How can I grow my hair?
Many of us aspire to thicker, longer locks. But while extensions can be an attractive short-term solution, they can put stress on the hair follicles and cause traction alopecia over time. So how do you make your own hair longer and stronger? Here are a few basic steps to follow.
Care for your scalp
At MONPURE we often say caring for the scalp is like gardening – nourish the soil and what grows out of it will flourish. While if it’s dry and neglected, the hair won’t grow through properly. Massage your scalp daily with Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum with a special pumpkin seed extract and castor oil to enhance healthy hair growth. We’d also recommend using our Nourish and Stimulate Scalp Mask once a week to ‘feed’ hair follicles with vitamin-rich camellia tea oil and hydrating aloe vera.
Trim hair regularly
This might seem counterintuitive, but if you find your hair is constantly snapping off after a certain length, chances are your split ends are the guilty culprits. This is where the ends of the hair become ‘torn’ and split apart, which can damage the rest of your hair if you don’t get them snipped off. Get regular trims at the salon or, if get a hairdresser to teach you how to do this yourself. (Always use proper hair scissors that are ultra sharp, regular scissors can cause the hair follicle to ‘puff’ out and lead to even more split ends.)
Avoid bleach and harsh chemicals
Have you noticed bleaching your hair can leave it looking frizzy? Using products with bleach and ammonia can really damage your hair’s condition making split ends a more likely occurrence. Bolster fragile hair strands with strengthening products, such as MONPURE’s Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo and Strengthening Essence-Conditioner. Both contain vegan silk peptides that create a breathable ‘second skin’ on both the scalp and hair, protecting it (by more than 35%).
Limit heat tools and tight hairstyles
According to our resident dermatologist Dr Sue Ann Chan: “When it comes to boosting hair growth, I would advise to avoid common causes of hair ‘wear and tear’. For example, limit use of ceramic straighteners or hairdryers on a high setting. It’s also best to avoid pulling your hair back in tight braids or ponytails.”
If you have to use heated styling tools, try using a lower heat setting and always prep hair beforehand with a heat protector spray.
Take care when it comes to towelling and brushing your hair
Hair strands are extremely fragile – especially when they’re wet. Rough drying with a towel and brushing too vigorously can cause a lot of damage – resulting in frizz and split ends. Which if you’re trying to grow your hair out, is not ideal. Swap your cotton towel for a less abrasive microfiber version and pat your hair dry gently. Once fully dry, brush from the ends of the hair upwards to loosen tangles.
Use a satin scarf or pillowcase at night
You might notice bits of snapped off hair when you wake up in the morning. The friction from cotton pillowcases can aggravate hair cuticles and cause breakage. Tie hair in a satin scarf or use a satin pillowcase to protect those delicate strands while you sleep.
Take the right supplements
Food supplements can give hair growth an extra boost. According to our resident dermatologist Dr Sue Ann Chan, “As well as topical treatments, a healthy scalp can be maintained by ensuring sufficient nutrients in our diet (including Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B, Selenium, and Vitamin C). Plus minimising physical and emotional stress is also key in preventing major scalp issues such as hair loss.”
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