Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hair Growth Tips and Advice

 I have decided for the month of February to abstain from heat styling my hair. 
I have been trying to grow my hair since I cut it all off back in early 2011.It's about just past shoulder height now but I still have a long way to go to get it back to where it was before. 
So, I have been googling all of the tips and advice that I could find on how to get your hair to grow faster. 

This is what I found: 

  • Add more fruit, yogurt, eggs and fish to your diet. 
  • Give yourself regular scalp massages to increase the blood flow. 
  • Make sure you have a regular sleep pattern, fitting in at least the necessary eight hours per night. 
  • Do not comb your hair when it is wet, (now this one I didn't know about, but apparently brushing your hair when it is wet encourages more breakage and it really weakens the hair. Your hair is actually at its weakest when it is wet so this should be a big no-no ladies! If you're a little obsessive over your locks like I am then I'd suggest using a wide-tooth, non-metal comb to take care of it in its fragile state!)
  • Try to use lukewarm water when washing your hair. Using hot water opens pores whereas cold water closes them, sealing in the proteins given from your hair products that you need.  
  • Drink at least six glasses of water per day! 

  •  You may decide to take vitamin supplements. I use a great brand that helps with hair, skin and nails. I'll do a review on it soon. I have used it as often as possible over the past few years and is available in most chemists or pharmacies.
  • If you smoke, try to cut back (if you are serious about getting those long locks then this is a great motive to stop smoking!)
  • Reduce your caffeine intake. 
  • Regular trims help to eliminate split ends and also makes the hair appear healthier.  

  • Use a brush with natural boar bristles.
  • Don't braid your hair or put it into a ponytail when wet.
  • Avoid all forms of chemical treatments... I know this is scary, but try to embrace natural hair. 
  • Minimize or completely cut out heat styling your hair. 
  • Don't wash your hair every day. Your hair needs the natural oils it produces as a conditioner. After a while your hair will become trained and won't look as dirty as it did before
  • If you DO need to heat style your hair - please please please use heat protection spray!!! I use a great brand called Paul Mitchell and their heat protect product is called: Hot off the Press, (it smells divine!)

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  • Last but not least... remember to BE HAPPY! Try not to stress. Your body will respond to your happiness and you will bloom.

Good luck ladies!

Let me know if you have any other great tips and advice! I'd love to hear it all. 


  1. Great tips! I also really want my hair to grow!
    Kisses, Feli

  2. Great tips on hair care, lovely post.


  3. These are great tips and some of them I already use myself. I was very enthused by the nutrition and diets tips too - of course being a nutritionist. I just read today that Hilary Clinton was reported to have said 'I wish I were taller and thinner, but the hair you can do something about'

  4. I wish I had someone to massage my scalp every day. Just for the sake of faster growing hair, of course.:)
    P.S.: Your face is GORGEOUS!

  5. thanks for sharing this tips!!!I am a new follower of you on gfc! would u like to follow me back on gfc too? It would be a pleasure for me!! thanks giulia

  6. Great tips, I did't know about the diet things and not to brush wet hair
    Daniella x

  7. These are really great tips! I've been trying to use my flat iron less since I know it can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)

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  8. Hi Jade, this post is exactly what I needed to read! Although I never use heating utensils, I use dye, which is worse! Thanks for all the great tips, I didn't know about the scalp massages and using luke warm water. Do you have any ideas on what types of vitamins to get? Your hair is stunning and so healthy! I'm actually on the border of three provinces in middle SA!

  9. Thanks for the tips! Two months ago, I used the vitamins and my hair falling out, so stop used and then falls out..

  10. I had no idea about not combing when wet! Yikes! I need to stop that!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. ;-)
    Your newest follower,

  11. great post! so many nice and helpful tips!

  12. You are so thin! I am envious!

  13. thank u for advice)))) Great pictures!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  14. Good hair tips, thanks!


  15. You're gorgeous, and I really like your blog! You've got a lot of great tips... heat styling is something I try to avoid as well, and I find my hair feels much better without it! I am curious about the vitamin supplements you're taking! I'm looking for a good one for hair/nails :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

  16. thanks for these tips! :) and thanks for visiting and keep in touch!

    xx pauline

  17. Great tips. I've actually just started trying to properly grow my hair. Apparently head and shoulders shampoo is really good for helping your hair to grow, so giving that a try too!

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