Do you want a long, gorgeous mane that would make people stop for a second and look back to admire? Have all your efforts to do so, so far, led to long, but unhealthy hair? It's time to change the way you do it. Make these changes in your hair care routine to grow luscious and long gorgeous locks that will make heads turn!
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Change the way you wash your hair
How often do you wash your hair? It is necessary to imbibe the habit of washing no more than three times a week if you want healthy hair. This is because it helps the natural oils of your hair to be retained, thereby making it strong. Besides this, make sure you wash your hair with water at a lukewarm temperature rather than too hot. This will help your scalp stay healthy enough to support longer (heavier) hair.
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Drying your hair
Most people out there don't have the time to dry their hair gently enough. Rough methods of towel rubbing and blow drying can leave the hair brittle and unhealthy. Try to change this habit if you've got into it as well. Dry your hair gently by patting it with a towel and then let it air dry. Remember that hair is the weakest when it is wet, so you don't want to put stress on it at this time.
Stop using harsh chemicals on your hair
If you're used to washing your hair with a harsh shampoo and then following it up with a leave-in conditioner, this too can contribute to poor hair growth. It may give you temporary results, but in the long term, as you grow your hair out, it will result in weak, brittle hair.
Protect your hair from external damage
Every time you go out in the mornings, exposing yourself to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, try covering your hair with a durag. This way you will protect your hair from damage. If you find that a durag may not fit your style, go in for a hat that will look more stylish.
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Involve hair strengthening nutrients as much you can into your diet. Protein, omega 3 fatty acids, anything that contributes to healthy hair growth must be a part of your diet.
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Remember that trimming will get rid of split ends and help your hair grow out healthily. Trim your hair once in three months and you will see a major difference in the health and volume of your hair.
So now that you know what can get you there, it's time to grow those luscious locks and make the boys go whoa!