PRODUCTS MENTIONED:- Lee Stafford Hair growth shampoo, conditioner and treatment
- Pureology Serious colour care hair masque
- Silica Complex (Holland and Baratt)
- Batiste dry shampoo
- Moroccan Oil
- Lee Stafford Argan Oil Miracle Heat Defence Spray
My hair has always been a nightmare. Genetically challenged in the barnet department, I've always had thin hair that rarely grew past my shoulders. Add to that 10 years of box hair dye damage and you're looking at a problem only hair extensions can hide. Until recently...
I've been trying a range of different methods to make my hair healthier and longer, and golly gosh, they've been working! (Even my mum can't stop telling me how thick and full my hair has become, thanks mummy!) I made a video on the things I've been doing to maintain a healthy head of hair, so don't forget to check it out below, but here's a short summary:
I've worn extensions for about 5 years now, regardless of the state of my hair as I enjoy styling them and dying my hair multiple times (don't do it, please, learn from my mistakes). However, they come in handy when you don't want to use heat on your hair. Giving my extensions a natural wave allows them to blend with my hair, yet I still look somewhat put-together, voila, no heat!
HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT:
I started using the Lee Stafford hair growth treatment a few months back and along with my other methods, my hair has grown by about 2 inches. I have also been using the shampoo and conditioner recently, which can't be hindering my progress. It is hard to tell whether the treatment is encouraging growth or just protecting the hair more than others on the market, but I'm definitely enjoying it. (Let me know if you'd like me to make a full post on it and do a bit of research too?)
These tablets promote healthy skin, hair and nails. I'm less skeptical about this method as it works from the inside-out to provide your body with essential vitamins
DIETEver since being diagnosed as a coeliac, I've tried very hard to change my diet. Avoiding wheat enables my intestines to heal, thus allowing them to take in the vitamins and minerals my body had previously been deprived of. My teenage acne has dwindled alongside the increased hair growth/thickness. So I urge you, if you have a dietary condition, please try not to stray from it too often.
I've been vigilant with using my heat defence spray and turning all my appliances down to the lowest setting when I decide to use heated tools
I avoid washing my hair too often to enable the blue to last longer. Invest in a shower cap for days where you chose not to wash your hair. Your scalp will become used to the difference after a short while and will produce less oils in accordance to your new routine.
I am a conditioner addict and will happily admit that I use far too much, which I do not recommend. However, I do recommend using hair masks and oils to protect your locks
Only using a comb on wet hair
Trimming hair as often as possible to rid split ends