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Friday, 22 July 2016

Hair Growth Journey Tips

So this post is for those of you who want to start your natural hair journey and aim to grow it out as long as possible.

First things first, you need to have the big chop. Yup! - To start the process of getting long hair, you need to have it short first. Your hair will not grow whilst it's covered in split and dead ends so book an appointment with your hairdresser as soon as possible and have a few inches off. You should also cut your hair every 6 months to maintain healthy hair growth, I had mine cut today. 


When it comes to washing your hair, always wash with lukewarm water as that opens the hair cuticles but when rinsing, use cold water because that closes them and also seals in moisture. Try to remember this every time you wash your hair. 

When shampooing, you should only be focusing on your scalp and the roots of your hair, rather than the ends. Use your finger tips to really massage the product into the scalp and to of course get rid of any product build up. You can also use the Tangle Teezer 'Aqua Splash' brush to massage your scalp. - This brush is great for brushing your hair in the water as the brissles are super soft so they do not tug or pull away at your head. Scalp massages are crucial for hair growth because it increases blood circulation to the follicles and helps to strengthen the roots. 

Conditioner should be focused mostly on the ends of your hair as they tend to be the driest but you can also run the product through your hair using your fingers. 

Treatments and Masks

Hot oil treatments do wonders for my hair, especially when my curls are starting to feel dry which makes it easier for my hair to snap and break. I like to apply the oil about an hour before I go to bed, this gives the product time to completely dry so no residue is left on my pillows. I do my usual wash-and-go the next day and my curls are always left feeling healthy, soft and they look poppin'. 

You will need:

3 Table Spoons of Coconut Oil
3 Table Spoons of Castor Oil
2 Table Spoons of Moroccan Oil 
2 Table Spoons of Olive Oil

How to: 

Heat your mixed oils together in the microwave or leave the bowl inside another bowl filled with boiled water. Once the oil is warm (not boiling) - apply to hair focusing mainly on the roots but try and saturate all hair. Wrap your hair in cling film to help seal in moisture and blow dry for 5/10 minutes to warm up the oil and help speed the process. Once your is hair completely dry (which may take up to an hour) take off the clingfilm and you can go to bed. Voila! 

You can buy hair masks from almost any retail and high street shops but it's super easy to make your own. If you would like to know how to make your own deep conditioning hair mask, I have a post here all about it. 

Water and Diet 

I think we all know by now that drinking plenty of water and having a balanced diet helps with our skin but it also really helps with getting healthy hair. Water helps the body to process and flush out all toxins and also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. If you drink plenty, your hair will grow stronger which means less breakage, more growing. 

1 comment:

  1. Long hair always improved the beauty of women and girls so we must take care about it.

    Dry Skin


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