Grow Baby Grow

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Growing out your hair can be quite the journey leaving many clients feeling frustrated.

With that said I have decided to grow out my hair from a pixie cut to help give you the best tips and tricks.

In the first month I wanted to try very simple additions so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed. I also didn’t measure my hair growth for the first 30days  because as we know with natural supplements it takes time to see results. However I will begin to track my exact growth per month. I just wanted to give my body time to adjust.

I did end up seeing a lot of growth thus far and I am very happy with the results.  I will continue to add in additional supplements each month and new tips for each stage of the grow out so if your joining me stay tuned.

Below I have included the first steps I have done to accelerate hair growth ! 

Water: 

Water hydrates the body and helps to regulate the circulatory system, which feeds the hair follicle, which then stimulates hair growth. If your hair roots are deficient in adequate water levels your hair will eventually become dry, brittle and may stop growing. 

Our bodies are composed of 60-80% water. When it does not receive the adequate amount of water in order to maintain cell health and reproduction, it becomes dehydrated which can directly impact hair growth.

They say water is the miracle pill for beauty and I believe this to be true ! Once I added more water into my routine I felt better and noticed my hair , skin and nails begin to improve. 

 Hair Growth Supplement: 

Supplements are a great addition to a healthy diet however they should not be relied on or overused. I am currently using a supplement that contains herbs. These herbs have many health benefits and should be only used therapeutically (6-12 month period) . I have found that when I take this supplement I have been more alert and energized which would have a lot to do with improving blood flow in the body which directly impacts hair growth.

It’s hard to say if this supplement itself has had  a direct impact however I will continue use to aid in hair growth . I will release the name of the exact supplement once I feel I have seen it’s full efficacy.

Thinking about taking a supplement?

Avoid ones that are not water soluble ( ie. Iron) 

I would suggest talking to your doctor before adding in any supplement especially herbal as they can interact with various medications and conditions. 

Vitamin B complex with Biotin: 

Vitamin B  such as Biotin  have been shown to be essential vitamins for hair growth.

Vitamin B is essential  for proper functioning of almost every process that occurs in our body. It is of critical importance for metabolism, the nervous system, vital organs, eyes, muscles, skin and hair.

Our body uses different energy yielding food sources like carbohydrates, fats and proteins for fuel. Vitamin B helps the body utilize   that fuel. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes and proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important for turning food into energy.

Our body, however, has a limited capacity of storing Vitamin B, so high amounts of Vitamin B consumption is necessary for the proper functioning of the body processes. This is why I felt I should include this supplement into my diet.

Thiamine ( another B vitamin) helps to improve the blood circulation of the scalp. This hastens hair growth process and provides oxygen to hair follicles.

I recently had a client with dry brittle hair do blood work and she was very low on B12 . So it just proves that what goes on internally truly does effect and fuel your beauty.

 Treatments: 

I have fine hair and as I gain more length especially during the winter months friction on the hair is something to consider as it can also cause hair to break . Ensuring my hair is getting an adaquate amount of moisture to prevent breakage and brittleness is essential. Due to the fact that I am also spreading out my hair visits I do want to make sure that my split ends are kept to a minimum and do not work against my hair growth goals. We all want healthy vibrant hair in the end right ?

Hats, Headbands and Bobby Pins: 

It has been over 10 years since I’ve even needed a brush to maintain my hair. Purchasing these simple items has made it so much easier to hide my hair when I have one of “those” days.

I use bobby pins to keep my longer areas in the front out of my face or to give my hair volume when it’s really limp and flat. Headbands have also been great to pull hair away from the face and keep my hair looking tidy.

Hats have been my saviour when I feel like I want to hide all of my hair while still maintaining a style.

These options can be cute ! Look at this as a fun and creative experience and a chance to play . 

12-16 Week Hair Appointments: 

I have spaced my hair appointments to help aid in hair growth . Now three Months is truly as long as you should go without visiting your stylist. I’ve found with clients that these hair appointments are great to tidy the areas like the nape that create that mullet feel during any grow out  . My goal is to remove split ends and create shape ..not loose length .  This will help make the grow out easier and less bulky . I’ve already noticed that my shape is more bob-like therefore I am more positive and able to stay on track.

Spinach, Broccoli and Leafy Greens: 

These awesome veggies will aid in hair growth due to the high amount of folic acid . I wanted to stick to a natural addition of folic acid instead of going straight to a pre-natal vitamin because let’s be real here I don’t think I could remember to take that many supplements. However eventually I will in addition to eating a healthy diet add in a prenatal when my multi runs out.  

Like we have heard before you are what you eat . This rings true when it comes to beauty and for whatever reason this seems to be ignored.

So forget the magic pills and reach for your leafy greens ladies! 

Exercise:  

So I’m eating healthy , adding in some basic supplements and now I need to get that circulation going to help aid in hair follicle growth. Increased Blood supply to our extremities for various health reasons is essential  but a good sweat sesh will also help increase blood flow to the scalp. I’ve found it hard to make the time but hair production really truly comes down to overall health . So wish me luck as I continue to do these core hair growth tips!

Next month I’ll introduce you to some essential hair growth  products !