Another edition to my beauty tips, today I will share with you 6 easy tips to help you grow your luscious locks before your wedding day.
If you are the kind of bride who has always envisioned long, beautiful waves on your wedding day, and If extensions aren’t in the budget and time isn’t on your side, here are 6 tips that will help your hair grow back (fast) for your wedding.
- Cut down on the trims
Ever since I was a young girl I was told its healthy to cut your hair, it helps it grow. Personally I cut my hair when I got engaged knowing I would marry a year after, and avoided trimming in-between. Your hair grows a half an inch every month and you don’t want to be cutting off all that progress. At the same time, a split end can travel up the hair shaft causing your hair to break off, which isn’t good either. I would suggest giving your hair a slight trim every three months to cut away dead ends without stunting growth.
- Be kind to your hair
Avoid harsh chemicals, and limit the amount of times you shampoo to two or three times a week. Cleansing your hair too often can strip your strands of natural oils, making hair more prone to breakage. You can avoid oily roots by brushing your hair a few times a day with a natural bristle brush, it distributes oils down the hair shaft and helps you fight the temptation to wash. Weather conditions also play apart in the healthiness of your hair, exposure to UV rays from the sun can strip hair down and cause damage over time, while salt water and chlorine can dry hair out, making it brittle. Always wear a hat outside and rinse your hair with fresh water immediately after a quick dip in the ocean or pool.
- Go heat free
Cut down on the blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons, even if it keeps the frizz away, in reality they are frying your strands and causing more frizz. Let your hair air dry whenever possible for healthier locks, but don’t brush or sleep with wet hair.
- Eat clean
The best way to keep your hair moisturized and healthy is to stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water helps push toxins out of your body and promotes hair growth. Eating more fruits and veggies will also strengthen your hair strands from the inside-out.
- Let loose
Avoid using rubber bands, clips and pins, they may seem like a simple solution to a bad hair day, but pulling your hair back into a ponytail can actually cause more damage to your hair in the long run. Leave your hair loose and avoid pulling it back, especially when it’s wet, and you’ll notice a difference over time.
- Treat your hair
Be good to your hair, and it will be good to you! Treat your hair regularly, to masks or oils. It might sound counterintuitive to put oil on an oily scalp, but a hot oil massage can breakdown scalp buildup and stimulate hair growth from the roots. Also try to use natural oils such as coconut oil or caster oil.
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