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Monday, 16 March 2015

My Current Hair Care Routine: I'm growing my hair, again

I seem to spend years growing my hair before going back and cutting it all off in an impromptu salon trip. I get heavy bangs put in and within three months I'm super bored with it and wish I had long flowing princess hair. So I decided enough was enough. This is what I'm taking care of my hair with and my tips for those of you trying to get that growth!
Growing out bangs
The most gross task in first world existence? Bangs looks stupid when being grown out, there's no denying. Here's what I'm doing currently:
  • Get them trimmed to make sure they're light. This is especially important if you've been rocking a full fringe, as they'll probably be the thickest part of your hair. I trim mine myself usually and I thin them myself too (I hate the hairdresser's...shudder)
  • So you have three options here: sweep em to the side, clip them in a quiff or straighten em down. When I've grown out bangs before I always used to go quiffy, but seeing as my forehead seems to be consuming the universe that's simply not an option.
  • Instead, I side part mine, straighten them, pin them down and set them in place with hairspray in an attempt to be a poor man's Kim K. I use clip-in extensions to give my ponytail a bit more volume.
Growing out length 
Trim it and leave it is probably the best advice, but that's not realistic. The best things I've found are:
  • Wash your hair less. Try every three days if you can (I used to wince at that too, but I can make it work nowadays.) Shampooing strips hair of oils that promote a healthy scalp, essential for healthy hair. If you can't handle the grease, simply rinse your hair with water whilst showering. Massage your scalp and it'll be like invisible shampoo and your mind will be tricked. Maybe. 
  • Trim the splits. DIY. You don't need a salon for that. 
  • Avoid heat. Meh. I love heat styling because my hair is so insane, but with my slicked hair it means I only have to straighten the bangs themselves. I also leave my hair to dry naturally.
  • The lengths I leave curly and use clip-in extensions to bulk out the madness. Simple.
Products and Potions I'm loving
Shampoo: Elvive Extraordinary Oils.  This line by L'Oreal is so good. The serum itself is the most perfect thing for taming dry flyaway hair. The shampoo is a kind of watered down formula, essentially (it contains the same six flower oils.) I love the way this smells and it leaves your hair feeling soft and nourished.
Conditioner: Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner. The avocado and shea butter in this leave my hair so soft. Can't really vouch for how well this 'repairs' but it smells good and feels great.
Hairspray: Pantene Pro-V. The choice of the runway, this is my fave hairspray. Brushes out gently and smells divine.
Dry Shampoo: Batiste Cherry, errrrytime. Have the confidence to skip washing your hair with this dry shampoo. Tie it up and leave it be. Be brave, friends. 
Heat protection: L'Oreal Studio Line Hot & Sleek. Read my review here 
Supplements: Perfectil Skin, Hair and Nails. Hurry hurry, these have money off in all UK drugstores at the mo! I don't really see a difference in my skin, but my hair and nails are noticeably longer and stronger.
What are your tips for growing out your hair? I would love to know!
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6 comments

  1. I really need to try that brand of dry shampoo! I've always heard great things! xx

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    1. It's definitely the best out there! xx

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  2. I love your make up look! Do you have a tutorial on how you do it? Thanks!
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    1. Thank you Meredith! I did actually shoot this one so I'm thinking of putting it up soon xx

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  3. Good luck with growing out your hair, Naomi! I can't imagine chopping all mine off so the fact you've done it multiple times is so impressive haha. All of your tips for growing you hair are spot on and I love how you've styled your hair for growing out the bangs/fringe :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


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    1. Hi Gabrielle! I get so annoyed at myself for doing so but hey! Thanks for your comment X

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