1. Heat-styling tools
Heat styling damages hair and can cause the ends to split or snap off. So if you’re trying to make your hair grow, cut down on the amount of heat styling you do and try to embrace your natural hair type. Or try out some heat-free styles like braids and messy buns. If you really can’t bear to say goodbye to curlers or straighteners, minimise the stress on your hair by using a heat-protection spray, and if there’s a temperature control on your tools, set that to a lower level.
2. Hair growth products
Try a specialist hair growth shampoo containing caffeine, which stimulates hair growth. Apply the product directly to the scalp and leave for 2 minutes, so it penetrates the hair follicle and encourages growth. Once a week, apply an intensive mask or hot oil treatment to hair to keep it smooth, nourished and supple – dry, brittle strands will end up snapping off. If your hair is fine or thinning, try a hair loss treatment that builds up the hair fibre with keratin protein.
3. Regular trims
Having your hair trimmed regularly – ideally every six weeks – will prevent split ends and breakage. Keep your hair healthy and strong from root to tip and it will grow more quickly.