Selecting the Right Shampoo

To optimize the hair growth process, it’s crucial to treat your hair with care, especially when it’s wet and vulnerable in the shower. Utilize a mild, naturally derived cleanser, steering clear of harsh ingredients like SLS, SLES, parabens, and silicones (often disguised as ‘dimethicone’ on labels). These substances tend to accumulate on the scalp, obstruct hair follicles, and hinder your hair growth goals.


Consider incorporating a pre-poo conditioner into your routine as an upgrade from your regular conditioner. These treatments provide added moisture, which helps plump the hair shaft, enhancing elasticity and strength over time. This ultimately leads to reduced breakage and better retention of length.

Avoid Aggressive Towel Drying

While it may be tempting to wrap your hair in a stylish turban after showering, the twisting, tension, and friction from traditional towel drying can be detrimental to hair growth. Instead, opt for a gentler approach such as using a microfiber hair towel (for blotting rather than rubbing) or adopting the cotton T-shirt “plopping” method, especially beneficial for those with curls. For a more hardcore approach, allow your hair to air dry naturally.

Be Gentle with Brushing

When brushing your hair, do so delicately and only when necessary, using a gentle brush with rounded plastic prongs and a cushioned base. Whether brushing, combing, or detangling, always start from the ends and work your way up to minimize breakage.

Give Your Hair Breathing Room

In addition to gentle brushing, strive to minimize manipulation and styling as much as possible. Limit activities such as hair drying, flat ironing, curling, chemical treatments, dyeing, teasing, sun exposure, and even crimping. The less you interfere with your hair, the better it can flourish and grow.