12 Ways to Convince Your Hair to Grow Faster and Longer

First, this one: Trims seem counterintuitive, and eating a spoonful of Jif every day seems more effective, but you should still trim your hair sometimes. Trims remove damage and split ends that prove costly. 

1. Avoid Demonising Scissors 

Baby your hair, even in the shower when wet and vulnerable, to promote growth.Use natural, gentle cleaner. Dominic Burg, Evolis Professional trichologist and chief scientist, advises against “SLS and SLES, parabens, and silicones, which are often seen as ‘dimethicone’ on labels.” 

2. Read Your Shampoo Bottle 

After squinting at labels, skip cleansing products if you shampoo often. Stripping your scalp and hair of natural oils can cause brittle hair, breakage, and frustration that your hair has been the same length for months, making it feel clean. 

3. Consider Spending Less Time With It 

Treat yourself to a leave-in conditioner, Audrey Hepburn-approved pre-poo conditioner, luxurious hair mask, or conditioner upgrade during hair growth. 

4. Continue Conditioning 

Still using towels? Wearing a chic turban is fun, but twisting, tension, and fabric-rubbing on fragile wet hair stunts growth. Blot your hair with a microfiber towel instead of rubbing. 

5. Do Not Use That Towel 

Do not brush your hair with Marcia Brady's 100 strokes. Your hair should only be brushed gently when needed. “Opt for one with rounded, plastic prongs and a vented, cushioned base,” 

6. Review brushing techniques 

Other than gentle brushing, leave your hair alone as much as possible. That means less hair-drying, flat-ironing, curling, chemically straightening, dyeing, teasing, sun-baking, and crimping. The less you mess with it, the more it can thrive. 

7. Give Your Hair Space

Avoid ponytails and other high-tension styles. Instead, use a low ponytail (here are some to put on your vision board and discuss with your hair later) or silk scrunchies to protect your hair. 

8. Learn to Like Low Ponytails 

For the thousandth time, treating your hair like a fragile baby will grow it long. To protect your hard work from tangles, breakage, and damage, sleep on silk pillowcases.  

9. Rest on Silk 

This is the hardest tip, but if you want your hair to grow, calm down. “When your body is stressed, it knows that your hair isn't as vital as your heart, lungs, and brain.

10. Chill Out

Relax immediately by massaging your scalp. Self-care grows hair, not “increases blood flow to the scalp”.Scalp massage reduces stress and improves mood, slowing hair growth. 

11. Massaging Your Scalp 

Vitamin gummies taste good and won't hurt (unless you're trying to quit sugar), but don't trust them. Hair-growth gummies, or any hair-growth supplement, can work if there is a nutritional need. 

12. Eat Gummies and Supplements If You Want 

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