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12 Ways To Naturally Grow Your Hair Longer To Give You The Gorgeous Locks You’ve Always Wanted

If you’ve been wanting to grow your hair longer, or preserve the hair length that you have, there are some things that you can do to help your hair grow.  I’m going to go over some natural ways to grow your hair longer in today’s article.

Carefully Brush Your Hair

While brushing your hair is essential, often you may rush to do it, which can damage your hair.  Start at the bottom of your hair, and work your way up.  Try to avoid constant brushing, and instead brush your hair only once or twice per day.  It is recommended to skip brushing your hair right after a shower, as this can lead to hair breakage.  Try to brush your hair at night, as this will make your hair much healthier.

Use Conditioner, and Don’t Use Shampoo Each Time You’re In the Shower

Skipping using conditioner is one of the worst things you can do for your hair.  It is recommended to skip using shampoo once in a while.  Shampoo is created to rinse away dirt and product buildup, but in the process, it can also take away natural oils.  It is recommended by professionals to use shampoo only two to three times per week.  All the other days can be replaced with showers that simply wash your hair with water.  When you do use shampoo, make sure you carefully let the suds slide down your hair instead of scrubbing your hair.  And don’t skip using conditioner!  Conditioner can help make your hair softer, longer, and make it easier to brush.

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Use Castor Oil

Castor oil is great for those with hair loss, and it can help you quickly grow back hair.  Even if you haven’t dealt with hair loss, castor oil can still help make your hair grow longer.  Not only will your hair grow longer, but it will also make your hair grow thicker.

Trim Your Hair Regularly

Although trimming your hair may seem like the opposite of growing hair (which it is), trimming your hair is essential if you want longer hair.  You don’t have to trim your hair to a short hairstyle.  Instead, trim enough that you remove split ends and trim the end of your hair.  Try visiting your salon every three months.

Rinse Your Hair With Cold Water After Each Shower

Surprisingly, cold water can help make your hair grow longer.  That is because it helps prevent moisture loss, heat damage, and snags.  You only need to put cold water on your hair for a few seconds, but this extra step can help keep your hair long and beautiful.

Skip the Hair Ties

Ponytails can cause tension in your hair, which can lead to hair breakage.  If you need to wear a ponytail, try placing it in different spots in your hair each time.  As often as possible, leave your hair down.  There are so many beautiful hairstyles that can be done on hair that is left down.

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Eat Enough Protein

The way you eat can have a big impact on your hair.  It is important that you eat enough protein in your diets, such as fish, beans, nuts, and whole grains.  Make sure you also eat Vitamins A, B, C, and Omega 3 fatty acids.


Stay Hydrated

Water is healthy for your whole body, including your hair.  Try to drink the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water.  This will help improve your hair and therefore make it longer.

Don’t Sleep On Cotton Pillow Cases

Cotton pillowcases can be rough on your hair.  Try to instead sleep on silk pillowcases.  Silk is much easier on hair and will prevent tangles and hair breakage.

Avoid Using Heat Styling Tools

Although heat styling tools can make your hair look nice, it can actually lead to frizz and hair breakage.  If you need to use heat styling tools, try turning down the temperature.

Don’t Use Hair Dryers

Hair dryers can take out the natural oils in hair, and therefore cause hair loss.  Try using a hair dryer less often, or not using it altogether if possible.  Instead, try to pat your hair dry.

Protect Your Hair

Protect your hair from the heat, dust, and harsh weather outside by wearing a scarf or hat on your hair.  You may be surprised at how this can help make your hair grow longer and fuller because the weather isn’t reaching it.

Final Thoughts

By following these natural tips for growing your hair longer, you won’t see results overnight.  However, if you keep following them, over time, you should see some longer hair.  All of these tips are natural and healthy, so it doesn’t hurt to try them.

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