9 Hacks for Growing Longer Hair In Time for Your Wedding Day

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Need to know how to grow long hair fast?  Were you so excited about your bold new bob until your partner popped the question the following week? We're all about #shorthairdontcare, but if you've been dreaming of long locks on your wedding day, you might be feeling a bit bummed. Don't worry though, here's a bunch of tips and tricks on how to grow long hair ASAP!

How long does it take for hair to grow?

Depending on the health of your hair, it usually grows from 1 to 1.5 centimeters per month (but we're going to try to double that number!)  While the key ingredient to growing longer hair is undoubtedly time, here are nine tips to help you speed up that growth, no matter how many months you've got!

Tips for How to Grow Long Hair For Your Wedding Day

Get your hair trimmed frequently.

You've probably heard this one before, but let us remind you that while it seems counter-productive, trimming your hair more frequently will lead to healthier strands and quicker growth. If you keep the ends of your hair freshly trimmed, it helps reduce breakage and split-ends (which totally slow down the growing process!)

Don’t wash your hair everyday.

Washing your hair with shampoo each day can reduce the natural oils, making your hair drier and more susceptible to breakages.  The key to growing longer hair is reducing breakage because they take time to heal, which can seriously slow down your growth.

Brush your hair less frequently.

Or more gently! If you're constantly ripping through tangles, you're going to hurt your hair, making it less likely to grow longer in a healthy way. So if your drugstore brush or using isn't cutting it, now is the time for an upgrade for a gentle brush!

Moisturize like you really mean it!

Keep that hair moisturized to maintain healthy and strong locks. If you skip the shampoo in the shower, still reach for the conditioner and make sure to deep condition at least once a week.  The key to growing long hair is keeping it moisturized!
*Note: Throw out any of your hair products that contain silicone, sulfates, parabens, or alcohol (Eww!) Those are super bad and damaging for your hair! If you want to grow long hair fast, stick to clean hair products!

Cool down your shower.

If you want to grow longer hair, don't wash your hair is scalding hot water (hot water is very drying.)  Right before getting out of the shower, switch the temperature from warm to cold and dunk your head for a couple of seconds. The cool water will help lock in moisture and prevent damage to hair.

Skip the straightener.

The intense heat and damaging motions of a straightener can make your locks brittle and dry. (Again, you gotta keep those locks moisturized if you want to grow longer hair!) So stick to a low heat blow dryer, and opt for an ionic model.

Take vitamins.

What you eat directly affects how fast your hair can grow long.  Increasing your vitamin intake can not only help your health but in turn, helps you grow healthier hair as you may be missing some key vitamins in your diet. We recommend a supplement specifically made for hair and nails, usually high in Vitamin C, D, E, A, and biotin.

Use a coconut oil mask.

Looking for some intense moister to grow that hair faster? Applying coconut oil to your hair once or twice a week will help lock in moisture and keep those strands strong.  I mean are we surprised? Coconut oil is amazing!!!

Eat the right types of food.

Again, healthier hair comes from a healthier you. Don't just depend on vitamins to help grow long hair.  We recommend eating foods high in iron, protein, and biotin, like salmon, eggs, avocados, and nuts.

The Best Products To Help You Grow Long Hair Fast!

Now that you've got all the tips, you want to get all the products you need to get started! A little overwhelmed? Don't worry, we've compiled a list of the best hair products, hair masks, and vitamins to help you grow long hair faster!

ThickTails Hair Growth Shampoo

Having happy, healthy hair is a great start to sustainable, healthy growth! But if you're looking for the best hair growth shampoo, this is it! Whatever stage of care your hair is at, this shampoo is sure to give you a leg-up on length. Be sure not to over-shampoo your hair, though, and remember, you only need to wash it a maximum of twice per week unless you're doing some particularly strenuous or messy activities.

Wet Brush

Remember how ripping through tangles seriously breaks your hair and slows down growth? Well, this brush is as gentle as using your fingers!  Its IntelliFlex bristles use less force than any other detangling brush so you can detangle without pain or breakage--so seriously, throw out your old brushes and upgrade to the Wet Brush!

Sulfate & Paraben Free Shampoo & Conditioner

When it comes to your shower routine, it is critical that your shampoo and conditioner are sulfates, paraben, alcohol, and silicone-free! Clean shampoo and conditioner are a must for healthy hair, and if you're trying to grow it out fast that must becomes an absolute non-negotiable!

Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioning your hair once a week really helps to keep that head moisturized so that your hair grows longer faster. This hair mask helps fix dry or damaged hair and works with straight, wavy, or naturally curly hair, including bleach blondes and other color-treated or fine locks.

Ionic Blow Dryer

So you're putting down the straightener, but if you can't completely commit to air drying to help your hair grow longer, using a blow dryer is totally fine (as long as it's ionic and set on low heat!) This NITION ceramic coated air outlet grill is infused with Nano Silver, Aragan oil, and Tourmaline, keeping your hair protected during the dry time!

Coconut Oil

As you know by now, moisturizing is key to growing long hair faster, but it is good to alternate between coconut oil and a deep conditioner.  If you buy coconut oil in a jar, it is a little bit harder to apply onto the hair because it needs to melt, that's why this product is our favorite because it's simple to use, non-greasy, and easy to wash out.
Kellee Khalil
About The Author
Kellee Khalil is the Founder & CEO of Loverly. She lives in upstate NY with her fiancé and two dogs.
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