Wendy Iles’ Hair Tips – How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster & Stronger

Here, at a reader’s request, I have an article on “How to make your hair grow faster and stronger”.

It’s possible and does exist perfect long hair. The above photo was hair I prepared for a publicity campaign in Italy. The model was chosen for her long hair. I trimmed around 3 cm off the length and added a chemical free color shine rinse to even out her hair color as the ends were so much lighter than mid lengths and ends, which made them look dry and unhealthy. As you see the hair is perfect, no extensions used, it is all her own.

Firstly, I will say if you feel that your hair is at a standstill and just not getting any longer, I’d definitely suggest checking the ends for broken or split ends. These need to be trimmed about every 6 to 8 weeks even if growing your hair longer. The most common problem is that as the hair is growing from the roots it’s breaking at the ends, something we tend to forget.

Biotin is a supplement that greatly increases the growth of protein and keratin in nails and hair. Taken on a daily basis, it will aid over time to strengthen your hair. This you can find in health food stores. Vitamins like A,B2 and E will also help. Cod liver oil supplements are also extra good for hair growth. One of my readers Sarah suggested vitamin D. She notices that when having a healthy dose of sunshine her hair appears to grow faster. Although I know vitamin D is for healthy bones, it does aid in cell to cell communication throughout the body , perhaps having an effect on the flow of blood circulation to the hair shaft .

Although we all love cotton and linen natural fiber pillow cases, they still can catch the ends of long hair and add to the cause of breakage. Try swapping for a silk or satin pillow cover to avoid excess friction on the hair.

Protect the hair from extreme windy and sunny conditions. The easiest way is to tie the hair in a chignon with ends tucked well underneath, well away from the weather, or simply wear a hat, but be sure if hair is long that the ends are up under it.

Try to avoid extreme and constant heat on the ends of your hair because they will become weak. Wear a hat and get your hair tucked away a couple of days a week to give the ends a break. You can also try to use hair protecting serums on ends.

Choose your shampoo and conditioner according to your hair type. If colored, find these for colored hair. If you are not sure, ask your hairdresser’s advice. In almost all instances, conditioner needs to be used on the ends of long hair. When choosing a shampoo, look for sulfate and silicon free. I believe the more lather there is, the more detergents there are inside, so a milder shampoo that has less detergent will have less bubbles. Always distribute your conditioner through to the ends of your hair, a wide tooth comb is essential for this. For long hair, I always leave a little conditioner in the ends when rinsing. Do this by holding ends of hair in the palm of your hand away from the water source, while rinsing well the roots, then give light rinse on ends.

Good luck


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