The bob is still all the rage, but admit it, you miss your mermaid-length hair. There's something about shiny and swishy hair hanging down the back of a girl that just turns heads. But this classy 'do is far from low-maintenance. It takes a lot of effort, patience, and a fastidious hair care routine to get healthy long tresses. If you’re over your bob and you're ready and eager to grow your hair out, follow these simple tips.
Go For Frequent Trims
No, we’re not kidding. No matter how counterintuitive it may seem, scissors are your friend. Although snipping splits won’t actually make your hair grow faster, it can keep the ends of your hair healthy. It prevents split ends from working their way up your strands, which would require you to chop more inches off your hair in the long run. Go for a trim every 10 to 12 weeks. Let your stylist know you are growing your hair out. About an eighth of an inch should be enough to get rid of split ends and damaged tips, and to prevent breakage.
A good conditioner provides the vitamins and nutrients your hair needs to be healthy and shiny as it grows. It also seals the cuticles to help prevent damage, especially if you color your hair or use heat styling tools often. Try Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Conditioner. This vitamin-rich conditioner offers ample protection and nourishment but it won't weight your hair down. It's appropriate for daily use.
Pop Vitamin Supplements
Kylie Jenner made taking oral supplements for hair growth mainstream. But even if you don't have dedicated hair vitamins, your hair can still benefit from your over-the-counter supplements. Vitamins B and D encourage healthy cell growth. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant and it also promotes collagen production, which will give you healthier hair. The Illuminous White Rass-Cee Sodium Ascorbate is one form of vitamin C that's safe to take even if you're acidic.
Brush Your Hair Before Going to Bed
Many expert challenge that old saying of giving your hair 100 brush strokes before going to bed. But brushing does help distribute your scalp’s natural oils evenly onto your hair. It also increases blood circulation, resulting in faster hair growth. So do find the time to brush your hair out at nights. You can also apply some nourishing product like the Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care 10 BB Crème For Hair Leave On Treatment right before going to bed. You’ll wake up with a smooth, lustrous bed head!
Apply Hair Mask Treatment Weekly
Growing your hair out can take years. That’s why your hair will need more nourishment than your daily conditioner can provide. Hair experts suggest using concentrated hair masks weekly. The ingredients in this hair treatments repair existing damage and prevent further breakage by penetrating deeply into your hair. Try iCure Argan Series Elixir Hair Masque, an anti-aging repair mask rich in Omega-6 and Vitamins A and E. It provides intensive repair and deep hydration for strong, smooth hair that just keeps getting better as it grows longer.
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