How to Grow Longer, Stronger Hair
Want to grow longer, stronger, locks? Here are 10 great tips to help you get the long, beautiful hair you desire.
1. Be patient with your hair.
Though we wish it could be the case, long hair is just not going to happen overnight. Especially if you’re starting with relatively short hair, you have to be patient. Don’t get frustrated when your hair has only grown an inch in a few months! Progress is progress, and it means you’re one step closer to achieving the length you want.
2. Change up your diet and eating habits.
Try to consume more whole foods and less junk or processed food. Not only should this help your hair grow healthier and longer, but it can help you sleep better, have more energy, and so much more. When you’re at the grocery store, start by trying to fill up your cart with as many fruits and vegetables as you can find and go from there.
3. Start taking hair growth vitamins every day.
One of the ways to strengthen your hair and improve its appearance is to take hair growth vitamins on a regular basis. How do they work? These vitamins contain essential minerals and nutrients that can help improve the quality of your hair and improve your overall health. As a bonus, the same nutrients in the formula of hair growth vitamins can also help improve the look and feel of your skin and nails as well.
4. Find constructive ways to manage your stress.
Unfortunately, when you are too stressed out or stressed out for a long period of time, it can really take a toll on your whole body. Because your hair doesn’t carry out any essential functions, it can be one of the main parts of your body to be affected by stress. What happens when you’re stressed out is that the hair stops growing for a period of time so that your body can focus its energy on other parts that need help. Manage your stress to help improve your mental health and your physical well-being at the same time.
5. Sleep on higher-quality pillowcases.
Your standard cotton pillowcases can be rough on your hair, making it more likely to tangle or break off as you move throughout the night. By switching to something smoother like silk (or higher thread count sheets), you can help protect your hair all night long.
6. Don’t shampoo your hair every day.
Shampooing your hair every day can strip your strands of their natural oils, leaving them dry and brittle and more prone to breakage. Try only shampooing every other day (or less frequently, depending on your hair’s texture) to keep the natural oils intact and protect your hair from future damage or dryness.
7. Switch up your ponytail placement.
If you frequently put your hair in a ponytail—whether for convenience, for working out, for your job, or another reason—you could be putting a lot more stress than necessary on your strands. Instead of putting stress on the same place each time, switch it up every other day. Try a really high ponytail one day and a low ponytail the next, or just make much more subtle adjustments as you see fit.