How to grow longer hair

tumblr_mafya2c3Sp1qcru4eo1_1280Some of us curly girls are fortunate enough to grow long hair, but some curly girls struggle getting the length that they want. It is like your hair has reached a limit of growth which it cannot pass. Do you think life has given you the “short” end of the stick. Understand that every person has a “terminal length.” Hair grows for a certain amount of time before it falls out (about 7 years). People’s hair grows at different speeds, which results in different hair lengths. If you notice that your hair always stops growing after it has hit a certain length, then this is your terminal length.

On the other hand, hair growth can be stumped by other factors. Your hair is capable of growing more without the annoyance of constant split ends, which you have to cut. Another factor might be that you find it hard to properly care for it. I’m here to tell you there are many things you can do to achieve long beautiful curls.

1. As i mentioned before, make sure to keep your hair well moisturized. Condition well while hair is wet. In my previous posts I explain how shampooing your hair too frequently can strip the natural oils in your hair. Continue to follow my advice. If needed, wash your hair with only conditioner on the days you go without shampooing.

2. Avoid damaging products. If you really want to start the journey to getting longer hair you must avoid straightening or dying it. This can dry your hair and give you split ends. If you absolutely need to straighten your hair, restrict it to only a few times a month. Check out my post about naturally curly hair and professional hairstyles to learn how to style your hair naturally.

3. Trim your hair only when necessary. It is a myth that cutting makes hair grow faster. Trims are only beneficial for the health of your hair if you need to cut split ends. In the event that split ends do appear, you are fine trimming 1/4 or 1/2 an inch.

4. Use treatments like hair masks (check out Hair masks)” to replenish the moisture in your hair. Use coconut or olive oil for the ends of your hair because the oils in your scalp do not reach the ends.

5. Eat healthy and take vitamins. Drink enough water!

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Put these in your mouth and you’ll like what you see!

A balanced diet is the source for healthy living. Just like any other part of your body, your hair’s health depends on what you decide to eat. Your damaged hair can easily be the result of a malnutritioned diet. Lisa Dryer, a New York nutritionist explains that the nutrients you eat is what fortifies your hair follicles and the scalp that surrounds it (Healthy foods WebMD). An article in WebMD “Top ten foods for healthy hair” says “If you eat a balanced, varied, protein-rich diet that focuses on [healthy foods], you’ll be giving your hair the TLC it needs and deserves.”

Of course, there is no miracle nutrient that will magically give you perfect hair. There are other factors that can contribute to undesirable hair, such as hormonal deficiencies, smoking habits, stress, and lack of sleep. But knowing this, don’t underestimate the power of your diet. According to nutritionists here are the best foods that can help you on your journey to healthy hair:

1. Salmon

Contains omega-3 fatty acids

2. Walnuts

Contain Omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, vitamin E, Copper

3. Oysters

Contains zinc

4. Sweet Potatoes

Contains beta carotene

5. Eggs

Contains zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron

6. Spinach

Contains iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C

7. Lentils

Contains protein, iron, zinc, and biotin

8. Greek yogurt

Contains vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid — an ingredient you’ll often see on hair care product labels), and vitamin D

9. Blueberries

Contains Vitamin C

This post was made possible by http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair?page=3

Milk Treatment

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I found this great milk treatment from a fellow Curly girl’s blog called WeLoveCurls. Here are her words regarding the milk mask..

“Hey Girls! just giving you guys a really great info for a weekend hair treatment: MILK!. Every now and then i do this and its reeally great for my hair.

Coconut milk is rich in protein and fatty acids, which makes it great for conditioning, strengthening and minimizing hair breakage. It also protects you hair from the UV damage of constant sun exposure. Personally, I’ve loved using coconut milk on my hair during the summer because it has been great for restoring shine and softness to my beach hair

-Choose any curly hair mask you want (Be sure to apply to freshly clean hair/scalp).

-Put 2 tablespoons of normal milk (or coconut milk)

-1 tablespoon of Honey (it really makes the mask stronger and to seal all your hair) = comboo!

Just mix it all and wait 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse with cold water and if you want, to make a more even better combo, finish with your conditioner of preference and style as usual.

Tell me how it went and if you love it or not! 😀 Just did it today and reminded me how shiny my hair issss.”

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