One of the most common questions I'm asked as a professional hair stylist is about how to make your hair grow better. Whether you're looking for longer hair or you just want to optimize hair growth because of thinness, I have a few tips...
*I am not a doctor. If you struggle with extreme hair loss or alopecia, please consult with your doctor.
1. Make sure you're eating a balanced and nutritious diet.
If you're constantly in a severe diet or deficit OR eating excessive processed foods, your hair will see the effects of that. Your body takes the nutrients you put in it and give those to vital organs first so if those nutrients are limited or non-existent, your organs will not have any nutrient stores to pull from for health and growth.
My tip is to take a multivitamin and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily for optimal hair health.
2. Use professional products in the right way.
I recommend a double shampoo for deep cleaning and increased scalp health. Professional products are key because they won't contain damaging, follicle clogging chemicals.
3. Brush your hair well.
And don't forget to also brush your SCALP well. Hair brushing will remove buildup and stimulate your hair follicles so that they are primed for growth. Hair health and growth starts with the scalp. I like to use a thick bristled brush for this a few times daily, but always before washing.
4. Always use a heat protectant.
I love the Olaplex 6 and Olaplex 7 together as well as the Kenra Blow Dry Spray. Most of us heat style our hair and high end tools will heat up to around 400 degrees. You must be using professional heat protectants.
5. Get regular hair trims.
Dead ends and breakage will essentially limit growth because your hair breaks itself off. Trimming those dead ends will help prevent that hair breakage and keep it looking and feeling healthy and long.