It is true. I am a hair stylist and I have long hair... WHHHAT?? yeah I know. I have tried short hair and it just isn't me. I have chopped and grown my hair out lots of times. Everyone always asks what my"secrets" are. Well now I will share.
I always tell my clients, product, is the only secret weapon hair dressers have. Having professional product is so so SO important to keep you hair in good condition. Long hair takes a beating. Between thermal tools, sun, wind, minerals in the water, hair color and just everyday normal stress it goes through. To all of my clients that are wanting to grow their hair out I recommend a strength and or moisture shampoo. Your hair needs keratin and other natural proteins to keep it strong. I personally love the Lanza' line its what I use in my hair everyday.
Taking biotin helps jump start my hair growth. I take one every morning after breakfast. Make sure you take it with food and listen to your body. Some people may want to start taking a 1/2 of one everyday. I usually start noticing a difference in 3 months after taking it. MAKE SURE you take it everyday if you really want to notice a difference.
Split Ends Saga
Split ends ruin hair from the bottom up. There is no magical product that will mend a split end and I repeat nothing mends split ends. The only was to get rid of split ends is to TRIM them off. For people wanting to grow their hair i usually recommend a TRIM every 10-13 weeks to keep hair healthy(every hair type is different that's just a guideline). When you go to get a TRIM ask the cosmetologist to show you how much they are planning to trim before they make the first cut to make sure you both are on the same page.
Turn the Heat Down
Did you know most thermal styling tools get 400 degrees.... that what most cookies cook at!!!! If you use any kind of heat tool aka, blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron or anything else you need to make sure to have a styling aid/heat protector Please use the right thermal protector for you hair to keep your hair from burning off. Most peoples hair do not need 400 degree tools to style their hair. If you can, turn the temperature down on the tools. You will be surprised how well it works.
To be totally honest here I let my hair air dry 90% of the time. If I'm in the salon or in a rush I can't really get around it, that's where good thermal aids come into play. But if I have time I will let my natural texture take over when I want to wear it curled or if I know I will want it straight I will brush it every 30 minuets or so.