Drink More Water
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Stop washing your hair every day.
If you’re serious about growing long hair, it’s time to stop washing every day. Over shampooing actually strips hair of moisture and can lead to breakage. It’s not necessary to wash every day, despite what your shampoo brands want you to believe—unless you have a very oily scalp or are in an extremely dusty environment. There are other alternatives that can keep your hair clean without over cleansing it. Co-washing, or using conditioner instead of shampoo, is a great choice for most people. Conditioner has less harsh detergents than shampoo which cleans the hair more gently and keeps the cuticles sealed down for additional shine and strength.
If you’re still worried about grease after co-washing, dry shampoos are a great solution as well. Dry shampoo absorbs oil from the scalp so that your hair doesn’t look greasy even when it hasn’t been washed in days or weeks! This gives your strands some relief from being stripped and helps them grow longer before they break off at the ends due to damage
Keep heat styling to a minimum.
When you use a hair dryer, you must use a heat protectant spray. If you don’t, it will result in breakage and ultimately prevent your hair from growing longer. I have even heard that using a heat protectant can help with split ends.
The second tip for using a blow dryer is to not exceed 300 degrees Fahrenheit on the heat setting. At that temperature, most people will be able to achieve the desired results without causing damage to their hair (or their skin). That being said, if you are someone who tends to get hot easily, try using the lowest setting possible for your hair. It will take longer but it’s worth it! Even if it does feel like forever because we all know how much time we spend waiting on our blow drying process..
Lastly, when blow-drying your hair, make sure not to pull on or stretch out strands of wet strands too much–especially ones that are already broken or damaged–because this can cause them even further damage which will prevent them from growing any further! And remember: healthy long tresses grow faster than unhealthy ones!
Add more protein to your diet.
Eat more protein!
Protein makes up part of the structure of your hair, and eating enough of it is essential to maintaining healthy locks.
When you don’t get enough protein, your body can put a hold on growing hair to preserve other functions in case the lack of protein continues for a long time. This can mean that for months after your diet improves and you get more protein, there won’t be much new hair growth. The good news is that once your body gets used to having regular access to adequate amounts of protein, you’ll start seeing hair growth that makes up for lost time.
The amount of protein you eat should be based on how much you weigh, so talk with your doctor if you’re not sure what’s right for you. Here are some ideas for getting more protein:
- Eat eggs in the morning (or anytime). A medium egg has 6 grams of complete protein and provides vitamins A, B2 (riboflavin), B12, B5 (pantothenic acid), phosphorus and selenium. It also contains 5 grams fat and 185 milligrams cholesterol—so if those are important to consider when planning meals, look at how many other sources of fat or cholesterol are in each meal plan before deciding whether or not eggs will fit in well with that day’s diet.
- Snack on nuts or nut butters such as almonds (6 g per 1/4 cup), cashews (5 g per 1/4 cup), hazelnuts (4 g per 1/4 cup), peanut butter (8 g per 2 tablespoons) or sunflower seed butter (6 g per 2 tablespoons). These snacks give you extra energy as well as things like Vitamin E, magnesium and potassium along with their high levels of complete proteins. Nuts also have a reputation for helping reduce heart disease risk—although mostly through reducing total cholesterol levels rather than helping keep blood free-flowing by breaking down clots like popular
Remove split ends early and often.
Split ends are a common hair problem that can cause long-term damage to your hair and stunt growth. Split ends result from the use of heat styling tools, chemical treatments, or excessive brushing or washing. Once split ends occur, they are permanent and require cut off in order to be removed. A stylist can trim them with scissors during a haircut, but if you want to remove them yourself you can use special tools designed for the purpose at home.
These tips will help you grow long strong hair fast.
Washing your hair less frequently is an easy way to increase growth. When you wash your hair, it removes the natural oils from your scalp. You should aim to wash your hair every 2-3 days with a gentle shampoo that doesn’t strip the natural oils from your scalp for optimal results.