How to Grow out Your Hair

Treating your hair right is essential if you want to put length on your style quickly.


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Have the hair you've always wanted with the hair care and conditioning tips in this Howcast video series.

You Will Need

  • Patience
  • Regular trims
  • Well-balanced diet
  • Desire for long hair
  • Gentle shampoos and conditioners (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Get regular cuts

    Get regular cuts to keep the hair healthy. Be sure to start with a cut before even beginning the growing process. It is necessary to remove all damaged hair.

  2. Step 2

    Eat well

    Eat well. Make sure your diet stays nutritious so that your tresses can get what they need to naturally be strong.

  3. Step 3

    Be gentle

    Be gentle with your hair. Things like blow-dryers, straighteners, and curling irons should be avoided if at all possible.

  4. Use special shampoos and conditioners that are labeled as gentle.

  5. Step 4

    Don't pull hair

    Don't pull hair back into styles that stress the roots or ends. Avoid tight coils or small braids.

  6. Step 5

    Let it get dirty

    Let your hair get a little dirty. You don't have to wash it everyday and in fact, you shouldn't. Follow these tips and you'll have long flowing locks faster than you ever thought possible.

  7. John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell launched the Paul Mitchell line of haircare products with just $700 to start.