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  • Jared Leto’s Hair – How to Grow Long Hair Like His Mane

    The hair of Jared Leto is undoubtedly gorgeous. But how did he manage to have that beautiful mane? Here are tips on how to grow long hair with beautiful results.

    December 22, 2014 | Related:


    The hair of Jared Leto is undoubtedly gorgeous. But how did he manage to have that beautiful mane? Here are tips on how to grow long hair with beautiful results.

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    Jared Leto: I know, my hair is gorgeous! So, back off.
    Ah, Jared Leto’s hair! It’s gorgeous. His hair is way better than mine. Even better than Gisele Bundchen’s. He has better hair than any woman alive, for that matter.

    Jared Leto’s ombre color is perfect enough to make us weep and wish we could have that too. But it’s not only the color of his hair that’s enviable. His waves are also too damn beautiful!

    His hairstylist said that Jared Leto’s perfect long hair is the result of his healthy eating strategies.

    • He’s a vegan.
    • He doesn’t drink alcohol.
    • He doesn’t smoke.
    • He takes care of his body and mind.
    • He’s mindful of what he’s eating.

    So, should we go vegan too, like Jared Leto, to learn how to grow long hair and avoid dandruff?

    Fortunately, we don’t have to practice a vegan lifestyle to get Jared Leto’s gorgeous locks. We just have to learn healthy eating strategies that are good for our hair.

    We are what we eat. What our hair looks is a reflection of our general health. And our general health is the result of our nutrition.

    What foods we can eat to have beautiful hair like Jared Leto’s?

    Consume high protein diet

    Protein is the key to have healthy, long hair. It keeps your hair fibers healthy producing shiny, stronger locks.

    Salmon is a type of fish that’s not only high in omega-3 fatty acids but it’s also rich in protein. Its vitamin D content is also beneficial in keeping our scalp healthy.

    Sardines, too, offer the same hair benefits as salmon. It’s good news for you if you’re a sardines girl.

    If you don’t like salmon and sardines, you can opt for trout to help you grow long hair and make it as beautiful as Jared Leto’s locks.

    Native chicken is also perfect for growing long hair as it’s rich in zinc, iron, and other vitamins that won’t only keep your hair healthy but they can also assist in preventing excessive shedding.

    But make sure that you’re eating native chicken as it doesn’t have the negative effects of a broiler chicken.

    Another option to increase protein intake is to eat lentils. They’re ideal for vegetarians like Jared Leto.

    Consume iron rich food

    In addition to protein, iron is also great in helping you grow long, shiny hair. It’s an important mineral that you must not forget if you want to have a hair like Jared Leto’s.

    Bear in mind that this mineral is crucial in the health of your locks. Depriving your body with it may cause excessive hair loss.

    Have a healthy dose of vitamin A

    It’s an important vitamin that encourages healthy locks. What’s great about it is that it doesn’t just promote hair health at the tip of your locks but it encourages healthy growth at the cellular level.

    One of the best sources of vitamin A is sweet potato. Since it’s rich in carbohydrates, you must consume it in moderation. This is especially true if you’re watching your diet.

    Mistakes to avoid when growing long hair

    Brushing hair when it’s still wet

    Jared Leto’s hair has fewer tangles. You can avoid tangle by not brushing or combing your hair while it’s still wet. This is because our hair is weak when it’s wet and brushing can lead to tangling.

    Brush your hair before you hop in the shower. On the other hand, if you like combing your hair while in the shower, you must first apply conditioner and untangle those strands using those fingers. Before you rinse, brush it using a wide-toothed comb.

    Not massaging the scalp

    When you brush your hair, you must also include your scalp. The scalp has natural oils that need to be massaged frequently to release the oils and make your hair shinier.

    But don’t just use any comb or brush to massage it. Rather, opt to use wooden-bristle brush to stimulate proper circulation in the scalp area. Brushing and massaging scalp will also encourage proper hair growth from the roots to the ends.

    This is the best natural way to add luster to your hair and have locks like Jared Leto.

