Longer and thicker hair is almost every women’s dream and it has been considered a symbol of beauty since ancient times. Hair is one of the most important part of your look and it is also 90% of your selfie, that’s why every woman wants to have thicker and longer locks. Our hair is subjected to dust, UV rays and chemicals that make it brittle, rough and weak, so it is important to take care of it.
Here are 10 ways that can help you in making your hair longer, shinier and thicker. Check them out:
If you are trying to achieve longer and thicker hair but you haven’t trimmed your hair for over 8 weeks, then you are doing it wrong. Regular trimming helps to make the hair smoother by cutting split ends and weak hair that makes the hair look thinner and shorter if they break. So, you should trim your hair at least once every 2 months. One of the advantages of trimming is that the ends become smooth and easy to comb.
Shampooing does make your hair shaft clean and smooth which in turns helps our hair to grow thicker and long. Make sure you are not overdoing it as shampooing also takes away the nutrients and natural oil. Shampoo contains cleaning ingredients and some chemicals that if overused can make the hair brittle and rough. Avoid shampooing more than 3 times a week.
I know we all love those curly bouncy hair of Lana Del Ray or dead straight hair of Kim Kardashian but heating your hair regularly makes them rough and weak. Always blow dry your hair with cold air and use heat protectant before using a straightener or curling iron. If you don’t own a heat protectant then you can use a conditioner. But remember heat protectant don’t completely protect the hair, the best ones protect around 50% only.
The hair scalp produces oil naturally that is really good for hair health. Use a brush with soft bristles and gently brush your hair three times a day. This will distribute your own natural oil and will make the hair smooth and shinier by hydrating and repairing it. You should always brush your ends first then brush your roots.
5. Healthy Diet:
You are what you eat, and it is true. A healthy diet has great benefits and it doesn’t only make you healthy but improves the condition of your hair and skin also. Take a diet that is rich in proteins and vitamins if you want to get longer and healthier hair. To promote the hair health, fish, egg whites, nuts, beans and whole grains food should be consumed a lot. You should also eat fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and mineral.
Natural oils like olive and coconut oil are quite good for your hair. Each oil has its own benefits and nutrients that are essential for your oil. Oil your hair before every wash as they help the hair look smooth and shiny. These oils also contain vitamins and minerals that help stimulate the hair growth. Heat the oil for 5 seconds in microwave before applying it on your head and massage the hair for 5 minutes.
If you are the type of person who loves hot and long showers, then you must avoid washing your hair with hot water at all costs. Rinsing hair with hot water makes the hair frizzy and dry and also dehydrates the scalp as hot water washes away moisture and essential oils from your hair. Use cold water to wash your hair instead as they seal in the moisture, closes the pores and hydrates the scalp.
Hair masks are important because they can provide your hair with nutrients that can not be taken by the diet. You can see many companies that sell hair masks products or can make your own using kitchen ingredients. An easy DIY hair masks that almost work for every hair type is egg hair mask. You just need an egg, two tablespoons of honey, three tablespoons of mayonnaise and five tablespoons of any oil of your choice. Mix the ingredients and apply it on your hair for an hour. Rinse and then shampoo your hair and let it air dry. Do this twice a week and you will see magical results in less than two weeks.
Hair serum and conditioner should never be underestimated as they help to make the hair smoother and shinier. Using conditioner during shower, makes the ends smooth and it causes less hair breakage which results in longer and thicker hair. Hair serums also do a great job at giving you extra nutrients after you wash your hair. They also make the hair smell nicer. You can use hair serum right after bath if you habitually brush your hair wet.
Avoid stress as it has quite a lot of bad effects on the body(including hair!). Stressing a lot can lead to hair loss or really unhealth looking hair. Many studies have shown that hair growth rate is greatly reduced if you stress a lot. Be happy and don’t stress about things out of your control. Our life hack is, watch a good season and take good 8-hours sleep and remember to smile more.
The above mentioned 10 ways will surely help you to get longer, thicker and shinier hair. Follow all the tips and tricks and you will see effective results in no time.