If this is the case for you, we are here to help and have some top tips for how you grow your hair, and keep it in tip-top condition.
Shampoo it less
Shampoo washes away dirt and product build up, but some can also strip away the precious natural oils you need for long, healthy hair. We would suggest that you wash your hair every other day with a sulphate-free formula, focus the lather on your scalp, then let the water rinse the suds completely away.
Over time, colouring and styling means hair strands get thinner at the bottom and this can lead to your ends breaking and hair getting shorter, even if by a little bit. To get your ends in good shape, load up on conditioner as this will help replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft and seal the outer cuticle, which leaves you hair in a better place to grow longer.
Rinse it with cold water
Washing your hair with cold water is believed to help with both growing your hair and maintaining its health. This happens because cold water lays down the outer layer of your hair smoothly and this helps prevent moisture loss and those annoying, damaging tangles. Yes, it is chilly, but just a few seconds of cold water can help your quest for longer hair, and it is pretty invigorating too.
If your hair is shoulder-length or longer, it could be up to three years old so you need to give it a little TLC, which is where masks come into play. Whether you go for a shop bought one, or a DIY recipe, deep-conditioning masks are your friend when you are growing your hair. For the best results, apply the mask to damp hair and leave it on for 10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning as normal, and watch your hair come to life with health and vitality as it grows.
Brush it the right way
Rough, tough brushing can damage your hair, so treat it with care when brushing it. When you are trying to detangle wet hair, start from the bottom and work your way up slowly, rather than brushing from the scalp down, as this can turn small tangles into a large knot, which isn’t what you want. Once your hair is dry, do brush it so it looks shiny and sleek, but don’t yank it as this won’t help it grow.
Wrap it carefully
Rather than wrapping your hair up in a big bath towel, we would suggest using a super-thin, micro-fibre hair towel. Using a finer towel is kinder way to wrap up your locks and it stops stands of hair getting caught up, which won’t help things if you are trying to grow it.
Yes, when you are growing your hair, scissors are your friend. A trim will take away those spilt ends so book in for a cut every 12 weeks to stop breakage and encourage growth.
Team Pure Beauty