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7 Tips for Growing out Your Hair when It's Dry and Damaged ...

By Teresa

So, you’re looking for tips for growing out your hair. You’ve come to the right place. I consider growing out my hair to be a hobby of mine, and one of my longest hobbies at that, considering I’ve been growing out my hair since a haircut accident nearly a decade ago. As a result, I’ve been collecting some of the best tips for growing out your hair for just as long too. If you’re looking to grow out your hair, look no further than this list!

1 Switch Your Shampoo

Although I’ve been actively trying to grow my hair out for almost a decade, changing my shampoo a few months ago really made a huge difference. I switched my shampoo to “Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long and Strong Shampoo,” and although I was skeptical at first, I really did notice a difference. Switching shampoo is one of the easiest tips for growing out your hair that I've found so far, but it's taken me years to implement it. Find a shampoo that specializes in hair growth, and not only will your hair grow, but it will become so much stronger.

2 Skip the Heat

If it worried you that I’ve been growing my hair out for nearly a decade, this tip will clarify everything. I have hair that dries straight, yet for years I spent every morning wrecking it with my blowdryer and flat iron. If you can go without your heat tools, even just one day a week, you will instantly notice your hair start to repair itself.

3 Amp up Your Vitamins

Even if you already take a daily multivitamin, add folic acid or biotin to the mix. Not only will you notice your hair and nails start to grow exponentially, but you’ll also notice your skin start to glow and clear up from any acne! I usually hate taking vitamins and can never remember, but with benefits like those, how can you not love taking your vitamins?

4 Get a Haircut

I am usually the first to say that the “get a haircut if you want to grow your hair” tip is not true, but if your hair is truly dry and damaged, a haircut may be exactly what you need. Eventually, when your hair is nice and long, you’re not going to want the dry, damaged ends anyway. You’ll want your hair to look as healthy as possible, and cutting it is the best way to do that!

5 Treat Your Hair Nicely

Never forget to give your hair a little bit of TLC. Condition your hair daily, but don’t forget to use a deep conditioner at least once a week. You’ll notice a difference in your hair’s smoothness after your first use, and you’ll be hooked. I like to condition my hair daily, use a deep conditioner once a week, but also use a leave-in conditioner and detangler spray everyday. If you have to dedicate a night to a “pamper hair evening,” do it. Do whatever you need to do to stick to a healthy hair routine!

6 Change Your Diet

It sounds obvious, but it’s easy to forget about. We often don’t think about healthy hair when we’re about to eat lunch at our favorite restaurant. Trade a greasy burger for grilled chicken or salmon. The healthier your diet, the healthier your hair will look and feel!

7 Drink Water

Water is another necessity for both general health and hair growth that we so often forget about. If you have a problem remembering to drink enough water everyday, you could download an app to track your intake and remind you when you need another glass or two!

What are your hair growth tips? I’m always looking for new ways to grow my hair, so let me know in the comments!

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