At one time or another, we’ve all pined for the long glossy locks of a salon model. The kind of lengths we only dream about or think we’d need serious extensions to achieve. Luckily, thanks to a few never-fail hair care tips from us here at the Anushka Spa & Salon, your long hair dreams are about to become a reality. We’ll take you through the best way to achieve naturally long, nourished tresses. Additionally, we’ll suggest some amazing alternative ways you can rock long hair even when yours is slow to grow.
Use Your Hair Inspo Pics To Decide On Your Style
Maybe you’ve spent hours on Pinterest or perhaps you can’t tear yourself away from Instagram. However you’ve gathered your long hair inspo, the thousands of images you’ve saved are about to come in handy! Before you start on your long hair journey, you’ll need to know what you want the end result to be. Decide on your dream hair and stick with it. This will make achieving those Rapunzel-Esque lengths much easier!
Long Ombre Hair & Colored Hair Goals
Depending on your hair color, there may be extra steps you can take to help achieve long luscious locks. For example, those with dyed blonde hair will need to take extra moisturizing steps. Keeping your hair healthy after bleaching will help to promote growth. It’ll also prevent breakage which is essential.
Additionally, knowing the color you want to end up with will help you achieve your long hair goals. You might have dark hair but eventually, want to go lighter. You may want to keep your brown hair whilst adding in a lighter ombre effect. Whatever your color goals are for when you reach your desired length, discuss them with your stylist. They can help you to gradually grow out a current shade or get your hair in condition for future coloring.
Take Steps To Achieve Naturally Longer Hair
It’s no secret that achieving long hair takes time. Of course, it needs time to grow. It also takes time to get it in good enough shape to achieve long and healthy lengths. To make sure your tresses get the love and attention they need to grow long and strong there are lots of things you can do. Here are a few of our most important tips for when you’re trying to achieve super length!
Use a great shampoo & conditioner
When it comes to washing and conditioning your hair, be sure to check out the product ingredients. You usually get what you pay for with shampoo and conditioner. That’s because the best ingredients for your tresses tend to cost a little more. Additionally, starting from the source (your scalp) is essential. It’s the best way to ensure your hair grows strong, long, and healthy! We highly recommend Oribe’s Serene Scalp range in this case. These products use advanced skincare technology. This ensures a holistic approach that cleanses, moisturizes, and exfoliates simultaneously.
Stop drying your hair inside a towel
It might seem practical after a shower but twisting your hair up into a towel needs to quickly become a thing of the past. Wearing your hair in this way will dry out your hair, and not in the way you want it to. It’ll also pull on your wet strands causing irreversible damage by stretching them. Instead, try using a microfibre towel designed specifically for just-washed hair. Instead of wrapping around the hair, use it to blot the water away. This will cause much less stress and the fabric will be much kinder on your hair and scalp.
Brush with caution
As tempting as it may be, do not, we repeat,do not brush your hair straight out of the shower! Much like wrapping a towel around it, brushing hair that’s dripping wet is a sure-fire way to create breakage. Breakage is the last thing we want when trying to grow our hair long. Instead, blot your hair partway dry with your microfibre towel. Then, holding sections of hair away from your scalp one a time, brush gently from the bottom upward. Additionally, make sure to use a brush designed specifically for untangling wet hair. Don’t just reach for any old brush or you risk serious damage! The Wet Detangler by Tangle Teezer, for example, is perfect. It will flex and move with your hair whilst ensuring you’re knot free after brushing.
Don’t be afraid of trims
Cutting your hair when trying to grow it may sound ridiculous. Not so. Making sure you’re rid of dead or split ends will keep your hair in much better condition. This will lead to healthier hair that grows much faster than before!
Hairstyling can make a difference in hair growth
Believe it or not, achieving long gorgeous hair can be quickly ruined by certain hairstyles. That’s true whether it’s straight, wavy hair, or curly hairstyles you’re trying out. Any that pull on the hair, high ponytails and buns, for example, put stress on the hair. This can stunt growth and cause breakage. Therefore, until you achieve your desired length, go easy. Opt for low ponytails and soft half-up looks using small claw clips that can be easily removed. Better yet, wear your hair completely down and avoid pulling all together!
Anushka’s Top Recommended Product For Hair Growth
Whilst shampoo, conditioner, and hairbrushes are important, some products are even more effective. Hair growth sometimes needs a little added help and the Kerastase Extentioniste Hair Lengthening Hair Care Set is sure to deliver results!
This set includes the Bain Extentioniste Shampoo, Masque Extentioniste Hair Mask, and the Extentioniste Thermique Blow Dry Primer. For those with weakened hair, this trio of products will restore health, shine, and length. Te shampoo protects the hair fibers and stimulates the scalp. The conditioner, which easily detangles hair and seals split ends. And, finally, The blow-dry primer which achieves 90% less hair breakage!
Long Hair Extensions & & Human Hair Wigs
Sometimes, we simply don’t have the time or don’t want to wait for our hair to grow. Perhaps your hair naturally takes a very long time to get longer, even with help. Or, maybe you’re starting out with a very short cut. Either way, ethically sourced hair extensions such as Platinum Seamless, and human hair wigs are totally viable alternatives. These options will allow you to rock the long hair of your dreams quickly and with minimal effort.