I’ve been growing my hair for about 3 years now and I just wanted to share the things i’ve been doing that I think has helped me grow my long, lush locks.
Drinking water everyday is probably the most important thing you can do to grow healthy hair. In order to keep your hair and skin healthy it needs to be full of moisture and the most effective way to do that is to drink lots and lots and lots of water.
I take a vitamin called ‘hair skin nails’ that I get from Holland and Barrett, which is full of lots of goodies to help keep them healthy. I saw a slight difference but I found also combining it with a multivitamin (specifically the Healthy start vitamins for women) just gave it a boost and I really noticed the effects. My hair is softer, shinier, and just overall looks and feels better.
I suppose you know by now but split ends are a hair growers worst enemy, so getting those snipped off is a must if you want to get long hair. I dont get my hair cut at a salon I cut it myself and have done for about 4-5 years now. I am so scared that they will cut too much off and ill be back to square one. I probably cut my hair about every 3-4 months and I only cut the bare minimum off like literally the split ends. If your not used to cutting your own hair then get it done by someone who knows what they are doing. I don’t recommend just hacking away at your hair but if you feel confident in doing it yourself, then make sure to use the correct tools and do your research by watching videos on how to cut your hair. I recommend watching Bebexo’s video its pretty fool proof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykkLUsJPdtk
Keeping your hair conditioned is so important so I like to apply a hair mask once a week. I like to use coconut oil because it has so many benefits and its my all time favourite. I also like castor oil and you can add little bit of peppermint or rosemary essential oil for a relaxing aromatherapy hair treatment. I like to do this on a sunday when I know for definate there’s no chance of the postman or delivery man catching me with a head full of oil and a face mask (its happened before) also I can keep it on all day then wash my hair in the evening and its clean and fresh to start the week.
For me this was a game changer. When I make the effort and can actually remember (coz ive got a memory worse than a goldfish!) I tip my head upside down and massage my scalp for about 4 minutes. This increases blood flow which stimulates hair growth. I did a small experiment once testing out this method. I measured the length of my hair, then over the course of 2 weeks I massaged my head every other night before bed for 4 minutes. At the end of the 2 weeks I measured my hair again and it had grown an inch and a half! IN JUST 2 WEEKS!! I highly suggest trying this experiment for yourself if you are trying to grow your hair to see if it works for you.
As important as it is to have a healthy diet and it would probably help towards hair growth. I would be a hypocrite if I told you to eat more healthy food to grow your hair. My diet isnt the best so it really wouldn’t be right of me to tell you to do something that I dont do myself.
I really hope this gave you some information and helps towards growing your lovely lengths.
Be good kids