Have you been dreaming of long flowing hair? Despite your wishes, growing your hair will not happen over night but there are ways to ensure your hair is in good health, which enhances the growth process. Your hair needs to be healthy to grow but there are common ways women are damaging their hair, hindering the growth process and occasionally causing hair loss. Take a look at this article to learn healthy ways for women to naturally grow long beautiful hair.
Cold Rinse After A Warm Shower
The days are getting colder, which only makes taking a hot shower more appealing. Unfortunately, however, the hot water is actually harming and slowly damaging your hair. Hot showers lead to dryness of the scalp also causing issues such as dandruff and damaged hair. Hot water strips the essential oils from the hair and scalp. To keep your hair healthy and help it grow, start cold rinsing your hair after a warm shower. Cold water help smooth out the hair, which helps prevent moisture loss, snags and heat damage. You don’t have to take a cold shower but rather just cold rinse for a few seconds before stepping out to help your hair grow.
Don’t Shampoo Your Hair Every Shower
Another common way for women to prevent hair growth is to avoid shampooing every shower. You shouldn’t cut out shampoo completely as this is the best way to wash out dirt and buildup. However, shampooing too much can also wash out the essential oils that keeps hair soft and healthy. If you are someone who doesn’t want to skip the shampoo, try just massaging the shampoo to the top of the scalp rather than lathering it throughout the hair. You won’t be washing out all the essential oils but your hair still becomes clean as you rinse the shampoo out.
Use Conditioner Every Time You Shampoo
Unlike shampoo, you do not want to skip conditioning your hair. Conditioner revives the hair and adds protein each strand needs for strength. This is important because hair is easily weakened from heat, excessive styling and hair coloring. Additionally, consistently conditioning your hair also repairs damages and seals the cuticle to help prevent further damage from happening. Your hair will only be able to grow so far when damaged and split, so it’s essential to ensure you are keeping your hair healthy and conditioned.
Routinely Utilize Oil Masks
When trying to grow your hair, it is important to give attention to the tips of strands. These are the oldest and require a lot of care. Hair needs healthy moisture to grow. Be sure to use natural products or to make your own hair oil mask. You don’t want your hair to become greasy, so be sure to apply the oil mask on damp hair and wash the mask off with a regular shower after 10 minutes of applying. These oil masks will help lock in the moisture, improve strength and help your healthy hair grow strong and beautiful.
Don’t Brush Hair When Wet
Hair is sensitive and fragile when wet. Therefore, it can be damaging to brush your hair immediately after getting out of the shower. For this reason, it’s important to use the right utensils when styling your hair. It’s best to use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush when the hair is wet. Hair brushes will stretch the hair until it breaks rather than just simply working out the tangles. This may not seem detrimental to do every so often, especially when you are in a rush but the effects over time can actually lead to weaker hair resulting in hair thinning and hair loss.
Avoid Over Styling
Applying heat on a regular basis such as blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons can severely damage the hair. In addition to heat, hair styling such as tight braids or having hair tightly pulled back can also lead to hair loss. Even wearing a tight hat or putting you hair in a ponytail can cause “traction alopecia,” a condition in which hair is pulled out of the scalp causing damage to the cuticle and breakage. Most of the effects of hair loss are temporary but if worn long enough, the damage can become permanent. This means, not only will it be more difficult to grow your hair but ultimately, you may also experience damaging and permanent hair loss.
Regularly Go In For A Trim
The most effective way to remove damaged hair is to cut off the damaged section. Therefore, consistently trimming will remove any damaged sections and eliminate any split ends that make the hair look frizzy and unhealthy. Additionally, just because you are growing your hair out doesn’t mean you shouldn’t regularly get your hair trimmed. Getting your hair trimmed about every six weeks will keep your hair healthy and allow it to continue to grow.
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