#1. Is your hair real? When I answer and say that indeed it is, the second question, is more of a disbelieving, "No it's not?!" When I've convinced them that it is (unbelievably, more than not, this involves them raking their fingers through my hair looking for extensions!), the third question that I inevitably get, is, "How did you get it so long?!"
Doing a monthly mask works wonders for your hair! It makes your hair shiny, beautiful, and healthy. I invented my own hair mask, and the recipe is here. Do this once a month, and you will notice a complete difference in your hair!
The two years I lived in China, was when I noticed my hair growing at an incredible rate! Not only was my hair growing faster than I could keep up with, but my fingernails were too! I can't be exactly sure why this happened, but I attribute it mostly to how healthy I ate when I was there. When you eat healthy, it affects your whole body!
So make so your diet consists of;
-Plenty of water
-Lots of tea (not the kind that comes in a can, the kind that you make out of tea leaves!)
-Vegetables; asparagus, celery, green beans, eggplant, sweet potatoes, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms
-Whole wheat breads and pastas
And stay away from;
-Deep fried foods
-An abundance of meat
-White breads and pastas
-Pop and any sugary drink
-Anything with the ingredient high fructose corn syrup!
Washing with this shampoo, you will notice longer hair almost instantly! Not only is it very healthy, but it also contains biotin, which is wonderful for hair growth! I don't use this because my hair is already long, but I bought it for my friend and it started working immediately! You can purchase it here.
Every time I shampoo my hair, I give myself a little scalp massage. Massaging your scalp is wonderful to stimulate hair growth and health! So when you're lathering your shampoo on your head, just give it a gentle massage in a circular direction with your fingertips.
Yes, I only wash my hair once a week! And! Before you get all judgmental and grossed out, just let me tell you, that it is actually much healthier to wash your hair once or twice a week, than to wash it every day. When you wash your hair more than once or twice a week, it will strip your scalp of all its natural oils, and it makes it produce more oils, at a faster rate, which is why your hair gets greasy when you don't wash it for a day! Which is not how it should be! So because my hair isn't use to being washed every day, I can literally go seven days before my hair starts to show any grease! I actually attribute a big part of my long hair to this tip!
To wean yourself off of washing your hair every single day, read my posthere where I give you great hairstyles for every day of the week that will help conceal a little greasy-ness until your hair starts to get healthy again (and remember, most likely you think your hair looks a lot greasier than other people do!).
Using all that heat styling on your hair is very damaging! If you start cutting out, or at least limiting your usage of these, your hair will be so much healthier!
After I wash my hair, I never use a hair dryer. And I only use a flat iron if I slept on my hair wrong and it has a crease in it, or if I want to curl my bangs. People always tell me that my hair looks and feels sooo healthy. Well I used to bleach the crap out of it, so it definitely should not be! But I believe the fact that I don't use these devices helps a lot!
I believe that my hair is as long and healthy as it is, because of the healthy lifestyle I live! And I know I already talked about eating healthy, but living a healthy lifestyle involves more than just eating healthy!
I don't smoke, I don't do drugs, my alcohol consumption is very limited, I eat healthy, I drink lots of water and tea, I take my vitamins, and I always make time for myself to relax and de-stress! These are definitely keys to having beautiful skin, hair, and a happy life!
Peace Love and Long Hair