Long Healthy hair tips??

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Sounds like youre doing the right stuff. Air dry/avoid heat styling. Dont dye it. Use good quality shampoos and conditioners πŸ™‚

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I have no tips. lol. But I’ve always struggled with this so I’m following.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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mg8301 :  Any shampoo/conditioner reccommendations? Preferably something under $15… sealed I have really ‘fine’ hair.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Ok, keep in mind I have no scientific evidence to back my claims up.. but I have always been blessed with hair that grows quick. I can share with you some things I do that * I * think help with hair growth.

For reference, I chopped my hair off to about an inch below my shoulders last May, shortly after having a baby.. this is how much it has grown since then. Sidenote: quarantine got those split ends lookin’ reeeeeal bad 😬 

 

1. I eat lots of cheese. (Lol, I swear this somehow has contributed)

2. Scalp massages! Bonus points if you can get your significant other to give you one. I think it stimulates the hair follicles.

3. This sounds almost counter intuitive… but I only wash my hair every 4 days or so. Shampoo dries your hair out, which causes it to be brittle. It took a while to “train” my hair to last several days without a wash, but now I can go about 3-4 days before it starts to look greasy… but hey, that’s what ponytails are for amirite?

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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brittnamrogo :  Interesting! I usually go only 2, but I think I will try for 3 since I’m stuck at home anyway. OP, sorry for hijacking your thread. I’ll stop now. lol.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

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futuremrscat :  Something that’s really helped my hair is not washing it every day. Washing your hair really dries it out. I only wash my hair about once or twice a week. Make dry shampoo your new best friend. Seriously, not washing it every day has helped so much in keeping it hydrated and soft especially if your hair is color treated. 

 

Post # 8
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Newbee

I have long, thin, curly hair that’s naturally dry/frizzy and I recently cut it so right now it’s just above my waist.

Here’s what I do to tame the beast:

1. I wash my hair 1-2 times per week. When I workout on non-wash days I just rinse my hair and scrub my scalp with plain ole’ water to get the sweat off. I condition my hair every time I wet it in the shower, and use dry shampoo whenever needed.

2. After washing I always air dry and then sleep in braids or a bun to protect it. Bonus if you sleep on silky pillow cases! (Plus satin/silk cases are good for your skin, too)

3. I don’t dye my hair, and I very, very rarely use heat styling tools on it. I think the last time was over 2 years ago.

4. Leave-in conditioners and hair oils are wonderful. If you have thinner hair like I do, then you might need to try a few to find one that doesn’t weigh down your hair. I just use a teeeeeeeeny tiny bit and it makes my hair so soft and gives it a natural-looking shine.

5. If your hair is dry and brittle or if you have an inflamed, itchy, or dry scalp, use a sulfate-free shampoo for a few weeks to see if it helps.

6. I massage my scalp (Google scalp massages!) which apparently helps to grow more hair by bringing more blood flow to the area. When I do this on wash days, I like to use diluted peppermint oil because it’s been shown to speed up the hair growth in mice iirc. Admittedly I am not a mouse and it hasn’t been researched in humans as far as I know, but it smells good and I enjoy doing it! Don’t do this on non-wash days, because your hair will be greasy as heck if you don’t wash it out with shampoo.

I hope this helps! :’)

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Helper bee

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futuremrscat :  BIOTIN! Miracle. Got my hair cut before lockdown and my hair dresser looked at me and asked what I’ve been doing to my hair because it looks and feels SO much better. I use the 300 mg version. But if you’re on birth control, you need to check with your doctor to make sure it won’t interact with the type of birth control you’re on. I also use a pH bonder 1x per week.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I have long, shiny, healthy hair and get compliments regularly. My tips: 

– Sulfate free, natural shampoo and hair products. I use a cheap drugstore brand, Organix. 

– Silk pillowcase 

– Wash no more than every other day 

– Avoid heat styling, and learn to do a wavy or straight blow out instead of using curling/straightening irons which are harsher

– Eat lots of fruits and veggies and healthy fats, and take a multivitamin 

– Regular scalp massages 

– Trims every 12 weeks at least 

I’ve tried supplements like biotin and never observed a big difference, but you might notice more of a difference if you’re starting with dry brittle hair or if your diet isn’t already nutrient rich. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I don’t want to hijack the thread but I am also on a healthy hair journey . I already follow all these tips. However my hair started shedding like crazy 2 weeks ago. The only thing that I’ve done differently is stop taking BC about a month ago. Has anyone notice shedding after quitting BC? 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Skin, hair & nail vitamins. Work wonders! I have a thyroid disorder and stiil have great hair, I think, because of good supplements. I don’t wash my hair on days I don’t work, but feel the need for fresh hair for work. I also straighten or curl regularly. And I color because of greys. I’m 45 years old, btw

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