When growing your hair out, it’s important to do it right. How do you grow your hair out wrong? By not taking care of it as it grows. Many people think that all they need to do to grow their hair is to not cut it. But, there is a lot more to it, especially if you want it to look good. This article will explore some best practices for growing your locks.

Regular Trimming and Growing Hair

On the surface, growing out your hair means cutting it less, right? Wrong. Actually, regular haircuts can actually increase hair growth and reduce breakage. Damaged hair rarely grows further than its current length, as the hair breaks at the ends. Trims help remove split ends to promote growth.

Treating Your Growing Hair Right

Trims remove damage, but if you take good care of your hair, you reduce overall damage before it happens. Wash your hair with cool or cold water when in the shower, and condition it after. Once out of the shower, pat dry, and then use a wide-toothed comb to separate any tangles. Limit your use of hair dryers or heated styling tools.

Using Safer Products

When using products in your hair, choose the ones with less harsh chemicals. Where possible avoid chemicals like formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, and sodium chloride. While these can help clean your hair, they can do a lot of damage to the hair and scalp. They dry out the hair and leave it brittle. This can affect your hair growth. If you are unsure about your current products, consult with your stylist. They may be able to recommend some better choices for you.

Eating Well and Growing Hair

What you eat affects every part of your body, including your hair. Getting the right nutrients can be important to feeling and looking healthier. Like the rest of your body, hair needs nutrients to grow and stay healthy. A diet high in Biotin, Zinc, Iron and Vitamin D can help increase healthy hair growth. Foods with these vitamins and minerals include eggs, fish, sweet potatoes, spinach, and avocado.

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