My bohemian hair from a couple weeks ago. I’ve been growing my hair since late 2011, and it should be waist-length by December or early next year.
I’m at six years of growing my hair out right now. It’s about hip bone length right now.
I never use any heat on it (it’s only been straightened once in the last year!). I only wash it once or twice a week.
I only use Joico shampoo (with a little tea tree oil mixed in to combat dandruff) and Joico conditioner.
The only products I ever use are Biosilk and coconut oil.
I do overnight deep conditions with the coconut oil every two weeks.
After I shower, while my hair is wet, I rub a small amount of Biosilk and coconut oil in (mostly focusing on my ends, but also covering up to about 2 inches away from my roots). Then I twist my hair up into a bun and leave it like that for about 24 hours so it can dry and my beautiful, natural curls can set.
I don’t know how much longer I want to keep growing it. I guess I’ll find out eventually!
Difference of exactly a year :) I apologise for the second photo’s quality.
I use only LUSH shampoo, superdrug coconut (sulphate free) conditioner, and apply coconut oil once a week over night. My hair hasn’t been in such good condition since it was originally virgin, about 10 years ago.
So, Lush products are probably my No.1, I usually use Curly Wurly Shampoo and Retread conditioner, but I’d noticed my hair had got even more greasy than normal, but the overall health had improved, so I wanted to try something new. I went in to the shop and explained and was recommended this H’suan Wen Hua hair treatment.
I used about a 3rd of a pot on dry hair, it says leave on for 20 minutes, but I had no reason to leave my house, so kept it on about 3 hours!
I washed it out but used the New shampoo bar as it seems to get rid of residue better, and then used a teeny tiny amount of the American Cream conditioner just to smooth the ends.
I left my hair to dry naturally, and then put it in plaits, slept, woke up brushed with a boar bristle brush and then was actually amazed at my silky, shiny hair!
I’ve mentioned a lot of products in this, but I have used many, many hair masks in the past and they leave it shiny but greasy, heavy and leave my hair feeling full of rubbish, but the H’suan Wen Hua hair treatment is probably my new dream product!
p.s, my hair is naturally very greasy on top and very frizzy on the ends. I’d recommend using a deep cleansing shampoo on the roots and a good conditioner on the ends. I’ll probably use this hair treatment once a month or whenever I feel like pampering myself!
p.p.s, when my hair feels realllly dry, I use a tiny bit of the R&B hair moisturiser just on the ends, seems to help it from breaking through the day!
Finally my hair is ready to grow!
- I only get my hair cut once a year (in the summer), and I have a couple of inches taken off to keep it healthy.
- I refrain from dyeing it, I don’t blow dry, straighten or curl it THE MAJORITY of the time, to keep from getting split ends and less healthy.
- I’ve been grown my hair out for a few years, and about two years ago a hair dresser cut nine inches off. Nine. The only reason that crushed me was because I’ve been growing it solely to donate it to Locks of Love….and it was a huge setback.
- A trick I use always to get beach-y waves / curls is as follows: I wash my hair, brush it when it’s wet, and then toss it in a bun and go to bed. By the time I wake up my hair is dry, and full of pretty curls! It also helps to have layered hair. :)
After 5 years of straightening my hair consistently (basically every day) and doing my best to not be myself, I’ve decided to give them a chance. (:
Finally let the natural curls out, my hair have been growing like weeds ever since. My only piece of advice is not to fight with your hair :-)
This is the longest my hair has been in over a year. I haven’t shaved it since October; I’m finally getting somewhere!
A mixture of Olia Intense Red dye and Lush Henna (caca rouge). 6 months of Growth since my last proper hair cut.
I use Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo and Conditioner currently. But my usual is Lush solid shampoo (New) with herbal essences conditioner. I also use heat protection spray and I rarely style it. I use a leave in spray on conditioner too.