08
May

5 Tips How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

1. Get frequent trims

It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want long hair that’s actually healthy, you need to get regular trims. “While haircuts don’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair,” explains celebrity hairstylist Michael Dueñas. “Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster.” After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length — not to mention shine, volume, and smoothness.

2. Resist the urge to go blonde

As chic as platinum hair looks, going from a darker shade to light blonde could stand between you and your longest-possible hair. “When the cuticle of the hair is damaged from bleach, you can have more breakage or split ends. The fewer chemical treatments, the better your hair will grow.

3. Skip the daily shampoo

By now, you’ve likely heard all the testimonials attributing great hair to going “no ‘poo,” but do you know why it actually helps your hair? “Shampooing your hair two to three times a week allows your natural oils to penetrate your hair, allowing it to hydrate and repair itself.

4. Be careful when you brush wet hair

Hair is especially susceptible to breakage when it’s wet, but if you absolutely must get some knots out post-shower, make sure to use a brush that will go easy on your strands. “Using a Tangle Teezer or Wet Brush is key. Start gently brushing from the ends and gradually work your way up. And don’t just brush the top layer — brush the hair underneath as well.

5. Finish your shower with a cool rinse

A super steamy shower isn’t just bad for your skin — it’s also rough on your hair. Turn the water temperature down when cleansing. And rinse with cool water to help seal the cuticle and strengthen your hair before styling it.