Growing My Hair Out

1. Get Regular Trims

Though it may seem counterproductive, regular trims promote hair growth. They eliminate split ends and prevent breakage, which can slow down your progress. Aim for a haircut every eight to 10 weeks. Make sure to communicate your desired length to your hairstylist.

2. Wash Less Often

Overwashing strips your hair of its natural oils, making it vulnerable to damage and loss. Try washing every other or third day with dry shampoo in between and massaging your scalp while washing may also promote growth.

3. Massage Your Scalp

Scalp massages help break through buildup and stimulate hair follicles for growth. They can also reduce hair fall by improving circulation. Use your fingers or an at-home scalp massager to massage different areas of your scalp.

4. Address Stress

Scalp massages can help reduce hair loss caused by stress. Regular massages decrease the release of stress hormones. Experiment with different hairstyles to boost your confidence during the growing phase. Consult your stylist for suggestions and bring photos to communicate your desired look.