10 Great Hacks For Making Your Hair Grow Faster
You jumped in on the short hair trend, but now that summer is here, you’re craving long, luscious locks. (Did someone say beach waves?) Well, good news. With these genius tricks, you’ll have long, healthy strands again in no time.
1. TRIM IT
It may sound weird, but you have to cut your hair for it to grow: Damaged ends will break off and make your hair shorter! No need to go crazy, though — just get the ends trimmed every six weeks are you’ll look Rapunzel af in 2.5 seconds.
2. SKIP SUPER HOT WATER
Chill with the steamy H2O, fam! Super-hot water will weaken your hair, making it dry and brittle. And dry and brittle hair is more prone to breakage.
3. DON’T BLOW DRY AND FLAT IRON IN THE SAME DAY
Heat styling can fry your hair and keep it from growing long and strong. So if you’re planning on straightening your hair, let it air dry first, instead of piling on the heat. (*DON’T EVER STRAIGHTEN IT WET*) And before you use a hot tool, coat your hair with a protective styler, like a heat protectant spray, before you ruin your perfect tendrils.
4. PAT YOUR HAIR DRY
Wet hair is super fragile, so twisting it up into a towel after stepping out of the shower can break strands and damage your ‘do. Instead, gently pat it dry with a towel.
5. PAMPER YOUR SCALP
Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells pile up on your scalp making it hard for new hair to grow (COME THRU, HAIR!). Massage your scalp with your fingers every time you shampoo to work all the gunk off of your scalp and increase blood flow for happier, healthier, more active follicles.
7. INVEST IN A WIDE-TOOTHED COMB
Wide-toothed combs are basically the only tool you should use on your hair post-shower. Use them to gently remove tangles without snapping your delicate strands.
6. BACK OFF THE BLEACH
Bleach and other harsh hair chemicals = breakage, breakage, breakage. Stick to a darker hue, instead. If you’re already blonde, embrace the outgrowth while you’re trying to elongate your tresses. If Miley can rock it, you can too.
8. BE GENTLE WHEN TAKING DOWN YOUR HAIR
Throwing your hair up in a tight elastic is already causing stress to your strands. The absolute last thing you should do after that is yank your hair tie out of the tangled knot. Carefully take down your hair and if possible, skip the elastic all together.
9. GET A SILK PILLOWCASE
Yep, you fancy now. But really, a silk pillowcase will gently caress your hair while you sleep, unlike cotton which creates more friction, causing breakage.
10. DON’T DUPE ARIANA’S PONYTAIL
It’s been proven that a super tight pony can lead to hair loss (and give you migraines). Ariana-ing a few times a month won’t kill you, but try a loose braid instead.