Hey! Do you remember Anmol?
Hmm.. The girl with long hair no?
Gone those days when people remember you by your name. The trend is changing now. If you want to leave your footprints on someone’s mind, first you should have a personality that can blow their mind. Having long, lustrous hair and clear skin is more important than carrying brands with you.
Long hair is something that every woman desires. With so many different styles for long hair, it is definitely great to have long manes as they can be played with and experimented on. Beautiful hair is what makes every woman feel poised and gorgeous. Nothing attracts attention like a soft and silky hair.
Are you one of those who have tried almost every chemical for long tresses, but still struggling with the same problem? If yes! Then we can surely be a guiding hand for you. Trust us!
But… Before raising expectations from us, We want to clear you the most important point – There are no shortcuts to growing luscious long locks, it can’t grow overnight.
“Hair typically only grows about a quarter of an inch to a half an inch max a month, and that’s only if it is super-healthy and doesn’t have a ton of split ends”, says celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend.
If you want your hair to a mermaid worthy length, you need to maintain a healthy diet and should care your hair like you are the only person left with the hair on this planet.
So, Here are a few tips to get super-healthy and long hair
Regular Trim – A Myth
Trimming hair is basically for two reasons, first is aesthetic look and the second is to stop the development of the split ends. Split ends tend to climb up the hair shaft and cause breakage. As a matter of fact, every time you brush your hair the broken ends would fall down and make your hair look shorter.
So yes, it is very important to trim hair, but don’t think it will escalate your hair growth.
P.S. Hair grows from the scalp not from the ends.
Just like skin, to make your hair look healthy from the outside, you need to stay fit from inside. Each strand of hair are made up of protein.”Hair and nails are both protein fibers,” says dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani, to make them grow faster, you need to feed them with protein. Add dairy products and nuts in your diet. Vitamin C and A helps in strengthening your hair and in the production of sebum, respectively. Also include biotin, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acid in your diet.
And above all stay stress free and drink as much water as you can.
No Over Washing
“Hair produces natural oil called sebum, and shampoo is an emulsifier that captures and traps excess oil, dirt, and product residue, which you then rinse out to clean the hair. For the most part, some dirt is OK and natural and you definitely want some oils to remain in your hair. ” Says Angela Lamb, an assistant professor of dermatology in New York City.
Wash your hair once or twice in a week and only shampoo your scalp. Remember, never skip your conditioner as it has oils in their formula.
Don’t Burn Your Hair
The heat really dries the hair. When your hair is dry, it gets damaged and start splitting at the ends and what it does in the end is you need to cut your hair because it is damaged and it’s going to restrict your hair from growing.
Blow dryers remove the moisture and water from the surface that make hair dry and dull. Irons and Curlers damage the edges of your cuticle that at the end leads to split ends.
P.S. If it is really important then use conditioner which has cetrimonium chloride in its formula, it will reduce heat damage. Remember ONLY REDUCE.
Tea Tree Oil!
Tea tree oil removes dead cells, unclog hair follicles and boost the immune system. It moisturizes the scalp and keep it free from fungal and bacterial infection, so that your scalp remains healthy and that eventually leads to hair growth.
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with carrier oils like Olive or Almond or Jojoba and massage the mixture onto the scalp. For better result mix Tea tree oil with castor oil as it contains omega-6 essential fatty acids, which accelerate blood circulation, hence increase hair growth.
P.S. Never use tea tree oil without an another oil because it will then oil dry your hair.