10 easy ways to grow your hair
It’s official: XL long hair is back, and we love it!
We have seen him from Kim Kardashian to Beyoncé and we have to confess: we would do anything to have the length of his hair. However, according to experts, our hair grows a maximum of one centimeter a month, which translates to an eternity if your starting point is a bob and your goal is an extra long look. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t speed up the process. We have compiled the fastest and most effective ways to boost hair growth.
1. Hair growth begins with your diet
A healthy diet is the key to developing stronger hair and therefore longer. Foods like salmon are loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as antioxidants that can reduce hair loss as well as increase the amount. And fresh, if you are a vegetarian there is also an option: beans, since they provide the necessary nutrients for healthy hair such as iron, biotin and folic acid.
2. Strengthen your scalp
It’s no secret that long hair equals a healthy scalp. According to a recent study, daily scalp massages have been shown to increase hair thickness. That is why experts suggest spending five minutes a day massaging your scalp and if you have it dry, here are 7 solutions.
3. Ironically, scissors are your friend.
Cutting your ends will not make your hair grow faster, but the healthier you keep it, the more frequent you avoid having to cut it. Of course, well-groomed hair does not require frequent visits to the hairdresser. If you use the right products to repair and protect your hair, even when using heat tools, you can postpone the appointment for up to six months. Some people swear that if they cut their hair during certain cycles of the moon they will help it grow, do you dare?
4. Use conditioner every time you use shampoo
If you wash your hair, that means you need to condition it. With the passage of time, coloring or by the use of heat tools, the hair begins to thin at the bottom. The conditioner helps to replace the lipids and proteins within each hair, as well as to seal the cuticle to help prevent further damage from occurring, thus making your hair grow longer.
5. Do a cold water rinse at the end of each shower.
If you want long hair, this is a must ! Cold water leaves the outer layer of your hair softer, which helps prevent moisture loss, knotting and heat damage. Look at it like this, you only have to do it for a few seconds, but it can make a big difference.
6. Sleep on silk
Sleeping on a smooth surface reduces friction at night, which means less damage to the hair, and less risk of sunrise with a “bad hair day” in the morning. And for this, experts agree that silk pillowcases are a must .
7. Stacks with heat tools, one or the other
Never blow-dry and then use the iron, opt for one or the other. In an ideal world, you would let your hair dry naturally, although we know that is not an option for some. Therefore, and to avoid damage and dryness, experts recommend that you choose only one of the tools. Or simply put: excess heat hinders hair growth.
8. Change the height of your updos
Low and loose updos are ideal, while high and tight ponytails pull the hair causing it to break. In addition, the rubbers or elastic bands that you use to be very tight, can break the hair on which they are held. For this reason, and although we love high updos, it is better to save them for special occasions.
9. Brush more and better
Brushing your hair stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which will provide the necessary nutrients to the hair follicles, leaving your hair healthier and stronger. In addition, brushing distributes the natural oils, maintaining the necessary humidity and protecting the hair from external elements. But stacks! do it gently. Start from the ends and work your way upward, pulling out knot by knot.
10. Never again wrap your hair in a huge towel
. What could go wrong with putting all your hair in a towel? Everything. Your hair gets caught between the fibers of the weave, and like most women you almost always wrap it too tightly, so you end up breaking all those fragile hairs around your face. Opt for the super thin and soft microfiber towels specially designed to serve their purpose: to dry your hair, and not to break it.
Although everything we have recommended is true and works , if what you want is to see results in record time, it is best to go to an expert.
For this case, we closely recommend the Kérastase Extensioniste Protocol.
It is a complete hair training program that strengthens the hair fiber thanks to the powerful combination of creatine, taurine and ceramides in a formula that makes your hair grow strong from the roots and you can achieve your dream length.
How does it work?
The first thing is to visit your nearest Kérastase salon, so that a stylist / trainer can perform the application of the first Extentioniste Protocol, focused on recovering the strength of the hair fiber and sealing the cuticles.
After completing the protocol, you must take the Extentioniste home recommendation program, which includes : bath, mask or fondant and serum . During this period it is vital to use the Serum Extentioniste twice a week to reactivate circulation in the scalp and help to fortify the fibers from the roots.
After 30 days it is essential to visit the Kérastase trainer to repeat a new dose of the Extentioniste protocol and repeat the steps at home until 90 days are completed, at which point you can say “Hello how are you, long and spectacular hair ! “.