At home, in the office, on catwalks and in Hollywood: Long hair is a hit everywhere! Long hair isn’t trending, it’s always in fashion and suits young and old and any hair texture, type or color. Unfortunately, it takes years to grow hair to considerable length. Hair grows by 1.2 or 1.5 cm per month and that is it. Our genes set the conditions for hair growth and it is slow. While you can’t change the genetic settings, you can make sure that your hair stays healthy, strong and shiny while it grows. Whether you’re struggling to take your bob to a lob, or you just want extra-long mermaid locks, these are the tips and tricks you need to know to grow your hair faster and longer.

1. Unclog Follicles and Exfoliate Your Scalp

Dirt, oils and product build-up can clog your follicles, hindering healthy hair growth. To avoid this, try to give your hair a rest from overloading the root area with styling products, dry shampoo and volumizing powders are common culprits. If your scalp is the gateway to healthy hair, it makes sense that exfoliating it helps promote growth. Use a detoxifying shampoo like Dual Senses Deep Cleanse which removes even chlorine but doesn’t remove color. If you have a naturally oily scalp, give it a freshen up with the Kerastase Specifique Range designed to give your scalp a Spring Clean and helps regulate the production of sebum in the scalp.

2. Massage Your Scalp

One of the most effective remedies for hair loss is scalp massage that may promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles. An effective head massage or scalp massage includes rubbing, kneading and applying pressure to the skin of the scalp with the fingers and hands. The best thing about this treatment is that is it FREE! Besides, a stimulating scalp massage has many general benefits for our wellbeing. Start by reaching with all your fingers into your hair and gently pulling on it. You should feel the tension, but you should not pull until it hurts. Use this pulling technique for all your hair. Remember, massages should be a pleasant experience!

3. Loosen Tight Hairbands and Less Styling

When you tightly pull back that ponytail, don’t ignore the aching in your scalp that develops halfway through the day. Your daily tight ponytail could be leading to traction alopecia. This is a type of hair loss caused by breakage due to tight, damaging hairstyles like braids and ponytails. Very tight ponytail can also break the bonds in the hair, weakening the hair and making it more susceptible to breakage. This is where Olaplex comes into play. Olaplex is an amazing hair treatment range that works by building artificial bonds in the hair repairing hair strand by strand.

Excess heat damage is also another cause of bond breakage in hair leading to hair snapping mid shaft. Try to let hair breathe and let it out, be natural and avoid curling, ironing and blow-drying every day. Embrace the natural look and if your hair is very frizzy invest in an ant humidity spray and serum to tame hair instead of reaching for the hot styling tools.

4. Get A Helping Hand

If you want 4cm longer hair in just 3 months, then listen up! Watch as your hair grows longer and in better shape with in-salon treatments and in-home care proven to grow hair fast! This is exactly what the NEW Kerastase RESISTANCE EXTENTIONISTE protocol does. The system starts off strong at the scalp and roots, maintains mid-lengths and improves the occurrence of split ends. With this innovative protocol, hair gets longer, faster and stronger and healthier every day. There is simply no limit to the lengths your hair can go. Interested in purchasing the Extentioniste Range? It is available at selected Epic Hair Designs salons throughout Brisbane, call 3463 0373 to find your nearest Kerastase Stockist Salon.

5. Address your diet

Expert hairdresser we are, not expert nutritionists but its common knowledge that you are what you eat. Taking care of yourself from the inside out promote healthy hair growth. When you don’t get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that your body needs from your diet, it can cause a loss of hair or hair to lack lustre and shine. For instance, too little protein in your diet can damage healthy hair, and inhibit your body’s ability to build new hair follicles. Omega-3 fatty acids nourish the hair and support thickening. Since your body cannot produce these healthy fats, you need to derive them from your diet. Almonds and walnuts are really high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Similarly, flaxseeds can serve as mid-meal healthy snack while also supplying the essential fats to your hair. Supplements which can also help include Biotin and and Vitamin A and E which can be found in an array of foods. Obviously we recommend chatting to a health care or nutrition professional for the most accurate info regarding diet, supplements and hair growth.

Extentions

Nobody likes to wait – and growing long hair certainly takes a while. Clip-in extensions are your fastest and easiest bet if you like your hair to be long tomorrow rather than in two years. You may also like to see how long hair suits your style before signing up for long transition times. Clip-in extensions are also the magic of choice in case you like to dazzle your friends with big hair at a special event. You simply hide the hair slide with the hair piece underneath your covering hair. The trick is simple yet effective. You may decide to go for thicker or longer hair, dependent on your desired look. Using clip-in extensions rather than fusing ‘real’ hair extensions into your hair has its advantages. Clip-ins cost a lot less, they don’t damage the hair and they are removable. Even updosand ponytails work well with clip-in hair pieces. There is only one condition for using clip-in extensions: Your hair should be at least chin-long.

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