Long and luscious locks are sexy, but growing out your hair from a short cut to a long one isn’t always an easy endeavor. Follow these tips to make sure you’re setting yourself up for grow-out success!
Even if you exercise or get grungy every day, you’ll need to stop your daily shampooing habits. This doesn’t mean you can’t shower daily — it just means you need to cut back your shampooing to three to four times per week. The lather of daily shampoo strips your hair of natural and healthy oils. As your hair gains length, those natural oils will keep it looking healthy and strong. If you feel that your hair looks nasty without a daily shampoo, try using dry shampoo occasionally.
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One of the benefits of shampooing only three to four times per week is that you won’t have to style your hair daily. If you’re currently in the habit of frying your hair with a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron every day, you’ll need to cut way back. Heat damages the shaft of your hair, causing it to split more easily. Split ends mean more trims unless you want to look sloppy, which will slow down your grow-out process. Try to style only three to four times per week.