eBeauty: Tips for healthy and longer hair

Áine Pollock has recently graduated from IADT Design for Stage and Screen majoring in makeup. Working in retail for Christian Dior over the past year has expanded her knowledge of contemporary beauty merchandise and given her a passion to seek out the latest trends. working as a makeup artist on movie sets had enabled Áines expertise to reach beyond beauty makeup and gain versatility in prosthetics and model-making. She is excited to work with the echo and to share her enthusiasm for all things beauty related with our readers .

By Aine Pollock

Trying to make your hair grow longer can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, especially if you’re trying everything in the book while hoping for an overnight miracle of gorgeous Rapunzel luscious locks.
The most important thing to keep in mind as you are trying to grow your hair is that it will take time and patience. Experts say that hair grows half an inch each month which at first doesn’t sound like a lot but all those half inches add up.

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Healthy hair = Longer hair

Frequent trims – If you suffer with thin hair, keeping your ends trimmed will improve the overall quality and density of your hair. Your ends have gone through the worst the longest, having made it from your scalp all the way down to the bottom. They’re old, worn out and ready to leave so let them go.

Wet Hair Brush – Our hair is most prone to breakage when wet so we need to be extra careful. Instead of brushing with your normal brush after a shower, switch to a wet brush that is designed for keeping wet hair intact.

Damage prevention while asleep – When we sleep our hair is being pulled, tugged and knotted which is the worst for hair growth. Style your hair in a loose plait before bed or sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent damage.

Add some Vitamins – Maintaining a healthy diet will work wonders for your hair but if your diet needs some extra help multivitamins containing vitamin B and C are great including folic acid which is recommended for all women whether you’re interested in hair growth or not.

Change your hairstyle – No more high ponytails or tight hairstyles for days on end. Be gentle when picking a hairstyle and make a loose low pony your bff.

Limit heat – Work this around your schedule, think about times when you can reduce heat, whether that’s only using heat on the weekends or every second day. Most hair dryers have a cool setting so if you need heat for drying, only use it for the first few minutes then switch to cool.

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