Everyone wants healthier, thicker, and stronger hair. How to get grow hair is arguably the question most beauty experts are tired of hearing—because there is no one right answer. From slapping on every mask known to Sephora to popping supplements, most of us are willing to do (or buy!) anything that will help us achieve Sofia Vergara-worthy hair. Don’t waste your time on pills or products that won’t work for you. We spoke with a trichologist and celebrity hairstylists to break down everything you need to know about growing thick and long hair—the right way.
We have great hair news for avocado fanatics. According to Michelle Blaisure, product and technical specialist and certified trichologist for Bosley Professional Strength, a diet full of healthy fats is essential for thick and healthy hair. “While genetics determines hair texture and curl, our diet plays a role in how genes can get expressed,” Blaisure says. “Be sure to get plenty of good-quality protein and good fats like olive oil and Omega 3.” She recommends foods such as salmon, avocados, nuts, vegetables, and fruit to get all the key nutrients needed for growing stronger hair.
Use the Right Shampoo & Conditioner
It’s obvious but bears repeating: Different hair types require specific products that cater to their exact needs. Cutler salon senior stylist Jenny Balding says those with fine hair should look for volume-building shampoo and conditioners, such as the Redken High Rise Volume, to boost the appearance of thickness and add shine. For those with coarse hair, Balding suggests products that tame frizz and moisturize, like Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Conditioner.