How to grow long healthy hair

I have been growing my hair out for a year now. 
When I started this blog, my hair was just above my shoulders and now it is almost chest length.
I have been receiving comments on how long it has gotten and how healthy it looks.

Although it took some time and it seemed time stood still when it came to my hair growth I finally have the hair length I want.

I wanted to share some tips and product used for this journey.


The first thing I changed was my shampoo. Because I color my hair, I would use "color-treated" shampoos and found it dried out my hair. 

I switched to a Nourishing Shampoo and it made a huge difference. 

Nourishing Shampoo removes dirt and oil while hydrating the hair and scalp making the hair soft and smooth. 

I've also found that I don't need to use a conditioner every time I wash my hair. 

Deep Condition

I have always made this a part of my hair care regime. I find it so relaxing. My hair feels soft and tangle free. It seems to hold curls better whether it is my natural curl or from a curling iron.

Hair Masks are great. 
If you don't have a hair mask on hand any conditioner will do. 

Brush hair, shampoo thoroughly,  and then apply conditioner to the hair using  fingers to comb the conditioner from roots to tips. 
Pile the hair on top of head, clip it. 
Wait for about 10 - 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly.

Your hair will feel amazing!

If you don't have the time, when applying conditioner in the shower place a shower cap on head, this will help the hair as well.

I try to deep condition my hair once a week.

Go for Regular Cuts

I know this sounds like it defeats the purpose but it actually does help!

Whether you go to the salon or are like me and trim your own hair, it is important to get rid of any dry, split ends. 

I know my hair eventually starts to have frizzy little ends that always stick out.
This will give hair volume and a sleek look.

I have thick layered hair and need the trim to give my hair some bounce and not feel so heavy.

Every 2 - 3 months is good.  

Brush Hair Regularly 

You know the saying "brush you hair 100 times a day". 
Well maybe not 100 times but on a regular basis. 

This massages the scalp, stimulates blood supply and distributes sebum into the hair. Sebum protects the hair from drying out. 

Brushing removes dust, dirt and dead skin. 

Also adds volume and shine to the hair. 

There you have it!
It's not a huge ground-breaking secret but I truly think these tips have helped.

Are you on a journey to grow out your hair? 
Share the journey with me!!

Products used:

Herbal Essences Hydralicious & Volume Boost Swirls Shampoo • Herbal Essences • $4.29

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask • $15.99

Dove Advanced Care Damage Therapy Conditioner • $4.49

John Frieda Paddle Brush - Chrome • John Frieda • $6.99