Many of you know that almost two years ago now, I donated my hair. ALL OF IT. Well most of it. I chopped 11 1/2 inches off and sported a pixie for months. It was fun… but I do love having long hair a lot… so as fun as the pixie was, it was a pain to style daily. I greatly missed my top bun abilities with longer hair. SO! For the last 15 months or so, I have been growing my hair out… and boy, what a process!!
Here is a side by side of how it was at its pixie length (taken 80 weeks ago) and how it is today (still a work in progress) – the photo of me with the pixie was taken after a work out btw… that is why I look a bit splotchy and red.
I guess because I am now in my 30’s, my hair doesn’t grow as fast… because this seems to have taken forever.
One thing I have noticed as my hair has been growing in, is that it isnt as thick as it use to be. This very well could be because I have had four babies… live a bit of a hectic life with four boys… and im not as young. Who knows… whatever the culprit, I miss my thick locks.
So I have been trying to find ways to thicken my hair.
One way is by taking biotin a few times a day… This truly does seem to help. I’m a bit forgetful though, so I haven’t been as regular at taking this as I probably should.
Essential oils can promote healthier hair… thicker and less oily hair. Although when you think of putting “OILS” into your hair, the thought of them actually helping with oily hair problems seems odd. Essential oils are great though for both dry and oily hair.
There are lots of websites out there that talk about the different types of oils that are good for certain hair types.
For those curious, my hair type is oily, yet coarse. I can go a few days without washing but it doesn’t take long for my bang area especially to look greasy and flat. My hair is almost completely sticky straight once it gets this length… so when it lacks body, it is just a bit boring.
I found a recipe that seems to be working for me.
So I thought I would share.
Place all the ingredients into your glass jar. Shake well and that is it! You apply this any time you wash your hair. So after I shower, while my hair is wet, I spray this religiously over my entire head. I then style as normal. You could even spray it on dry if you wanted at the end of the day.
Now to those who have color treated or permed hair…
I do not perm or color my hair… although if you can’t tell in the above image I did put some ombre in my hair… VERY LITTLE though. Ive had that ombre for weeks now and this doesn’t seem to affect it at all. Still if you color treated your hair A LOT… I would prob just use this sparingly and see what it does to the color. I do not think it cause harm, but no quoting me on that. :)
Update: Here is a recent hair update. Its been 2 years since my Pixie.