Secrets for Growing Long Hair

It is always okay to dream of growing long hair, because it is not impossible. Nothing is going to make your hair grow long overnight, but there are some things you can do to help you grow hair faster.

Let us check what girls with longer hairs are actually doing and what worked for them to maintain their hair in same condition even with growing age.

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Secrets Of Growing Long Hair:

1. Do not damage hair:perm-damaged-my-hair-beautiful

The first step to grow hair faster, is to stop damaging it. Damage can come from heat styling, brushing hair when wet, brushing or combing too roughly by ripping through knots and tangles, shampooing every day, using accessories like metal barrettes, rubber bands, or claw clips to put your hair up, or putting your hair into tight hairstyles. If you seriously want to grow long and healthy hair, you need to give up these things completely.

2. Cut damaged hair:getty_rf_photo_of_woman_getting_hair_cut

If your hair is already damaged, cut the damaged part to help the hair grow healthy and long. Trim split ends, extremely dry ends, frizzy hairs to the extent of the damage. Hair growth speeds up when damaged part is removed and with good care, you can grow healthy new hair faster.

3. Trim hair twice a month: hair-trim (1)

Trim the ends of the hair slightly for every 15 days. By this you can keep hair healthy and speed up the hair growth.

4. Stop using chemicals:shutterstock_127145276

Stop using chemicals to change the color or texture of your hair. You need to decide between using chemicals and having long hair. Most of the hair types are not strong enough to withstand repeated damage. Hair growth gets  slower on damaging the hair. Avoid perm or straightening solution and peroxide or ammonia. If you want to change hair color, use henna or ammonia/peroxide free hair color.

5. Protect your hair from chlorine and saltwater:

Use a deep conditioner and then stick the hair under a swim cap before you swim. If you can, wash your hair with a mild shampoo as quickly after swimming or at least rinse the hair with fresh water. Follow it with a conditioner.

6. Protect your hair from the sun and wind:drugstore-hair-products

If you are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, either use a UV protectant, or cover your hair. Consider using a deep conditioner taking advantage of the heat to help it soak in. If you are going to be in windy conditions, braid or bun your hair, or wrap it up in a scarf or under a hat. Nothing causes split ends and tangles like wind does.

7. Keep your body healthy:Foods-for-Healthy-Hair

Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Drink plenty of water, and get enough rest. Take enough proteins, healthy fats, and water to your each day. Your body needs enough energy to grow hair. Use hair vitamins to help in your overall health and your hair growth.

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8. Increase blood flow:exercise

Increase your blood flow with adequate physical activity and exercises. It increases the rate at which your hair grows. Your endorphins keeps flowing with increased blood flow and helps the hair growth. Regular scalp massage will increase the blood flow and stimulate the follicles.

9. Treat your hair with care and caution:  haircare

Do not brush your hair when it is wet, don’t rub your hair dry with a towel, instead gently pat it and let it air dry before combing and untangling. Never rip your brush through your tangled hair. Always gently detangle, using hair safe combs and brushes. Start detangling from the ends and proceed way upwards. As you grow old, your hair also ages and becomes more fragile. It has also been treated with many chemicals from several years. So treat is as gently as possible.

10. Reduce the frequency of hair washes: hair-washing_0

The majority of people who grow long hair are those who do not wash their hair daily. Most of them use the conditioner-wash-conditioner method to clean their hair. It is better to wash hair only once or twice a week. Deep condition the hair with olive oil and leave it for few hours or overnight before washing your hair.

Use shampoo only on your scalp area, and diluting it is helpful. Avoid using shampoo over hair. The lather that goes through the length of the hair while you wash is enough to clean the hair. As your ends get older, they get drier, and do not need the harsh washing agents in shampoo to get them clean. A good fresh water rinse is sufficient. Don’t pile your hair on your head when you wash.

11. Don’t use hot water on your hair: hot water

Wash in as cool water as you can handle. This will allow the cuticle to smooth out and lie flat – giving you shinier and more manageable hair. This will not only help you grow hair faster, but is also better for your scalp skin as well.

12. Use gentle hair care products: essential-oil-natural-hair_2

Switch to natural hair care products. The use of oils, organic products, apple cider vinegar, natural aloe vera gel can prevent damage and help you to grow your hair long, strong, healthy.

13. Deep condition:kitchen_cabinet_hair_mask-720x720

Deep condition your hair at least once a week using a deep conditioning hair mask or a homemade hair mask recipe.

14. Style your hair with braids or buns: Side-Swept-Fish-Braid-Tutorial-4

Wearing your hair loose makes it susceptible to damage. You will also have to brush more number of times if you leave your hair down. Wearing braids or buns can help you reduce the number of times you brush. This way you wont look at or concentrate much at your hair which will help you leave it healthy and growing.

For tutorials on fishtail braids, click here

15. Don’t get tempted to cut your hair:dont cut hair

Keep yourselves a two week rule. If you get tempted to cut your hair as you are unhappy with its condition or its rate of growth, give yourself time to really think it and make certain whether your hair absolutely needs a cut. If your hair is in an awkward stage or you are frustrated that it isn’t growing quickly enough, cutting it will not solve your problem. Put it up and forget about it a while and it helps. You will go through a period of indecision,  but if your true goal is to grow your hair long, you need to be patient and stay on course.


  1. Long ago my hair was so long and also so wider but now it became very thin and I cutted my hair to get long but it not I want the permanent solution to my my hair is full of damage more splits some dandruff what is solution for my hair to go long

  2. Long ago my hair was so long and so wider but now hair was very thin and I cutted my hair to get long but no hair is growing it is going up and still continues of hair loss what is permanent solution for my hair….?

  3. im having dandruff problem and my hair day by day getting thin so i need a solution for my hair!!

  4. I hv thick n straight bt heavy hairs bt hv shoulder cut lenght. Wanna grow long bt it cant b possible because we people use colurs to cover grey covrage thswhy in some limit it stops increasing n upto shoulder lenght .tell us for grow long hair for ma texture


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