Getting long hair is easy, and Suave is helping us teach you how to get long hair in our sponsored post today! Ever since I can remember, I’ve had long hair. I don’t know why, something about long, flowing locks just calls to me. Are you the same? Do you want to know how to get long hair?
It’s easy. Be patient. It’ll grow, I promise. In the meantime, take care of the hair you have, so that as it grows, it will be healthy. The hardest part of growing long hair? Two words: Split Ends. These are my arch nemesis! Who wants long, flowing…ratted ends? Not me, thank you very much. The easiest way to get long, beautiful hair is by keeping it healthy. Battle those split ends before they come! Suave Split End Rescue shampoo and conditioner are currently on Rollback at Walmart for $2.50. Can’t beat that!
Keep those split ends at bay and you’ll earn a pass from the stylists chair. (Less time in the chair equals more time for your hair to grow!)
If you prefer your hair short, read on! These tips will help you too.
How Do I Get Long Hair to Look and Feel Healthy?
So, you’re a long hair kindred spirit, eh? Or, you want long beautiful hair? Aside from time, here are 5 steps that will help you get long beautiful hair.
- First, I don’t wash my hair every day. Don’t cringe, it’s true. I wash my face and use deodorant every day, but other than that, if I can get away with it, I don’t shower. It’s easier to do in the winter when I’m not sweating so much, but do what you can. (This is where dry shampoo is a life-saver!)
- I only shampoo my scalp. When I’m washing my hair, what I’m trying to do is clear away excess oils. However, I need at least some oil in my hair! Otherwise the strands get dry and brittle, which leads to breakage. I use a quarter size of shampoo and later against my scalp, then rinse it out.
- I only condition the ends of my hair, and this helps me 1) save on conditioner and 2) reduce how much I have to shampoo my hair. Keeping conditioner away from my scalp limits the amount of extra residue I have to clean out of my hair. I pull all my hair over one shoulder and run conditioner through the shafts with my fingers. I leave it in for a few minutes (this is a good time to shave the legs or armpits), then I rinse it out.
- This one is tricky to get used to, but when you do, it’s worth it! I almost never brush my hair when it’s wet. Seriously, almost never. Maybe once every few months. This takes a little planning too, but let me tell you why you want to do this. When the strands of your hair get wet, they become elastic. They stretch and snap when brushed, resulting in thin, stretched, broken hair. If you wait until your hair is dry, the strands are stronger and less likely to break. So don’t brush your wet hair! If you can get away with it, let it air dry.Have curly hair? Put some mousse in it, scrunch it up and you’re good to go. I use Suave and I love the rich texture in my hands, which translates to touchable curls in my hair.Have straight hair? Towel dry as much as you can, then let the air do the rest. You’ll need a little bit of time before you go in public, otherwise you look like a drowning cat. Flipping your hair a few times will give you some volume.
- Avoid tight hair styles, like buns or ponytails. Need to get your hair out of your face? Tie it back in a loose braid. If you need to blow dry, curl or straighten your hair, spray on a heat shield first. Suave has a great spray on heat protector that doesn’t weigh my hair down and it smells great. I spray a volumizer in my roots first, then spray on the heat shield, brush it all in, and we’re good to go.
- Bonus trick! And lastly, DRINK WATER! Lots and lots of water. It’ll take a few months for results, but it’s the best (and cheapest) thing you can do to get full, glossy hair. Your locks (and skin) will thank you.
This is part of a sponsored campaign with Suave featuring how to get long hair. As always, my thoughts are entirely my own.
Are you a short hair or long hair kind of person? What’s your favorite healthy hair trick?