When it comes to growing your hair, there are several things to think about. However, your number one focus should be on keeping your hair healthy. As your hair grows, maintaining healthy hair becomes doubly difficult though. It involves more work to get all of your strands properly nourished and healthy.
Good news for you – I’ve outlined some tips that you can use to improve your hair condition as it grows.
First things first, even though you aspire to grow your hair for as long as you want, there is a so-called terminal length for every hair type. This is a genetically predetermined active growth period for your hair. It is determined by your genetics alone and no other factors can alter that. At the same time, you should not confuse it with your hair being extremely damaged to a point wherein it has lost its ability to continue growing.
Give Your Hair the Best Start
If you are determined to grow your hair long AND keep it healthy at the same time, you need to cut off any signs of damage. There is simply no other way to go about this. Schedule an appointment with your hairstylist so you can get rid of any damaged ends.
Make Trimming a Habit
Even though you go to great lengths to ensure your hair is healthy, it is important to do your own hair trimming once in a while (or as soon as damaged ends show up!). If you are doing your own trim (especially as it can get too expensive if you have to go to the salon to get a trim), you need to use good quality tools. Or else, it will only contribute to more damage as a dull shear can split your hair strand, causing damage to hair that wasn’t damaged before.
Add Iron to Your Diet
Aside from protein, your hair is also in need of iron. Make sure you get enough of it in your diet or else your hair will become prone to falling. You can talk to your doctor about taking iron supplement or include these in your diet plan: clams, oysters, organ meats, beans, spinach, and cereals.
Take Care of Your Scalp
Visit your doctor for a scalp analysis. This is an important step to maintaining healthy hair as it grows because hair health relies heavily on scalp health. Based on the analysis, you can make health and lifestyle changes to improve scalp health.
Say No to Chemicals
Subjecting your hair to chemical treatment and processes might enhance beauty but it does come with a huge price. Avoid perming your hair and other similar harsh treatments. If you can, switch to natural hair care and styling efforts to improve hair health.
Pay Attention to How You Style Your Hair
Be mindful of the hair accessories you use. Also, choose your hairstyles carefully. Avoid styling your hair in a way that would put a lot of stress on your hair strands.
How do you keep hair healthy as it grows?