How to Grow Long and Healthy Hair
Turn your bad haircut into the long, lucious locks you’ve always dreamed of
Ever heard the old adage, take life’s lemons and make lemonade? Well I propose a new interpretation of this phrase. When you’re forced into lockdown during a global pandemic, take that time to grow in every way. Here at idontlikeshorthair.com we love long hair and we think now is the perfect time to grow your hair long. We are entering the 10th month of lockdown, in hair language that is an average of 5 inches of growth. That can easily turn a pixie cut into a more acceptable bob hair style, or take a bob to below the shoulders. This is a major win for all women and the men who love them. Yes the mass shutdowns have been bad news for all industries except hair. With salons being closed many women have been resorting to butchering their hair to keep it looking “acceptable” for their cats. The women who have bravely carried on through months of in between akward styles are now reaping the rewards of their newfound length and confidence. With no end in sight for the lockdowns, we encourage all women to put down the clippers and save your money and beauty. Here at I don’t like short hair we are world renowned experts in tips to help you grow that hair and shed your beanie and Bobby pins with confidence, Read on for instructions on how to grow your longest, healthiest hair yet that will get everyone in the office and on the street noticing you when all returns to normal.
- Put down the scissors and clippers: Even “professional” hairdressers are known to chop off way too much hair. If you make a mistake, you may feel more inclined to go into one of these death chambers, full of covid and “dead ends” and the result may put you right back to where you were before or worse.
Try this instead: Use coconut oil or avocado oil to slick your hair back during the day so it is less bothersome. You can use a shower cap to keep the excess oils where they belong (your hair shaft.) This is a great way to kill two bird with one stone because the oil also helps your hair grow back long and healthy while keeping it out of the way.
- Resist the urge to date new people: At this time you may feel lonely and may feel the need to fill your empty time perusing dating sites. Do not fall into this trap. Any potential love interest during this time is a danger both to your health and your hair. Anyone who agrees to meet up may judge you and leave you feeling less attractive. Even worse, you may meet someone who swiped on you BECAUSE of your short hair, and you may be encouraged to lose length for years to come. Don’t allow your progress to go to waste by someone who doesn’t appreciate the you that you were meant to be, a long-haired goddess.
Try this instead: If you feel lonely now is the time to reconnect with people in your life who love you for who you are and most pressure you to hinder your growth to suit their needs. This is a safer option for both physical and mental health and of course for your growth,
3. Nourish your hair: Take this time to quit the dyes, harsh chemicals and styling products that keep you in the short hair rut and hinder your growth potential. Replace those hair killers with natural products and deep conditioners instead. Now is the perfect time to take self care days, you can go days wearing a shower cap and revitalizing your strands and not a soul will have a clue. Self care is so important right now for your well-being. After months of putting care into your hair you’ll emerge a more beautiful version of yourself. It will be your little secret how you got there :).
Helpful tips: if you want to go all organic, try using common household supplies such as olive oil, eggs, mayonnaise, coconut oil, etc. replace your brush with a wide tooth comb and don’t ever yank your hair will combing it as this stresses the hair follicle leading to split ends. ,Amy local retailers carry deep conditioners which work well. Just make sure they’re sulfate and parables free.
4. Quit washing your hair: This may go against conventional social norms. But remember we are in the midst of times which allow you to engage in deviant acts judgement free. Constant shampooing is an addiction that keeps women’s hair short by drying it out. If you can to go a week without washing and doing hair treatments in between, you’ll emerge from your cocoon a beautiful butterfly with healthy, shiny, and strong strands.
Helpful tips: if you have to wash your hair use all natural shampoos such as organic or Maui Moisture. Both are sulfate and parables free. In addition they do not test on our furry friends. They natural ingredients leave your hair smelling and feeling great for days longer than standard shampoo.
In summation, we should learn to view covid as an opportunity for unhindered and non-judgemental growth. Discover your true beauty while working hard at a goal that will pay off immensely when returning to the offices and bars we’ve missed so much. People will notice you’ve changed in a positive way. Your secret is that you were able to withstand months of awkward and stubborn growth and came out like a champion. You deserve long hair, start growing your hair out today.