How is your hair so long? How many years did it take to grow it? How do you keep it healthy? Are those extensions? - just some of the questions I get asked about my long hair.
The truth is that I've always had my hair long. Ever since my childhood, my mum never cut my hair shorter than the shoulder blades length. I did have it cut to the shoulders a few times but mostly I've had long just like now.
The only way to grow your hair - is to avoid cutting it. Now, split ends are evil and unless you're too fussed about the shape, you can get some sharp hair scissors and trim them yourself. By cutting a tiny bit every month, you'll have the healthy looking ends which will prevent further splits upwards.
Hydrate, eat well and exercise - the most important things you can do for healthy hair.
A right hairbrush is key, I love using natural boar bristle brush by Kent. Yes, it was crazy expensive when I got it 5 years ago but it's the brand that the Queen uses, so you can trust in it. Make sure to wash your brush every a couple of weeks with a shampoo, as due to the organic material, it will hold on to a lot of your hair oil. When my hair gets too messy, I love using my Tangle Teezer brush too. Remember to brush your hair from the bottom upwards, to ease the process and to avoid breaking it.
Doing coconut oil masks helps too. I like to do mine 1-2 a month by simply applying a bunch of it all over and sleeping in it. To protect your pillow from the oil, you can either wrap your head in a towel or a cling film. Wash off in the morning and you'll notice a beautiful shine and smoothness. And the fabulous smell!
Brush your hair upside down first thing in the morning and before you go to bed. Increased blood flow in your scalp, will give more strength to the roots during brushing. You can even add a little head massage for more circulation.
No heat. Whatsoever. Forget perfectly straight or glamorous curls. Forget hair dryers. Yes you can do it for special occasions. But on a regular basis it is very damaging. It's simple a question of wanting long healthy hair or nice looking hair every day but oh so damaged. I always prefer a messier less polished look that oozes health.
What are you hair tips?!