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Photographer: Christine Kreiselmaier

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Longing for longer hair? The first step is to take care of your scalp, because it’s what luscious locks depend on

For some, me included, having long shiny hair is a childhood dream that never went away. But the reality is that Rapunzel tresses are not easy to achieve. To give your locks the best chance of length you need to start at the top – by treating your scalp. Just like the skin on your face, your scalp needs exfoliating. Aveda Invati Advanced Exfoliating Shampoo cleanses and exfoliates your head, while salicylic acid removes build-ups of pore-clogging sebum and product residue. A hydrated scalp is a happy scalp, so massage in a hair mask weekly. If you suffer from a dry or flaky scalp, spritz Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment into roots daily – the leave-in treatment delivers instant hydration and lasting relief. If all else fails, pop a pill: Philip Kingsley Tricho Complex Hair Nutrition Formula is a vitamin supplement designed to help achieve maximum hair length.
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“To give your LOCKS the best
chance of length, you need
to treat your scalp”