Sunday, March 16, 2014

Growing My Hair

How I Restored My hair
This is my hair completely natural (without product or heat used)

My hair is something I don't usually talk too much about on my blog and recently I've been getting a few questions regarding my hair so I thought I'd do a post all about my hair and some products I'd recommend if you're trying to grow your hair, or improve the condition!

Since 2009 until probably around 2012, I constantly dyed my hair and I always used heat without any protection. I dyed my hair various different colours ranging from black, brown, red, purple and blonde. The dye I always seemed to go for was XXL Live, I loved this dye and so did a lot of my friends, but it's SO damaging! I didn't ever think about how healthy my hair was until I was at the hairdressers and I really wanted to go blonde and they basically said how rubbish the condition was and if they did attempt to colour it there was a chance a lot of my hair could snap and break off. They suggested I tried a couple of products from Kérastase to help restore it, so I did! 

As you can imagine I had a lot of colour build up, so I thought It was best I finally got rid of it all, if you've read my blog for a while you'll know that I used Colour B4 and I actually haven't dyed my hair since then!

My hair has grown huge amounts in the past two years, I probably only get it cut around twice a year now, just because I found it felt more healthy the less it was cut. I am thinking about changing my hair colour in the next couple of months so I'll let you know how I get on if I do!

Kerastase Shampoo

Kérastase Resistance Bain de Force Reinforcing Shampoo | £14.45 250ml
This is the shampoo my hairdresser recommended, this literally restored my hair. I didn't blog back then, but I really wish I had before and after pictures to show you. If you have really damaged and weakened hair I 100% recommend this!

Avon Planet Spa Hair Mask

Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Hair Mask
 | £5.50 200ml

When I was trying to get my hair back into a healthy condition, I loved trying out different hair masks and treatments, I bought this on a whim, but little did I know how amazing this would be! I actually haven't bought this in a while and I think they've changed the packaging now, but this is so amazing there is literally nothing I have ever tried that makes my hair any softer than this. I recommend this 100%

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner | £3.99 each 400ml
Even when my hair was really damaged I found that my hair did still get oily pretty quickly and most hydrating shampoos just added to that. These left my hair feeling amazingly soft and hydrated, but also lovely and clean without weighing it down! I haven't actually used these in a while, but as I've been kind of neglecting my hair recently I thought I'd pick them up again. I also saw that they now do a 'Hello Hydration Treatment' which I definitely need to try, it sounds amazing!

Avon Morrocan Oil

Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave in Treatment | £5.50 30ml 
After hearing all the hype surrounding Morrocan Oil I really wanted to try it, but I really didn't have much money to spare at the time, so I thought I'd pick up the dupe from Avon. I love this, I can't believe how well it works for the price! I hadn't used this for a while, so I used it the other night and couldn't believe how soft my hair felt, it smells amazing too! 

Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer | £10.99
I literally cannot remember what I used before owning a Tangle Teezer. Having long hair means it does get tangled a lot, but since having a Tangle Teezer it's literally not a problem and I think the main reason my hair finally started to grow was that my hair wasn't constantly being damaged from various hair brushes!

I feel like this post was a massive ramble, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway!

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