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Do’s & Don’t of Growing Long Luscious Locks

December 5th, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I personally struggle with the fact that my hair just WON’T GROW! I’m a hairstylist, I should have the most luscious gorgeous locks ever! Well… I don’t, and in reality, it’s quite damaged. I feel the looks of disappointment coming through my screen as I write this, and you read it. So, with a lot of research I have created the do’s & don’ts to growing long luscious locks…

do NOT:

- wash your hair everyday. <— This one is tough for me, hello, I workout. Sweaty hair= NASTY. But I’ll suck it up and get on Pinterest to find hairstyles for dirty hair.

- brush your hair while wet. Guilty. I do this EVERY DAY. All I need to do is buy a wide tooth comb… I know this rule and still don’t follow it. That ends today. Bye bye brush, HELLO LONG LOCKS.

- roughly towel dry hair. TURBIE TWISTS ARE THE BOMB.

- use a straightener or curling iron every day. Only use them a couple times a week, and use heat protectant when you do!

- neglect getting hair cuts. I HATE cutting my hair. But, it always feels so much better. It’s a love hate relationship really. Fact is, if you have split ends and you don’t cut them, they will keep splitting and breaking off, therefore, you will not have long luscious locks.

- sleep in a ponytail or bun. This will rip your hair right on out. If you rock a ponytail a lot during the week, try the non pull rubber bands, you know, the ones made out of stretchy fabric.

- throw away the herbal essence. Say what?? It smells so delicious. Yep, but it’s pretty much terrible for your hair, google it. Try investing in a professional product. Most professional products are more expensive but more concentrated, so it evens out.

Do:

- let your hair air dry. This one is a hard one for me, I’m always in a rush. Solution? Shower at night so it has time to dry. <– Even I, don’t like my own solution. Beauty is pain ladies, beauty is pain!

- take biotin and fish oil supplements. It will strengthen and add shine to your hair… and nails.

-use coconut oil hair masks every other week. Not every 3 months like me. Tip: make sure you use unrefined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil has been through bleaching and high heat processes.

-use a wide-toothed comb. Start from the bottom working out tangles, the wide teeth will pull less and reduce breakage.

- massage your scalp about 5 minutes a day to promote growth. Not sure if this one is real, but I read it so let’s go with it! “Hubbbyyy!! Time to massage my scalp” <– Use this ladies. You’re welcome ;) .

- drink water! Lots and lots of water.

Remember that your hair is a part of a living thing, YOU! Treat it with love! <3

Lastly, I leave you with this little photo of encouragement. Soon we will all look like this! Well, maybe not, but hey… we can dream!!

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