Growing your hair can be a bit of a process, especially if you struggle with fine locks that require a lot of maintenance. For those who are patient and want real results, there are many shampoos and hot oil treatments that can promote hair growth, while vitamins such as biotin can also be very helpful when it comes to growing your hair. Still, it is understandable if you feel frustrated and impatient while waiting for hair to grow, and for that reason, here are five hairstyles that can make your hair look longer:
1. Consider getting some layers
Layered cuts are perfect if you want to make your hair visually longer, but it is important to find a stylist that is well-versed in giving layered cuts, and if possible try to have a consultation beforehand, so you will know what the final look will be. Keep in mind that blunt cuts show the definite length of your hair, so if you’re planning to make your hair seem longer than it is, then layered cut is the perfect choice for you, and if you decide to pair it with a deep neck t-shirt or a blouse, you’ll see that vertical lines that will create an illusion of much longer hairdo.
2. Strengthen your hair (but be careful)
If your hair is wavy or curly, then chances are that you are already familiar with the power of hair strengthener. Opting to strengthen your hair will make it appear longer and sleek, especially if it is usually less straight due to its natural texture. But, before you decide to make your hair straight, make sure to use a cream or oil that will protect it from heated styling tools, such as a flat iron. Also, if you prefer your hair fully straight, you should divide it into smaller sections and start straightening from the bottom layers to the top. However, make sure to take care of split ends by trimming them regularly so your hair won’t look damaged and dehydrated.
3. Wear your hair in a ponytail
If you look at celebrities, you might believe that they all have naturally long hair that looks gorgeous in any given moment. But, in reality, their beautiful hairdos are often thanks to expert stylists and other secrets that make them look glamorous when they’re posing on the red carpet. But, you don’t need to be a celebrity to look like one, you just need to find a style that works for you, and wearing your hair in a ponytail is a nice way to make your hair seem longer. Ariana Grande is a perfect example of wearing a ponytail in a fashionable and hip way, so if you have an event coming up, consider getting virgin clip in hair extensions that will give you a natural-looking and elegant ponytail perfect
4. Consider getting extensions
Since we mentioned extensions for ponytail updo, then it is only logical to wear them as you please. Nowadays, there are various types of hair that you can use, just make sure to apply them correctly, so they will look natural. If possible, you should always go to a professional who can do it for you or show you how it’s done. Besides, extensions can be useful if you have to attend an elegant event that requires you to be stylish and fancy. Also, the majority of extensions can be curled, washed and maintained so next time you want to make your hair look longer, feel free to consider trying them out. Aside from long extensions, you can also opt for hairpieces such as bun or chignon, as they will surely help you fake longer hair for special occasions.
5. Focus on the centre part
This easy styling tip will add length to your existing hairstyle because it directs the eye to give a bit of narrow effect. In case you have a round face, this trick will definitely add an illusion of length, you just need to make a part about a quarter of an inch off-centre on the side of your smaller eye as that will create a balance and make your hair seem longer than it actually is.
These tips will definitely help you achieve the long hair look, so it is totally up to you to decide which method to use, but anything you use, make sure to always protect your hair from heat and if you’re using any styling accessories, such as extensions, always ask a stylist to do it for you, especially if you’re inexperienced when it comes to these matters. That way you won’t damage your hair, and you will still be able to have a stylish hairdo whenever you need it.
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Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.