7 Tips For Getting Those Long Locks You Never Thought You'd See
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7 Tips For Getting Those Long Locks You Never Thought You'd See

Simple tips and tricks!

7 Tips For Getting Those Long Locks You Never Thought You'd See
Emily Page

Whether or not you're trying to grow your hair faster or not, these tips are great for keeping your hair healthy!

1. Shampoo and conditioner

Try to keep these basic. I alternate shampoos, but I stick to Mane n Tail conditioner. It works best with my hair. Try to stay away from shampoos with lots of sodium and sulfates. Those types of ingredients are really harsh. If your hair tends to be dry and lack volume, take a week without using any shampoo. You may think it’s gross, but it’s like a restart button on your hair. Experiment with what products work best for you and how much you want to spend.

2. Essential Oil

Before you shower, massage rosemary oil into your scalp. It stimulates circulation and strengthens your roots. Almond oil is great for hair as well. Coconut oil is good for putting on your hair right after a shower, or for putting on your ends in the middle of the day. Try argon oil as well!

3. Shower Etiquette

As mentioned before, don’t shampoo every time you get your hair wet. Every other day, max. Just rinse your hair and use conditioner.

Turn down the heat in your shower. Extremely hot water makes your roots weaker. I kept wondering why my hair was falling out (like, REALLY falling out all the time) and turning down the water temperature helped A LOT.

Dry your hair with a T-Shirt instead of a terry towel. Towels can break your hair. Rubbing your against the fabric can break your hair, so just pat it a little and let it dry on its own. Your hair is happier that way

4. Nutrition

Add almonds and chia seeds to your everyday diet. This helps grow your hair faster, and nails, too actually! Add more protein to your diet as well. If you don’t eat meat, try more nuts or beans.

5. Brushing

Brush starting at the bottom of your hair. This way you get the knots out and don’t tear all the knots through your hair. Don’t drag your brush mindlessly through your tangles. Take some time to gently pull the hair out of the specific knot and then continue brushing.

Some people swear by wooden brushes, so experiment with what works best for your hair.

6. Hair-Styling

If you want healthy hair, you cannot use heat. This may sound harsh, but it’s the truth. It can take months for your hair to return to normal after using heat. If you must use heat, use heat-protectant, and try setting your iron to a lower temperature. When blow-drying, turn it to the cool setting.

Use only scrunchies with soft rubber bands. Stay away from elastics as this damages hair.

You can get waves and curls overnight by either braiding damp hair (GENTLY) or using cloth and sponge curlers.

7. Pools

If you’re going swimming, you need precautions to keep your hair from suffering from the harsh chlorine water. Your hair is porous, which means it soaks up what is placed on it. And you do not want your hair soaking up chlorine.

Rinse your hair under cold water. The cold water seals your hair and stops it from absorbing as much chlorine.

After rinsing your hair, put some coconut oil through your hair. This acts as a protectant from the chlorine as well.

Wash your hair straight after swimming.

I hope these tips help you!

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