Real Women Share Their Tried-and-Tested Hair-Growing Secrets
If there's one thing our hairstylists need to understand, it's that "just a trim" quite literally translates to "just a trim." We're not side-stepping and actually meaning to say "take off a couple of inches." Hair doesn't grow like a Chia Pet, so if we give you an inch, please don't take a mile.
For those of us plagued with ultra-slow-growing hair, a major chop is a nightmare. Seasons will go by before our locks are actually at the length we want them again—think of all the missed Instagram opportunities! Call us shallow, but hair is important—it's the difference between Beyoncé-fan-blowing-your-hair good and hide-under-the-covers bad.
That's where supplemental aides come in. Natural remedies along with masks and serums can greatly speed up the growth process, helping you achieve modern-day Rapunzel status in no time. But how do you know which ones actually work? We asked, and you answered. Real woman say these are six of the most effective hair-growth products on the market. Get ready for longer, stronger hair. See what works below.
Earth Science Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque ($10)
One woman writes that after bleaching her hair several times, this mask has been a total saving grace that's brought her brittle strands back to life: "Using Earth Science's Avocado & Olive Oil Hair Masque has helped tremendously—the hair really needs protein! I have also really cut down on how often I highlight my hair, which has helped, but the protein is key."
Have you found a product that helps your hair grow longer and stronger? Please share with us below!
This story was originally published on August 3, 2016, and has been updated.