One of the top requests I get is how to grow out hair as healthy as you can!
I’m here to give my top tips on hair. The number one thing is to know that you don’t need specialized gummies or anything extreme, not even hair masks.
Why Long Hair?
The great thing about long hair is that it is so low maintenance. Many Amish women have long hair because it encourages them to be productive and not worry as much on their appearance. It is true, it requires less maintenance and fussing. It is easy to cut yourself, especially if you don’t have layers, and this is because of the sheer volume! When you have such long hair, the details matter a lot less. Shorter hair requires more styling and cutting expertise. It encourages you not to dye your hair because it is healthiest when it is full of moisture! If you’re about to start college, this is the perfect time to grow out hair to allow you to focus completely on your studies and to save as much as possible on haircuts and products.
How Long Can I Get Away With Growing My Hair?
This depends on three things:
1. genetics – medium, thin, or thick hair in your family?
2. age – the younger you are, the easier it is to grow out long hair
3. climate – warm climates are perfect for long hair
Once you’ve determined what will be your perfect length (for me, this is just below my breasts since I have medium thickness), here are some tips to ensure the thickest hair you can manage.
Healthy hair only requires one thing: moisture.
A humid environment is the perfect environment for luscious locks.
My top tips for not stripping moisture:
1. stay away from heavy chemicals as much as possible (in dyes and shampoos)
2. avoid heat as much as possible (use eyebrow gel to tame hairs or spot treat with heat)
3. use a leave-in, especially when you use heat!
4. wash your hair only once every two or three days
Long hair requires: volume.
Since long hair is heavy, especially the thicker your hair naturally is, volume is essential or else hair looks lifeless. How can you add volume while not stripping moisture?
1. use an all natural volumizing shampoo
2. apply conditioner only at the tips
3. use a dry shampoo on in between days or to add volume
4. use a teasing comb
5. do not using a lot of product in your hair on a regular basis so you don’t need a clarifying shampoo
6. add layers/keep hair shorter
7. use a detangler as they are considerably more gentle than a regular brush
8. use your fingers to work on big tangles (instead of your brush) and use a leave-in conditioner if you come across a difficult tangle
9. brush from the bottom, up
10. wash hair only once every two or three days (less motion, less hair loss)
Here are my must-have products for hair:
Here are some other things I use:
Watch my hair video here.