If you've decided to grow your hair out, you'll know that it takes a whole lot of patience! Aside from being really, really good at waiting, however, you also need to know what to avoid in order to help those strands grow long and stay healthy at the same time!
Bleaching your hair or dramatically changing the color in any way is likely to dry it out, especially the ends, which can cause damage. Said damage will then have to be trimmed off to stop it from spreading up the hair shaft, and cutting more hair off than necessary is basically the opposite of growing your hair.
Too much heat styling
For very similar reasons, you should lay off the heat styling as much as possible and make sure you use a thermal protectant whenever you do use heat.
Pulling your hair too tight
Yanking your hair into an ultra-tight ponytail or dragging a brush too quickly through your mane pulls the hair tight which can weaken it and cause brittle strands to snap. Be as gentle as possible, and when detangling, use a wide-tooth comb to work out any knots.
Skipping regular trims
While cutting off more hair that is absolutely necessary won't help your hair to get any longer, regular trims will keep split and damaged ends to a minimum and prevent them from climbing higher.
Over-sudsing can dry our your scalp and your hair, making your locks more prone to split ends and breakage. So, ditch the shampoo for a day or two and perk up your style in-between washes with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Blow Out LongWear Spray. The dry shampoo formula absorbs excess oil at the root, leaving you to enjoy some extra minutes in bed!