I hope you are having a hella good week and I hope this post puts the cherry on top! Long hair has always been my jam, the longer the better (kidding.. maybe). I always have people asking me how my hair grows so fast and I use to respond with a super lame ‘I don’t know’ BUT here is a list of things that I do to keep my hair long and healthy:
1. Use a wide tooth comb
Specifically when your hair is wet because wet hair is weaker and more likely to break and fall out. I don’t know about you but I shed like a beast as it is, I don’t need any help losing hair. Using a wide tooth comb prevents breakage because it is gentle and grabs less of your hair. You can find a good wide tooth comb here.
2. Silk vs. Cotton
The micro-fibers in the fabric of a cotton pillow case are damaging to both your hair and your skin. Sleeping on a silk or satin pillow will prevent dryness, reduce split ends, reduce that sexy bed head look you wake up with from time to time, and help to lock in moisture. Give this one the old college try, it comes in so many colours!!
3. Nice and dirty
Your scalp produces natural oils that are so good for your hair. The more you wash it the more you get rid of those oils and dry your hair out. Invest in a good dry shampoo like this one and reduce how many times a week you wash that head girl. I only wash mine twice a week. This is probably one of the only times when my laziness has truly paid off.
4. Good ol fashion scalp massage
Put some castor oil on your finger tips and give your scalp a 10 minute scalp massage. This will stimulate blood flow to the follicles which promotes growth. It also just feels damn good. I do this once a week.
4. You are what you eat
What you eat affects your hair… pause for applause. If you want strong, shiny hair you need to eat nutrient rich foods. Some of the best vitamins for your hair include vitamin C, vitamin A, protein, and zinc. Drinking smoothies is my favourite way to get in a large portion of my daily intake first thing in the morning.
6. Deep condition
I use a deep conditioner once a week. My favourite one is the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Mask. I apply it before getting into the shower and let it sit on my hair for 20 minutes. It helps to repair damage and leaves my hair feeling so soft and looking super shiny.
7. Ditch the heat
We all know heat can severely damage hair so try to let your hair air dry as much as possible. To avoid using any kind of heat i take advantage of braids and messy buns. I know this look isn’t always the cutest so when you do have to use heat make sure to apply a good protectant first. I love the MoroccanOil Perfect Defence.
Thats it, thats all! There is no magic recipe for fast growing, healthy hair but these tips have worked for me. Thanks for reading!! Xo