Hairstylist Hacks for Hair Growth
Alright, the bottom line is that there is no magical trick that will make your hair grow longer overnight. Hair growth and hair loss are complicated processes that are determined by genetics, health, your environment, and a flurry of other factors. Most of these factors are out of our daily control, however, there are a few tricks and tips that every hairstylist knows, that can invigorate your scalp, protect your ends and increase your hairs overall vitality—giving it the best chance to grow long and strong.
- Drink enough water.
Water is used in all bodily functions—including hair growth. Maintaining a healthy level of hydration ensures that your hair can take in vitamins, maintain shine, and continue to grow. Dehydrated hair is also more susceptible to dryness and breakage due to brittle ends.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
One of the main causes of hair loss is vitamin deficiency. Nutrients such as Vitamin A are exceptionally important for maintaining healthy skin and hair. While a healthy diet is your first step in nutrient intake, it may not be enough. Many people have a healthy diet, yet still struggle with vitamin absorption. Hairstylists recommend consulting your doctor and choosing a vitamin that specializes in maintaining healthy skin and hair, such as ones made by Advanced Nutrition Programme.
- Use hair products that contain Keratin.
Keratin is the protein that gives hair its strength and structure. Without enough of this protein, hair breaks off and it can be hard to see new growth. While getting a professional keratin treatment in the salon once-in-a-while is good, it is even better to maintain your hairs health daily with at home products. Lines like Kerasilk by Goldwell have a wide range of prep and style products with keratin built right into the formula. While all the products in this line are great—and smell amazing—our hairstylists’ secret weapon are the weekly at-home treatments.
- Ask your stylist!
Your hair stylist knows your hair and knows your lifestyle. If you are experiencing abnormal hair growth, book a free consultation to see if there is anything you can be doing to promote healthy hair or any style that would better show off the length you have.