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I’ve been recently asked a lot about hair care tips, hair growth and my hair in general, so I thought it’s about time to share with you my secrets how I maintain my long hair. I’ve also written a post in the past about how to grow your hair when it’s shorter. You can read it here

I like my hair most when it's natural-wavy

I like my hair most when it’s natural-wavy

My natural hair colour is a medium brown and I like to lighten it up with lots of warm highlights. Because of the bleach and my thick, wavy hair texture, my hair is always very dry. So I’ve tried and tested lots of hair care products for dry hair to maintain its health. Here are my current favourites:

My current favourite products for dry/damages hair

My current favourite products for dry/damages hair

 

What I'm using on my hair when it's dry

What I’m using on my hair when it’s dry

These are my goodies from Germany- if you’re not from Germany you might find these on the internet. The pink bottle contains a moisturising treatment which is all natural and organic, with aloe vera and hibiscus. I spray it into my hair whenever it fells dry or just to give my hair a nice smell and to freshen it up throughout the day. Also from the organic brand Alverde is the moisturising butter in the front which contains avocado. I use this especially in winter when the spray treatment is just not quite moisturising enough-this definitely is ;)The clear bottle in the middle contains nettle water which I every once in a while to massage my scalp. If you want to grow your hair a good scalp massage is very important because the health of your hair starts with the roots! Last but not least the good old coconut oil which you can find in almost every supermarket. It’s perfect to moisturise your dry ends, it’s all natural, makes your hair look super shiny and smells aaamazing. I also use this as a deep conditioning hair mask every now and then.

Hair products for under the shower

Hair products for under the shower

These are more international products. I use them under the shower- oops, not the phyto 7 cream though 😉 This one is just another awesome leave-in treatment for the hair, contains 7 different plant extracts and acts as a daily moisturiser- I couldn’t live without it! Eco Awesome by TIGI is my favourite shampoo. It’s a moisturising shampoo with white tea and without any sulfates. When you want to grow your hair you must make sure that there are no sulfates in your shampoos because they are very harsh on your hair. The small bottle in the middle combined with the bottle on the right are my favourite conditioners: Tommy Guns Jasmine, wild nettle & sweet almond conditioner smells amazing and is perfect for thirsty and coloured hair. Another favourite is the Aussie 3 minute miracle reconstructor for damaged hair which contains aloe vera and mint and smells just like bubble gum- I love it! In the front you can see my favourite hair masks: The rainforest moisture butter by the bodyshop is all natural and leaves my hair feeling super soft and silky. The phytocitrus mask by Phyto is a great favourite because it contains proteins that help strengthen and rebuild brittle, dry and coloured hair.

phew this was a lot! Are you using any of these products and do you like them?  If  you want me to do an in-depth review of any of these products, please let me know 🙂

xoxo

 

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There’s no scientifically proven way to make your hair grow faster but there are several things you can do to encourage your hair to grow to its full potential.

  •  Brush Carefully

Brush your hair before you shower in the morning to reduce tangling and potential breakage. Let your hair dry naturally and do not brush it while it’s wet. A Mason Pearson is the Bentley under the hairbrushes but if you have a tight budget try the Tangle Teezer!

  •  Use Hot Tools In Moderation

Avoid over processing or heating your hair. This will cause breakage, and slow the growth process.

  • Proper Nutrition

Consider taking supplements like Vitamin B (Biotin, or non-flush Niacin.) Be sure you are eating a proper diet rich with whole grains, protein, fruits and veggies. Iron deficiencies can cause hair loss, so make sure to consult your doctor if you think that might be the case.

  •  Get your hair cut

It sounds contra-productive to get your hair cut if you want to grow it faster, but in fact getting a regular trim will help your hair to grow much healthier and stronger.

  •  Deep condition once a week

Deep conditioning is very beneficial.  It improves the strength and elasticity of hair. Once every other week can work just fine if your hair is in reasonably healthy condition.  Try Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner for a cheap but very effective treatment.

  •  Relax

If you are stressing out too much your hair gets porous and tends to fall out more easily. Hair will grow about 6 inches a year and you can’t do much to speed this up even more, so just relax.

Good luck with growing your hair! For great, cheap DIY hairmasks watch out for my next post.

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