The dream of long hair, yes, is pursued by many, but how can our hair grow faster? Hairstylists enlighten us: "The day you decide to let your hair grow, you really have to take care of it", says hairstylist Mark Townsend. "To get the length you want, you have to make sacrifices." That’s what Townsend told longtime client Ashley Olsen when she decided to grow out her hair, inspired by supermodel Kristen McMenamy’s silver Rapunzel cascade. The reality is that there is no "shortcut." to a healthy mane there – a long, systematic process. This clearly depends on everything from the right grooming products to a healthy diet.
Townsend and other hairstylist pros promise to maximize your hair length for real impact with these 6 tips:
1. Dusting! Regular "micro-trims
"You need to keep having the ends of your hair cut in regular sections so that split ends don’t move up and damage your entire hair", Star hairstylist Vernon Francois explains. "If you wait too long, you will end up having to lose more length." To keep hair healthy, most professionals recommend cutting tips at least three times a year – a guarantee that hair will grow faster.
2. Care for the hair properly
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Stylists agree that a weekly conditioning treatment like Vernon Francois' "Whipped Deep Conditioner" or Townsend’s "Go-to-Iles Formula Haute Performance Conditioner" (around 47 euros, via Net-a-Porter.com)is important for all hair types, but especially if the hair is fine, curly or colored. As for application, Francois recommends that his clients, including Solange, Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross, pay special attention to these tips: "Hair can become very dry during this lengthy process and could gradually become thinner and more brittle, so you should use an additional TLC treatment (allows it to penetrate deeper into the hair and moisturize it) for less brittle hair." Incorporating conditioning treatments into your daily styling routine is another sneaky way to get more results. During Fashion Weeks, hairstylist Rodney Cutler moisturizes models’ hair with a cocktail of "Redken's Velvet Gelatine 07" and the All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil and apply to create a fresh, slightly moist texture that is non-greasy and nourishing. Also : Phyto Novathrix innovative product reduces hair loss up to 84% and stimulates hair growth for more beautiful, thicker and stronger hair. Phyto, by the way, consists of 99% plant-based ingredients.
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3. Clean consciously
Proper cleansing is the foundation of any hair care regimen and should begin before you even step foot in the shower by washing your lengths for ten minutes with a protective "pre-wash" program Soak, like Oribe’s "Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment. "When it comes to choosing a shampoo/conditioner or co-wash, look for sulfate-free formulas that are not as drying to retain moisture in the hair. Francois advises massaging the scalp while soaping to increase circulation and stimulate hair follicles, which promotes growth.