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Long & Healthy Hair Tips

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Most girls love long hair, but how do you get it? Are some people just lucky that it 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. Mine 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.

Showering

Lush New Solid ShampooShampooing your hair every day is very bad for it. When shampooing you strip the necessary oils from your hair and if it misses those then it works hard to get those oils back so it becomes really greasy quickly. Just try to go a few days without washing your hair like in a weekend or vacation where you don’t have to leave the house and it will get used to it.

I use Solid Shampoo, it works like a normal shampoo but is solid. You can just softly rub it over your head. By using solid shampoo you have to shampoo even less, I use shampoo two times a week.

My favourite Solid Shampoo from Lush is the New. It helps against hair loss and hair that is getting thinner. I just use my regular conditioner or mask after that. The general rule is to put shampoo only on your head and conditioner only on the tips. This also prevents it from getting greasy quickly.

If you shampoo be gentle, I used to always just rub it trough my hair without thinking, but it’s is really weak when it’s wet so treat it like a baby and just softly stroke it over your hair. Do NOT comb it when it’s wet because of the same reason.

Try to let it air dry if you can, applying heat is really bad, try to avoid it as much as possible. It’s ok to use a little heat as long as you use heat protection and take really good care of it.

TL:DR

  • Use a Solid Shampoo.
  • Don’t use shampoo every day, I do it twice a week.
  • Be gentle when using shampoo, just slightly stroke it.
  • Do NOT comb when it’s wet.
  • Use shampoo only on your head and use conditioner only on your tips.
  • Avoid styling tools that require heat.

Sleeping

sleeping kawaii animeTry to damage your hair as little as possible when sleeping, because most people turn around a lot it will get damaged. If your hair is long enough put it into a bun on top of your head or put it into a braid. I personally prefer the braid but the bun is better to prevent damage. You can also buy a silk or satin pillow case to prevent breakage. Normal cotton will slightly tug when you roll around making it more damaged. A silk or satin pillow case will also help to keep it from getting all messy. I haven’t found the perfect one yet so i’m just using a cheap silk-cotton blend one but this one isn’t great. You can also put some leave-in conditioner or oil in the tips to make it healthier.

TL:DR

  • Put your hair into a bun or braid when you to go to sleep.
  • Buy a silk or satin pillow case to prevent breakage.
  • Put leave-in conditioner or oil in the tips.

Vitamins & Food

heart kill kawaiiA lot of people suggest to use Biotin or a supplement that is for hair, skin and nails. I honestly never saw difference when taking those supplements but you can try it for yourself if you like. Maybe it works for you.

There are some foods that people recommend for hair growth but I think if you just try to eat healthy, eat enough fruit and vegetables and drink enough water you will be fine.

TL:DR

  • Use Biotin or a supplement for hair, skin & nails.
  • Eat healthy and drink enough water.

Want more tips? Read Long & Healthy hair tips #2

 Do you have any other tips?

2 May 2015 | 6 Comments

Comments

  1. Kayra says:

    I tagged you in the Creative Blogger Award. Don’t feel pressured to do it, haha, I usually also don’t tag people, but since I like reading your I thought I’d tag you anyway!

  2. Sapphire says:

    I’m one of those that has forever short hair ;w; but reading this i have noticed a lot of hair falls out onto the pillow, never thought this could be a problem before – thanks for the tips!

  3. l0vepirate says:

    Pretty decent tips. :) I absolutely agree on them.
    I naturally have very robust and fast growing hair and a lot of my friends think, that if I was a mutant, my power would be that my hair grows insanely fast. XD

  4. Dinja says:

    Thanks for the tips <3 they're really helpfull and I should braid my hair more often when I go to sleep!

  5. Marsya says:

    Thank you for the tips. I have long hair but suffered a serious hair loss T_T. Great post btw :D

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

    1. xSann says:

      Then you should really check out that New solid shampoo from Lush, it helped my hair so much with the hair loss problem. I still have some hair loss but a lot less then before. :)

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