It has been two months now since I trimmed my hair. The thickness of it has come back and I am still resisting using as much heat on it as possible (with the exception of this past easter of course). I am only four months in to my hair journey and already I am debating coloring it or chopping it off. But at the same time I have to remind myself that I wanted to stay committed and see this through at least a year. Here are the few tricks I have learned in the last four months alone.
- The Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Knowing what your hair needs in order to allow it to grow out is very important. I’ve gotten very particular about the products I use on my hair over the years. One of my new favorites is by functionofbeauty.com. Their line is sulfate free, cruelty free, and paraben free. You take a quiz about your hair type and they create a formula specific to you. The best part is it isn’t any more expensive than drug store shampoo!
2. Hair Masques
Hair masques are important to growing your hair out. I’ve gone into the necessity of them in great detail in other posts before. And I still believe that they are helpful. If you don’t know what kind of hair masque to use, don’t go to store and guess because chances are, the one you pick yourself may not be the best one for you. The next time you go in for a trim, talk to your stylist in detail about what kind of masques to look for. And depending on your hair type, ask them how often you think you should do them.
I’ve also talked about trims before. When you tell your stylist your growing out your hair their typical response at the end of each appointment is to tell you to come back in at least every two months for a trim. But if you are taking care of your hair and have a good routine for it, this is false. If you want to see how much your hair grows over time and your showing your hair a little love, than you shouldn’t need a trim for at least six months to a year. This time frame, however, is slightly different for everyone because there are different hair types out there.
This is a topic that I don’t keep up with regularly and I should. Exercise can help your body in SO MANY ways. Whenever your exercise, your heart rate speeds up and pumps more blood throughout your body. The increased blood flow and circulation as well as the rise in body temperature creates a faster circulation throughout the body and sends more oxygen to the scalp which is the nutrients the scalp needs to help hair grow.
I hoped these tips helped! Thanks for coming with me on this “hair journey” lol