#1 Avoid Heat
I know it can be difficult to not curl your hair or to not straighten it, but your hair needs a break! The more heat you apply to your hair the more damaged and coarse it will get. Try to find alternatives and if you do use heat be sure to use heat protectant to prevent any further damage. Instead of blow drying your hair, try air drying it the night before. Trust me, a month away from the heat and your hair will definitely thank you.
#2 Avoid Up-dos and Hair Buns
Updos and buns cause tugging to your hair. This will break off your hair causing them to split, pull, and tug at your scalp. It’s also just setting you up for crazy tangles. Try loose braids or just leaving your hair down. Creating bends and creases in your hair can cause split ends, so keep your hair loose and natural!
#3 Trim your Hair
I know it seems like an oxymoron, but believe me, keeping split ends only make it worse. Trimming and maintaining healthy hair is a huge part of fast growing hair. I suggest going to the salon once a month to get the split ends trimmed off. If you wait too long, the split ends will just go further up in your hair and break off or create more damage to your hair.
#4 Healthy Diet
Your hair, like all other parts of your body is only as good as how you eat! Eat enough proteins to strengthen your hair and to give it a healthy glow. Be sure to choose a healthy protein such as salmon or beans. Amino acids speed up the process of hair growth, so be sure to eat enough of it. Also be sure to have enough vitamins in your diet to allow your hair to grow the healthiest it can be! Changing your diet to become healthier will not only make your hair grow faster and strong, but it’ll be beneficial to the rest of your body as well!
#5 Moroccan Oil
I’ve used these products myself, and believe when I say IT WORKS. It makes your hair smooth, healthy, and shine all at once. It’s reduced the amount of split ends I get and makes my hair stronger. This product can go a bit pricey, but it is definitely worth it. The oil and deep leave in conditioner has yet to disappoint me, and for healthier looking and feeling hair, pick this up at your local beauty store.
#6 Washing your Hair
Many people think shampooing and conditioning their hair every day is healthy, but I’m here to tell you, it does the exact opposite. Washing your hair everyday can dry it out and become brittle. Try washing it every other day to allow your hair to rest in natural healthy oils and strength it. When you do wash your hair, shampoo first and only apply shampoo to your scalp, not the rest of your hair. Otherwise your hair will dry out. When you apply conditioner only apply to the lengths of your hair and leave it in for about 5 minutes for it to soak. Avoid using 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioners; they will only leave you with dry brittle
#7 Avoid Hair Dye
As tempting as it maybe, dying your hair will only damage your hair even further. The harsh chemicals will leave your hair dry, coarse, and split ends. If you’re one of those people who love to dye their hair, just hold off for maybe three months, and your hair will be thanking you by the end of it.