Just as a watched pot never boils, watched hair never grows. Patience is a virtue when it comes to achieving a billowing mane—but luckily, there are products and tricks to aid in the process (and help make the wait a bit more bearable). In face, you’ll discover that you don’t necessarily have to go to great lengths to achieve great length.
Condition, Condition, Condition
Old habits die hard, and it can be difficult to train yourself (or should we say condition yourself?) to skip out on your daily shampoo. However, the results just might be worth it. Too much shampoo can strip your hair of the natural oils that work magic for growth and keep your locks luscious and healthy. Try washing every other day for starters, and work your way up to every third day. Reach for Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo on the no-wash days—and start planning what you’ll do with all that extra time.
Can’t bear to skip the shampoo? Make sure to follow it with Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque to lock in moisture or Invati Thickening Intensive Conditioner to thicken your hair while providing mega-nourishment.
Too Hot To Handle
The temptation to speed up your styling process with heat styling tools is very strong—we won’t deny that. However, in speeding up the styling process, you are only slowing down the growing process. Step away from the straightener and instead try air-drying with Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Crème or Thickening Tonic—both work wonders with or without the blow dryer.
What if we told you achieving mermaid-length tresses was so easy you could do it in your sleep? Swapping your cotton pillowcase for a silk one will help you cut down on breakage and frizz. Plus, silk doesn’t suck as much moisture out of your hair as cotton cases do. Sweet dreams are made of this.
We know it sounds counterintuitive to suggest that cutting your hair can help it grow, but this is a matter of quality over quantity. We’ll take strong, breakage-free locks over hair damaged from years without a cut any day. Ask your stylist to only trim ¼ inch—we promise you won’t miss the length or the split ends.
Be Our Guest
Often, all the at-home treatments in the world just can’t beat a good old-fashioned trip to the salon. Stop by anytime for a cold water rinse, scalp massage, or just a trusty trim. We’ll be here to root for you and your roots.