If you are having trouble growing your hair out, whether you had a bad haircut or simply want a longer hairstyle, there are some things you can do. While there is no miracle cure, the following tips have a good chance of speeding up the speed of hair growth.
Get Your Hair Trimmed Regularly
While cutting more length off your hair seems like it would do more harm than good, it is important if you want your hair to grow faster. For your hair to keep growing at a decent speed, it needs to be healthy and not have any split ends. However, if you try to go months without getting a trim, those split ends are going to cause breakage, which then makes it difficult for the hair to keep growing. Make it a point to see your hair stylist regularly. Inform them that you are growing out your hair, so you only want to cut off as much as necessary to get rid of the split ends.
Maintain Your Hair's Natural Oils
Your hair has natural oils that help to moisturize it and keep it healthy. Unfortunately, there are some bad habits people often make that can strip your hair of its oils, which isn't going to help it grow any faster. This begins with shampooing your hair too often. Most people don't need to shampoo every day unless they have very oily hair. A few days a week should be enough. Make sure you use conditioner every time you shampoo to add back in enough moisture. Also use cool water when rinsing your hair, and never scalding hot. Hot water will also strip some of those oils that you need. Additionally, brushing with a boar bristle hairbrush can help distribute the oils from your scalp and onto the hair.
Stop Wrapping Your Hair in a Towel
Towels may be convenient when you get out of the shower, but if you keep wrapping your wet hair in them, they are going to cause breakage. This can also lead to your hair growing very slowly. If you need to wrap your hair in something before you get a chance to dry it, you should use a towel made specifically for wet hair. These will absorb a lot of the water and help dry it faster, but it won't cause breakage. These are made of soft microfiber material that is less prone to breaking hairs off in the fibers.
These are good tips to start with when you want long, luxurious and healthy hair. It is also a good idea to talk to your hair stylist (like those at Kenricks Hair) during your next trim to ask for more suggestions when you want longer hair.