Post # 1
I am getting married next year (May 2017) and I am really wanting to grow my hair out as much as possible. I stopped cutting it about 4 months ago but haven’t noticed much new growth. As I get older my hair is getting a bit thinner, and I’d swear it doesn’t grow as quick as it used to. So, any tips on getting it to grow? I know some say to get a trim every few months, and others say not to trim at all. I picked up a small bottle of biotin vitamins to try. Any other tips? Thanks!
Post # 2
The best thing you can do is not stop cutting it. My hair grows so much faster when I get trims every 5-8 weeks.
Post # 3
FutureMrsB105 : I am a serial long hair grower(but healthy hair) I’ve been committed since 2013 to get my hair bleach-free, all blunt cut and waist length, focussing on maximum length retention and health.
my best advice to you:
dont wash all the time, use much less shampoo, more conditioner, wear it up in protective styles(claw clips, buns, braids). I cut my hair about once every 6 months, with the sharpest scissors I have that I only use for hair. The less you do with it (no flat ironing/curling/dying/bleaching/back combing) the better.
If I have a weekend to myself I will let my hair go greasy(it’s good for it). It can look a bit limp with all the conditioning, but once I give it a good wash and styling, all the treatment really makes it in beautiful condition. Work out what type of hair you have(fine, normal, thick) and research the best option for that hair type. Regular oilings help my ends stay healthy(I love OGX morroccan argan oil, or extra virgin olive oil) either on the ends or slathered all over for some pampering.
I drink a lot of water and eat a good handful of nuts a day(Brazilian, walnut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower, peanuts, cashews) keeps my hair shiny and skin plump.
In regards to not noticing hair growth after a few weeks of not cutting, your hair doesn’t stop growing or disintegrate, trims every 5 weeks is never going to grow your hair. Don’t be scared of split ends, they come when hair is being damaged, you should cut after you get them, they’re normal! Best of luck.
Post # 4
The biggest thing that helped me was laying off the heat as much as possible. I would air dry my hair whenever time would allow and always always use heat protectant when using any kind of styling tool or hair dryer.
Post # 5
notsosimplefate : that’s simply false. The hair doesn’t grow at the ends. It grows at the roots.
FutureMrsB105 : avoid bleaching it, avoid heat, don’t wash it every day, if you use heat use protective heat spray first. Use quality conditioner. Eat healthy foods and drink enough water. I also heard castor oil helps if you apply it to the roots. For me it was too messy and greasy so I stopped but if you are committed give it a shot?!
Post # 6
For me, limited heat, wash less, and keep it up or in a braid. My hair grows crazy fast. Don’t trim it; that’s false. It’ll make it have less split ends but that’s all.
Post # 7
Getting a trim every few months can help ensuring the hair you have stays nice. By a trim I’m saying a centimetre or two, not a few inches. Avoiding chemical treatments and heat will also help, but even the weather damages your hair. Get a moisture rich shampoo and conditioner, even a treatment to use once a week. Scalp massages increase blood flow to the hair follicles which MAY increase hair growth, but not dramatically. A healthy lifestyle also increases the quality of your regrowth 🙂
Post # 8
If you don’t trim your hair, the split ends can lead to breakage. Healthy ends = healthy hair. Scraggly ends = shorter looking hair.
I have grown mine out a few times. All the tips above are great. But if your want your hair to look amazing as well as long, have your stylist do the slightest trim every three months to keep split ends at bay.
Post # 9
For me changing to a quality shampoo and conditioner helped. I also, wash my hair every other day and then dry shampoo in between wash days (I have to I’m a natural platinum blonde and my roots get soo oily).
I don’t use any heat or other products on my hair. My hair tends to grow very fast though.
Post # 10
my hair grows faster than most so 5-8 weeks is probably too often. And when I said trim I mean the smallest amount to keep it healthy.
Post # 11
I would recommended swapping your usual brush for a tangle teaser. My hair used to break so much and never seemed to grow. A few years ago I got a tanlge teaser and it has imporved the quality of my hair so much.
Post # 12
Get a good shampoo and conditioner. I use Biolage Hydrasource and love it! I used Wen for awhile and saw GREAT results, but it was just too expensive. However my hair did grow quite a bit.
Post # 13
FutureMrsB105 : Here is what my hair stylist told me: Get a good quality shampoo, come in for a trim every 6 weeks, and just leave it alone! I dont blow dry at all and it has really helped. Also, I found that getting a good hair brush has helped too. I use a Wet Brush.