I often get asked about my hair and how I keep it so healthy and shiny and mostly how I can grow it so long without it being damaged. But growing long, beautiful and healthy hair can be very difficult and it requires common sense, lots of dedication and quite a bit of patience. Don't think that it takes tons of products or pills. But it is important to know that everyone has a length that their hair will not grow past called the "terminal length" it is based on the active growth period of your hair follicles - the growth cycle of individual hair follicles turns on and off according to your genetics. And there is nothing that can go against the predetermined terminal length.
The first step in the lengthy process of achieving long healthy hair is the most important for sure. It is a must and if you do not follow it you may as well stop your hopes for healthy hair. In order to have healthy hair, you have to start with healthy hair. Means you need to cut off all the hair that is damaged. Since there is no way to "repair" hair you have to chop off the damaged parts. If do not have damaged hair or not a lot of it then you should at least trim. Did you know if you have waist length hair, the hair at the ends will be about 6 years old. It is also important to remember what damages your hair, I do not use a blow dryer ever(only on the very extremely rare occasion that I needed my hair dry fast), instead I allow my hair to air dry and I try and not use any heated appliances on my hair where possible. I do love to straighten my hair but I always put a styling product before hand.
I guess another reason that I have healthy hair is that I have never dyed my hair before (that's right virgin hair), I know this is not the case for everyone but I do recommend to not do it so often if you must. As well as if you can get away with using something without harsh chemicals such as peroxide or ammonia. Maybe try henna as an alternative. I also do not go swimming much, what I mean by this is that I do not expose my hair to chlorine or saltwater, which can be drying to the hair. If you go often use a clarifying shampoo and if you are blonde use a shampoo that is for getting rid of the green tint that chlorine can leave.
Something else you can do is go dirty; don't wash your hair every day, instead try washing every other day. As well as do not brush your hair when it is wet as it becomes more elastic like and can break and snap like one. Make sure to not rub your hair too much with your towel, instead gently squeeze out the water. And try and avoid combing or brushing your hair while it is wet.
Another tip is to use cold or luke warm water when washing or rinsing your hair. This will ensure that the cuticle lays flat and is less likely to snap or break, as well as you will have shiny hair.
Once or twice a month I like to treat my tresses to a hydrating mask for the hair. This is just like using a mask for your face. It will help keep your hair shiny and silky as well as help stop breakage.
Here are some pictures of my hair:
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