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5 Tips for Growing Your Hair

10/29/2014

I would love to say that I do tons of crazy, edgy, wild, and crazy hair styles but the truth is most of my clients are “trying to grow out their hair so they just want a trim”. Here are some tried and true tips for all my peeps that are trying to get longer and more healthy locks.

1. Get Regular Trims

Getting your hair trimmed regularly prevents split ends from multiplying and breaking off. I realize that your hair grows from your scalp but if your hair is dry and damaged, it is just going to continue to break off at the ends and it will feel as though your hair is not growing at all. My advice, as a hairdresser, is to get your hair trimmed about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch every 8 to 10 weeks depending on the health of the hair. Visiting your stylist regularly can also help you avoid those awkward in between lengths, allowing you to always have a defined style.

2. Conditioner, Conditioner, and more Conditioner

Never underestimate the power of a good conditioner. Use a quality conditioner every time you wash your hair. If you don’t have chemically treated hair or use a lot of heat this may be enough. For those of us who do color, perm, relax, and use heat on the hair there are leave-in conditioners and deep conditioners. Leave-in conditioners are applied on damp hair before you begin styling and work great for mending split ends and preventing new ones. I love, love, love leave-in conditioners and I use them on a regular basis. You can get a deep conditioner done at the salon which would be best but for those who don’t have time or money to go to a salon for this service, you can do a decent deep conditioning treatment at home. CLICK HERE FOR STEPS TO DO AN AT HOME CONDITIONING TREATMENT. There are so many great conditioning products out there. Ask your stylist which ones are right for you.

3. Use Heat Protectors or Avoid Heat

Heat can do a number on our hair. Protecting hair with the proper products can really help it stay strong and healthy. A lot of people think that Heat Protectors leave the hair feeling oily and heavy. I have found some really great heat protectors that work great and feel light on the hair. CLICK HERE TO SEE MY 3 FAVORITE HEAT PROTECTION PRODUCTS.

4.Take Biotin

People think that taking prenatal vitamins can help your hair grow. Well, I am here to tell you that it is a myth but I know why people think that way. When most women get pregnant, their hair gets thicker, fuller, and longer. Often times it has nothing to do with the vitamins they are taking. Taking a vitamin supplement can aid in stronger healthier hair but there is no scientific evidence to back this claim. There are, however, studies that have proved a vitamin called biotin is effective in helping hair grow. I took biotin at one point and BOY, did it work! Not only was the hair on my head growing fast but my eyebrows, leg hair, and other body hair grew annoyingly fast as well. Biotin works if you can stand shaving and tweezing a little more often. You can buy biotin at any drugstore or you can purchase it HERE.

5. Brush the scalp not the hair

Brushing the hair can put stress on the strands and cause hair to fall out and split. Massaging the scalp stimulates the hair follicle and can help it grow faster. When I was in beauty school, we offered scalp treatments with Paul Mitchel Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment which would clean, invigorate, and stimulate. First we would take a soft bristle brush and brush the scalp, then we would apply the Tea Tree Treatment and massage it into the scalp. It was heavenly and it stimulated the scalp to help it grow.

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  • Reply Brittny Fraley 03/10/2015 at 8:36 pm

    I love your blog & am glad you are doing this! I do the top 4 on this list but not the last; and the only thing that has worked for me before was using a tea tree ointment I put in my hair when I washed it. It would make my whole head tingle. Where can I find the hair and scalp tea tree ointment? The one I used before I got through Arbonne and I loved it. I just haven’t been able to find anything that does the same thing as that did for my hair.

    • Reply Jenn 03/14/2015 at 4:36 am

      Hey Brittny, sorry it took me so long to get back to you! So something that might be helpful for you to know is that tea tree and melaleuca are the same thing. So, I found a few different products that might be good to try. Melaleuca is a company that sells tons of tea tree products, here is a link to some melaleuca products that would be good http://www.melaleuca.com/Search/Search.aspx?search=ointment&siteSection=ProductStore. Or Melaleuca Oil from doTERRA is great http://www.mydoterra.com/suebagley/. If you want the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Treatment you can usually find it at a salon that sales PM or on Amazon.com. But if you really loved your Arbonne and want to get that again, I would just order it on Amazon. Thanks for commenting Brittny!

  • Reply Hannah Davidson 03/26/2015 at 5:52 pm

    Do you use regular conditioner while leave in conditioner? I got some great leave – in stuff as a gift but I wasn’t sure if I should continue using both.

    I love reading your posts!

    • Reply Jenn 03/31/2015 at 3:55 am

      Hey Hannah! I would use both the leave in conditioner and regular conditioner! I do! The only time I wouldn’t recommend doing that is if you felt like your hair was flat or heavy or if you were trying to get more volume in your style. Thanks for your comment!

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