Trying to grow your hair can be an insanely frustrating experience. It takes a lot of work to grow your hair very long, and there are specific strategies you can use to make it possible. There is no magic pill, wand, hair serum or mask that will grow your hair overnight. Just remember: you can’t expect miracles. Here are a few things to can do for long hair.
Scissors are your friend: Although getting regular trims to snip splits won't make your hair actually grow faster, it will keep tips looking healthy and prevent splits from working their way up strands, requiring you to chop hair off more often. If you wait so long that splits are causing your hair to break off high up on the strand, your hair will actually be shorter than if you get consistent trims. You should take around just an eighth of an inch off every 10 to 12 weeks to prevent extreme split ends before they start.
Use conditioner every time you shampoo: If your hair is wet, that means you have to condition it. Over time, from coloring and heat styling, strands start to get thinner at the bottom. Conditioner helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft as well as seal the cuticle to help prevent more damage from happening so that you can get your hair to grow longer and look healthier.
Don't shampoo every time you shower: It's actually shampoo that you should be skipping as much as possible. Here's why: The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product buildup, but it can also take essential natural oils that keep strands soft and healthy along with it. When you really do need shampoo, be gentler on your hair by only lathering up at your scalp and then simply letting the suds slide down strands, hitting the rest of the hair as the water rinses it away.
Apply an oil or mask treatment weekly: Hair that touches your shoulders or beyond can be several years old and most likely needs more TLC than normal conditioner. Use moisture-based masks and oils weekly. A simple natural oil treatment ; mix 1 cup of unrefined coconut oil with 1 tablespoon each of almond, macadamia, and jojoba oils. Because oils can leave a residue on hair, apply it to damp hair, leave it on for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition like normal. These oils are able to fill strands up with fatty acids and then, when rinsed out, using regular shampoo helps seal them inside hair.
Never wrap your hair in a massive towel again: It causes so much breakage. Your hair gets caught in all the woven fibers and since most women almost always wrap it too tight around their face, all those tiny, fragile strands around your face are more prone to break. Opt for the super-thin and soft microfiber hair towels instead, which are totally ok to wrap into a turban.