Every woman probably has a deep-rooted desire to have Rapunzel-like hair. Just imagine how fantastic it would be to have someone call you to let down your hair, right? To have gorgeously healthy and long hair like that, oh well, most of us could only dream!

Fairy tales aside, whether you are a princess or not, having long hair is a flex. Think of all the hairstyles you could sport – the possibilities are literally endless! However, styling long hair may feel like an easy feat – the challenge is growing it. You can take all the hair supplements and splurge on hair care products, but there are no guarantees. 

With that, here are some tips from our trusted hair pros to help you grow your hair longer and faster! Read on to make these hair-nurturing and easy changes in your life today. 

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Eat healthier. 

The adage “You are what you eat” may sound cliché, but remember: clichés are clichés for a reason. This saying has held true because your body functions better if you supplement it with nutritious foods. Your hair products won’t matter if you’re not taking care of your mane from the inside. 

Eat protein-rich foods like fish, beans, nuts, and whole grains. Protein is vital for hair growth and helps prevent hair shedding. Foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E, zinc, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids also help!

Get a regular trim. 

Yes, it sounds ironic. Why would you get a trim if you want to grow your hair faster? Well, it removes your hair ends, the weakest part of your strands. These weak links may get damaged and lead to split ends, making your hair look duller and shorter. It also affects how the rest of the strand grows. Besides, you’re not chopping off a huge chunk – just at least a quarter of an inch every month. 

Do not shampoo every day. 

Overshampooing can damage your roots and dry out your hair strands. It’s ideal to shampoo your hair only twice to thrice a week. This allows the natural oils to penetrate your scalp and strands, boosting hydration and repair. 

Of course, how often you shampoo also depends on your hair type. Thicker, coarser hair may last a few days without washing. However, thinner hair types tend to get greasy and dirty after a day. In such circumstances, dry shampoo can help soak up extra oil as you wait for longer strands.

Massage your scalp. 

A scalp massage is an easy approach to growing your hair faster. This boosts blood flow to your scalp, strengthens your roots, and lets nutrients reach your follicles more quickly. You can do it with dry hair, but adding a nutrient-rich oil to the mix will only quadruple the advantages.

Choose the right brush or comb. 

It’s baffling when you realise that the littlest things make huge impacts, like combs and brushes! Your best picks would be a wide-toothed comb, a detangling brush, or a paddle brush with rounded bristles. They remove knots well, plus they minimise breakage and damage. 

And while we’re on the subject – remember to brush your hair as gently as possible. Brushing haphazardly might cause your strands to break off and split, which is the polar opposite of hair growth. One more thing: never brush your hair after showering. Your hair is at its weakest after washing, so it’s better to brush it before entering the bathroom. 

Meet Your Doctor.

As much as we would love for home remedies and topical solutions to work, sometimes you need the help of a professional in getting your hair follicles to wake up! Speak to your favourite aesthetic doctor in Singapore on the best remedies for hair loss or thinning hair. With the advancements in science and technology, you would be surprised by the number of non-invasive routes available for your hair. We promise, healthier and longer hair is just that one appointment away!

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