If we could choose a superpower, it would probably be the ability to grow long, healthy Blake Lively hair overnight. Unfortunately, we're only human so must rely on tried and true methods to get the tresses of our dreams as fast as possible.
How to make your hair grow faster
On average, hair grows at a rate of half an inch per month, but you can give it a helping hand with some of the tips below. While none of them are miracle solutions, they will help to make whatever growth you do get count!
1/ Get regular trims
When you decide to grow your hair out, get a trim, then schedule another one six to eight weeks later. While this seems counter-intuitive, it's the only way to remove split and damaged ends, and to stop them from spreading further up the hair shaft. The result: you end up with stronger, healthier hair to build on!
Keeping the hair you already have in great shape will reduce the overall amount of hair you need to get trimmed off, leaving you with more length to start with! So, make sure you're conditioning your hair regularly, both in the shower and with leave-in products between washes, and make time for a deep conditioning treatment every week or so.
3/ Reduce stressors
Anything that pulls, snaps or generally stresses your strands out should be avoided when growing your hair out, and when you're not! This means swapping your regular hair elastics for gentler fabric ties, brushing or combing your hair as gently as possible when detangling, and cutting back on heat styling as much as you can.
4/ Use heat protectants
Whenever you do use heat to style your hair, make sure you protect your tresses first with a thermal protectant like Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blowout Heatspray. Apply it from roots to ends, working in sections for the best coverage.
5/ Eat well
Eating a balanced diet with plenty of protein is essential for hair growth, so try and incorporate more nuts, seeds, eggs, cheese, meat, etc., into your meals if you haven't already to get longer, stronger, more resilient strands.
6/ Get a head massage
Well, it can't hurt, right?