5 ways to get longer, thicker hair
Have you had the chop and instantly regretted it? Does your hair lack life and volume?
Natasha Jay, Founder of PUMP Haircare shares her tips for getting thicker, longer hair.
1. Get the blood flowing to the scalp by giving yourself a 5 min massage
Who doesn't love a scalp massage? It reduces stress and tension and feels great!
Using your fingertips, apply medium to firm pressure on your scalp and massage in circular motions concentrating on the hairline.
My favourite way to massage my scalp is to apply some Pump Liquid Gold Growth Oil Treatment on my fingertips before massaging.
2. Don't brush your hair when it's wet.
Your hair is at its weakest point when it's wet and here is when the most damage is done. After washing your hair, gently use a towel to squeeze the moisture out (don't rub your hair) and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle any knots.
3. Don't shampoo the ends of your hair
Oil and dirt sit on your scalp and this is the only place you need to be applying shampoo. Using your fingertips massage the shampoo onto your scalp and let the rest run down your hair, this is all the cleansing the ends of your hair need without stripping the moisture from them.
4. Regular hair cuts!
If you don’t trim those split ends they are just going to climb all the way up your hair strand and while you will see regrowth on your scalp, you're never going to see length on the ends. This is why it’s so important to trim those split ends every 6-8 weeks. Always ask the hairdresser to trim less than what has grown to avoid over cutting.
5. Increase your protein
Did you know our hair follicles are made up mostly of protein? This is why it is vital to eat adequate amounts of protein in your diet. Not having enough protein can lead to hair loss. Biotin is essential for the production of protein.
Not ready to change your diet and drop the carbs just yet? Don’t worry PUMP Haircare has you covered with Pump Mermaid Lengths Anti-Breakage + Split Ends Remedy Spray. It is packed with biotin and protein to strengthen your ends and prevent them from splitting in the first place.