You can get a beautiful blowout at any length, but we can’t deny the classic feminine charm of long, healthy locks. Unfortunately for some of us, despite our best efforts, we find our hair stops growing at a certain length. While there are factors out of our control – like genetics and styling damage – that dictate our individual hair growth cycle, oftentimes stagnant hair growth is due to preventable breakage. Check out our tips below to attain your Rapunzel-esque lengths!
1. Wash less and brush more.
Washing hair too often strips your strands of its natural oils, drying out your ends and making them more prone to breakage. Of course, thicker haired gals might have an easier time spacing out shampoos, but experts say to shoot for every other day at the most. To keep hair looking fresh and clean between washes, try brushing your hair with a natural bristle 1-2 times a day. This will help distribute the natural oils from your scalp (where they tend to build up) down the shaft of your strands to help nourish your hair.
2. Take your vitamins!
Pop a daily multivitamin to make sure you get all the vitamins A, B2, and E you need to grow your hair long and strong.
3. Try an apple cider vinegar rinse.
Among the many benefits it has for your strands (from fighting frizz to fighting hair loss), an apple cider vinegar rinse helps to prevent breakage and lengthen your strands by smoothing the hair cuticle to prevent split ends. After shampooing, rinse your tresses with 1 part ACV and 1 part warm water.
4. Egg white mask.
Like your hair, egg whites are made up of largely protein so they are able to fill in and replenish the lost protein from your locks. Whip up a couple of eggs whites and apply once a week to stimulate hair growth.