May 4, 2012

How I Grew Long Hair...



First things first, every person has an individual hair growth rate which cannot be sped up. Some people are lucky and have fast growing hair, others like me, not so much. All we can do is help our hair to reach it's maximum growth rate by eating a balanced diet, reducing stress and looking after our hair. Another important step is to keep the ends of our hair nourished. As soon as ends become dry and brittle, they break, leaving the hair strand shorter. Preventing these breakages will help to keep hair looking as long as possible. 
  • Semi-Permanent Hair Dye
I used to bleach my hair a lot, getting regular foil highlights dried out my hair so much. Going brunette instantly speeded up the growth of my hair as my ends stopped snapping off. I now use Casting Creme Gloss in Dark Brown, which keeps my hair healthy and shiny. 
  • Regular Trims
When I say trim, I mean TRIM. I literally get like two cm off at a time, usually every two months but I just tend to go look at my hair and see when it needs it. When your hair grows as slowly as mine, you can't afford to lose a lot of hair. 
  • Dont Over Wash
I wash my hair twice a week. Sometimes three times if I have an event/birthday/night out. I'm lazy with my hair, and I like it to be low maintenance. Luckily my hair doesn't get greasy very easily but in between washes I do throw on a bit of batiste. Again this just helps to prevent breakages and keeps my hair healthy. 
  • Hair Oil Treatments
Any hair oil will help. I've use Moroccan oil, L'oreal... and now I use Argon Oil Hair Treatment. I use them every time I wash my hair. After towel drying I apply it on the lengths and ends so help prevent breakages, reduce damage from styling and generally nourish  my hair. 
  • Dont Over Brush 
I rarely brush my hair, we all know over-brushing is damaging. Most of all, brushing my hair just makes it frizzy so I avoid it. After washing it and applying my leave-in-conditioner and Argon Oil I'll brush my hair with my tangle teezer. The tangle teezer is designed to reduce breakages caused by brushing. 
  • Go Au Naturale 
I know it's hard for some girls not to heat style their hair but again, I'm pretty lazy so I'm ok with it. Unless it's for a certain occasion. Also I never brow dry my hair unless it's an emergency. If the natural texture of my hair isn't looking too pretty i'll french plait my fringe and put it in a messy bun.

x Onna x

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10 Comments:

At May 04, 2012 , Blogger Jenny said...

I think my lack of trims is affecting my hair growth! It keeps snapping in parts, and curls are a biach! Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous x

 
At May 04, 2012 , Blogger Rachael said...

Your hair looks so healthy! I've stopped styling my hair and can definitely see a difference, I don't brush as much now too :) I really want to try some hair oils! xx

 
At May 04, 2012 , Blogger Georgina said...

Hair oils have been my absolute hair saviour! I'm also like you and tend to extend days between washes using Batiste - saves your hair and also, so much time! xx

 
At May 05, 2012 , Blogger Misseblog said...

Great post, your hair looks amazing xx

 
At May 05, 2012 , Blogger Claire said...

Great post hun! I do all of the above already and deff notice a diference! Here's to lovely, flowing long locks! ;) xx

 
At May 05, 2012 , Blogger Emilyx0- Irish beauty blog said...

I bought some argon oil today as my hair is in such a state! Hoping to grow it longer!

Emily x

http://emilyx0.blogspot.com/

 
At May 06, 2012 , Blogger Soph. said...

Your hair looks so gorgeous! I'm in the process of growing mine but I have my first trim of the year tomorrow! (bad I know!) haha x

 
At May 07, 2012 , Blogger Jessica Emily said...

This was actually a really insightful post. My hair wont grow so i tend to just wear extentions but this really helped. You have gained a follower love! Your blog is just amazing and you are incredibly beautiful. I look forward to your next post. xo
Stay lovely.


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At May 08, 2012 , Blogger dah said...

The article was very substantial and informative as well. Women will definitely acquire many tips in making their hair longer. Thanks a lot for this wonderful information.

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At May 26, 2012 , Blogger yessie said...

Great tips:) I've found washing my hair 2-3 times a week also helps keep it healthy. My hair also isn't greasy.

 

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How I Grew Long Hair...



