Tips to Grow It Out

Hey dolls! Happy Weekend! I've been doing a ton of hair this week and I always get, "I'm trying to grow it out so only trim a little bit off." On average, hair grows about ½ inch per month. So here is a few tips to help you grow it out!

1. Wen Conditioning Cleanser – I love this sulfate-free shampoo for several reasons, but its knack for keeping hair’s natural oils intact helps tremendously with regrowing.
2. Aveda Invati Scalp Revitalizer – Spray it on your scalp after a shower and then massage it in. I’ve noticed a difference in the thickness of my hair and definitely attribute it to this—and my stylist has commented on how healthy my scalp & follicles look! (I also alternate the invati shampoo/conditioner in with my wen, using it 1-2 times per week).
3. MoroccanOil – I use this on just the ends of my hair to keep it moisturized and prevent split ends.
4. Wide tooth comb – Keeps breakage to a minimum! Comb carefully from the ends and work your way up.

5. Hydrate – It’s no secret that drinking a healthy amount of water every day improves your overall health, but it also aids in healthy hair (and nail!) growth, not to mention that well-hydrated glow.

6. Exercise – Did you know that getting your blood pumping helps your hair grow? It does, and there is no better motivation for me to go out and bike 25 miles than the thought that I might come home with longer hair.

7. Trim - Try and trim your hair every 12 weeks. As hair grows, it comes in uneven due to daily habits (sleeping, for one). A trim will get rid of the uneven growth, and get rid of split-ends. If left alone, split ends will travel up the hair shaft and ruin hair.

8. Massage - Every time you shampoo, massage your scalp! It boost blood flow and increases hair growth. You can also flip your head over for a few minutes and try massaging it then (your scalp will get all tingly; it’s weird!) but do not ever blow dry or brush in that position.

9. Minerals and Vitamins -  B vitamins like B6 and B12. These help skin and keratin production so your cells are nice and strong. Next, make sure you take Biotin, which can be found in a vitamin supplement (it’s a type of B vitamin but sometimes called Vitamin H). Strawberries and bananas carry biotin. Zinc is another benefit for keratin production, and can be found in wheat germ and pumpkin seeds. Vitamin C is great too, and is easily found in broccoli and citrus type fruit. Lastly, folate is in leafy vegetables like asparagus, as well as honeydew melon and cantaloupe. While all these can be found in pill form, you can intake these with food as well.

10. Styling -  All girls want to use heat tools on their hair, and that can be bad—if you don’t protect it. So make sure you use a heat protectant when you do use hot irons or blow dryers.

Try these tips to make your mane long & lovely!!
Love, Dani