Growing long hair requires some maintenance and upkeep that involves not just your hair, but also your scalp. Taking time to keep your scalp healthy will help your hair to grow long in a shorter amount of time. It will also keep your hair looking shiny and lustrous.


Shampoo your hair every two to three days. Shampooing more often strips your hair and scalp of natural and essential oils that it needs to grow. Do not brush your hair vigorously, instead use a wide-toothed shower comb to comb out wet hair as well as dry hair. This will keep hair from being tugged on and falling out which causes breakage and stunts growth.

Massage your scalp daily. This stimulates growth by keeping the blood flowing to your roots and helps your hair grow faster. You may also massage your scalp while shampooing.

Do not wear your hair in a ponytail or updo daily. Save these styles for special occasions as your hair needs time to breathe and be free-flowing. Hair that is pulled tightly strains the roots and causes it to fall out. Hair will not grow faster if it is constantly falling out and growing back in.

Use the proper shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Take time selecting your hair care products and make sure they are right for your hair. This will stimulate your hair’s growth and allow it to grow faster.

Limit your use of heat styling products such as blowdryers, curling irons and straighteners. Heat damages hair, and too much heat will retard your hair’s growth. Overuse of hair color, highlighters and lighteners also puts a strain on your hair and causes it to become dry and break.

Tips

  • When hair is kept healthy it grows longer faster and does not fall out or break.