While hair growth can come from intensive treatments, we can also harken back to basics to ensure your locks are the healthiest, strongest, and of course, longest they have ever been. Here are the do’s and don’ts of hair maintenance.
Do: Trim Your Hair Routinely
It may seem counter-intuitive, but if you want long hair that’s actually healthy, you need to get regular trims. Haircuts themselves will not make your hair grow any faster. However, they do get rid of split ends that break your hair.
Don’t: Avoid Harsh Bleaching Sessions
If you’re a brunette, it may be better to forgo the platinum blonde look. Remember that to reach those extreme results, damage from the bleaching process can lead to more breakage or split ends.
Same goes for other treatments or services that involve your hair going under an extreme: high heat damage from keratin, follicle changes from perms, and other services under those categories. The fewer chemical treatments, the better your hair will grow.
Don’t: Minimize Heat Styling
On the note of heat styling, we suggest limiting the usage, or frequency, of applying heat to your hair. By decreasing the temperature during use, distributing the heat (sit down dryers), and always using a heat protectant, you can minimize the potential damage your hair undergoes.