And considering your hair only grows between 12 to 15 centimetres a year, that’s a whole lot of work and dedication to not be happy with the results. Yet having glorious, luscious, silky and shiny hair, whether it’s resting on your shoulders or streaming down your back, isn’t as hard as you may think. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to indulge in costly hair treatments or extensions to meet your hair goals. You just need a few must-try hair rituals and a little insight on how to grow your hair long and how to have healthy hair. It’s all about following these DIY tips and pairing them with the best hair growth products to get you the look and length you want.
- Use a hair oil.
If you’ve been chasing healthy long hair and it feels out of reach, know that it’s not. After all, hair growth is an inside-out job, so if you apply an absorbent topical hair oil to your scalp and hair follicles, you can achieve longer, healthier, stronger hair faster than you think. L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Daily Treatment nourishes hair thanks to its concentration of six precious oils that infuse your hair fibres with the nutrients they need. All you have to do is apply three or four drops of oil to damp or dry hair, massage it in from scalp to tips and let it do its magic.
- Wash with lukewarm water.
You don’t have to take a cold shower to better grow your hair, but rinsing it in cold to lukewarm water will help. The cold water will smooth your hair’s outer layer, allowing it to lie flat and lock moisture in, as well as prevent snags and breakage from brushing and styling. Less breakage is key to achieving long and luscious locks.
- Use a keratin shampoo, conditioner and treatment products.
Not just another haircare ingredient, keratin is a protective protein that is naturally found in your hair, skin and nails. When it’s infused into haircare like in L’Oréal Paris’s Dream Lengths line, it can repair and nourish your hair, making it healthier, shinier, stronger and able to grow longer. L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Conditioner work as a daily cleanser and hydrator, while L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Savior Mask adds an intense boost of keratin and L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream allows you to style your hair without worrying about breakage or dehydration.
- Air-dry your hair once a week.
It’s no secret that the heat from blow-dryers, diffusers, curling irons, flat irons and other styling tools can damage your hair by zapping the healing, protective natural oils out of it. While L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream helps to protect your hair’s cuticle from heat, there’s no harm in giving your hair a break by air-drying it once a week. Massage a small amount of the cream into your hair, avoiding the roots, and then scrunch it in to add extra body to your au naturel style. This simple step will make a big difference in maintaining the integrity and health of your hair.