NWR: Healthy Hair!
I just wanted to share some things Ive learned about hair for any brides who have short hair and are trying to grow it out before the big day or maybe any other ladies who got a hair cut they dont love and are trying to grow their hair. Also, I want to mention this is just my opinion. You might disagree with me and thats ok!
First, Id like to start by saying I am a hairdresser and I am the first to admit, everything I tell customers not to do, I do. I Lighten my hair once a month, I wash, blow dry and flat iron my hair EVERY day and my hair is still healthy. This is why I believe my hair is healthy and growing quickly.
Shampoo makes a difference. Pantene is one of the WORST shampoos you can put on your head. It makes your hair shiny and soft because it puts a plastic, silicone coating on your hair. The coating does not allow moisture to get on your ends (also if you use it and notice you shed a lot that could be caused by the heavy build up of silicone on your hair) I am not a drug store product snob by any means. I grew up using suave and other products like that. However, Ive never noticed the difference in salon products vs. drugstore products until two months ago when i had a coupoun for herbel essances. I tried it, I loved it. Until I started noticing my ends were splittling like theyve never split before. Did some research and found silicone is also in this shampoo! WHAT THE HECK SHAMPPO COMPANIES KNOCK IT OFF! Im now a firm believer that salon shampoos are way better!
Second coconut oil is my best friend! I have very oily hair. Hence the reason i have to shampoo every single day there is no way around it. I started using cocnut oil on my hair once a week i was worried that after I washed it out my hair would still look oily. It did not leave it looking gross I do have to wash it twice though to get all the cocnut oil out. All i do is get some virigin cocnut oil rub it on my scalp and pull through my ends leave it on for an hour or so and then wash it out! You can not repair split ends but you can help prevent them from further damage and this totally helps!
Last, getting a trim is important! (I think a lot of people might disagree but hear me out) If you have an inch of split ends and only get a half inch cut off those ends are going to split higher, the next time you go to the salon you might have two inches of dead ends and you get a half inch cut off they are just going to keep getting split further and further. Get the dead cut off start fresh! Go and get just the ends snipped a tiny little bit to stop split ends from getting worse! I really think it makes a huge difference!
Sorry for the short novel! Hopefully someone finds this helpful! Happy growing ladies!