As we tell our clients time and time again, visit us or your hairdresser regularly to trim your hair in order to keep it healthy, and for it to grow. However, this isn’t the only advice we give. See below for some more tips on how to make your hair grow faster, and to maintain a nourishing shine.
- Eat lots of protein, and drink plenty of water
Did you know the hair shaft is made of keratin, which is a type of protein? A diet high in protein and amino acids (the building blocks of protein) will give your body what it needs to produce new keratin, which in turn should speed up the rate in which your hair grows. Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water will help your hair and scalp from drying out.
- Don’t wash your hair every day
Washing your hair every day is sure to dry out your hair so it then produces more oil. Washing your hair two times a week will ensure it is healthy, strong, smooth and soft! It may take a few weeks for your hair to adjust to the change – it may be a bit greasy when overcompensating for all the dryness you used to put it through,
- Stay away from the heat
Save styling for special occasions – leave the curling tongs, straighteners and blow drying your hair as much as you can. Heat is one of the fastest ways to damage your hair and destroy its texture so air dry as much you can!
- Brush your hair less
Brushing strains your hair, so the more you brush, the more hair you break. When you do brush your hair, ensure you do small strokes at the bottom, and then gradually get higher towards the root. This is the most efficient way to remove tangles without creating more.
- Massage your scalp
Massaging your scalp a few minutes a day can help to stimulate blood flow, which brings important nutrients to your hair follicles. This in turn can stimulate growth.