Surveys say that guys like girls with long hair. Because of that, women began sporting longer tresses. I used to be happy with my bob, but I figured that I looked more feminine if I had longer hair. Old folks say that if you have your hair trimmed regularly, your hair will grow faster – and healthier at that! Weird, isn’t it? But it is true. Trimming your hair every two to three months gets rid of unwanted split ends. These ruin your hair and make it look unhealthy. Contrary to superstitions saying that your hair will sort of “feel bad” (that’s really weird, if you’d ask me) if you cut it from time to time, your mane will even thank you for it. I can attest to this since I cut my hair really short just a few months ago, and now it’s growing longer and healthier.
- Did you know that brushing your hair often can damage its roots? Once or twice a day is enough. Plus brushing when your hair is wet will weaken the hair shafts and strands. Nevertheless, minimum brushing is okay because it helps bring out the natural oil from your hair. When your hair is still wet, use a comb instead of a brush. The brush gets entagled with your hair strands and is difficult to pull away. The comb, on the other hand, has wider teeth and is really meant for smoothing out tangles.
- Wash your hair with mild shampoo. You can use natural products such as aloe vera and coconut extracts. These have agents that moisturize your hair without the damaging effect of chemicals most commercial hair products have. Choose hair products with a mild formula.
- Resist the urge to tie your hair in a ponytail if it is still wet. Just let it down and blow dry it on low heat. As I’ve said, wet hair has fragile strands – they are prone to breakage. Let your mane dry first. And if you really want to tie it up, use ponytails with velvet fabric. When you pull them out, they won’t stick to your hair and won’t pull strands out.
- Drink lots of water, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. They contain natural hair growers. The minerals and vitamins in them help maintain shine and strength in your hair. They say that you are what you eat. It is true. Your hair actually gets its health from what you take into your body.
- Treat your hair to a quality salon treatment once a month. A hair spa treatment is good to prevent your hair from getting dry, because it counters the sunlight and various kinds of pollutants that your hair must battle every day. Head to your favorite salon for a hot oil treatment. This service boosts your hair’s natural shine and softness.
The bottom line to growing long and healthy hair really lies in your lifestyle. If you eat healthily and you discipline yourself regarding the use of commercial hair products that may contain harsh chemicals, then your hair will soon grow long.