Almost all of us dreamt of having long, flowy, mermaid-like hair when we were kids; almost every Disney Princess had long locks; be it Jasmine’s thick black mane adorned with jewels, or Aurora’s gorgeous golden locks, long lustrous hair was always very Princess-like. Even today as adults, who would not envy Merida’s fiery red curls or Elsa’s pearl blond tresses?If you have been always wearing your hair in a bun because you feel like it does not look good enough to be worn loose on your shoulders, or been finding consolation in god-sent tape hair extensions from Melbourne, here are some tips for you.
Eat what is good for your hair.
In order to grow your hair out it is extremely important that you get the necessary nutrition, because no amount of topical therapy will be as effective as nourishment from within. Eating a lot of green leafy vegetables like Kale and Spinach will add to your daily dose of Vitamin C and also a lot of iron. Even though we hear about eating greens related to health all the time, do not forget that protein play a vital role. Egg whites, chicken, lentils, broccoli and fish are great sources of protein that will greatly aid in growth. Keep in mind to add avocados, almonds, sunflower seeds and omega-3 rich fish like salmon to get the good fats you need.
Keep away from heat.
This will require you to breakup with your curling irons, flat irons and dryers. Heat will destroy your hair by protein denaturation; which means disfiguring the structure of the protein structure, and this process cannot be reversed. Topical application of heat will cause damage in the form of breaks and splits. And when this happens no matter how fast your hair grows it will end up breaking off from the damaged points, keeping your hair at the same length for years. If avoiding heat is not an option and say your profession requires you to change hairstyles or wear your hair a certain way, lace front wigs are the safest way to go.
Treat it better.
Even though timely trims will help you lose the split ends and give yourself a fresh look, unnecessarily frequent trims will do you no good other than shortening the length. Stop using shampoos with sulphates as it will dry your scalp leaving your look dull, stripping it off of the natural oil that gives good hair its healthy glow and silkiness. Get an oil treatment done monthly at home, and treat your hair to some natural masks and above all, be patient.