How Can I Successfully Grow Out My Hair

1. Stop Demonizing Scissors

Let’s start with this: Trims seem counterintuitive. However, you should still trim your hair occasionally. You can avoid damage from accruing and split ends that could lead to hair loss.

It’s a good idea to have your hair cut every eight weeks. However, it doesn’t have to be a regular appointment. Keep an eye on your ends especially if your hair has a thick texture or a heat style. Also, make sure you ask your stylist for a baby trim (or a dusting) when they are done.

2. Examine Your Shampoo Bottle

You can maximize hair growth by taking care of your hair, even when it is wet or vulnerable. Dr. Dominic Burg, chief scientist at Evolis Professional says that gentle, natural-based shampoos are best. Avoid harsh chemicals like SLS, SLES, parabens, and silicones. These ingredients can build up on the scalp and cause hair loss. Instead, use something gentle and non-stripping.

3. You might spend less time with it

If you are a frequent shampooer, consider taking some time to look at the labels. This squeaky-clean feeling could mean that you are stripping your hair and scalp of their natural oils. This can cause hair breakage and brittleness.

4. But Keep Conditioning

You can treat yourself to a high-quality leave-in conditioner, an Audrey Hepburn-approved shampoo conditioner, a luxurious mask, or just a boost to your regular conditioner like the extra-nourishing one above. Anabel Kingsley, trichologist from Philip Kingsley says that these treatments help plump hair shafts, increasing elasticity and strength over the course of time. This means less breakage and better length retention.

This article was written by a master barber at Goodfellas Master BarberShop in St.Petersburg FL. Goodfellas is a friendly, full-service barbershop specializing in modern barbering with traditional techniques. We offer all types of cuts and styles as well as straight razor shaves and beard trimming with precision detailing. Family-owned and operated since 2012.