5 Ways To Retain Hair Length
Happy Labor Day!
Have you ever thought to yourself my hair isn’t growing? Rest assured your hair is growing. Most people average a 1/2 inch in growth each month. The problem isn’t growth, but retaining length. If you aren’t retaining length then you will not see any changes to the length of your hair. So, to help you reach the length of your dreams we’ve gathered a few tips for you.
The ends of your hair tend to be the most fragile. They are prone to splitting and dryness which leads to breakage. To stop breakage in its tracks and retain length be sure to moisturize and seal your ends regularly. A water based moisturizer is the best for hydration. Follow up with an oil to seal the moisture into your strands. Grow Stimulating Hair Oil is a great option to lock in moisture.
Make sure to keep your ends trimmed. If you have scraggly and split ends it will be hard to maintain length. Split ends will continue up the hair shaft causing you more grief. The only way to remedy the problem is to cut them off. Take a close look at your ends to determine if you need a trim.
Protect your hair while you sleep! It’s best to sleep in a satin bonnet or scarf or sleep on a satin pillowcase to protect your hair while you catch some zzzz's.
Healthy hair starts from the inside. Your hair is composed mainly of protein. Make sure to keep an adequate amount in your diet. Essential fatty acids also play a key role. You should eat food rich in Omega-3 like nuts. Vitamin A, Biotin, and folic acid are also important to your hair. Vitamin A and folic acid can be found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based products. Biotin can be found in meat, seeds, and certain vegetables like sweet potatoes. Hydration is KEY. Drink plenty of water.
If you want to maintain length you may need to cut down on blow drying and flat ironing your hair. The heat from those tools can cause breakage and split ends. If you have heat damage you will have to cut your hair.