1. DON’T WASH IT TOO OFTEN
This might sound really gross but this is my #1 tip! I only wash my hair 2/3 a week tops and ever since I started doing this, my hair has been so much healthier and has grown significantly! Washing your hair too often will make it too dry and is simply not necessary. I mean, of course we all prefer a fresh and clean scalp but if your scalp is healthy and balanced your hair will stay clean for 3 days for sure. And on the third day, some dry shampoo can do the job! I highly recommend Not Your Mothers brand- it smells great and covers the oils in the scalp. Every time you wash your hair, you don’t only wash your scalp but also the dead ends at the bottom, which are getting even more dried out with the shampooz this will cause your hair to be dull, not shiny anymore and cause more breakage.
2. GOOD NUTRITION
Seriously, your diet plays a major role. It’s really important to have nutrients like iron & zinc (can be found in lean red meat, soybeans, lentils), vitamin D (a couple minutes of sun never hurt anyone), protein, omega 3 acids and biotin in your diet. Those nutrients support the growth and the strength of your hair, and with the new strength your hair will be less likely to break!
3. DON’T USE TOO MANY STYLING PRODUCTS
Whenever I get out of the shower with freshly washed hair, I spray my “that’s a 10” spray, brush out very gently and let air dry. I try not to blow dry my hair unless I’m about to go right to sleep because I hate laying down with wet hair and it also looks horrible the next morning. I’ve never been a fan of using too many styling products! Only on rare occasions you will see me using stuff like hair spray. Honestly, I don’t even use a heat protector. I just feel like too many products won’t benefit your hair but only coat them with countless ingredients. I will use dry shampoo to help minimize greasiness in between washings!
Typically it’s only your scalp is that gets greasy so concentrate on the upper part of your hair when using shampoo. I focus more on this then washing my ends (I still wash my ends but scrub more in the scalp area).
I also use “Mane N Tail” shampoo, which makes my hair silky and has helped it to grow! This is my holy grail of all shampoos. My boyfriend thinks it’s odd because it has a horse on the front and yes, they use it on horses at the stables but it is human friendly, I promise!
4. ALWAYS USE CONDITIONER
I also use the same brand of conditioner that I do for shampoo. I’ve tried sooooo many different conditioners and this one has made my hair feel the lightest while still adding volume and softness. There are some conditioners out there that make your hair feel greasy, heavy & take 10 years to wash out. It’s so light, that it doesn’t weigh down the hair or make it greasy.
5. STAY AWAY FROM SULFATES, PARABENS & SILICONS
Unfortunately you’ll be finding find those ingredients in a lot of known shampoos but in fact they do more harm than good. Sulfates wipe away natural oils of your hair, which will make your hair extremely dry and weak. It will eventually lead to breakage. The easiest way to stay away from these products is to check the labels!
6. USE AS LITTLE HEAT AS POSSIBLE
STAY AWAY FROM HEAT!! Of course, this is the most damaging thing we can do to our locks, but not styling it all is (at least for me) not an option. I try to use as little heat as possible. I also only try to use heat right after washing my hair, so the following two days in between I can use only the dry shampoo or wear my hair up. Usually I wear half up in a top knot, half down, in a high bun, or in a pony! I usually also let my hair air dry completely. And once it’s fully dry (for example the next morning if you washed it at night) I use a straightening iron on medium heat and run it through my hair. Although straighteners are generally bad, I still feel like this method is gentler than blow drying it! Should I do a whole blogpost about it?
7. GET A TRIMM IF NECCESSARY
If your hair is too damaged there’s no other option than getting a trim. Once your dead ends are there, theres no way to go back unless you chop them off. I like to get a nice trim every two months, just to wipe away the dead ends and open my locks to looking fuller and healthier.
8.USE SEMI-PERMANENT HAIR DYES
If you want to dye it on your own check if there are natural hair dyes for the color you desire. They are so much more gentle and even moisturize your hair.
9. WEAR YOUR HAIR LOOSE MORE OFTEN
If you wear it too often in a ponytail or any other hairstyle that requires hair ties you will put a lot of pressure on the parts where the hair tie is & that will cause your hair to break sooner or later.I’m
I hope you enjoyed this post on how to grow health hair abs would love to hear your feedback and some of your techniques as well! Xox