Post # 32
@TheMrsTulip: I also have hair that’s down to my butt and I second the air drying/no brush, comb only combo. I only snip the ends if they’re getting nasty but I most certainly do not trim them every 6-7 weeks. I’ve gone a few months without a trim and I never had issues. OP, refrain from heat styling and bleaching and if you do decide to colour your hair, a deep conditioner is probably also a good idea once in a while.
Post # 33
@exoticchic: I still color my hair, but only at the roots so the ends aren’t affected. I also don’t blow dry or straighten my hair very often- maybe only once a month. This sounds kind of bad, but I don’t brush my hair a whole lot because it’s naturally VERY curly. I think less falls out and breaks because I only brush it after I get out of the shower. I also eat very well, but I’m sure that you have a pretty solid diet as a trainer!
Post # 34
@exoticchic: I definitely see a huge difference when I get my hair trimmed regularly! However, my hairstylist said 6 weeks is too much and that’s more to maintain a style. She tells me to shoot for every 8-10 weeks as long as I’m going to be taking good care of my hair in between! She explained to me that your hair doesn’t grow any faster just because you got a trim but what happens is your ends weaken and break off if you wait a long time to get it trimmed so by trimming it regularly you basically just keep your ends long, strong, and in tact! I love getting trims!!
Post # 35
Multivitamins and moroccan oil. I also get it trimmed regularily.
Post # 36
Endless advice on that forum. It’s the weddingbee of long hair. If you want your hair to grow, you have to stop cutting it. Start doing what is called “seek and destroy.” You just snip the very tip of split ends yourself. It can get addicting, but overtime you’re hair will be healthy and you’ll be able to maintain length.
Post # 37
I use quality hair products, though I admit to washing every day because my scalp is entirely too greasy without it. I use very nourishing stuff like Lush’s Trichomania shampoo. I don’t dye my hair. I don’t use heat tools. I brush from the bottom up. I apply Lush’s R&B hair moisturizer almost every damn from the tips up, skipping the scalp. I rarely get it trimmed, though. And I take biotin, but that’s for the epic cycstic breakouts I sometimes get (though I can attest that my hair and nails really do grow faster when I take it). I also don’t wash the actual strands of hair unless I’ve put product in my hair (other than the moisturizer) because it’s really really drying when you use shampoo on your ends.
Post # 38
I used to have a job where I had to wear my hair up everyday. In the year that I worked there my hair get so, so long and it was really healthy looking. I still washed it every day, but I’d stick a bit of Moroccan oil on the ends, blow dry the crown of my hair and throw it into a bun. I have pin straight hair as well and by the end of every day my hair would have lovely waves from drying in a bun. I’m thinking I should go back to that routine myself. My hair is very damaged now from heat styling. Go for the sexy librarian look with the bun! 🙂
Post # 38
I’m trying to grow out my pixie to mid back before my wedding. It’s been a few months now since I cut it, and it’s almost to shoulder length. I take biotin and a daily vitamin every day. I also have scalp issues, so I’m using Aveda Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner (every day – I’m super oily 🙁 ), and have a UV damage reducing hair mask (I work outside, in a lake, with snorkel goggles….my hair hates me lol). However – my stylist has noticed how healthy my hair is now, and it’s growing like a nutso.
Edit: I get mine cut every 5 weeks just to reshape it out of a mullet/Bieber cut. Once it’s shoulder length, it’s back to 9 weeks between trims.
Post # 39
exoticchic: the best thing you can do is get trims every six weeks, eat a healthy diet and use heat defense sprays when blow drying or styling with hot irons.
Post # 40
I’ve been growing my hair since my hairdresser got a bit scissor-happy last year and took off way more than I anticipated. Moroccan Oil is a godsend for keeping split ends away, and I personally wouldn’t be going in for trims quite so often unless there’s serious damage to the ends. I’d also wean yourself off the straighteners if possible! That made a huge difference in my hair quality, going from straightening/curling every other day to only once a week.
Post # 41
I am genetically blessed with healthy hair (thanks, Mom and G-ma!), and I don’t do a lot to it or color it either. I just use drug store brand shampoo and conditioner everyday, use a wide tooth comb after I shower, let it air dry, and get a trim every 4-ish months.
I’ve heard wonderful things about using castor oil as a hair treatment and taking prenatal vitamins for the folic acid though!
Post # 42
My hair has changed so much since voiding heat damage. I very rarely blow dry or straighten hair anymore… jus tplan around having time to air dry.
Alfalfa is great for hair health and hair growth. Keep up with your OMEGA 3/6/9!
If you are someone that puts hair in pony tail, adjust the setting each time. If you wear your pony tail in the same spot each time, your hair is lightly to cause breakage.
When you are washing your hair, give yourself time to do a minute or two hair massage. Gets the circulation going!
And yes, FOLIC ACID! mrsalexander: This is something lots of females are lacking and you would be amazing at what folic acid suffiecent bodies can do!