Move beyond the growth plateau to get those covetous long hair styles with these healthy hair secrets.
As soon as spring hemlines lengthened from mini to maxi, it seemed like every bob around was being grown out too. From brushed out curls to slicked back looks, long hair styles were seen all over the runways for F/W 2011 and S/S 2012. Want the versatility of long hair without the help from extensions? Read below for healthy hair care tips on how to maximize your growth cycle.
Long hair styles tip #1: Get a regular trim for healthy hair
As most of us know, getting a regular trim to encourage growth is not an urban myth. Clean up your ends every six to eight weeks to get rid of split ends. If split ends are left, they can travel up the hair leading to thin, straggly strands. Although it may feel like you’re taking a step backwards towards your ultimate long hair style goal, getting regular trims serve you better in the long run because your hair will be longer and stronger.
Long hair styles tip #2: Ease up on the heat styling and colour processing
Your hair needs to be as healthy as possible to reach new lengths and due to excessive heat styling and colour processing, it may be stripped of both moisture and protein respectively. In light of this, try and avoid using high amounts of heat when styling as it can exacerbate breakage and hinder growth. Instead, experiment with ways to air-dry your hair: tousle it with your fingers while running the dryer through it set to cool or if you already have some length, twist and tie it into a bun at the back of your head to set it overnight into a loose wave. If possible, outright avoid the use of flat irons.
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