If you decide to grow out your hair, here are some tips to help. Please note that there is no scientific way of growing out your hair and these are just ideas that can help keep your hair in its best condition.
The most important tip for growing long hair is NOT to use heat! Heat damages the hair and causes it to split or break. This means no straighteners/flat, curling, or perming irons. If you do choose to use them use heat protectant spray. TRESemmé Heat Defence is a well priced heat protectant that can be purchased at Boots for 6.69 euros.
A healthy diet and drinking plenty of water also influences our hair growth. Water keeps you and your hair hydrated. Eating a balanced amount of protein is essential for your hair. Also zinc and iron help hair growth. Eating foods like beans and tofu have lots of iron, and foods like chickpeas, peanut butter and crab have lots of zinc.
Try not to wash your hair too much. Washing your hair too much can take away its natural oils. Try wash your hair 2-3 times a week, between showers use dry shampoo and conditioner. After washing your hair use detangling spray, a wide tooth comb or even your fingers to brush out knots. When your hair is wet it is easy to break.
Shower with cold/luke warm water. Showering in hot water opens the pours and the shampoo/conditioner can get clogged up. Try using a hair mask or deep conditioner once a week.
Don’t pull your hair back really tight. This once again causes your hair to break. Try looser hair styles like loose side braids or low ponytails.
Massage your scalp. When brushing your hair massage your hair massage your scalp, this will get the blood pumping and will help stimulate hair growth. Be careful when brushing, don’t over do it. It can break the hair.
Trimming your hair? Your hair doesn’t grow from your ends, it grows from your routs. I trim my hair every 5-6 months, but I can go for very long periods of not trimming my hair because I hardly ever use heat. It is usually suggested that trimming helps to strengthen hair and prevent it from looking damaged and thin. When you have reached the length you like try to get it trimmed regularly to make it look stronger and healthier.
*Girl, Let your hair down. Let your hair be loose, using hair ties and pins will stress your hair.
I hope these tips help! Hair grows 1.25 centimeters or 0.5 inches per month, so be patient.