#1. Take Folic Acid and Biotin.
• These are over the counter vitamins that you can find at almost any drugstore!
• They are both essential building blocks in the growth of your hair, and should increase your hair’s growth rate.
• I bought 800 MCG Folic Acid and 1000 MCG Biotin at CVS Pharmacy for only 12 dollars.
My Routine: I take one of each, every day, preferably with a meal.
#2. Use a wide-tooth comb.
• Comb out your hair using a wide-tooth comb, not a regular paddle brush, especially when your hair is wet.
• This will prevent damage and breakage that a normal bristle brush inflicts on wet hair, when it’s in its most fragile and breakable state.
My Routine: After showering, I wrap my hair in a towel for about 10 minutes, then carefully brush it out with a wide-tooth comb, starting from the bottom up.
#3. Wash your hair less.
• The natural oils in our scalp are good for hair, and washing these oils out every day causes damage.
• Even if your hair is oily, go as long as you can stand without using shampoo.
• I have thin hair, and if I don’t shower everyday I can’t wear my hair down, so I feel your pain! those of you that can go longer without a shower are lucky, so take advantage of that!
My Routine: I shower every other day, and wear my hair up on the days when my hair feels oily.
#4. Get a regular trim.
• Cutting a 1/4 inch off the ends of your hair every 6-8 weeks prevents split ends, and keeps hair healthy.
• There is NO way to repair split ends, so cut them as soon as possible!
My Routine: I check for split ends in my hair, and even if I don’t see any, I get my hair trimmed every 8 weeks to keep it strong.
#5. Limit use of heat styling.
• Using straighteners, blow dryers and curling irons on your hair regularly can be extremely damaging.
• Try wearing your hair natural more often, or if you do use heat on your hair, use a heat protecting spray.
My Routine: I almost never use heat on my hair!