Confessions Of A long Hair Addict
My sister Rachel and that i are Obsessive about having long hair.
We haven’t always had long hair and i haven’t always been able to keep it long (sometimes hairstylists think you mean 8 inches once you say 2) or in Rachel’s case you break up along with your high school boyfriend and think that means you want a bob. At any rate we have become masters at the art of growing it.
Today I want to share that art and inform you EVERY SINGLE trick I know, so that is LONG but don’t get overwhelmed, just pick a few of those that you think will give you the results you want and go from there!
Biotin & Fish Oil:
Long hair starts at the foundation.
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I understand that this brush looks pretty weird, but it’s INCREDIBLE! The whole theory behind it is that it doesn’t rip and pull out your hair it softly “teases” the tangles out. I’ve lots of fine hair so it tangles up really easy…in fact my nick name growing up was snare hair. Which was rude…but…well deserved.
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The primary time I saw these things was at my boyfriend’s house ( I dislike the word fiance, I feel like I’m trying to sound fancy…or french when I exploit it). Anyway he told me it was a cleansing conditioner and the very first thing I though of was
So I didn’t think twice about it until I discovered myself glued in front of the Wen infomercial months later. Um, if Alyssa Milano says it’s magical than it have to be.
It’s a sulfate free shampoo, meaning it doesn’t strip your hair and dry it out like regular shampoo. Which is great because you can have the better of both worlds. Clean and healthy hair. I ordered it and I have only been using it for a couple of weeks so I am undecided how long will probably be before I wish to throw a sulfated shampoo in the combination but after this long my hair still feels clean and soft and so healthy. Oh yeah, and it’s pricey but because it basically replaced everything else I take advantage of (conditioner, deep conditioner & shampoo) it’s totally saving me money!
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Stimulate your Scalp.
It’s like brazilian hair origin a work out in your scalp.
Massage it in the shower, don’t be shy. Get in there and loosen up your scalp.
100 strokes a night with the hair brush, specializing in the scalp not only feels lovely, it stimulates hair growth!
Never ask a Barber in the event you need a haircut.
Trimming isn’t always winning.
I grew up with the myth that trimming makes your hair grow faster. Your hair is dead so the concept trimming it’s ends will inspire it’s roots to put the growing in the high gear is pretty silly. I believe the logic behind the idea is that in case your hair is SO UNHEALTHY at the ends that it is splitting and breaking off it won’t be getting longer.
The issue is your hair grows about a 1/2″ a month so in case you are getting a trim say ever 6 weeks you’re probably cutting off everything you just grew. So my thought is: wouldn’t it be better to keep your hair as healthy as possible and then skip the trim It might be excessive but I usually go 8 months between trims. Sometimes more. Usually more. This is probably probably the most useful and most controversial piece of hair growing advice I have for you.
The secret’s the keeping-it-healthy part so here are some ways to do this:
Flat Iron Fanatics BEWARE!
Flat irons scare the begeeses outta me. It’s like a miniature torture chamber for your hair! You really should use these as little as possible. I do know for those of you with really curly/frizzy hair that is Too much to ask but look deep into your soul and ask yourself “do you want perfectly straight hair today or long healthy hair tomorrow ” This applies to curling irons as well. Less is more.
If and when it’s essential to use one here are a pair tips about maximizing the heat and minimizing the damage:
1. Use a heat protectant
2. Run a comb down right in front brazilian hair origin of the iron so the hair is all laying the same direction
3. Iron small enough pieces that you only have to go over it ONCE.
If I wanted to invent a machine that’s purpose was to create split ends it could probably look lots like a blow dryer. Lucky for us embracing your natural hair texture is pretty stylish right now. The key to a superb air dry is that this little formula I got from my lash girl (who can be a fantastic hairstylist) Latisha:
1. Brush your hair before you hop in the shower and again after getting your conditioner in.
2. Lightly towel dry and apply some hair silker to you hair while very lightly running your fingers through it. (no more brushing once you’re out of the shower)
3. Leave it the heck alone! In case you shower at night put a towel on your pillow and go to bed. If it’s throughout the day (and this might take practice) Do not TOUCH IT. Meaning: don’t scrunch it, twist it, twirl it, brush it, or fluff it. Hands free until it’s COMPLETELY dry. Then if you want to throw a few curls around your face go ahead. You may be amazed at what a difference it makes.
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