How to Make Hair Grow Longer: Tips and Tricks

Serena Norr | 09 August 2016

Promote the growth of your hair with these easy tips.

We hate to break it to you, but there’s no magic formula that’s going to make hair grow longer overnight. But, there are several steps you can take to promote the growth of your hair to ensure that it’s strong and healthy-looking, which encourages hair growth. Read on to discover some easy changes you can incorporate into your hair care regimen to help make your hair grow longer.

How to Make Hair Grow Longer: Hair Basics

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Switching up your hair care routine can help promote hair growth.

1. Get regular trims. 

This might seem like the worst news ever when you want to grow your hair out, but getting regular trims ensures that you maintain the health of your hair while also avoiding gnarly split ends. The general rule is around 6-8 weeks to maintain your hairstyle and healthy locks.

2. Moisturize your hair.

The key to healthy hair growth starts with your wash and care system. Yes, it’s that simple! When you do wash, be sure to use a hair care system that will provide your hair with moisture and hydration, which will help with any dryness you may be experiencing. Try out the TRESemmé Moisturizing Shampoo and the TRESemmé Moisturizing Conditioner whose formulas work to target dry hair, making it soft and more manageable.

3. Don’t stress.

We all know that stress is no good for our body and our skin, and the same rings true for our locks. Sometimes if we are too stressed out our locks can thin out and even start to fall out. Try to find your personal zen through a yoga class, or perhaps a Netflix binge.

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4. Experiment with your hair.

Ok, so this one isn’t really about growth but we do think it’s important to have fun with your style no-matter what it’s length may be. You can go dramatic or simple with your hair by changing up your part, trying out a side sweep or using some cool hair accessories. Also, don’t forget the power of good hair products that will seriously be your bestie, allowing you to mold and sculpt your brand new look.

5. Take a break from heat.

Heat is a huge culprit when it comes to damage and dryness. When you want to make hair grow longer, take a break from heat styling as you play with the texture of your natural hairdo. If you have wavy or curly hair, this can be a great time to use a curl enhancing product like the Bed Head by TIGI on the Rebound Curl Recall Cream, which can help you to define your hair. If you happen to have to heat style your hair, make sure that you always use some heat protectant and go even further by using a diffuser or the lowest possible setting on your blowdryer.

6. Treat your hair with a mask.

We love using hair masks as a regular part of our hair care routine. They are bursting with vitamins and moisture to treat and restore weak strands as they nourish them from from the inside out. Try out the Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask that can help you to repair your dry and damaged hair.

Looking for more ways to make hair grow longer? Check out a collection of our healthy hair articles.