I’ve been trying to grow my hair long for the past year and a half from an inch long and now it’s a little past my shoulders. The first thing to think of is what to take internally to help your hair grow faster and there are a couple of things you can use. Prenatal vitamins are the strongest vitamins in helping hair grow faster but they are also very expensive. A popular dietary supplement thought to help hair growth is Biotin but the evidence that this supplement helps hair growth is weak.
There are several different products that promise to help your hair grow faster but I’ve found it’s the things you might not think to try that have helped my hair grow fastest. Starting with shampoo you might want to try either Nioxin or Bosley. Both of these shampoos were designed for people experiencing hair loss. They remove excess sebum from the scalp allowing oxygen to get to the hair follicle so hair can grow healthily and strong. Both lines have versions for color treated hair, which I recommend using if you dye your hair at all. I prefer Bosley to Nioxin because Bosley has amino acids and keratin proteins, which help rebuild the hair strand to maximum strength.
The next obvious step is conditioner. You can use the Bosley or Nioxin conditioners, which help with hair growth, but they might not be moisturizing enough for your ends and you need healthy ends to maintain your style and keep from getting your hair cut as often. I recommend using a really moisturizing conditioner like Enjoy Luxury Conditioner or Colure Richly Moisturize Conditioner. Both of these are great because they are sulfate free and are perfect for color treated hair. If you have hair that is damaged from excessive dying, bleaching, perms, or other chemical processes then you should use a reconstructer once to twice a week on top of your usual regimen. A couple of great reconstructers are the Bed Head, by TIGI, Urban Anti+Dotes Resurrection, Redken’s Extreme Strength Builder; a fortifying hair mask, and Schwarzkopf’s Bonacure Repair Rescue Treatment. All of these products are perfect deep conditioners that help weak, brittle hair become soft and smooth again.
After the shower there are a couple of products that will help your hair grow even faster like Nioxin’s Scalp Treatment #3 for color treated hair or # 1 for regular hair. Bosley has similar products the Thickening Treatment, which comes in either blue, for non-color treated hair, and yellow, for color treated hair. You apply these products to your scalp and they provide the desired nutrients for healthy hair growth.
Finally you want to use something to keep your ends from splitting like Bed Head’s Ego Boost or Schwarzkopf’s Repair Rescue Sealed Ends. Both products are great for keeping your ends from splitting, which means less haircuts and a better shape to your style for longer.
Now you have a list of essentials for growing your hair long faster and for making your hair healthier too.