Sorry I haven’t posted on the blog in awhile. I started a new job, my first job back to work after having Isabelle. I’m super happy to be back at work but that’s another blog post in itself. So, for now here are some guidelines to what steps I took to get my hair from a short ‘Mom Bob’ last Christmas to the hair I have now.
I cut my hair up into a ‘Mom bob’ last year around Christmas time (2016)
This was the start of my hair transformation. My hair was longish before I cut it, by that I mean it was long in length but it wasn’t healthy at all. My hair was thin and ratty looking.
Not very strong and dry. It wasn’t happy hair at all.
So I cut up my hair and this was the start to healthy hair. I wanted it to be long and healthy. I used to see so many girls with the long hair I desired but I didn’t want my long hair that was ratty, weak and dry looking. No, I wanted it all, the length, healthy hair, thick hair, and happy hair!
Here are some bullet point tips I carried out to get the healthy thick hair I have now almost one year on.
1] Minimise the use of the Hairdryer. If you can, let your hair dry naturally (if you have the time)then let it dry naturally. Likewise, try your best to avoid using heat elements on your hair such as; hairdryers, straighteners, curlers, wands, etc
2] If you can give your hair a break from dying it, bleaching, colouring, etc trust me your hair will thank you. I decided to stop adding a colour to my hair for a few months and I really do believe this helped give my hair a chance to breath and grow.
3] After washing your hair there are a multitude of lotions, potions, creams, de-tangling conditioners etc, you can put on your hair as ‘after care’. For a few months I used the EQUAVE de tangling conditioner after I washed my hair and now I’m using VIVISCAL Gorgeous Growth Elixir.
4] Instead of using go’ go’s, bobbins, hair ties, scrunchies (whatever you call them) try using the Invisibobble Hair Bands. These are plastic telephone cord like gogos that are better for your hair (and they dont leave a kink). About five euros in Boots or cheaper again in Penneys. (Primark)
5] I took on taking a good quality vitamin and Calcium with vitamin D to help promote hair growth everyday. I’m still taking these. Now I have stated to take the Viviscal Hair Supplements too.
6] I invested in a really good quality shampoo and conditioner. I used the Viviscal Shampoo and conditioner. Then when that was all gone I used the Cocoa Brown Kind Shampoo and Conditioner. Then most recently I’m using Herbal Essence. Now I have gone back to the Viviscal Shampoo again.
7] Regular trims and the hairdresser.
8] I wash my hair every second or third day (mostly third). Your head and hair have it’s own natural oils and balance. Washing your hair every single day isn’t a great idea.
9] If you don’t mind taking supplements then Omega Fish oils are amazing for hair and nails.
10] Sleep every night upside down like a bat with a hair net on. (joking obvs..) !!
That’s all my tips in a nutshell girls. I know they seem very basic and to be honest we all know most of them but the trick is to implement them! Getting into the habit of taking vitamins and adding a serum after you wash your hair are my big ones. I have the serum in and hair brushed through before I even realise I’ve done it now.
Let me know how you get on and as always, any questions my SC is always open prettyandp, Instagram prettiesandpearlsblog, and my Facebook page is the same.
Take care everyone! Aoibhinn xx