Long hair in the Fall and Winter just makes sense. It’s chilly out and long hair looks great paired with a ski cap or flowing over a long scarf. But if you cut it all off before summer, you may be wondering how to get it to grow back as quickly as possible. Lucky for you, there are some things you can do to help your strands stay strong and grow out as quickly as possible. Here are four tips to help.
1. Always Use Conditioner
Hair strands that are brittle and break easily don’t grow out, so it’s important to make sure that your strands are well moisturized to avoid breakage. Use a conditioner every time you wash your hair, and make sure that you leave it in long enough to let your locks get the benefit of the conditioner.
2. Get Frequent Trims
This might sound counterintuitive, but part of keeping your locks healthy and prone to growing quickly is to get rid of any dead ends on your strands. This means that you should get the ends trimmed every few months to ensure that your hair is in prime growing condition.
3. Avoid Heat Tools
Another major contributor to hair breakage is heat tools like curling irons and flat irons. If you’re trying to grow your hair out quickly, avoid using these tools. Instead, use a hair dryer on a lower heat setting or let your hair air dry in order to keep your strands healthy and strong.
4. Brush Your Hair the Right Way
Contrary to popular belief, there is a right way and a wrong way to brush your hair. The way most people approach it is by starting at the top and brushing down. However, this can put an enormous amount of strain on your hair strands and cause hair to break and be pulled out. Instead, start at the bottom, since most of the tangles will be there, and work your way up. This puts less pressure on your hair and will keep it looking better and growing faster.