Post # 1
How are you bees keeping your hair long and healthy?
I am refraining from cutting and dying my hair. I am getting it trimmed every 7 weeks. What else can I do? I have also been using coconut oil and not washing it with shampoo and conditioner everyday (I am a Personal Trainer and I love working out every day so refraining from washing it is impossible).
HELP! I want luscious locks by my wedding in 2015!!!!!!
Post # 3
@exoticchic: heat protector for whenever you do use hot tools to do your hair. It makes a world of difference! I also have a Chi keratin mist that I like. It really prevents breakage.
I knew a girl that went on a pretty strict regimen of beer rinsing her hair and I swear it grew like CRAZY. No idea exactly what she did as we’re not super close and she just posted about it on Facebook a lot, but that might be worth looking into!
Good luck! You’ll have long, luscious locks in no time!l
Post # 4
@exoticchic: I would say a limited use of heat tools is key. Try to not use blow dryers, curling or straightening irons as those really contribute to hair breaking and seemingly “not growing”. You could also try Biotin supplement pills, but you have to be very consistent and use them for a long time before you see any results.
Post # 5
I only wash my hair every 4 or 5 days (it may sound gross but it really keeps your hair from drying out). Your hair may be oily in the beginning but your scalp actually adjusts and stops producing so much oil.
I blow dry my hair with the low heat setting. It takes longer but it is really worth it. And I only ‘spot straighten’, I don’t straighten all of my hair.
I use a hair mask called Mococcan Oil from the salon. It’s in a turquoise and orange tub and it is seriously THE BEST I have tried. It’s about $38. Expensive for a hair mask but worth it. If you try it, you won’t go back 😉
And last but not least, massage your scalp for 5 mins everyday.
Post # 6
I’ve been washing my hair every four days or so as well. No drying or straightening my hair unless I’m getting it cut and colored which is every 8 weeks. I use Oribe products. My stylist is impressed as to how healthy it has become in the last year!
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Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@FleeSircus: Holy shit! I did not expect that to be so expensive!
@exoticchic: I wash my hair every 3 days. I use a straightener every day but never without heat protectant (sorry PPs, just can’t get around it!). When I was growing my hair out for my wedding I used Dove’s Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner (helped combat the damage I did to it with the straightener!). I also did some kind of hydrating mask on it every week.
Mine grew super fast because it was no longer breaking off!
Post # 9
Don’t get me wrong. I love my hair. it is actually pretty long and I feel like I am just being selfish! It is down to my breasts.
I barely use heat products. Maybe during the weekend. I was it every day but only shampoo once every 4. I use Morrocan Oil too! I use the serum daily. I use “It’s a 10” as a heat protectant and I have started to deep condition it every week with coconut oil. I just want a longer length.
Do you ladies go in for a trim every 6 weeks “as recommended”?
Post # 10
@exoticchic: I usually get my hair cut once every 8 months or so.
There is no need to get your hair cut that much unless you have issues with split ends (damaged hair) or you are trying to redefine your layers.
I would never be able to grow out my hair if I did a trim every 6 weeks.
Post # 11
@mchitt329: Yea – you can get them cheaper on amazon and other places. I think I paid $170 for mine. Worth it so far!
Post # 12
I don’t use heat, deep condition every week, dust my ends, maintain a clean scalp, and I keep my hair in styles that protect it from harsh elements.
ETA: I also drink tons of water and clean foods (veggies, organic meats, proteins).
Post # 13
I just shampoo my hair daily, but I don’t style/color my hair. I mine cut maybe once or twice a year and I don’t have any issues with it.
Post # 14
I think regular(ish) trims are important, but every 6-7 weeks as the “experts” recommend is overkill IMO.
Unless you start to notice the ends feeling dryer and splitting, I don’t see why you need to trim THAT often.
I don’t color my hair, I blow dry it daily, and I wash it daily… and if I don’t trim my hair for an entire year I still don’t get split ends. I usually get trims 2-3x a year, though.
I don’t really think you need to do much else with your hair. There’s really nothing you can do to make it grow faster.. despite what anyone says.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I almost never use heat products on my hair. If I do I use a heat protectant. I wash it every two to three days. Now that it’s longer and I’m sort of broke, I cut it every three months (and don’t see much of a difference compared to when I cut it more often). I do color my roots every so often.
Post # 16
@exoticchic: Hmm i’m surprised nobidy mentioned it but FOLIC ACID!!! My hair is growing like crazy and is so shiny.