Tips for Growing Long, Healthy Hair

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

How long do you want it? If your hair is rather fine, growing it too long will only make it look thinner. The easiest way to get volume into fine hair is to keep it at a moderate-to-short length (even just past the shoulders with some layers is better than mid-chest).

As for growing it out healthily, make sure to still get trims every now and then. Depending on how fast you develop splits, I’d recommend every 9-12 weeks. Hair grows about half an inch per month, so as long as you don’t take off that much, you will still be allowing it to grow.

Post # 4
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689 posts
Busy bee

Take a multivitamin every day, eat well, and learn to love mousse and hairspray (for volume) and be sure to use some sort of leave-in product to protect your ends. Good hair is largely genetic, but treating your body right usually transfers into your hair and nails.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@dayl20:  My hair used to just grow to just above my bra strap and then break off. I started to wash my hair once every four days with morrocan oil shampoo and conditioner, and massaged coconut oil onto my scalp the night before I washed. My hair is really long now – it’s at the small of my back! 

I just got a lot of blonde highlights and my hair was really dry, so I switched to Joico K-pak at the suggestion of my stylist. I use the kpak shampoo and conditioner every 4 days, use the Reconstructor every other time I wash my hair, and still do the coconut oil scalp massage. My hair has been seriously amazing, and I do not have good hair! 

I blow dry with a round brush and use a curling iron on it everyone it’s washed, but just changing up my hair routine has made it grow longer than ever for me.

Post # 7
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689 posts
Busy bee

@dayl20:  If your nails are brittle than that is a sign that your hair might not be as healthy as well. Definitly stock up on some one-a-days or centrum. I used to always forget to take my vitamins but then i made it a habit to take it w/ breakfast. I literally put the vitamin on my plate so that i swallow it w/ whatever I’m drinking/eating. 

Post # 8
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636 posts
Busy bee

@flowercrowns:  when you do the coconut oil at night, how do you avoid getting it all over your pillow?  I’d like to start doing this but want to avoid making a big mess.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@flowercrowns:  Def going to try this! My hair hasn’t gone past my bust since going blonde years ago… So, extensions have been my best friend for special events. Def going to invest in some coconut oil and hold off on cleansing as much. 

Post # 11
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1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@flowercrowns:  +1 to the coconut oil! It’s the only thing I’ve tried that has given noticeable results. I also apply it from scalp to ends overnight and tie everything up in a headscarf the night before a shampoo.  And definitely reduce the hair washing. This has worked well for me.

@dayl20:  coconut oil is a must try!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@dayl20: Try Biotin! It’s for hair, skin and nails and I’ve been taking it since before the wedding last year. It’s helpful in keeping your hair healthy and keeping it growing.

i believe coconut oil on the scalp (wear a shower cap!) helps keep your scalp and hair follicles healthy for hair growth. Many hair issues stem from the scalp not getting adequate attention! Most people try to put all the treatments on dry/brittle/dull hair strands when the problem is actually with the place of initial hair growth, the scalp!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@dayl20:  if you can afford it, get a whole food based multi vitamin. You don’t need to take them with food, and they won’t make you sick. Mega Foods and New Chapter are good brands. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@dayl20:  Mutlis always make me sick.  I take it right before bed and I’m asleep before I have time to feel it.  🙂  It’s the very last thing I do in the bathroom before bed.  If you still feel ill at lunch, give it a try. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@dayl20:  I used the MoroccanOil brand Hydrate/Repair shampoo and conditioner, but I think I like K-Pak more now. It doesn’t smell as good or lather as nicely, but it’s made my hair noticeably stronger. Apparently if you already have healthy it, protein overload weakens your hair, so the K-Pak is only effective if your hair is already fragile.

I don’t use coconut oil on the length of my hair because it doesn’t make a difference to me, but lots of people swear by it. I prefer to just massage it into my scalp. My stylist told me it promotes circulation and a healthy scalp is apparently key to growing hair. I’ve been going it for 6 months and I’m shocked at how long my hair has gotten. 

@Kazza:  I massage it onto my head, then flip my head to put my hair in a loose bun on top of my head. Then I take a cheap chiffon scarf and tie it over the whole thing like a turban. I toss and turn a lot, so I wake up with the scarf having fallen off, but I just change my pillow case that day when it happens.

Post # 16
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357 posts
Helper bee

Wash it 2x a week and get your Omega 3-6-9’s along with your veggies!

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