How to Grow Long Hair Fast

by Corinne Shoemaker

Growing out your hair is easy with the right tools and techniques! Read on to learn five ways you can help your hair grow faster.


  1. Protect your hair.

One of the easiest ways to damage your ‘do is through heat styling which can annihilate your hair’s outer cuticle level. Stick to products that are made to hydrate your hair, and always use heat protectant before styling with hot tools. We like Kenra's Professional Thermal Styling Spray 19.


  1. Keep your ends healthy.

The tips of your hair can make a big difference in its overall appearance – split ends make your hair look shorter while healthy and shiny ends create the illusion of extra length. Visit your stylist for a trim every 4 to 6 weeks. It also helps to use a reparative treatment like PRAVANA’s Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment.


  1. Include a hydrating mask in your routine.

It doesn’t matter how fast your hair grows if you’re constantly breaking your strands – which is easily done through styling. Applying heat, coloring, or even simply going into the sun unprotected for an extended period of time can dry out your strands, leaving them weak and brittle. You can help remedy this by using a hydrating mask like Pureology's Hydrate Hydra Whip. Apply once a week.


  1. Love your hair from the inside out.

As helpful as products and tools can be in keeping your hair looking its best, your diet also plays a role. Your hair will only achieve optimal health if it is getting the proper nutrients from your meals. Proteins, fatty acids, and B vitamins are all super important, so be sure to get them into your diet!


  1. Don’t be rough on your strands.

If you aren’t careful when brushing your hair, whether it’s wet or dry, it can cause breakage – especially when it comes to the hairs around your face. Brush your hair by starting at the tips and working your way up. If your hair is wet, use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush (this will allow you to be much more gentle on your strands).


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