Post # 1
Ladies, I have the slowest growing hair everrrrrr. It’s naturally curly but I damaged it for years bleaching it super blonde and blow drying and straightening it everyday. In the past year or so I’ve stopped straightening it so much and no longer color it so blonde, so the color is much less harsh on my hair, and it’s the longest it’s been in maybe five years.. but I want it LONGER! I want long hair for my wedding day, and I have about 9 months to make it grow as much as possible. Any ideas or tips? Right now it’s about 3 inches past my shoulders; it lines up even with where my underarms start when it’s pulled out in front. It used to be mid arm length and I’d like to get it back to that length or close if possible before next August. Help!
Post # 3
Don’t wash it every day. Just every other day. The oils in your hair will help keep it healthier and grow faster. Also, the idea that getting your hair cut or trimmed or that there is some secret concostion that will help? False. Save yourself the time and energy. Some people swear by them but it is all in the mind. Just take care of you hair, trip off plit ends every now and then and it will grow as fast as it can.
Post # 4
I’ve been taking prenatal vitamins but really haven’t seen any change in my length this past month. That could have alot to do with the fact that I have a hard time taking pills on a daily basis but my nails have grown almost overnight. I have to file them down weekly because they grown sooo fast.
Post # 5
I agree with the not washing your hair. Your hair needs it’s natural oil to be strong. It will also look shiny even after washing if it’s healthy. Don’t pull it back in a pony tail very often, pulling it back can damage and break your hair. Getting a hair cut won’t help your hair grow longer but it will help the look of your hair. Keeping the dead ends trimmed away is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your hair healthy looking and managable.
Post # 6
PRenatal vitamins will make your hair grow faster, look and feel healthier and be stronger!
Post # 7
The real question is, do you just want it long or healthy looking and long? If you just want it long, just leave it alone and maybe take some pre-natal vitamins.
If you want it healthy. I second the not washing your hair everyday. I’m a curly girl as well, and usually go for about 2 a week (or more if I went to the gym) Condition every day though.
Deep condition once or twice a month depending on how dry your hair is. Get the ends trimmed if you don’t want it to be split and frizzy (but don’t trim off much!) Don’t go crazy with the comb when it’s wet. Don’t sleep with a hair tye or a barette in.
And don’t forget what you eat can also influence your hair. (just like your skin) Drink more water.
Post # 8
Speaking as “Hair Lady” (I had hip-length hair for years, and I’ve got it back to the bottom of my shoulder-blades now)…
1. DON’T blow dry your hair. At all. Towel-dry only. You can shower before bed and slightly wet your hair in the morning to make it behave.
2. Only trim your hair once every 4-6 months. Only AFTER you get a bunch of split ends.
3. Use conditioner daily from the roots to the tips, but most especially on the tips. Let it sit for at least three minutes before rinsing.
4. Don’t use hair-spray, gel, dyes… nothing other than shampoo and conditioner.
5. Use GOOD shampoo/conditioner. I grew up on Suave/VO5, but as soon as I switched to Clairol, my hair went from stringy to gorgeous within three days. I alternate between long-hair, anti-frizz, and hydration varieties.
6. You can wash your hair daily, but just lather and rinse. Don’t repeat. Also, don’t rub the shampoo down to the tips.
Vitamins will help your hair to an extent. For me, they mostly helped after I was severely ill and 1/3 of my hair fell out in a week and the rest was really brittle.
Post # 9
There’s a health supplement called Maxi-Hair that a friend swears by. I bought it and started taking it but I’m SO bad at taking daily vitamins, that I stopped. It’s basically a lot of B vitamins…
I’d also watch how much heat you are putting on your hair (even from drying).
Post # 10
LOL at Clariol being good shampoo and conditioner 🙂
Take Niacin, it will help your hair and nails grow faster ( Thats the vitamin in prenatals that does the trick)
Go to your salon and get a heat protectent spray for when you do style, it will shield your hair cuticle from most of the heat. Also get a good shampoo like Biolage or Paul Mitchell, it may seem more expensive, but you actually need about half or less of what you would use of grocery store shampoos to wash and condition, so it comes out in the wash and your hair will be much healthier for it.
Post # 11
You can also get a clear coat done before your wedding, its like coloring it with a Demi but not damaging, and it fills the holes in your hair (imagine the hair you bleached and heated a thousand times like a sponge) with clear molecules so your coat is nice and shiny for about 4-6 weeks. It generally costs about $30-40. 😀
Post # 12
Thanks girls! I already cut back on washing it everyday which is a big reason I think it’s gotten as long as it has. I’ll look into taking the vitamins and supplements you suggested. I so envy women who can just “let it grow” and have 12 inches of new hair in a year. They don’t know how lucky they are!
Post # 13
Eat more garlic!
It’s a little holistic, but I swear it works (hair and nails)
Post # 14
Biotin or prenatal vitamins. I think the prenatals have biotin in them which is why pregnant women have awesome hair!
Post # 16
That and also when you’re pregnant, you stop shedding hair the way you do when you’re not pregnant, so it gets really full and lush. Then about 3 months after the baby’s born, it starts coming out in clumps of like 4-5 strands at a time. My hairline looked like a 50 year old man’s for awhile. LOL.