by Wulandari Natlia
Many women dream of having thick, long hair. Having long hair has its own challenges, of course — it can be a pain in the summer heat, and difficult to keep healthy and strong. But if you really want long hair and are willing to put in the maintenance work, it’s well worth all the trouble. Here are our tips to getting long, strong hair!
Hair that’s exposed too often to heat will become dry, brittle, and prone to break easily. So as much as possible, let your hair dry naturally and avoid styling tools that involve heat, like hair dryers and straightening or curling irons.
If you can’t avoid using these tools, at least give your hair some help beforehand with a heat protectant oil or spray. This will also give your strands some much-needed nourishment. And remember to keep the heat setting on low!
Load Up On Vitamin E
Vitamin E is essential for the hair growth process. Its antioxidant properties help repair tissue, which spurs your hair to grow faster and stronger. So make sure to get a lot of vitamin E-rich foods like almonds, broccoli, kale, spinach, and avocado.
DIY Scalp Massages
We all enjoy that scalp massage we get whenever we get our hair washed at the salon. It feels nice and relaxing, but it also has a few other benefits like increasing circulation to your scalp, which can help stimulate hair growth.
It’s expensive and time-consuming to keep going back to the salon just for this, but luckily, you can easily and quickly do it yourself at home. Massage in small circular motions using your fingertips (not your nails) and work your way slowly around your head. Don’t forget the nape of your neck!
You can also use oils or serums like olive oil or hazelnut oil to enhance your massage. These will make your hair even healthier and shinier.
Go For Green Tea
Green tea has tons of health and beauty benefits. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties see it in a lot of skincare products meant to reduce redness and smoothen skin. But aside from making your skin more luminous, drinking green tea regularly can also boost your hair growth. Like Vitamin E, green tea is an antioxidant that can improve circulation to your scalp.
Shampoo and Condition Regularly
Keep your hair clean and healthy by washing your hair regularly. Whenever you shampoo, make sure to use conditioner as well to nourish and strengthen your strands. Avoid preservatives and harsh chemicals and stick to products full of antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients.
And be patient! Remember that hair grows less than half an inch every month, but stick to this routine and you’ll be at your ideal length in no time.
Got any other tips for growing long, strong hair? Let us know in the comments section below!