International Long Hair Club
Hair Care Page
tip for those who wish to grow their hair long:
The commercial hair industry makes its money
short hair. Short needs to be cut more often, and the more haircuts,
more money. It does not stop there. Soon you "need" to perm and/or
your hair to make it look "okay." Not only is this damaging to your
and scalp, but it is exspensive. You become a slave to your stylist and
the trends of fashion. This is why most salons and hair stylists do not
care if you want to grow your hair long. They will cut off what they
to cut and not follow what you instruct, unless you know of a
that you can trust to do as you ask, and there are some out there. So,
stop going to traditional salons. This is the first and most important
step toward growing your hair long.
If you are seeking a long hair
salon or stylist
in your area, go to our
List. If you do not find one there. Please let TILHC
know. We will try to help you find one in your area.
from the top, and give your crowing glory and healthy head start with a
regular scalp massage. Before you suds up, gently massage your scalp
small circular movements using the pads of your fingers - not your
This will relax muscles and rev up your circulation to make sure your
gets all of the nutrients it needs.
The numbers of hairs on your head depend on hereditary factors.
Blondes usually have the highest head count, with an average of 120,000
hairs. Brunettes come next with about 100,000 hairs per head, and
have the least with approximately 80,000.
Each hair has a life span of about 2 years: then it's pushed out
to make way for a new hair to takes it's place. The means it's
natural to count on losing 70 to 100 hairs a day.
Hair grows about half an inch a month (faster in the summer than
the winter). This means that your hair grows as average six inches a
at the rate of about 1/60th of an inch a day. Unfortunately your genes
govern the rate of growth, so there's nothing you can do to speed it up.
If your growing your hair the average length it'll reach is 18 to
24 inches. However if yours never seems to get past your shoulders it
means that your hair has a slower growth rate, and a faster replacement
cycle than those girls with super long hair.
Hair ends have been around the longest and therefore have been
more wear and tear than the rest of your hair. Treat your long locks to
a mild shampoo. Also trimming won't make your hair grow faster, it will
make hair look fuller, and get rid of uneven edges.
Hair Care For The Winter
Water/Salt Water Page Bangs
& Hair Loss Page
Treatment Page Trimming
Long Hair Page Detangling
Messy Hair Page