We all want mermaid hair for the summer. Hair that is long and strong and will look gorgeous for all those beach selfies. (Ariel is a #hairgoals OG.) If you’ve been struggling to grow your hair out, try these 5 tips from one of the country’s top stylists to make your hair grow longer–fast!
If you guys follow me on Instagram you might have noticed things have been a little blonder around these parts lately. I recently went to see Stephanie Moss to get my hair done, fully expecting to just refresh my red look, when Stephanie suggested going blonde.
If you don’t know Stephanie or haven’t been to her salon before, let me fill you in: she is a hair genius. Seriously, she is so gifted it’s ridiculous. She’s actually flown around the country by companies to teach other stylists the latest techniques. If you live in Omaha, go to her. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I feel so lucky she is based in Omaha and that our mutual friend Carolyn connected us. As long as she is doing hair in Omaha I will be a client. She just knows what a person’s hair should look like and makes it happen. My hair has never felt or looked so good.
When Stephanie suggested lightening things up, I decided to go for it. I had always thought blonde would wash me out and make me look paler, but have since learned it adds color to my face and suits my skin tone.
While I was being brought over to the blonde side, we chatted all things hair and I got to pick her brain on what women can do to help grow longer, stronger, healthier hair. She shared some of her best hair growth tips and hacks and I am so excited to get to share them with you today!
Good hair doesn’t come easily to everyone (it certainly doesn’t for me!), but with some guidance and a little practice we can all have the hair of our dreams.
How to grow your hair longer- fast!
1. Get regular hair cuts
This may sound counter-intuitive, but getting your hair trimmed regularly is one of the best things you can do if you’re trying to grow it out. Trims help get rid of split ends. If you don’t remove split ends, they’ll continue to split, straight up the hair shaft! To keep split ends at bay while removing minimal length, Stephanie recommends requesting a dry trim.
2. Massage your scalp
Massages aren’t just good for your body, they’re also good for your hair! One of the main benefits of massage is that it stimulates blood flow. In your scalp’s case, that means increased blood flow to your head which means increaed hair growth. Ever wonder why pregnant women have such fabulous, thick hair? While I’m not willing to get prengnat for gorgeous hair, I am willing to buy a scalp massager. This one is less than $20 and can be used in the shower!
3. Use the right products
Using the right hair products is essential to growing healthy, strong hair. Stephanie swears by Kerastase Initialiste and says it is one of the best hair growth products on the market. It promotes hair growth by removing buildup on your scalp and providing daily conditioning which leads to stronger, shinier strands. If you’re on the fence, read the Amazon reviews. This stuff is legendary.
4. Take your vitamins
Vitamins are like food for your hair. Grow your hair by giving it the nourishment it needs through foods rich in Vitamin A such as carrots, kale, and sweet potatoes. You can also amp your hair growth up a notch by adding a Biotin supplement to your diet. This one is my favorite.
5. Deep condition your hair
Strong, healthy hair grows faster than weak, damaged hair. Stephanie recommends in-salon deep conditioning treatments to all of her clients. These treatments get to the core of your hair and help your hair strengthen and repair itself. For best results, aim to get a deep conditioning treatment once every six weeks.
Questions of the Day: Are you trying to grow your hair? What are some of your favorite tips for long, strong hair?
Laina Turner says
Love the color. It made me think of spring:)
Neely Moldovan says
Your hair is so pretty! I love these tips!
Molly @ Strong Girl Wellness says
Vitamins and collagen are the reason my hair is growing so quickly, I’m convinced! Also, regular haircuts are totally super important – it keeps your hair healthier, which promotes growth. My hair got to a certain length and it just wasn’t healthy anymore and it legit just stopped growing.
Haha so I need to NOT do these things! My pixie keeps me going to the hair stylist every 6 weeks!
LOVE Stephanie Moss Salon! Stephanie is seriously the best. Great hair tips too!!!
All of these tips are on point, I just gave myself a trim this week so my hair grows faster 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Megan Kelly Botha says
Your hair looks super healthy!
I love these tips! I work with a incredible hair care company and these are all so true! Thank you!
I knew the one about getting your hair regularly trimmed, but thanks for all the tips. Love your hair!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
Your hair looks beautiful! Thanks for the tips.
Your hair looks so great! And can I have someone else massage my scalp? ?
Great to read about (as I’m about to chop off my hair)!
Thanks for these tips – I like the blonde hair! I am so bad at deep conditioning my hair, and I feel the dryness of it. Thanks for the tips and the reminder!
The color is gorgeous! And these tips are awesome… I love a good scalp massage!
I use collagen on my coffee and that seems to help too!
Looks beautiful! I’ve been growing mine out to donate and the vitamins definitely help keep it going without looking shaggy.
Erin Haugerud says
Great advice!! I’ll have to follow these steps!
Misty | Misty ANderson Designs says
I wish I would have mermaid hair by summer… but I just lobbed it all off to give myself something new. Now I have to figure out what to do with it. LOL. But I will be keeping this tips on hand so I can grow it out again.
I wonder if this can work for me, my hair does not grow, I dont remember the last time I cut my hair apart from trimming the ends.Will try your tips and see if it can help grow my hair.
Taylor Mobley says
Vitamins are a big one! I try to take them every day and in the last 6 months, I have totally noticed a difference.
Jamie King says
Your hair looks fabulous! I’m always trying to give my hair a boost. I get so much damage from being so rough on it (ponytails, swimming pools, sunshine, you name it!) – I’m gonna grab some of that Kerastasse now (I already have the scalp massager) – thanks!
Shelby @Fitasamamabear says
I soo suck at getting my hair cut regularly but it makes such a difference!
A deep conditioner is so important!
Miranda Knudtson says
I think the blonde shade she gave you looks SO natural!
and this post came at a great time; I just mentioned to my friend earlier today how I wish my hair was longer! I hadnt heard of #2 and #5 so I will definitely be trying those tips!
I am TERRIBLE about getting regular hair cuts. lol In fact, it’s been a year since my last…I know, I know!
Nicci Randall says
Ah such good tips – I see I’m not the only one bad at getting a regular cut! I need to book one right now!!
Stephanie Moss says
Love hearing all of the great feedback! Healthy hair is the BEST!!!