While my blonde hair is definitely a defining feature of my look (I’m a blonde abroad, after all!), it’s not necessarily the easiest to manage. So, here are some tips on making hair grow faster.
My whole life I’ve struggled with fine, greasy hair that would stick to my forehead if I didn’t wash it within 24 hours.
I have a natural blonde colour so highlights are a must to liven up my mane. However, lightening my hair seriously damages my baby’s fine hair!
Luckily, I’ve learned a few tricks over the years to keep it healthy. After a lot of trial and error, along with some great advice from the pros, I was able to figure out what works best for my hair.
Here are my essential tips for growing healthy and longer hair!
Be careful with hair clips for tips on making hair grow faster
Anyone who has tried to grow longer locks knows what a slow process it is. That’s why it’s so important to avoid breaking at every turn.
One key way to do this is to be very careful with the products you put in your hair.
Many years ago I was advised to treat my hair like a fine silk scarf. This means realizing that it can be permanently damaged by anything from minor snags to intense heat.
I try not to put my hair up and avoid tying my hair at the root of my head. Fine hair is easy to comb and creates long-term damage with top knots and ponytails.
I love the look of braids and they are much less damaging since you tie them to the ends of your hair so it’s a win! Braids work with gravity to eliminate any pressure points.
Headbands are also a quick and easy fix if you want to get your hair out of your face ASAP.
When it comes to growing healthy, longer hair, less is more. Brush your hair less often. Use fewer hair accessories. Apply less heat. Above all, it’s simple!
Consider your cleaning habits
If you have chemically treated fine hair like yours, NEVER brush it when it is dry. You’ll instantly cause tons of breakage.
To get rid of snags, I use a Wet Brush. Use this in the shower when you have conditioner in your hair.
Pro tip: When cleansing, start slowly from the ends and work your way down to the scalp. Take your time slowly and work from the bottom up. It’s too easy to cause breakage if you try to run the brush down the tangles.
On days when you don’t wash, just untangling it with your fingers in the morning can really go a long way. Don’t pull out the brush unless you really need to. When cleaning, proceed very slowly and gently.
TIP: If your hair tangles easily, consider braiding it and wrapping your head in a silk scarf before bed. This will help prevent unnecessary breakage when trying to brush the headboard.
Use a silk pillowcase
Another great thing about silk is that it doesn’t absorb oil. In contrast, cotton soaks up oil and bacteria from your skin and hair. Rather than preventing greasy curls, it actually causes your hair to overproduce oil for an even greasier effect.
Skip the cotton wool and let your hair do its thing.
Less laundry for tips on making hair grow faster
It’s easy to get into the habit of washing your hair too much. Especially if you have fine hair, you definitely know the pain of greasy roots!
If you can get to the ahem root cause, you can transform your mane.
Countless hair care experts point to refined carbohydrates and saturated fat as one of the causes of oily hair. So while your diet may be a major factor, another major concern is over-cleansing and over-drying.
Your body naturally produces oil as a barrier. This protection is the key to growing healthy and longer hair. When you wash your hair, you disrupt the natural cycle. While I wouldn’t recommend ditching shampoo completely, there’s a reason why the “poo-free movement has become huge in recent years.”
Washing less will greatly help the health and length of your hair.
I’ve been working on neutralizing my oily hair for years – and yes, it’s going to take that long! Even though it’s much better, my hair still gets oily, but now it’s possible to go a few days between washes.
How to wash your hair
I was surprised to learn after 3 decades on this earth that I don’t know how to wash my hair!
(Well, at least not the right way for my hair type.)
Since I have fine hair that has been lightened, my stylist advised me to never wash my hair from top to bottom. Since then, I only wash my roots and make sure to only apply conditioner to the ends of my hair.
The new routine has seriously helped my hair become dry and prone to breakage.
But there is no universal routine. It’s important to find out the best routine for your unique hair. I highly recommend talking to your hairstylist to find your own style.
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Whether I’m travelling or just extending the time between washes at home, it’s a key part of my beauty arsenal. Also, check out more blogs in the fashion and health section. Gather more information at budgetyourtrip.