It has taken me over a year to grow my hair out...and that's only 4 of those 8 inches. Yikes!
I loved my haircut. It was cute, sassy and spunky.
This way my hair inspiration.
Reese's hair is curled here, so picture this style straight, but a bit shorter.
Kind of like Julianne Hough's recent haircut.
Well I am not a professional hair stylist. After awhile I got sick of my hair, except when I was able to curl it, and lets face it, there are only so many hours in a day and I really could not find time every single day to curl my hair.
I know I know, I could go two days without washing my hair. But I have very blonde, very fine hair and it started looking greasy real quick.
Not a good look for anyone. I didn't want to look like I had just taken a dip in a pool. Ick.
So my goal has been longer, thicker, healthier hair. I've been doing some research on tips for growing out your hair and here is what I've come across.
-->Tips for Growing Hair
- Don't Cut It! We keep getting told to get trims to grow our hair. It seems backwards...because it is! The only reason you would need to get a trim is if you have split ends. Split ends are the cause of our trouble when we are trying to grow out our hair. If we have dry, unhealthy hair, we are going to have split ends. This leads to breakage because the hair splits up the shaft. Point being? Take care of your hair and you won't have to worry about split ends!
- Hair Masks. I would suggest once a week. For myself, doing too many deep conditioning treatments is going to make my hair heavy because it is so fine. I have a lot of hair which people confuse for thick hair...it's fine just a lot of it. Hair masks give your hair moisture and healthy, moisturized hair won't result in split ends. I came across THIS treatment awhile back and have been wanting to try it. Coconut oil keeps your hair healthy and strong in the most natural way possible. Always go organic!
- Try to cut down washes. Self-explanatory. All those chemicals will kill your hair! And not shampooing as often will save you a lot of time.
- Protect from Heat. Blow-drying, curling, straightening...all of these things use heat and heat can really damage your hair. Duh! I personally use Bumble and Bumble Products...I especially love their color line, because it protects from heat AND protects my color...highlights are expensive people! (B&B's Colorminded UV Protective Styling Balm)
- Be Gentle. Don't go all crazy-brush-girl on us and cause more damage to your strands by being rough. Gently comb and brush your hair. Although I don't have the most expensive styling tools, I know many people recommend splurging on nice brushes...it's not for everyone but it could help! Personally I'm on a budget so I pick and choose where to spend my money. No matter what tools you use don't attack tangles! Say it with me...BREAKAGE.
- Eat Healthy. Enough said. Just as much as your diet will effect your skin and body, it effects your hair too!
On average hair grows about half an inch each month...so be patient and take care of your tresses. If your like me, patience can be hard to come by, but it will be worth it when you can finally put your hair up and not miss a single piece. No one likes a rat-tail.
Do you have any hair tips?
xo, Your Resident LazyGirl