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Your Hair Gets Longer When Its Wet

Your Hair Gets Longer When Its Wet

am Macdonlad Hair | Hairdresser Trigg Scarborough Double View City Beach Wembley Downs North Beach Karinyup Carine Duncraid Sorrento | Your Hair Gets Longer When Its Wet

Your hair gets longer when its wet, well its more like it stretches. This does effectively make it longer but as it drys it goes back to it normal length.

Why do you need to keep this in mind?

The main reason is simply how you treat it while its actually wet. If you put your hair in a tight ponytail when its wet, as it drys and shrinks what do you then can happen to the hair?

Worst case scenario the hair itself could actually snap off causing permanent breakage. ?

A simple way to avoid this is to put your wet hair up loosely or simply wait till its dried. Scrunchies are actually great for if you want to put it up wet, as they are so gentle on the hair.

This is why its also important to be gentler on the hair when its wet. As its in a susceptible state a gentle combing action is preferable to an aggressive brushing one. A great option here is an afro or rake come, you know the ones with the wide teeth.

Sometimes people with frizzy or curly hair use a tight pony tail as a way of straightening their hair a little. Its important to be aware that the breakage can happen because over time you can end up with lots of short hairs, particularly around your hairline at the front and back of your hair.

If you’d like to book an appointment to give your hair or scalp some love. I’d be happy to talk through it’s current condition as part of your initial consultation. All the details to make a booking can be found here.

You Want Your Hair To Grow

Sam Macdonlad Hair | Hairdresser Trigg Scarborough Double View City Beach Wembley Downs North Beach Karinyup Carine Duncraid Sorrento | You Want Your Hair To Grow

Well you need to cut it…

So many times I hear people tell me that they simply not cutting their hair so it will grow.

Now I do get the logic however there is something you’re not realising that plays a major part when growing your hair.

The ends of your hair put up with so much, colouring, hot tools, UV exposure and Chlorine to name a few. What happens to your hair while all this is being done to it? Basically those ends fray and eventually split.

We want to make sure we give it a small trim before we even get to the fraying bit. Once this starts it will actually fray faster than your hair can grow, therefore being the total opposite of what you wanted, shorter and ‘chewed’ looking on the ends. No one wants that!

Now my rule of thumb for this regular cut is dependent on exactly what your hair has to deal with from your lifestyle, as well as the type of hair you have to begin with.

If you have amazing quality hair that you treat very well, you may be able to get to 10 weeks. Your haircut will lose its shape by then but it shouldn’t be split.

What about the other end of the spectrum though? What about those of us that have a finer hair quality and use hot tools and colour regulary?

My guidelines here would be 5-6 weeks max. If you have what I like to call a ‘micro trim’ regularly your hair will grow much faster than if you don’t.

For all my guests I recommend trims every 5-10 weeks depending on what I have mentioned above.

As always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Education is my thing and I love simplifying

all this hair stuff for you.

If you’d like to book an appointment to give your hair or scalp some love. I’d be happy to talk through it’s current condition as part of your initial consultation. All the details to make a booking can be found here.