Long hair is both gorgeous and useful, allowing you to experiment with different styles and updos. But what if your hair isn't as long as you want it? Here are three methods to get your hair to the length you want it.
Increasing the amount of nutrients in your diet is always going to be good news for the overall health of your body, but can be even better news for your hair, especially if you're trying to grow it out. Vitamins A, B3, B5, B12, C, E, and Biotin are all crucial in speeding up hair growth, ensuring that the hair is healthy, and even causing your hair to grow more thickly — all of which are good for increasing the amount of hair on your head.
Remember, it's not just those vitamins that will help; having a healthy diet and drinking enough water during the day will ensure that your body — and thus, your hair — grows healthy and strong.
Nourishing your hair will do no good if your hair care habits cause the strands to fray or break — in other words, how you care for your hair is just as important as how you feed it. Don't comb your hair when wet, as you increase the chance of breaking the strands. If your hair is curly or wavy and knots easily after a shower, however, a gentle comb through in the shower with a wide-tooth comb or pick should keep your hair untangled without breaking it.
You should also take care not to wear tight ponytails or buns for long periods of time (loosen your hair after work, in other words), and always protect it with heat-protection spray before curling or straightening it. If possible, let your hair air-dry after a shower — remember, the more heat you force into your hair, the less healthy it'll be.
Sure, hair extensions were super obvious back in the 80s and 90s, but with better treatments, better materials, and better ways to color the hair to match yours, hair extensions are a perfectly viable way to make your hair appear longer than it is. There are many different kinds of extensions — tape in, keratin, braided, micro-bead, and micro-hair fiber, just to name a handful — and each kind is best for a different kind of hair, treatment, and lifestyle. Many of these are available in beauty supply stores like M&M Beauty Supply & Wigs.
There's also the choice between human vs synthetic hair (human hair costing a bit more) and color and thickness; it's best to go over your options with a trusted stylist who will tell you what style will look the most natural without hurting your scalp, your hair, or your confidence.