Long, luscious locks are something a lot of us desire, but not all of us are able to achieve. If a thick mane is on your list of resolutions this coming year so that you can do that sexy hair flip *wink*, we have here some tips that can help you get it right. Go on then!
1. Skip Using That Super Thick Towel
The first mistake we are all guilty of making is this. The woven fibers do nothing to help your hair growth but instead cause immense breakage and frizz. Your hair is at its weakest and most prone to breakage when it's wet, so definitely avoid being rough on it with a thick towel.
Pro Tip: Use an old t-shirt to wrap around your wet hair post your shower.
We have heard about the benefits of applying oil since time immemorial, but if long hair is what you desire, it's a must-do. Massage your scalp with some hot oil before washing it off and your long hair dreams should turn into a reality soon!
Pro Tip: After massaging, keep the oil on for an hour or two at least for the best results.
3. Brush Your Hair With Utmost Care
In our hectic schedules, we tend to do everything in a hurry, including brushing our hair. Take 5 extra minutes if need be, but be patient with your tangled mane.
Pro Tip: While untangling your hair, do it in parts rather than trying to sort them all together.
Hair dryers and straighteners may give you that instant look, but using them extensively can cause damage beyond repair. Reserve their use to once-in-a-while.
Pro Tip: For a silky and long mane, let your hair air dry naturally as often as possible to ensure healthy hair growth.
5. Always Use A Wide-Toothed Comb
The benefits of using a wide-toothed comb are too many, ranging from less hair fall to lesser frizz to give you the long hair you desire. It's always better to detangle wet hair with a wide-tooth comb instead of a hairbrush.
Pro Tip: Opt for a wood comb to further minimize the frizz.
We hear you when you say that trimming is usually thought of as something that leaves one with shorter hair. However, the process eliminates all your dead ends, leading to faster hair growth and that's reason enough to go for it.
Pro Tip: Trim your dead ends every 6-8 weeks for consistent hair growth.
7. Avoid Washing Your Hair Every Day
Using shampoo every day will only leave you with more chemicals in your mane, leading to dull hair. Wash your hair 2-3 times a week and no more.
To give credit where it's due, herbal products like aloe vera, honey and vinegar are known to have good and lasting effects on hair, also keeping it chemical-free. Use hair products with these natural ingredients as much as possible.
Pro Tip: Make a list of ingredients to try and see which one suits you best before continuing with it.
9. Eat Right To Get Your Necessary Vitamins
You may do all the right things, but nothing beats eating nutritious food. Eat your leafy greens, your lean meats and vitamins to get that silky, super-healthy long mane.
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