First things first, every person has an individual hair growth rate which cannot be sped up. Some people are lucky and have fast growing hair, others like me, not so much. All we can do is help our hair to reach it's maximum growth rate by eating a balanced diet, reducing stress and looking after our hair. Another important step is to keep the ends of our hair nourished. As soon as ends become dry and brittle, they break, leaving the hair strand shorter. Preventing these breakages will help to keep hair looking as long as possible. 
I used to bleach my hair a lot, getting regular foil highlights dried out my hair so much. Going brunette instantly speeded up the growth of my hair as my ends stopped snapping off. I now use Casting Creme Gloss in Dark Brown, which keeps my hair healthy and shiny. 
When I say trim, I mean TRIM. I literally get like two cm off at a time, usually every two months but I just tend to go look at my hair and see when it needs it. When your hair grows as slowly as mine, you can't afford to lose a lot of hair. 
I wash my hair twice a week. Sometimes three times if I have an event/birthday/night out. I'm lazy with my hair, and I like it to be low maintenance. Luckily my hair doesn't get greasy very easily but in between washes I do throw on a bit of batiste. Again this just helps to prevent breakages and keeps my hair healthy. 
Any hair oil will help. I've use Moroccan oil, L'oreal... and now I use Argon Oil Hair Treatment. I use them every time I wash my hair. After towel drying I apply it on the lengths and ends so help prevent breakages, reduce damage from styling and generally nourish  my hair. 
I rarely brush my hair, we all know over-brushing is damaging. Most of all, brushing my hair just makes it frizzy so I avoid it. After washing it and applying my leave-in-conditioner and Argon Oil I'll brush my hair with my tangle teezer. The tangle teezer is designed to reduce breakages caused by brushing. 
I know it's hard for some girls not to heat style their hair but again, I'm pretty lazy so I'm ok with it. Unless it's for a certain occasion. Also I never brow dry my hair unless it's an emergency. If the natural texture of my hair isn't looking too pretty i'll french plait my fringe and put it in a messy bun.

x Onna x

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Onna's Little Blog: How I Grew Long Hair...

How I Grew Long Hair...



First things first, every person has an individual hair growth rate which cannot be sped up. Some people are lucky and have fast growing hair, others like me, not so much. All we can do is help our hair to reach it's maximum growth rate by eating a balanced diet, reducing stress and looking after our hair. Another important step is to keep the ends of our hair nourished. As soon as ends become dry and brittle, they break, leaving the hair strand shorter. Preventing these breakages will help to keep hair looking as long as possible. 
I used to bleach my hair a lot, getting regular foil highlights dried out my hair so much. Going brunette instantly speeded up the growth of my hair as my ends stopped snapping off. I now use Casting Creme Gloss in Dark Brown, which keeps my hair healthy and shiny. 
When I say trim, I mean TRIM. I literally get like two cm off at a time, usually every two months but I just tend to go look at my hair and see when it needs it. When your hair grows as slowly as mine, you can't afford to lose a lot of hair. 
I wash my hair twice a week. Sometimes three times if I have an event/birthday/night out. I'm lazy with my hair, and I like it to be low maintenance. Luckily my hair doesn't get greasy very easily but in between washes I do throw on a bit of batiste. Again this just helps to prevent breakages and keeps my hair healthy. 
Any hair oil will help. I've use Moroccan oil, L'oreal... and now I use Argon Oil Hair Treatment. I use them every time I wash my hair. After towel drying I apply it on the lengths and ends so help prevent breakages, reduce damage from styling and generally nourish  my hair. 
I rarely brush my hair, we all know over-brushing is damaging. Most of all, brushing my hair just makes it frizzy so I avoid it. After washing it and applying my leave-in-conditioner and Argon Oil I'll brush my hair with my tangle teezer. The tangle teezer is designed to reduce breakages caused by brushing. 
I know it's hard for some girls not to heat style their hair but again, I'm pretty lazy so I'm ok with it. Unless it's for a certain occasion. Also I never brow dry my hair unless it's an emergency. If the natural texture of my hair isn't looking too pretty i'll french plait my fringe and put it in a messy bun.

x Onna x

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