November 6, 2015

how to grow your hair 101

how to say bye bye to hair extensions

I haven't had to wear extensions for over a year now & i am so excited about it. Don't get me wrong, i love me some good extensions. But it is so stinkin nice not having to put them in everyday, especially when you have a baby. Like who got time for that? I get asked so many times if i'm wearing extensions or how i have gotten my hair to grow & look healthy. For being a blonde! All you blondies know what I'm talking about. The breakage, the dryness, those bangs that weren't intentional. You feel me, i know you do. So I have put together some tips that i have done the past year to be able to not wear extensions anymore, but not only that having healthy thick hair. Now I have naturally always had thick hair, but its actually thick at the ends as well. And i have noticed that it has gotten thicker.  So here's some tips then i will post what i take as supplements. 

1. Don't blow dry your hair if you don't HAVE to. Try showering at night, let your hair air dry as much as you can before going to bed then put it up in a bun. The next morning gently brush your hair, put in a good smoothing serum & style. My favorite is Moroccan Oil- Light it is AMAZING, i get the light because it is best for blondes. You will see a huge difference in how the integrity of your hair feels just from this. 
2. Don't brush your hair when its wet. Pick through it if you must, I love the Wet Brush but i still don't use it when my hair is wet. I wait till its dry then put the Moroccan Oil in. 
3. Use a good hair mask, I use the Olaplex Step 3 your best option is to check with your stylist & purchase it straight from them. The whole Olaplex system is AMAZING for blondes. Google it if you haven't heard about it or ask your stylist. It has saved my hair. If you aren't blonde or super damaged try Moroccan Restorative Mask smells amazing & works great. 
4. Use the Olaplex system when you are dying your hair. 
5. Use a sulfate free shampoo. I love Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner  
6.  Put your hair in a bun or braid it at night.
7. Give yourself a scalp massage, dry & wet in the shower with shampoo. Stimulate the blood flow, helps nutrients get to your hair follicles fast. 
8. Getting a trim won't make your hair grow faster but taking off your split ends HELPS you so it doesn't keep breaking up the hair strand. Small trim does the trick. 
9. Go as long as you can without washing your hair, I understand some people have greasier hair & can't. Thats what dry shampoo is for. I can usually for 4-5 days without washing my hair, but my hair is naturally pretty dry & doesn't get greasy. But I still use dry shampoo. 
10. When you do wash your hair, shampoo ONLY at the base of your hair. The shampoo will run down your hair when you wash it out & thats all you need. You don't want to stripe the natural oils from the middle to ends of your hair. Use conditioner everytime & leave it on for at least 3 minutes. Sometimes I condition my hair twice. And when you wash out the conditioner, use cooler water. When using shampoo use warmer water that opens up the cuticle to remove all the buildup, using cooler water after conditioner seals the cuticle. 

Also a BIG part is the supplements I use. 
you can get hairfinity here 
pick up some prenatals at local drugstore (i am nursing still so thats why i still take these, but TONS of people take them without being pregnant/nursing, but a good multivitamin will do the trick)
i just ran out of my biotin so my other bottle of this is on its way to me, you can get it here 

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