6 Tips For Growing Your Hair Super Long

6 Tips For Growing Your Hair Super Long - oliviablogs.com Right, if you read my post on Friday, you'll know that I've always been a bit obsessed with Disney princesses. Well, the theme of loving Disney doesn't go as far as just in my visual life. Disney gave me very, very high expectations of hair. I've dreamt of having hair down to my bum since... well... since I can remember anything! It's something I've fantasised about, longed for, loved and admired on so many women my entire life, and luckily for me, my hair is now pretty damn long.

I've had my fair share of terrible haircuts in my life, but thankfully not too many. Ever since starting university, I've always had quite long hair, but since finishing it really has gotten longer and longer...and I'm totally ok with that! In fact, I could easily let it grow longer.

Throughout the years, I've accumulated a fair share of knowledge on how to grow hair long, so I thought that it was only fair to share those tips and tricks with you all!

  1. Use a comb when your hair is wet: I've got my mum to thank for this one. From the moment I had hair, my mum always used a comb when it was wet. I hated it and used to complain that it hurt, but it toughened me up and I'm pretty much immune to it now. When your hair is wet, it becomes much weaker and prone to damage. If you use a big brush through it, you're very likely to break it. If long hair is your goal, that's the last thing you want. Use a comb instead, which might take a bit longer, but you're able to slowly work your way at detangling the knots, rather than barging your way through them.
  2. Minimise heat: Ok, so I ignore this rule for the sake of these images, but if I'm not doing anything special, no heat gets applied to my hair at all. I try to let it air dry as much as possible, and I avoid styling tools. Everyone knows that heat damages hair terribly, so the less you use it, the healthier your hair will be. When you do have to use it, make sure you use a good heat protecting tool!
  3. Get it trimmed: I hate doing this, I'll admit it. But every couple of months, get your hair trimmed. When your hair splits at the ends, the split will eventually work its way up the entire hair, weakening it and ultimately destroying it's length. You don't have to cut a lot off, and find yourself a hairdresser who really listens to you, and you'll be fine. Tell them you want the absolute minimum off, and get them to show you how much they plan to take off. They always want to make sure you'll leave happy!
  4. Wash your hair less: This isn't news, but washing your hair every day is so bad for it! You strip it of it's natural oils, which dries it out, slows down it's growth, and will leave you with broken ends. It will also make your hair greasier in the long run, as the more you wash it, the more oil it tries to produce to catch up with your washing! My top tip? Use dry shampoo. If you're getting greasy hair within the first 2 days of your wash cycle, spritz some dry shampoo into your hair. Eventually, your hair will get used to it's new routine and you'll need to use it less and less!
  5. Use hair masks once a week: And that's the minimum! I try to let a hair mask sit on my hair for three minutes at least twice a week, but once is already going to help it a lot. Hair masks add loads of moisture back to your hair which will stop  it drying out and splitting at the end (meaning you can delay that visit to the hairdressers just a bit longer!)
  6. Use Argan oil after you've washed your hair: I started using Moroccan Oil about two years ago, and it was life altering. You'll have noticed by now that there's a recurring theme of "adding moisture back to your hair" and this is just another step you can take. The longer your hair is, the longer it's been around, the more it's had to deal with in it's lifetime, so it will be more delicate. Argan oil is an amazing way of keeping your hair moisturised, keeping it healthy, and it has the added bonus of making your locks silky smooth and shiny! Oh, and it smells good too. What's not to love?!

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4 Hair Products You Need

The Best Products for Long Thick Hair I've got long hair. There's a lot of it, too (much to Tom's dismay- he frequently complains about it getting all around the house). Having loads of hair is definitely a blessing, and I love it to pieces. Being it's so thick, it has a tendency to go flat against my head, and lose all semblance of shape. But thanks to the trusty products I'm about to mention, all is well in the world of Olivia's locks!

Moroccan Oil

I resisted Argan Oil for a long time. Everyone was raving about it, saying it was an essential product for healthy length. It is quite expensive and I was put off by the thought of putting oil in my hair (I mean, it gets oily enough, why would I add to it?!) so I just never bought it; until I began to style my hair more. I love a good curl, and as a result, my hair definitely needs a bit more TLC than it used to. So I caved and bought a travel size bottle of Morocan Oil. I kid you not, my life changed. How had I not used this till now?! Argan oil acts as a conditioner and adds protein, fatty acids, omega-3 and vitamins back into the hair, helping to repair it from damage from heat or just everyday wear and tear. A winner in my eyes!

Bumble and Bumble Hair (Un)dressing Cream

Now here is a product I've used for a long time. At least 3 years. This product adds a whole lot of texture, grip and definition; perfect for my thick but fine and flat hair! I'm also slightly obsessed with beachy hair, and this definitely helps me feel I'm one step closer to being the beach babe of my dreams. (It's never gonna happen, I hate cold water).

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray

See what I mean about wanting to be a beach babe? I adore the way my hair looks after I've been in the sea (side note: the Mediterranean sea, or Indian ocean, cause lets face it, I'm not going in the Atlantic!) and I'm always trying to recreate that look. I've used loads of sea salt spray's in the last few years, and most of them aren't great. They leave my hair feeling really straw like and dry, which I hate. I was in Boots a few weeks ago, and totally on a whim, picked this product up. Needless to say I was hesitant about how well it would work, but I was really pleasantly surprised! It smells great, leaves my hair feeling soft but definitely adds that beachy texture to it that I love so much.

COLAB Dry Shampoo

I know this is very unoriginal. COLAB dry shampoo has been all the rage ever since it came out. But there's a reason for that! It's the BEST! I work out at least 6 days a week, and if I had to wash my hair every single time I did, I'd have none left by now. A quick blow dry, a spritz of COLAB on my head, and I'm ready for action again!

Do you have any hair products you can recommend me?