If you’ve been rocking a short cut for quite some time, you may actually fear trying to grow out your hair. After all, any number of awkward stages happen in between a punk look and flowing locks. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of short hair–you can grow your hair out in style with a few good tips.
Hair grows about a half-inch each month. As it grows, there’s no avoiding the awkward stages as it gets longer. You can, however, cover it up on those days when it’s at its worst. A hat or a scarf works well if you want to completely cover up your hair, but these aren’t always the most fashionable options. Instead, look for small barrettes or bobby pins, which you can use to hold down the parts that stick up. You can also opt for a wide headband, which tames hair while looking fashionable.
If you are trying to grow out your hair, the last thing you may want to do is cut it–after all, it would seem as though that would only drag the process out. In actuality, cutting your hair regularly keeps it healthy, which promotes hair growth. It also means that you won’t have to feel embarrassed about the current state of your hair. Look through magazines for pictures of hair styles you like that are just a few inches longer than the one you currently have. The hairstylist should cut your hair so that it will grow into that style. As your hair grows, you can select from different in-between hair cuts. Folk lore states that if you cut your hair on a new moon, it will grow faster. It doesn’t hurt to give that a try, either.
When you take care of your body by eating healthy foods, your hair becomes thicker, stronger and will grow faster. In particular, you should look for foods that contain vitamins A (carrots and sweet potatoes), B (nuts and seeds), C (citrus fruits), E (avocado and whole grains) and K (seafood and oatmeal). You can also look for vitamin blends for hair growth, which include all of these.
The way that you care for your hair will influence the length to which it will grow. Each person has a particular point at which her hair will stop growing. As your hair gets longer, it’s prone to damage, such as split ends or overprocessing. When you’re trying to grow out your hair, avoid using blow dryers or curling irons and straighteners, which can damage it. Purchase a high-quality brush made from natural bristles to use on your locks.
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