The 5 simple things I did to get my hair to grow.

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In the past I had such a hard time getting my hair to grow.  I felt like it was stuck at the same length and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing to cause its stunted growth.  I went to hairschool in 2012 and I learned that there were several things I could do to help my hair health.  It wasn’t until the last few years that I really started treating my hair better and seeing some results.  When it comes to my hair I really feel like “less is more.”  The more expensive products I put on my hair the more elastic and stringy it felt.  I decided I would let you know the 5 super simple things I have done to have longer, thicker hair.

  1. Wash it LESS!! This one was hard for me to get used to because I used to wash it everyday.  I have gotten down to 2-3 times a week.  Instead of washing it every time I shower I just put it in a big bun on top.  To get me from wash to wash I use this Batiste dry shampoo.  I love this dry shampoo because you make it as light or as heavy as you want!
  2. Always brush from the bottom when its wet.  I started only using a wide tooth comb like this one when my hair was wet to prevent breakage.  When I get out of the shower I try not to throw my hair up in a towel or really do anything to create more tangles.  I try to put the conditioner in and run my fingers through my hair before I get out of the shower to get it as smooth as possible.  Then I only use my wide tooth comb and brush out a bout 3 inch sections from bottom to top until I get to the root.  I think this has made a big difference in the thickness of my hair because I don’t do unnecessary pulling and brushing.
  3. Don’t blow dry it! So to be able to not blow dry my hair I kind of have to strategically plan out my day so that  I’m not running out the door with soaking wet hair.  I usually will wash my hair and spend the morning doing chores at home.  Obviously I still blow dry it sometimes when I’m in a hurry to be somewhere and look decent and I don’t have the hours to let it air dry.
  4. Hair oil.  I have had this Kenra anti-frizz hair oil for years.  It smells incredible!! I put a pea size in my palm and run it through the ends of my hair to help with tangles as it dries and to add shine to my bleached hair.
  5. Color it carefully and less!! I used to get my hair highlighted every 6-8 weeks! I was super super blonde and that came with a lot of breakage and hair stripped of keratin and protein.  I started coloring it less around the time I was pregnant with Gemma.  I had a hard time finding a stylist I trusted and I decided I was going to start doing the majority of my own hair coloring.  I know that this isn’t an option for everyone but I would just try to find an experienced stylist that is willing to take the time to be fragile with your hair.  I currently color and tone my own hair.  I highlight it every 3 months and when doing so try to avoid overlapping bleach.

Hope you liked this post.  Heres to having healthy hair!

A few of my favorite hair products are listed below..I’m super minimalistic when it comes to hair products but these are a few that I love!

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