Long hair is something nearly every girl strives after, but few know how to actually achieve this. I’ve put together my favorite hair care tips to grow naturally long, healthy hair. Get ready to have the hair of your dreams!
1. Hair Vitamins
This is the secret ingredient to growing long, luxurious hair. My favorite brand is the Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins. Not only does my hair feel noticeably thicker and softer, but they taste like candy. Like I would eat the whole bottle if I could. And for all my animal lovers out there, they are vegetarian!
2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday
This one is so, so important. I know it can be tempting to wash your hair every day but please don’t, for the sake of your hair. If you wash your hair too often it will strip it of all the natural oils it needs to grow naturally. If you have oily hair, use dry shampoo until you shower next.
3. Rinse With Cold Water
This may sound strange but it works, trust me! After you finish washing your hair, rinse your hair (especially the ends) in ice cold water. It’s slightly painful for a moment but that’s it. If you do this every time you shower, you’ll see huge benefits. The cool water closes your hair cuticles so they grow healthier and don’t split.
4. Avoid Heat
I know how tempting it is to flat-iron, curl and blow-dry your hair. It’s fine to do these every once in a while for events or parties, but on an daily basis, not so much. Plus, this is a great opportunity for you to embrace your natural locks. It’s just so bad for your hair, leads to breakage, hair thinning and less volume. So let your hair air dry after showering and see what happens.
5. Use A Silk Pillowcase
I sleep with a silk pillowcase every night and lemme tell you, that thing works miracles. I don’t know how, but it does. It’s so much gentler on both your hair and skin, so you are avoiding breakouts and hair damage all at once. Plus, silk is so nice to lay your head on after a long day. Feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
6. Use The Right Shampoo/Conditioner
Using the right hair products for your hair type is so important to getting the hair you want. I really like the OGX hair collection. They have all different kinds of shampoos and conditioners based on what kind of hair you have and they smell amazing too which is important for me. Remember you only need a dime sized amount of conditioner (focusing on ends) and you only need a small mount of shampoo to massage into your scalp.
7. Hair Serums
Hair serums are that extra step if you are super committed to getting the best hair ever. They moisturize your hair and leave your hair feeling extra soft and nourished. We love a good hair moisturizer! Hair serums can also turn frizzy, dry hair into luxurious, silky smooth locks. What more could a girl want?
8. Get a Trim
Nobody wants to get their hair cut, but it’s necessary for you hair to grow! Try to get a nice trim every 2-3 months to keep your ends fresh and healthy. If you don’t cut your hair this often, it will stop growing. And we don’t want that!
9. Hair Care Tips: Eat Healthy
Eating healthy has so many benefits, one of them being having strong, healthy hair. If your body doesn’t get the correct amount of nutrients, your hair game will suffer. Make sure you are eating the right amount of protein, whole-grains, fruits, veggies and healthy fats! You will see a huge difference in the quality and length of your hair once your diet is on track.