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Hair Care & Styling Routine + Tips For Healthy Long Hair!

It's been a long time coming (hence why this weeks video is one of my longest ever) but I finally got round to uploading a hair care chat this week, complete with styling details and my tips for growing your hair! Hair products were actually my first love before makeup as I used to hate my natural hair texture, so it feels so strange to think that it's something I rarely talk about on the blog, but I love trying new things and playing about with my hair so that will probably change going forward.

I've been far more content with my hair since growing out my "lob" and although a lot of people are currently all aboard the shorter hair band wagon and say they prefer my hair shorter, I couldn't be happier. This hasn't been my first time of growing out a shorter cut, so I thought I'd jot down a few tips on how I approach growing my hair...

A GOOD DEFENCE: In my eyes your hair isn't something that you can repair too much once major damage has been done. You can use products to make it as smooth and manageable as possible, but once you've damaged it you'll never be able to truly re-wind and start over without a major chop! Because of this my number one priority is using a heat protectant on my hair, and making sure it doesn't get too mangled by everyday wear and tear. I very rarely have breakage on my ends despite having incredibly fine hair and I always put it down to my religious use of heat protectant and being kind to my hair.

BE PATIENT: I was told numerous times when I was growing my hair that it would get to a certain point and just stop growing. If only they could see me now! There is a point in growing out a cut where it seems like nothing it happening but your hair will grow! Even if we got all scientific and talked HAIR CYCLES - which range from 2 - 6 years  - you would still be able to grow out a long bob as it generally takes around 12/18 months for most people dependant on genetics, environmental factors and of course, how long you want your hair. So as long as your patient and look after it you will get there - you might never be Rapunzel, but your hair will grow.

BACK TO BASICS: If you're looking to grow healthy long hair it may be worth altering your diet slightly. I often go through stages of long term healthy eating and then un-doing it all (not ideal, I know) and I always notice that my hair begins to grow much quicker after a month or two of healthy eating. Lots of veggies, fish and eggs have made a huge difference for me, and if nothing else you're doing your body a favour so there's nothing to lose!

Obviously these are just my tips based on personal experience. This is definitely not one of those "if you're not doing this it won't happen" types of posts because hair always grows regardless, but sometimes just being reminded of a few little basics can lend a helping hand!
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34 comments

  1. The texture of your hair is so lovely !!
    Great video as always

    www.cocotulips.com

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  2. I can't find L'Oreal Ultra Riche Shampoo and Conditioner in my boots or superdrug!

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  3. Great products and I'm the same I got into hair before anything beauty and I need to look into these as I want to grow it out after I cut my hair into a lob as well.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. Your hair is about long as mine so this is really helpful!

    xoxo Mollie
    www.molliebellezza.com

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  5. Such great tips. I know all my friends always ask how to grow their hair longer and it really is sometimes just your biology and genes. These are awesome though! Definitely going to forward over your video to them :)

    xx, Mel
    http://melinspired.com

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  6. Thank you for the great tips!
    I love all the products you use! :)

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

    http://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com

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  7. These are some fantastic tips - I'm growing out bleach so I have to keep chopping it short to give some life! Your hair is incredible and looks so healthy too :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  8. Thank you for sharing your routine, I was really looking forward to it. I'm also a huge fan of SachaJuan Hair Repair, it's just the best :)

    http://allure-square.blogspot.com

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  9. This post made me realise I really need to take better care of my hair! Great advice x
    http://wearsheiz.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Really want to try the Dove haircare range. I love using coconut oil on my hair and I done a blog post on the benefits of coconut oil for your hair :)

    Alisha xx
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've always loved the Bumble & Bumble packaging! I loved to know about your haircare as I also dyed my hair recently! x

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  12. I love bumble&bumble products! My hair used to be to my waist and not too long ago i had it cut to my shoulders and i love it! I feel like i can do a lot more with it now!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. If following your tips will actually give me hair as amazing as yours, I'll completely change my routine right away! ^.^

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  14. I couldn't agree more with healthy eating! I always notice a change in my hair skin and nails when I'm not binging.
    Natalie's

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  17. I want to try the Bumble Invisible Oil soon! I love their styling products as well as Oribe (can't beat the scent either!) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love these tips! My hair definitely needs a bit of love right now, I'm thinking I just need to bite the bullet and chop it off!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  19. Great tips, I totally agree heat protecting is a biggy and eating right helps - also not washing it everyday I find helps the texture a little. These products look great, I'm a huge lover of Elvive for my hair and these bumble and bumble products look great!

    Josie
    josievictoriaa

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  20. I was always a bit of an elitist when it came to hair care. I wanted to top of the line, expensive products thinking that they would work the best. But more recently, I've been in love with everything hair related from the L'oreal and Tresemme lines. It's so stinking affordable, and the l'oreal hair repair line especially leaves my hair looking soft and smooth.

    -Katherine
    http://thegreenbows.blogspot.ca

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  21. This is a very good article! Thank you very much for sharing these tips! :)

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