How To Grow Your Hair Longer, Fast
Hairstylist and Redken’s artist educator Sheree Knobel says there are several factors to consider when trying to grow out your hair.
The first and most important is your inner health.
“Your diet and wellbeing show through your hair and skin. The healthier you are, the better quality your hair will be,” Sheree says.
This means eating lots of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and seafood, nuts and wholegrains, and steering clear of too much processed and junk food.
The second thing that will help hair grow quickly is regular trims at the salon. Getting a haircut every 8-12 weeks is ideal.
While cutting your hair while you’re trying to grow it might sound counter-intuitive, it’s actually going to help your hair grow healthy and long, without split ends.
“Just as grass grows faster the more you trim it, so does your hair,” Sheree explained.
“I’m not talking about huge haircuts regularly, but rather tiny trims to remove split ends. If they’re not trimmed, split ends just keep splitting. Regular trims will definitely promote faster hair growth.”
Sheree added that damage caused to the hair by regular dyeing or use of heat tools can hinder its growth.
“Are you being kind to your mane? Heat elements such as regular ironing or blow drying can damage the cuticle and cause the hair to split,” she warned.
Of course, most of us aren’t about to stop colouring our hair or using our favourite heat styling tools anytime soon, so we must ensure we protect it from such damage.
“I recommend using a heat protectant when styling and finding a great colourist to care for your hair’s health.”