Most of the time my hair looks really short because it is so wavy, but when I actually wash my hair, blow dry it, add a few hair care products and straighten my hair it looks so much longer. You can take these same steps to your hair to help your hair look longer too. All you need is patience and a bit of time to achieve the straight, longer-looking hairstyle as I did.
The first thing you are going to want to do is wash your hair with a lengthening shampoo and conditioner, or a straight and sleek shampoo and conditioner. Washing your hair with these types of hair care products helps cleanse, soften, hydrate, nourish and straighten you hair out so it can look much longer than it is.
Once you have washed your hair you will want to take a leave in conditioner spray and spray you hair completely down with some from the crown of you head down to the ends of your hair. The conditioner will help keep your hair hydrated and help protect it against styling tools that use a lot of heat to help flatten and straighten the hair so it can appear longer than it really is. After you will want to take a handful of straight and sleek styling mousse or cream and apply that to the ends of you hair.
Then once you have applied the styling product to your hair you will want to blow dry your hair really well while brushing it in a downward motion to help straighten your hair even more until it is completely dry. Once you hair is dry you will than take a hair straightener and straighten you hair completely out. By straightening you hair it helps make your hair appear longer looking and gets all the waviness and bounce out of it that gave your hair the short appearance. After you have straightened your hair you can even apply some shine spray to your it and this will help make your hair look shiny and even longer.
Now another thing you can do if you have short hair and you want to make it look longer than it is, is simply place your hair in a pony tail and add one of those hair extension hair pieces that clip onto your pony tail. This for sure will make it look like you have a longer pony tail and longer hair, but just make sure the extension hair piece is the same color as you hair otherwise it may look really fake.
If you want your hair to look longer without straightening your hair and using clip on hair extensions you can always add lighter highlights to your hair. I have done this before when my hair dresser cut my hair to short, but I still wanted my hair to look longer. I simply took a store brand hair highlights kit in light reddish highlights and combed the highlights throughout my hair and allowed them to soak into my hair for 10 minutes. After I washed my hair out, towel dried it, added some styling products, blow dried it and my hair sure enough looked longer with the light highlights.
These are the few simple steps you can take to help give your short hair some length. I hope this bit of information helps you get your hair even longer than it is, and I wish you all the best of luck with making your hair appear longer than it is.