Get long hair fast. Part 3
How can I grow my hair longer and faster??? That is one of the most frequently asked questions I get into my mailbox! So about time to write an article on it. Growing long hair fast is as easy as 1,2,3 with my 3-step approach. It is all about the combination of 3 powerful building steps that go back to my 3-step system I describe in my book “The complete guide to healthy hair. A 3-step program to heal your hair.” (TIP: you can download a free sample copy if you subscribe to my newsletter!)
In part 3 on this topic I proceed with the third building block: using a good shampoo and conditioner. You will learn how the wrong kind can make your hair brittle and dry keeping you from the super long hair you want.
Why your shampoo and conditioner is making your hair dry, brittle and dull
Your choice of shampoo and conditioner may be contributing to slow hair growth and breakage. The majority of shampoos contain sulfates, which strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils, making it more dry and prone to damage. Conditioners and leave-in treatments contain silicones that coat your hair with a top layer that at first will make your hair look gorgeous but that after a while will make your hair even more dry and will leave behind residue that will make your hair look dull. You will then need an even stronger shampoo to get rid of it to restore shine. Here’s what you can do to reverse that process and grow that long hair you are longing for:
- Wash your hair just once with a shampoo designed to get rid of the silicone residue. You can ask your hairdresser to use this kind of product on you so you don’t have to buy a full bottle yourself. Skip the conditioner and let your hair air dry.
- When your hair is dry, apply a small amount of all natural oil like jojoba oil of coconut oil when you have heavy curls to nourish your hair and make it smooth.
- From now on use a shampoo that is sulfate free. Next time you wash your hair, use an all-natural shampoo or wash your hair using only a conditioner that doesn’t contain silicones.
- You can also rinse your hair with an apple cider vinegar solution to get shiny and smooth hair and to rinse away silicones that are left on your hair. There is a recipe description in my book.