Long & Healthy Hair Tips #2
Most girls love long hair, but how do you get it? Are some people just lucky that their hair grows fast? How can I make mine grow faster?
I used to be one of those girls who really wanted long hair and was researching it online. A lot of people suggested vitamins and other things to make it grow longer but for me that didn’t really work because the problem wasn’t the actual growing.
The key to long hair isn’t actually making it grow faster, it grows a lot each month but then why doesn’t it become longer quickly? The problem isn’t the growing, it’s how you take care of it. If you take good care of your hair it will love you for it. My hair has grown a lot over the last few years and I wanted to share my tips with you. These tips will barely cost any extra money. You don’t have to use all of these tips but maybe some of them might help you.
This is part 2, read Long & Healthy Hair Tips #1 for even more tips!
When showering try to put the temperature on a colder setting or if you don’t like that finish of your shower with a few seconds of colder water over your hair. By using cold water you hair will look stronger and shinier after the shower. Cold water will close your cuticle, making it less likely dirt can accumulate in your scalp.
Always use a conditioner when you shampooed your hair. Over time our hair gets damaged and becomes thiner at the ends. Conditioner helps with preventing your hair from more damage.
After showering gently pat your hair dry or squeeze it a tiny bit in the towel, do not rub your towel over it. Your hair is really fragile when it’s wet so you want to treat it like a baby. This will also help a lot if you have frizzy hair.
- Shower with colder water or end your shower with colder water.
- Always use a conditioner when you shampoo your hair.
- Gently pat your hair dry.
When brushing your hair always start about 10 cm from the bottom, brush to the bottom until all the knots are out. After that move on to the next 10cm above that. If you brush all the way from the top to the bottom the knots in the top will move down and combine with knots in the rest of your hair which will result in huge knots that damage your hair.
If you got a lot of hair try getting a Tangle Teezer, this is a plastic brush which is very gentle to your hair because when you comb trough it and you get to a knot it doesn’t get stuck on it like normal brushes with the little balls at the end of the bristles.
- Start brushing 10cm from the bottom to the end and move up after that part is done.
- Use a Tangle Teezer instead of a normal brush.
If you put your hair in a braid or pony tail try to use an elastic that is soft for your hair. The hair ties with a metal part are really bad for your hair because your hair will get stuck behind it. If you’re try using a seamless hair tie or if you feel up for it a soft scrunchy.