands. When your hair is wet and more susceptible to breakage be especially careful.
Townsend then says be sure to start from the bottom and work your way up slowly when you detangle wet hair. That just pushes small tangles into one large knot and can cause you to lose a lot of hair as we often instinctually brush from the scalp down. Townsend suggests reaching for a natural boar-bristle brush which helps gently distribute your scalp’s natural oils down the hair shaft instead of using whatever janky comb you have had since high school.
#12: Prevent tangles with silk
Now guess what? Your cotton pillowcase could be the culprit if you wake up with matted hair and tangles. As it has a softer surface that won’t cause friction with your hair the way that regularly woven cotton does, Townsend recommends switching to a silk or satin pillowcase. They look and feel super freaking luxe as a bonus.
#13: Use gentle, microfiber towels
In your super-plush bath towel, what could be so bad about putting your hair on? There is a lot actually. Townsend says it causes too much breakage. Since most women almost always wrap it too tight around their head and all those tiny, fragile strands around your hairline are pulled taut and prone to breaking as your hair may then get caught in all of the woven fibres. Which are much safer for wrapping, opt for a t-shirt or a super-thin microfibre hair towel instead.
#14: Swap out your hair elastics to avoid breakage
Giving you what stylists refer to as a chemical cut is just one wrong ponytail. It is actually what happens when your hair breaks off the point of tension where the elastic hair tie is wrapped, this might sound like a new edgy cutting technique. The answer is yes. That you are banned from ever wearing your hair up again, that doesn’t mean. For claw clips, bobby pins, or larger pins instead just switch out your hair elastics.
#15: Promote growth by changing up your hairstyle
PSA: causing your hair to break over time from the constant tension is wearing your ponytail or topknot in the same place on your head every day. This means they will continue to grow out strong and damage-free frequently changing your pony or bun placement is an easy move that can help maintain the strength of your strands.
The Final Word
You can change up your routine to make sure your hair is as healthy as humanly possible as you definitely can’t grow your hair overnight. If you are looking to grow out your hair keeping it nice and hydrated, minimising heat -tool use, and staying away from harsh hair dyes is essential. Make sure you talk to your derm or see the trichologist if you are really concerned about your hair growth.