Growing out shorter cuts can be majorly frustrating. If you want long hair you should be prepared to suffer through some pretty bad hair days. You’ll need to be fully committed and all in. Skipping haircuts won’t do it. Taking good care of your growing strands and a lot of patience is the only way to grow long luscious locks. We reached out to Baxter Finley Barber & Shop’s Carmen Serna and Francisco Sanchez-Trevino for some tips on growing it out.
Is there any real strategy for growing your hair long? What are some tips for a healthy grow?
Finding a good shampoo with protein and making sure to get regular trims every 4-6 weeks to keep the ends healthy. Keeping the hair conditioned will also help achieve a healthy growth.
How often should you wash your hair? And should you always condition long hair?
This all depends on your lifestyle. Anytime you go to the gym or work up a sweat, you should make sure to wash. If not, then every other day is sufficient. For curly hair, you only need to wash every 3 days, but use a leave in conditioner between shampoos. Fine hair can be washed daily, but you should only condition hair with every other wash.
We hear that you shouldn’t brush wet hair because it’s more fragile and can break. What should you do?
Is there a way to keep hair long without it looking too heavy or like it’s dragging your face down?
Make sure to find a great barber who understands face shapes. The barber will need to trim certain layers in the hair to keep the hair from becoming too heavy and weighing the hair down.
Can you offer any tips for managing frizz and keeping a good head of hair under control?
Using Baxter of California Grooming Cream to prep the hair before drying is the best way to tame frizzy hair.
Which celebs are doing long hair right?
Shaun White (Snow Boarder) and Max Martin (Music Producer).