My sister asked me to do a feature on hair growth. She is intent on growing out some luxurious locks. There is nothing quite so poetic and beautiful as some well-tended, long hair, so this is what you can do.
The healthier your hair is, the better your chances of maintaining longer hair will be. To promote healthy hair, always condition. Condition your hair from the ends to about mid-shaft, or at least to your ears. Never run a comb or brush through tangles. This will roughen up the cuticle. Instead, start at the ends of your hair and gently work tangles free with a comb. Once a week, do a hot oil treatment. You can use olive oil, jojoba, or even a combination of the two. Some like to put honey on their hair, but it can be quite sticky. Leave this on for half an hour or so, then wash out.
Beautiful hair starts inside the body. Take biotin, which is great for your nails and skin, and which also stimulates and feeds the scalp. Drink lots of water and eat protein-rich foods. Also, ingesting oils and certain fats is great for hair health. Olive oil is great, not to mention avocado. Get some flax seed in your diet, which will definitely affect the health and growth of your hair.
Massage your scalp. Lean over and let the blood rush to your head while you firmly knead your scalp. Take time with this, enjoy it. It's a great pleasure. Find a soft-toothed brush and brush your scalp. Tug firmly on your hair.
I advocate Potion 9 by Sebastian. It's pricey, but is one of the best things I've ever put on my hair. It's good for your hair and makes it sleek. You can fake polished, well-groomed hair with Potion 9. It contains nine oils, like jojoba, and nourishes the hair.
Always rinse your hair with cold water, which closes the cuticle and makes hair shine. Hot water is the enemy of all beautiful hair.