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October 23rd, 2018

HOW TO GROW LONGER HAIR

You may be damaging your hair without even realising it, resulting in more breakage, slower growth and overall lacklustre hair. Read on for the best vegan practices we recommend to grow your hair long and strong.


UPDATE YOUR BRUSHES
Detangle with a tangle teaser or a large paddle brush. Start from the ends of the hair and work upwards to the roots. This will avoid snagging on your hair and stop your hair from breaking.


UPDATE YOUR TOOLS
Electrical equipment has moved forward a lot since that hair dryer and pair of straighteners you use from 10 years ago – replace them! Get rid of any tools that give you that burning smell. A good hairdryer is the best investment you can make for your hair – you can take off your makeup and clothes but your hair remains, so look after it!


AVOID STRAIGHTENING IRONS
Although we recommend replacing your electrical tools, we also want you to give your hair a break! You don’t need to overload your hair with excessive heat – it goes through enough. With the right hair products, your hair should instantly feel smoother and shinier – and, with a good blow-dry, you don’t need to use anything else electrical.


USE DRY SHAMPOO
Don’t wash your hair every day. This dries out your natural oils and slows down growth. Umberto Giannini’s vegan dry shampoo, Shower In A Bottle, refreshes your hair and gives new volume in between blow dries. This cruelty free product will help you avoid heat and help your hair grow faster.


USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HAIR
The most important things are the products you use on your hair. Prime your hair with the best suited vegan shampoo, conditioner and treatment for your hair type – focus on what your hair needs. To get longer hair the cruelty free way, use Umberto Giannini’s vegan Grow Long Root-Stimulating Shampoo, followed by vegan Grow Long Hair-Lengthening Conditioner for all hair types. Ask your stylist if you need help deciding what products your hair type needs.


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COLD-WATER RINSE
Always do a cold-water rinse at the end of a hair-wash shower. This really helps to grow hair faster and keep long hair healthy for longer, as the cold water closes the cuticles and prevents moisture loss.


USE A HAIR TREATMENT
Once a week, hydrate your locks with a vegan hair mask or treatment to maintain a healthy condition. You can sleep in a mask over night or apply it before your washing routine. Grow Mask Hair Treatment by Umberto Giannini has transformative properties to grow longer, stronger hair faster. What’s not to love about a vegan and cruelty free hair mask that helps to grow your hair?! Follow with Grow Long Shampoo and Conditioner.


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TRIM REGULARLY
Just a small trim every 8 to 10 weeks will refresh the ends and keep them looking healthy, and instantly banish that “my hair just won’t grow” feeling! It prevents split ends from working their way up the hair strands, so regular trims mean you don’t need to have as much taken off than if you left it longer.


AVOID HARSH CHEMICALS
Products may be heavy in harsh chemicals which damage your hair instead of helping it grow. If using dyes, always look for ammonia-free products which won’t cause extra damage. The Grow Long range by Umberto Giannini is vegan, cruelty free, sulphate, paraben and silicone free – no nasties! Your hair will thank you.

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