If you want to have that beautiful long and healthy-looking hair but do not know how to achieve them, there are some simple tips and tricks to help you out.
To make your hair grow out faster; it is essential to keep them as protected as possible. If you can reduce the breakage and hair loss while at the same time stimulating hair growth, you can have the most voluminous hair that you often see in shampoo commercials.
Here are eight beauty hacks to help grow your hair faster and keep them strong.
1. Do not blow-dry your hair right after washing it.
Everyone knows that applying too much heat on the hair is extremely damaging. Blow drying your soaking wet hair right after you have washed them is a bad idea, as it will take you more time. You will expose your hair to too much heat, which can result in breakage and fallout.
Instead, it is recommended to let your hair air dry after you have washed them. Gently brush out your hair and wait for them to get at least damp. Some hairstylists even recommended styling the hair with hot tools the next day after you have washed them.
2. Trim your hair regularly.
As strange as it sounds, trimming your hair is essential when you are trying to grow them long and healthy. Getting a little trim every 5-6 weeks will make your hair look fresh. Not only that. Rejuvenated hair grows much faster. Not trimming your hair results in dry ends, especially if you are someone that uses a blow dryer or other hot styling tools. Dry ends break off and make your hair look even shorter.
3. Pay attention to water temperature.
If you are trying to grow out your hair, it is crucial to pay attention to the temperature of water you are washing your hair with.
It is best to wash your hair with warm water. Some may think that hot water is the best option as it will deeply clean the scalp and the hair. The truth is, hot water is extremely damaging to the scalp and can make the hair roots weak, thus resulting in hair fallout.
To wash your hair correctly and efficiently, you need hair temperature that is hot enough to clean your hair from dirt but not as hot as to cause irritation and stripping of hair from natural oils.
4. Pat dry your hair.
You might have seen a lot of women wrapping their hair after a shower in a big towel and walking around. While this may look cool, it is terrible for your hair. Wet hair is very fragile, and the only way to dry them out without causing damage is pat drying.
However, if you still wrap your hair in something to get it a little dry, do it with an old cotton t-shirt. The latter is much softer and will not affect the hair.
5. Don’t forget the scalp!
Even if you wash your hair twice a week, a lot of oil and dead cells may collect on your scalp. This makes it difficult for new hair to grow. This is why it is important to thoroughly massage the scalp and use scrubs once or twice a month to stimulate better hair growth.
6. Brush your hair with a wide-tooth comb.
A wide-tooth comb is what you should use on your hair after having a shower. Wet hair is very delicate, and using a narrow-tooth brush may cause not only breakage but also split ends.
Using a comb that has some spacing in between its teeth is the best option for those who have curly hair. It will help to get rid of the knots and have more beautiful curls once the hair is dry.
7. Leave tight ponytails for special occasions.
Even if you like wearing your hair in a tight ponytail or a bun, try to avoid doing these hairstyles every day. Pulling your hair back every day may cause hair loss in certain areas. It has long been proven that tight hairdos can eventually lead to traction alopecia.
Another mistake that many people make is going to sleep with a tight ponytail. Doing this results in a lot of breakages, not to mention the fact that it may result in hair loss.
8. Sleep on a silk pillowcase.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase not only feels luxurious but is also very healthy for your hair. One of the main properties of silk pillowcases is that they have a very smooth surface and can keep your hair damage-free. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will make your hair shinier and smoother as the silk is very soft, and there is no friction between the hair and the pillowcase. Too much friction is one of the reasons for having damaged hair with split ends.