It’s nearly impossible to not stare when you spot someone with stereotypical shampoo-commercial hair in real life. You know the kind: longer than you’ve ever been able to grow yours, shiny as silk, and just begging to be flipped dramatically in slow motion. So why are some of us plagued by split ends, dull strands, and that seemingly unending awkward stage in between short and sweet and long and luxurious?
We asked eight women with beautiful, healthy-looking, super-long hair for their advice on how to make your hair grow faster. They also shared what they do—and don’t do—to keep their manes in such enviable condition. You may be surprised to learn that the secrets to their healthy strands don't always include expensive shampoos and conditioners; most of them actually rely on drugstore hair products. Many also don't bother with regular trips to the salon—so much for the oft-repeated theory that regular haircuts are the key to growing out your hair.
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Read on to learn their secrets, and steal them for yourself.