Wednesday, 13 December 2017

HOW I GREW MY HAIR LONG- TIPS & PRODUCTS


Hi guys,


Today I wanted to share with you some tricks and tips on how I grew my hair long, including some before and after pictures and the products I swear by.

I've had a really horrendous hair journey due to having something called trichotillomania since I was 15. This is a type of OCD whereby I am addicted to picking my hair and split ends! Thankfully I don't pull my eyebrows or eyelashes out, however when I was 16 I did get called 'baldilocks' by a nice boy on my bus....LOL fml. :) :) :)

I didn't take any photos of my bald patch at the time (shock) and I don't have a lot of photos which show how crap my hair was! However it continued to look shorter, damaged and over straightened into my uni days though,  see photos...

BEFORE:









So, yeah. Even now I still pick my split ends (I'd do ANYTHING to stop) but I've taken lots of steps to grow my hair long despite this and keep it looking as nice as possible.

1. I use Bedhead Elasticate shampoo. I really recommend this shampoo as this makes your hair so much stronger and less prone to breakage.




2. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner- I use LOADS of it all over my hair minus the roots, every time I wash my hair, playing particular attention to the ends.




3. After washing my hair, I towel try it then add argon oil to the ends. I also use a blow dry spray with added heat protectant.



4. I would say keep use of heat (hair dryers, straighteners, etc) to a minimum but I'd be lying if I said I did that. I definitely try not to overdo it though as I did when I was 16.

5. Finally, I take a 'Skin, Hair & Nails' tablet once a day. These have made such a difference not only growing my hair but also improving my skin and nails too.
You can buy the likes of Hairburst and other brands but I've compared the ingrediants on the back and Boots own-brand are exactly the same and so much cheaper.









NOW:





Before/after a recent haircut, where I went a darker brown










Thanks for reading!
Lots of love,
Liv x







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