Happy New Year Everyone! With A new year starting there is change in the air! With 2015 being the year of the Lob (long bob for those of you that don’t know) you may be wanting to change your look for 2016! As a stylist behind the chair I get asked my tips for growing your hair the healthy way daily! I wanted to share with you my tips to achieve long flowing locks in no time!
You will need a few essential items to get you started! Hair, skin and nail vitamins, leave in conditioner with a heat protectant, dry shampoo, and a wet brush.
Great Hair starts from the inside! It is essential to your hair’s health that it gets the vitamins it needs to stay strong and shiny! I love the Women’s Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins from GNC. They taste like a starburst so they are really easy to remember to take! I take one daily by packing it in my lunch for a sweet treat that is good for me! Also, keep your diet rich in protein and omega 3 for strong and shiny hair!
Invest in a great Leave in Conditioner! You need to look for one that conditions and has a heat protectant. Our hair gets stressed out from heat styling, so it is essential to get the moisture back in. Just like applying lotion to your skin after a shower, spray a leave in on your strands before your comb your hair out. My favorites are It’s A 10 Leave In Miracle Treatment and Redken All in 1 Treatment.
Use a little dry shampoo but not too much! Using a dry shampoo every other day will help you cut down on heat styling. But if you use too much it can cause breakage as it builds up on your hair! Be mindful of the amount of dry shampoo in your hair and shampoo accordingly! My favorites are Bed Head Oh Behive and Redken Pillow Proof Two Day Extender.
Invest in a Wetbrush! This magical brush is designed with bristles that do not snag our hair and detangles like a dream. You will have less breakage with this brush vs your regular one. It also feels amazing on your head when you use it! Regularly brushing your hair stimulates your scalp and promotes hair growth. I can’t say enough great things about this product!
Lastly, get regular trims. This seems counter productive and in same cases it is. If you are in the salon for color every 4-6 weeks trimming your hair an inch every time is too much. Your hair on average grows half of an inch a month and cutting it that often will slow down where you want to be. I recommend doing trims every other color service. I also like doing dry trims because you can see where the hair is starting to split, and only cut what you need off. If you are not in the salon regularly, I would trim every 8-10 weeks.
I hope these tips help you grow rapunzel locks this year!! Love Y’all XOXO