Guide to Hair Growth: How To Grow Long and Healthy Hair

Guide to Hair Growth: How To Grow Long and Healthy Hair

Hair growth is one of the most common health and beauty enquiries for women.

I often get compliments about my hair. And as much as I have to thank my South American genes for this dark mane, I must confess that I do have a few things up my sleeve.

And now I want to share them with you!

Keep reading if you want to find out how to have gorgeous, long and healthy hair.

guide to long and healthy hair

Hair Growth Just a Few Steps Away! 

Nourish Your Hair and Scalp

As I have mentioned previously, I love coconut oil.

When I started using it on my hair, I immediately noticed how soft and shiny my hair felt.

Since my hair was not breaking and the ends started getting stronger, Hair growth was also noticeable. I use coconut oil on my hair once per month.

This is how I use it:

I massage a few tablespoons of coconut oil on my scalp while working it all the way down to my ends. I do it on dry hair.

Then, I tie my hair up and leave the oil to work its wonders for a few hours. Normally I leave it for at least 3 hours but it depends on how busy I am.

I rinse my hair with cool water and I shampoo it 3 times. Don’t put on any conditioner or oil treatments, your hair will have enough nourishment from the oil.

Let it dry naturally and trust me if you use shampoo 3 times, your hair won’t be oily.

Same goes for you ladies with oily hair, I have oily hair too.

Relax and Give It A Rest

Stress and worry are not friends of hair growth.

When I go through stressful periods of time, I straight away notice it on my hair. Just breathe and relax.

It’s not a secret that heat and chemicals damage your hair. Try to reduce how much heat and colour you put in your hair.

I understand it’s hard to stop using heat completely but here are some videos to help style your hair without using heat:

Heatless wavy hair 

30 days of heatless hairstyles


I used to think you could use any shampoo from the supermarket & my hair was going to look amazing. However I have discovered using good products does make a difference.

However, there is no need to spend a fortune on products. For instance, my shampoo is from Lush. The price is only $14.95 and it’s the best shampoo I’ve ever used.

I couldn’t find this shampoo for you to shop for it in this post. But here is the link where you can get it from.

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A non-negotiable product for me is Moroccan Oil. I use a little bit of it every night before going to sleep and after I wash my hair.

Without it my hair wouldn’t be this healthy and shiny, once I stopped using it to see if it made a difference and OMG did I notice it!

You need to make sure those ends are well looked after if you want to promote hair growth. That’s why a good hydrating conditioner works wonders.

Another tool that made a big difference for me was my Tangle Teezer. It doesn’t pull my hair and it doesn’t break it. I love it!

But if you still want a hair brush, research shows that wooden brushes are the best to use. They help maintain moisture and can give you a scalp massage, which also promotes hair growth.


This one is a no-brainer. Drink lots of water and maintain a balanced diet.

I also suggest getting a blood test to make sure all your vitamin levels are fine. I realised I had an iron deficiency and that was one of the reasons why I was losing my hair.

Iron supplements with Folic Acid made a big difference to my hair and nails. So, talk to your doctor and see what she suggests.

Good luck ladies and let me know how you go. I wanna see you with gorgeous, luscious and healthy hair 😉

Which of these tips will you be using?

Love, Ailyn

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Ailyn Martinez
Creator of, an online source aimed to help readers design and create powerful brands, profitable businesses and fulfilling lives. Ailyn specialises in personal development, branding, marketing and content creation. Ailyn is also an avid reader, shoe hoarder and handbag lover who is obsessed with making things beautiful. During her time off you can find her looking for images of llamas, alpacas, knitwear and home decor on Pinterest, watching YouTube tutorials or playing with her cat named Teddy.