My Hair and Tips & Products for longer hair!

Friday, June 22, 2012
I have hair fairly short hair for years and years but two years ago I decided to grow my hair - and as I am fairly impatient I went on a search for products and tips that may help my hair grow. Before I decided to grow my hair, my hair was at shoulder/collar bone length so not very short but not long at all. In the two years I have been growing my hair, my hair has gone from shoulder length reaching all the way to the small of my back - and then some! So I am going to share with you some of the tips I have used and some of the products that I believe have really helped make my hair is long as it is. 

1. Shampoo and Conditioner

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I came across a shampoo called F.A.S.T Amino Hair Shampoo and conditioner which I initially was very sceptical about as I didn't think that a shampoo would make my hair grow. But I was desperate and I bought it to try. I used this shampoo and conditioner for months and months and I did actually notice a difference in my hair length within about a month or so! I didn't think this shampoo and conditioner would work but they really did! I did go through two bottles or shampoo and two bottles of conditioner and these products added inches to my hair, literally! I would estimate that after using up two bottles of the shampoo/conditioner that it added quite a few inches to my hair - but you will not see results immediately and after two months at least I saw measurable results. I recommend these two products to everyone! I bought this product from which is a pharmacy based in covent garden, London. When I used to buy this shampoo it was priced at £9.99 but it is now a whopping £12.99 so I am glad that I haven't had to use this product in about a year or so now. I did write a review of these products on when I was using them.

2. Hair Masks

I have been using hair masks and treatments for a while and I really think that keeping your hair in good condition makes it grow faster and healthier. I have tried quite a few hair masks in the past but the first hair mask that actually worked, for me anyway, was the Umberto Giannini Indulgent Beauty Moisture Mask, which is just gorgeous! This Umberto Giannini hair mask makes my hair incredibly smooth, soft and manageable - and it smells divine. Another hair mask that I love is the GHD Opulence mask hair colour treated hair, which smells amaxing and it really makes my hair super smooth, soft and tangle free. A hair mask that claims to make your hair grow is the Lee Stafford hair growth mask which I have and I have used it a few times but I am not impressed with it. I find that it does not really make any difference in terms of my hair length and it is an awful mask - it is not hydrating, nourishing, moisturising or detangling! Although I do like the packaging and the scent of most Lee Stafford products. So I would recommend the Umberto Giannini mask but definitely not the Lee Stafford mask. 

3. Hair Oils and creams

As well as hair masks I also like using hair oils and hair creams/balms, as again like the hair masks I find that my hair grows better when it is conditioned and healthy. I have the Vo5 hair oil which I like but it do not like the smell so I don't use it that much. But one hair oil that works fantastically and smells gorgeous is the Osmo Berber Hair Treatment oil. I received this hair oil in a glossybox and I fell in love with it almost instantly. The Osmo hair oil makes my hair really smooth, soft and it smells gorgeous - like berries and sweets! Although the Osmo hair oil does not help that much with frizz fighting. The Body Shop Beautifying Oil is quite good and I have the Moringa scented version. Although I find that the Body Shop oil is a little bit too oily for my hair and it does not smell strongly of the Moringa fragrance at all, which is quite disappointing. A hair cream/balm that I really like is another Umberto Giannini product - the Umberto Giannini Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm. I have been using this Umberto Giannini Hair Balm for probably about two years now and I have gone through one 150ml bottle of this and I now have a new one. This hair balm makes my hair so smooth and almost frizz free - it smells gorgeous too, like a salon. I use this hair balm on dry hair mostly but I also use it occasionally on my hair when it is wet. Another hair cream is the Fudge 3 in 1 Miracle Moisture Stuff'. Firstly I hate the name of this product and I also hate the design/colour of the packaging but the cream actually works well at smoothing, softening and calming frizz. 

4. Brushes and heated tools

As I have long hair I have to use a large paddle brush and I have the Body Shop paddle but which works really well. I find that if I don't brush my hair as often then it does not break as much and I don't get as many split ends. I also think that the type of brush affects how fast your hair grows and how healthy the hair looks. I only use the paddle brush on my hair gently when it is dry and I use a wide tooth comb on my hair when it is wet. I use a comb on my hair when it is wet as the hair is more fragile and prone to breaking when it is wet so I use a wide tooth comb as it is gentler on my hair. Also as well as not brushing my hair everyday I also do not use heat on my hair. I wash my hair in the evening and sleep with my hair damp/wet and in the morning it is dry and I just need to brush it or tie it up. When I do use my curler or straighteners I use a heat defence spray. The heat 
defence spray I use is the Tresemme one, which is really nice.


1 comment

  1. I'm always trying to find hair products that will make my hair grow! and none work so i'll defo be giving these a go! thanks! xx


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