Shorter or longer? That’s the ultimate question. We all get to that point at different times in the year where we’re debating whether we should brave it and go for the chop or if we should finally act on trying to achieve those long luscious locks we’ve been lusting for but are just not quite sure it’ll ever grow past that certain length. Today’s focus is on the latter, however, if you follow all of these tips, this will lead to much healthier hair in the long run so it’s a win-win!

There is just something about long hair isn’t there? A lot of us think we should make the most of it whilst we’re young before going for that slightly more mature lob but longer strands don’t grow quickly without a rather decent helping hand and miracle-working products. To confirm, Mission: Curtain-Length Locks? Let’s go.

Scalp Care, Yes, Really

When focusing on growing out your hair, don’t forget about your scalp. A good scalp treatment helps to make your hair thicker, healthier and stronger starting from the roots. These also tend to increase blood flow and metabolism in the scalp at the roots of your hair too resulting in… hair growth, of course!

FD Recommends:

Australian BodyCare Scalp Serum 500ml, £30.50

Featuring Australian Tea Tree Oil, this scalp treatment moisturises, soothes and calms irritated scalps. Massage in, leave for 30 minutes or even overnight then wash it out with a gentle shampoo. This incredible product is definitely one to try, it’s all 100% vegan too!

Tone Down The Heat

Curling irons or straighteners, which is your culprit? The likelihood is, is that you tend to have them on the full heat too to get the maximum effect. I’m sure you’re won’t be surprised when we tell you that using heat definitely isn’t helping to grow your hair faster despite all the tugging. Try using lower heat and working through your hair a bit slower, if you definitely can’t live without your trusty hair tool.

A Spoonful Of Sugar Vitamins

What’s so great about supplements, is that they focus specifically on people that may have underlying causes such as a vitamin or immune deficiencies that in turn slow your hair growth. Taking vitamins doesn’t always work for everyone but it’s definitely something you can try on your journey towards longer and stronger hair.

FD Recommends:

The Organic Pharmacy Phytonutrient 60 Capsules, £24.95

Based entirely on organic green superfoods, nutrients and antioxidants, this formula also includes Digestive Enzymes, Immune enhancing Mushrooms, Acidophilus, Linseed and MSM making this a perfect daily vitamin supplement for strong hair, skin and nails. Unlike most synthetic supplements, your body will recognise these nutrients and readily absorb them.

She Offers Me Protection…

One of the best ways to protect your hair from damage and breakage is to sleep on a silky pillowcase. If you’re not feeling boujie enough to slash out of one of these, a headscarf is always a great way to go too. In addition to this, another way is to use protective hair treatments.

FD Recommends:

Goldwell Dual Senses Rich Repair 6 Effects Serum, £16.99

This multi-purpose hair treatment greatly improves the appearance of dry, stressed and damaged hair types. It’s enriched with Pashmina Silk Proteins which provide instant shine and softness in damaged hair whilst restoring a silky suppleness for a healthier appearance. It also improves elasticity and controls frizz whilst repairing damaged ends and preventing future hair breakage.

Don’t Forget The Sun

So, you’re heading out and you’ve applied SPF from head to toe, but as far as your head goes, you’ve not yet reached the top of it. So many of us forget to apply SPF to our scalp but it’s so important. Sun damage to this area can really affect your roots and slow down growth.

FD Recommends:

Malibu Sun Dry Oil Spray SPF20, £3.99

This product is great for offering scalp protection. This non-greasy and waterproof formula provide an easy spray application. You can spray it directly onto your hair to protect your scalp!

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