You don't realize how much of a difference your hair makes in your appearance until it drastically changes. A few years ago, I went into a routine hair appointment with long and healthy blonde hair. I had just moved, so I was trying out a new salon. I asked the stylist to simply touch up my highlights, but after an hour of processing and cutting, I looked in the mirror and saw taupe/grey hair cut into strange and uneven blunt layers that ended at my shoulders. I immediately asked the stylist if she could adjust the color, and I'm not exactly sure what she did next...but the end result was even more taupe/grey hair and a burnt scalp. Over the next month, my head was sore I couldn't brush my hair. If I put my hair in a ponytail, my hair literally broke off. From that moment on, I've been on a mission to regain my long, strong, and healthy hair.
I'm happy to say that after a lot of hard work and tender loving care with my hair, my once fried hair is looking a lot better. I've managed to regain quite a bit of length and restore my hair's health. I get so many comments from readers asking about my hair secrets, so I thought I'd do a quick update on all of the techniques I use to grow long and healthy hair!
Focus on Your Health.
Don't forget that your hair is a reflection of your overall health. If you're not maintaining your health, your hair won't grow as quickly, and the hair that you do have will be thin and lifeless. Be sure to incorporate fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats like avocados and nuts into your diet to maintain the health of your hair.
Add Supplements if Necessary.
When I was facing hair loss and severe hair damage after my nightmare hair appointment, I added a variety of vitamin and mineral supplements to my daily routine to help restore my hair's health. As I mentioned before, if your body isn't receiving the right balance of vitamins/minerals, your hair will not grow long and strong. Even though my hair is a lot better than it used to be, I've recently added Hairfinity Healthy Hair Complex to my morning routine. Hairfinity is a nutritional supplement containing nutrients that are essential to your hair's health such as: Vitamins A, C, and D, a B-Vitamin complex, biotin, MSM, and more. I'm taking the recommended two capsules each day (one bottle lasts one month), and I can't wait to see longer, thicker, and shinier hair!
After scrolling the before and after page and seeing over 400 amazing results like the picture above, I decided to look into Hairfinity. Their clinical trials showed that Hairfinity increased the rate of hair growth by 155% and a decreased the rate of hair shedding. I'm so excited to share my before and after pictures with you in a month or two, so I'll keep you posted with updates!
Treat Your Hair Like A Baby.
This tip may sound a bit silly, but it's highly important. No matter how quickly your hair grows, you won't see increased length if you're breaking your hair off each month. Treat your hair like it's the most delicate thing on earth. Brush your hair gently. Don't yank out your ponytail at the end of the day or torture your hair with blow dryers and curling irons every day. I promise you that a little bit of effort will help you decrease breakage which will help you maintain your length.
Don't Wash Your Hair.
While I'm a huge fan of bathing daily, it's best to only wash your hair a few times a week. Washing your hair strips the natural oils from your hair, leaving strands dried out. Embrace your dirty hair with fun new hairstyles. Top knots and braids actually look better when you start with second or third-day hair! If you must control your oily hair, add a few spritzes of dry shampoo to restore volume!
Say Bye Bye to Dead Hair.
I know it may seem counterintuitive to cut your hair when you're trying to grow it out, but it's an essential part of the process. Your dry, brittle ends may be adding an extra inch to your locks, but these split ends can inch up the hair follicle. This process leads to weakened hair that breaks off mid-shaft. You're left with uneven layers, frizzy ends, and even shorter hair. To ensure that your hair grows in healthy, get a quick trim every two months. Even cutting off 1/4 of an inch will make a difference in your hair's health!
As I mentioned in the last paragraph, you want to keep the hair that you do have healthy while you're growing your hair out. Always try to use products aimed to add moisture to your hair. Invest in a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner spray, intensive hair mask, and hair oil. Using moisturizing hair products on a regular basis will help maintain the health of your new and old hair, so your long locks will look smooth and shiny.
I promise that if you give you hair a little love, you will see the results quickly. I'm going to be giving my hair extra TLC this month as I take my Hairfinity Healthy Hair Complex supplements, and I can't wait to see the positive changes to my hair!
What's your #1 hair tip?