Tips for Making Your Hair Grow


May 7, 2012
As soon as someone invents something that actually makes your hair grow at lightning speeds, the world will be a better place.  And that person will be a billionaire.  Until then, here are all of the tips I give my clients who are trying to grow their hair out:



1.  Avoid going lighter - Not all hair color is damaging for your hair.  Depositing color, or going darker, is very conditioning.  Going lighter, however, strips the hair and can be very damaging.  If you absolutely have to go lighter, be patient and do it slowly over several months to avoid breakage.  

2.  Ease up on the heat - Cheap blow dryers and flat irons tend to get way too hot, making them really damaging to your hair.  If you want your hair to grow, be willing to spend a little extra money on nice hair tools, they won't be nearly as damaging to your hair.  If you aren't ready to upgrade your hair tools, at least try using your flat iron/blow dryer less often.  Summer is the perfect time to wear your natural texture.  

3.  Get the right nutrients -  A lot of people don't get enough nutrients from their diet for their hair.  Try taking a daily supplement such as Hair, Skin and Nails.  
 
4.  Get it trimmed - It's important to get your hair trimmed to prevent splitting and breaking, which in the long run will help it grow faster.  But, make SURE your stylist knows you are trying to grow it out, otherwise they might take off the usual 1/2 to 1 inch.   I suggest getting your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, and asking for just 1/4 inch off. 

5.  Use good products - You get what you pay for when it comes to hair products.  If you blow dry and flat iron daily, you need to baby your hair with nice products.  I suggest using a mask twice a week, and using a leave in conditioner and a heat protecting spray daily.  Some of my favorite products to keep my hair healthy are TIGI S Factor Serious Conditioner, Matrix Gold Heat and Unite 7 Seconds. 

6.  Leave it alone!    Above all, my biggest advice is to just leave your hair alone.  Don't drastically change the color, and don't blow dry it and flat iron it every day.   Use this summer to give your hair a break, wear your natural texture, and let it get healthy so it will grow. 

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for these! I have a question: what brand of blow dryer and flat iron would you recommend? Mine are cheap and old . . . probably time for a replacement :-)

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    1. I love Solano dryers because they don't overheat my hair and usually come with great concentrator nozzles. They're commonly seen in salons and run about $125.

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  2. Thanks for the adorable post! It's totally helpful for me, I'm trying to grow my hair so wish me luck! :))

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  3. Thank you so much for this advice, I've been looking for it!

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  4. thanks for the tips! I've been trying to grow my hair forever but can't seem to get past the middle of my back so this information is helpful!

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  5. Thank you for the tips! I am trying to grow out my hair and it looks like I need regular trims.

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  6. Thanks for the tips!

    I've never been able to get my hair past my shoulders - for real! It breaks so much and I always have clumps coming out in the shower (I have switched to ultra moisturising salon shampoo and conditioner). My hair is also really dry, I don't colour it or use my hair dryer on it much at all!

    I have a feeling it's just too fine to get too long.

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  7. Wow, Thanks! I have been trying to grow my hair out for a while. I know I have to get it trimmed, but when I go the lady always cuts off so much. I will let her know that I am trying to grow it out! Thanks again!

    Paige

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  8. Ah this is a great post! Thanks for all the info!!

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  9. I have a daughter and she is 18 months. She has very little hair and everybody says that I should shave her head so the hair grows stronger. Is it true? What can I do? I'm starting to panic about it!

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    1. Susana,
      I have seen clients who have children like this all the time. My sister was the same way. I think it's fairly common and nothing to worry about. I have never heard that shaving it will make it grow in stronger, so I can't confirm or deny that. I do know that it should grow in eventually, some girls just don't start growing long hair until well after 2 years old.

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  10. i have a paul mitchell blow drier. i only ever us the cool and warm settings.... never the hot. is that a good brand and how much will it fry my hair? i only do it about 2-3 times a week.

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    1. Yes that's a great brand, and it's good that you only use the cool and warm settings. You should be fine!

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  11. Quick Question. For the hair, skin, and nails suppliment would that be okay for me to take? I was just wondering because I'm 16 and didn't know if you knew if it had any effects for using it so young? Cuz I looked at the reviews and it seemed like really popular product so I'm really excited to try it.!!
    Thanks!

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  12. I don't even know what brand my hair dryer is but it does have hot, warm, and cool setting. You think it'll work if I just use warm or cool?

    My flat iron is NuMe. Any thoughts on that brand?

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