    Washing hair every day

    Daily washing will only damage your hair. You can’t benefit from daily washing as it’ll only strip off healthy oils resulting in lackluster or lifeless locks.

    If you’re not comfortable not washing your hair every day, you can just rinse it with water. But there’s really no need for you to wash your hair each day. This is especially true if you don’t use styling products.

    Using excessive conditioner

    Over conditioning your hair won’t help you achieve healthy, Jared Leto-like locks. This is because conditioner can cause your hair to be more susceptible to breakage.

    Instead, use enough conditioner to untangle those snags. If you could, try conditioning hair once a week. After application, make sure to rinse it thoroughly. How will you know it? Rinse until the water is already clear. Prevent residue build-up from conditioner by washing your hair with shampoo.

    Towel drying intensely

    Rubbing your hair too much with a towel will only damage the cuticle making your hair look dull and frizzy. Instead, blot your hair with a towel. Then, shake out its strands using your fingers. Although it’ll take longer for your hair to dry, it’ll be beneficial in the long run.

    Homemade treatments to use to grow long hair

    Did you know that some components of a tasty first morning meal can also be used as hair treatments?

    Yes. Eggs, yogurt and honey are natural ingredients of the best homemade treatments that can assist in achieving healthy mane like Jared Leto’s.


    As previously mentioned, food rich in protein is great to protect and achieve healthy hair. And eggs happen to contain high amount of protein and natural fats.

    The yolk can be a natural moisturizer. The white, on the other hand, has enzymes that eat the bacteria that may harm your hair. These enzymes will also eliminate unwanted oils.

    • Condition hair using entire egg. This is only applicable for normal hair.
    • Egg white is great for oily hair while egg yolk is useful in moisturizing dry, brittle mane.
    • Mix the egg white or egg yolk.
    • Apply it to damp hair
    • Leave it there for 20 minutes
    • Rinse with cool water

    This homemade treatment must only be applied once a month.


    This is especially useful to alleviate hair damage caused by styling products and air pollution. These two factors can sap the moisture of your hair, so it’ll look dull without shine.

    • Use plain yogurt only
    • Apply it to damp hair
    • Leave it for 20 minutes
    • Rinse using warm water
    • Follow it with cool water

    Lemon juice

    With that gorgeous mane of his, I wonder whether Jared Leto suffers from itchy scalp. But if you’re experiencing this problem, then you better try applying lemon juice and olive oil to your hair.

    The acidity of lemon juice can get rid of the itchiness caused by flakes of skin. The olive oil, on the other hand moisturizes the skin on your scalp.

    • Combine lemon juice, olive oil and water
    • Massage it to your damp scalp
    • Allow it to sit there for 20 minutes
    • Rinse


    It’s rich in natural oils that can help in repairing damaged hair. The oils in avocado provide nutrition to alleviate unruly hair.

    • Mash up avocado
    • Massage it to damp hair
    • Let it sit there for 15 minutes
    • Rinse

    You may also add sour cream and/or mayonnaise to boost this treatment’s moisturizing power.

    How often should you trim your hair?

    As often as you want. However, if you want to grow your hair long, like Jared Leto, you need to trim it every 6 weeks. This is to eliminate dead ends.

    Since you’re growing your hair long, you have to avoid cutting it a few inches shorter. One inch is enough to take care of split ends.

    This is essential to have healthy looking hair. If you fail to do so, you’ll be paying it for the long run.

    It’s also important to avoid using harsh products on your hair. With that being said, never use perms or peroxide. If you want to color it, you should only use non-peroxide hair dye. It’s less damaging than a dye with permanent color.


    Jared Leto’s hair is the result of his diet. His being a vegetarian did pay off. In addition to using homemade treatments, you may also consider L’Oreal’s Mythic Oil shampoo and conditioner. Or you may apply Satinique’s Extra Volume shampoo and Extra Volume Conditioner. Satinique’s Smooth and Moisture Shampoo is also an ideal option in taking care of your hair that lets you grow your hair long, healthy and shiny.

    And as previously mentioned, you should avoid brushing your wet hair. But don’t use hair drying products, like blower or flat iron. You may use them but not all the time.

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

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