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How to get Longer Hair; Hair Growth Tips

How to get longer hair

I've made some major changes in my hair routine over the past few months and coincidently, noticed a huge amount of growth, which is fantastic. For my upcoming wedding, I am desperate to have a gorgeous long wedding hair style and was seriously considering extensions before I noticed that, in fact, my hair is getting there all by itself!

I read so many articles about stimulating hair growth, and how to get long hair fast, but I never believed in any of these tips and tricks before. I used to think that my hair wasn't growing because it simply had got to the length is was capable of growing to. Clearly, this was not the case!

Here are a few of my hair growth tips, I hope they are helpful!

Get it cut

It seems like silly logic. Why would you cut something shorter if you want it to get longer?
Well the truth is that your hair needs it. Book in with your hairdresser every 6 weeks or so to have a trim. This will get rid of any nasty split ends and just allow your hair to look and feel healthier. When your hair is healthy, it will grow more. Trust me!

Less heat = healthy hair

This might seem really obvious, but if you can cut back how often you use heat on your hair, it will do your hair the world of good. Even better if you can stop all together!

I used to use heat on my hair at least once a day, if not more. I even committed the cardinal sin of sometimes not using heat protection. (I know, slap me on the wrist now).

Since making some changes, I now only use heat on my hair a couple of times a week and ALWAYS use a fair amount of heat protection. For the rest of the time, I'll just jazz it up using a bit of salt spray and roll with it!

Making the most of hair products

Lots of brands boast hair growth products, but in all honesty, I'm not convinced. I think it takes a few lifestyle and routine changes to kick things off, but there's no harm in trying any of the products out there!

I'm not saying don't use hair products or treatments, obviously some products can promote healthier hair and this is what we are aiming for.

How to get longer hair
My hairdresser advised that it could be wise to change your shampoo and conditioner brand every few months. With a lot of products you use regularly, your hair can learn their formula, so after a while that shampoo that offers to strengthen hair and make it look super glossy may not have the same effect. Try switching it up every so often and seeing the different results you get!

I would also recommend sleep in conditioners. I'm not a fan of those leave in conditioners that only need to be left in for a couple of minutes. In my opinion, how is it fixing my hair in this short amount of time? I definitely prefer the ones you can leave in overnight and wash off in the morning.

Let's get dirty

Don't be afraid to let your hair get a little bit dirty. If you wash it every day, you run the risk of stripping out the natural oils. These oils actually help your hair to grow.

I now wash my hair every other day. I will also leave it a day or so extra if I know I won't be leaving the house or going anywhere. Instead, I'll pop it in a topknot and crack on with my day!

A healthy diet for healthy hair

Having a healthy and balanced diet does wonders for your body, and this includes your hair.

Vitamin C is excellent for hair growth, so making sure you get plenty of that is going to be key, whether you start taking vitamin c supplements, or just swithc up your diet to include more of those yummy foods that include it. Foods high in vitamin C include things like citrus fruits and peppers.

You can take vitamins for hair growth. Things like cod liver oil tablets and evening primrose are a great start. Make sure you fully do your research into the vitamins before you buy them!

How to get longer hair

Steady on the colour

The biggest change I have made to my hair recently is that I have stopped colouring it. If you recall, I did used to have the most amazing, vibrant red colour in my hair which was amazing, but, in order for me to keep it that nice bright colour, that involved a full head of colour at least every four weeks.

Every four weeks!?!

Not only did i end up spend an awful lot of money on my hair colour, but red is a pretty difficult colour to achieve in the right shade, so the damage that was being done to my hair must have been unreal.

Before I was red, I spent a while being brunette, but before that I spent a good few years bleaching my hair blonde. I really have not been kind to my hair. So I decided to remove the colour in November. (Click here to read my post about removing my hair dye).

After removing the red hair dye, I coloured my hair in a shade very close to my natural shade (only to even it out) and I haven't touched it since.

This is when I started to notice the biggest difference in my hair growth.

Be patient

Remember, there is no tip or magical product that can promise fast hair growth, everything takes time and a lot of care, so don't expect instant results. Take a photo of your hair before and take one every month or so, you'll soon start seeing a difference!

I hope these tips are helpful! If I pick up any more in my quest to getting longer hair, I'll definitely let you know!

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5 comments

  1. I've tried toning down the amount of heat I use on it and can already notice a difference after a couple of days! I'll stick to using heat for special occasions. Need to get my hands on some hair masks to pamper myself! xx

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  2. I used to take vitamin B tablets for my hair and now I'll never get it cut short again!

    tie-dye-eyes

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  3. I am always trying to grow my hair... I just can't get it past a certain length.. :(
    But really like your post!

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    xxx Kelly-Louise

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  4. I hateee getting my hair cut but I know that it is important. My hair ended up being in such bad condition after putting off getting it cut for ages so I had to have quite a lot cut off :( x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  5. I've been growing my hair and it is getting longer and have not coloured if for months - But what I haven't done it get it trimmed so I am going to make an appointment with the hairdresser next week - lots od great advice x

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