Finally the time has come: Get ready for the last (but not least) 11 tips for growing long hair fast. This series “31 tips for healthy and long hair” is all about tips, tricks and products, that help you with growing long hair, avoiding hair breakage or even stimulating hair growth. If you haven’t read the first 2 articles, check them out here: “31 tips for healthy & long hair | Part 1” and “31 Tips for healthy & long hair | Part 2“. Ready? Let’s go:
21. Healthy Diet for Healthy Hair
A healthy diet is SUPER important, when it comes to beautiful, healthy and long hair. Your hair needs a lot of important nutrients and building blocks, such as proteins, various vitamins (vitamin A, all B-vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin H) and minerals (selenium, iodine, calcium, zinc, iron). An unhealthy diet can very quickly lead to deficiency symptoms, such as hair loss or dull hair. Great foods for long hair are: nuts, legumes, all fruit varieties and vegetable varieties.
To make sure you’re getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals, you can take supplements for healthy hair. Supplements should never replace a healthy diet, but they can boost your hair growth a little bit. Usually a multivitamin supplement is all you need to get stronger fingernails and hair. Some people also swear by Biotin or Silica.
I truly suggest to read the ingredients of your supplements thoroughly and listen to your body at all times! Maybe supplements are the right thing for you, maybe they are’nt. And that’s ok.
23. Drying your hair the right way with a towel
There is a right way to dry your hair with a towel? Well, actually there is just one thing you should avoid in any case: dry-rubbing your precious hair. It is much better to wrap your hair gently into a fluffy towel and attach it to your head. After a while your hair is dry enough, to put the towel away and let it air-dry. Some people prefer to use an old T-shirt instead of a standard towel. A cotton T-Shirt is said to be much more gentle than a towel. Have you already tried it?
24. Getting Rid of Split Ends
Split ends are THE WORST when it comes to growing out your hair. Usually hair will split at the ends, if it is not healthy: because of to much dyeing, too much washing or poor nutrition. Unfortunately, split ends can also be caused by dull scissors, bad hair ties (with metal parts), rough hair brushes and tight hairstyles. Even a certain length of hair (when the tips are falling directly on the shoulders) can cause hair breakage and split ends.
Split ends are the reason, why it seems like the hair isn’t growing. It continues to grow at the scalp, but breaks off at the end, before you even now it. THEREFORE: Absolutely cut off split ends, when you notice them.
25. Go to the Hairdresser’s Less
I used to go to hairdresser’s every 3 months without any real reason at all. I didn’t want to change anything, making an appointment was out of pure habit. Sitting in the hairdresser’s chair, surrounded by Bobs and Lobs, I always got tempted to try something new … and so left the hairdresser with pretty (but short!) Hair nearly every time I was there.
If the hair is healthy and you don’t have any split ends, there is really no reason to go to the hairdresser, if you want to grow your hair long. At least not as often as your favorite hairdresser wants you to! 🙂
26. Have Patience
This tip sounds easier than it is! Unfortunately hair doesn’t grow long over night. On average, it only grows 1 – 3 cm per month. Therefore, patience is a must. Sometimes it can be the hardest thing to do nothing, right? But, if you keep your goal in mind and stay focused, one day you will have the length you desire. It kinda helps to just not think about it to much. I promise you: Time will pass quickly!
27. Stay Motivated
As I just said, waiting for something to happen, can be the hardest thing in the world. That’s why keepin yourself motivated is pretty essential. Sometimes it is not easy to remain firm. Especially if your hair is in that weird transitioning phase, when it constantly falls into your face or gets caught in your scarf. So get motivation wherever you can! A lot of Blogger and Youtuber, like Sarah Nagel from Holistic Habits, helped me A LOT. Try it and please tell me which Blogger or Youtuber you like the best!
28. Document your Success
A great way to motivate yourself, is to look at old photos. In daily life you often don’t realize how much your own hair has grown already. Take a photo of your hair once a week or once a month and collect the pictures in an album on your phone! Seeing your own success will make you super proud and motivate you even more. 🙂
29. Scalp Massages
I get goose bumps only thinking about them … I love scalp massages!
Scalp massages are just heavenly, right? How convenient, that they also stimulate hair growth. Massaging your scalp in circulating movements promotes blood circulation and therefore stimulates the roots of your hair. Have you ever tried these crazy looking tools for massaging your scalp? So AMAZING!
30. Don’t Play With your Hair
A friend of mine has the habit to curl a strand of hair between her fingers at all times. By being with her, I started doing it myself…
Unfortunately this habit is not good for the hair. Due to the constant friction, it promotes split ends and hair breakage. That’s why I had to work on myself really hard to get rid of that habit. I can speak from experience: Don’t start with it in the first place.
31. Be Happy! 🙂
The last (and by far the most important) tip of all: Be happy! 😉 If you are happy, you aren’t stressed. And if you aren’t stressed, you are healthier! Long hair is first and foremost healthy hair. Perhaps you have noticed that your hair and your skin reacts to stress? Mine certainly does. Hair loss and bad skin is directly related to our well-being. Therefore make sure that you are well at all times – physically and mentally. Check out my 9 Tips for relaxing and reduce stress here.