As I'm sure you're aware, I had my hair ombred in the new year, and whilst I love it (a lot!) it has also damaged my hair.
I always thought my hair felt dry and it’s always been quite brittle, but that was nothing compared to how it feels now.
I'm also attempting to grow it. Fail! Ombre hair+hair growth=NOT HAPPENING ANY TIME SOON. Ha!!
When I was younger I always had long hair, (you can see my hair history post here) until I went to Secondary school and I had it chopped off. Since then, it's never been as long as I would like it to be. I know that hair has a certain 'point' where it just stops growing, but I figure that since it used to be really long, it has the capacity to get there again. I could be wrong though, obviously!!
The reason I'm documenting it on my blog, is so that I am kept motivated. I know I'll look back on these and (hopefully) read some of your encouraging comments and I'll be ready to keep going!
So these are my plans for getting super healthy, long locks:
1. Ban all heat - This shouldn’t be too difficult to be perfectly honest. I'm lazy when it comes to stying my hair. I very rarely dry it with the hair dryer because it is the most pathetic thing in the world and it takes hours. (slight exaggeration, maybe!?) I also very rarely straighten my hair, because that also takes too long. The struggle for me, will be my curling wand. I adore curly hair and I'm always curling it for meetings at work or nights out so that's going to be my downfall I think.
2. Wash it less: I know, this sounds disgusting. I wash my hair every 2 days even if it doesn’t need it, so now, I'm going to attempt to do it, only when it needs doing. There is less chance of breakages and stuff this way. Hair is it's most fragile when it's wet!
3. Don't dye it: This is going to be difficult. I get bored of my hair easily so I decide to dye it which is obviously bad for your hair.
4. Regular scalp massages: This could well be an old wives tale but I figure I have nothing to lose. Apparently, massaging your scalp for a few minutes regularly helps boost circulation and gets blood and oils to the hair shaft which enables hair growth!! Yeah baby!
5. Deep condition: I tend to do this anyway, but I'm going to keep this up in an attempt to repair the damaged hair caused by the bleach.
6. Trim, don’t cut: I'm going to the hair dresser every 6 weeks for a trim. Usually I say that, and I end up having 3 or 4 inches off.. Oops. A trim will improve the overall condition of my hair and stop hair breakages and split ends.
Hopefully these are relatively simple/easy tasks to do!! I've currently gone since the 25th Jan without putting any heat on my hair, and I'll report back at the end of Feb to let you know how the first months gone!
This is currently what my hair looks like… Fingers crossed for a slight difference next time
|My hair isnt really that ginger!!!|
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