Whether you are trying to grow your hair out from a disastrous cut or you are simply thinking about having long hair for a while, you'll find that the rate of hair growth can frustrate you. People have always wanted their hair to grow faster, but the truth of the matter is that for the most part, there is little we can do to encourage it. What we can do, however, is to protect our hair while it grows so that the hair we do have is healthy and without split ends that need to be trimmed! To that end, there are quite a few old wives' tales that can help you out.
Wash Your Hair in Morning Dew
Do not wash your hair in morning dew, but take the original meaning to heart. Cold water can do amazing things for your hair. Cold water tightens your hairs cuticle. The cuticle is the scale that covers your hair, and when it is tight, it is less likely to snag and break. After you finish your shower, give your hair a rinse of the coldest water that you can manage.
Brush Your Hair 100 Times Before Bed
This old wives' tale is a good one, but you need to make sure that you have the right equipment. The best brush to use for this before bed ritual is a boar's bristle brush. A brush of this sort is designed to redistribute the oil from the top of your head to the ends of your hair. The oil makes your hair less dry and less prone to breakage. Do not simply use an old brush.
Use a Comb of Ash Wood
Actually, any comb made out of smooth untreated wood is going to be fantastic for your hair. The untreated wood soaks up your hair oil and acts as a sort of minor conditioning tool every time you use it. You can find wood combs online and at markets and fairs, and if you want to keep your hair growing well, this is a fantastic tool for you to try. A comb of unfinished wood, along with a good boar's bristle brush, are two great tools to find in your hair care kit.
Sleep on Silk
No matter how nice they are, you actually do not need to sleep on silk sheets to get longer hair. However, you will find that a silk pillowcase might help you keep your hair longer. There is no drag on silk. Silk is very smooth and when you sleep on it, your hair will not get snagged in the fibers. This sounds like a small thing, but you'll find that this can greatly prevent your hair from getting split ends. Consider getting a silk pillowcase or a silk headscarf to wear around your head at night if you are curious to see how well this does.
Cut Your Hair to Make It Grow Faster
Cutting your hair removes your split ends. If you remove your split ends, your hair will remain undamaged and untangled, but it will not grow faster.
Finally, don't forget about your scalp! One of the major causes of hair damage or weak hair is due to the scalp itself being dry and unhealthy. Having scalp treatments every now and then will improve its condition as well as investing in a good quality shampoo and conditioner like Clear Hair Care that are specifically made to help damaged hair and dry scalps.
Sarah is a hairdresser by trade and has been for the past 10 years. She loves cutting hair and making her clients feel good about themselves, by writing these blogs she hopes that it may help give some people confidence with her beauty tips and tricks.