Haircare Routine For Growing Long Luscious Hair + My Favorite Hair Products At The Moment
I'm been obsessed with long hair. Long hair makes a woman look so much more feminine. I want to grow out my hair to my hip bone and currently they reach my belly button. So, there are a few extra things I'm doing to grow out my hair whilst making sure they are healthy and damage free. Click here to read my other tips on Hair Tips For Longer, Thicker And Damage-Free Hair
One thing I've been really committed to is 'hair oiling'. I oil my hair every 3 days, an hour or two before taking a bath. Leaving it overnight will give the best results (but I can't because I live with my husband and I don't want to gross him out with my greasy head lol).
It's a well known fact that South-Asians love their hair oils. Coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, amla oil, garlic oil, castor oil etc etc.. These oils are extremely good for the hair and they all provide different beneficial properties. If you want to grow out healthy beautiful hair, you need to start using these oils regularly. Believe me, these oils really do help in hair growth and improve the hair quality too.
If you want to induce new hair growth use castor oil. It is the best for increasing hair growth. Mix castor oil with some other oil like olive or almond oil. Because, castor oil on it's own is too thick and it will not wash out of your hair easily if you don't mix it with another oil.
So, what I did was, I mixed equal amounts of all different types of oils in one bottle. So, I can get the different benefits of each of these oils in one application. I would recommend doing this at least 2-3 times a week to notice a difference and try to leave the oil in your hair for as long as possible. I know it sounds all greasy and disgusting but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right?
These oils are a part of my beauty routine. On my bath day, I apply them and leave them on for anywhere between 30 mins to a few hours, depending on what I'm doing that day. I let the oils soak in my hair completely and then I wash it out with my shampoo followed by conditioner.
Oiling your hair is really going to help reduce hair fall, dry and damaged hair, split ends, dandruff and much much more.
Shampoo & Conditioner
It's really important to use a shampoo that suits your hair. When you find the right shampoo, you just know! Your hair looks and feels much better. If a shampoo gives you dandruff or makes your hair really oily in just a day or causes hairfall, you know it's the wrong one. It is also important to NOT wash your hair everyday. Try to wash your hair every 3 days.
About a month ago, I started using this shampoo called Mane' n Tale. Google it to find more information about it. People swear this shampoo makes their hair grow really fast. I don't know if this shampoo is available all over Saudi Arabia but it is available in Jeddah in Danube Supermarket (the Serafi mall one). I do feel like this shampoo has increased my hair growth. I also switch my shampoo between this and the yellow Sunsilk Soft 'n' smooth shampoo.
As for conditioner, I highly highly highly recommend these hair conditioners by FASH KOOL. This is a local brand super-affordable and available all over Saudi Arabia. You can find this brand in any pharmacy and local beauty stores. It is amazing!!! I wrote a detailed review on it here. This product really changed my hair! My hair is really soft and smooth after using this conditioner. It has never been so moisturized and frizz-free. I absolutely love this product. I first tried the honey hot oil hair mask and then I tried the fruit mask, both are amazing!!
If you want to grow out your hair, you HAVE to take care of your hair ends. Taking care of your hair ends means less chop-chop. If your hair ends are damage free, you'll not need to trim them as often. I haven't trimmed my hair for 5-6 months (and I don't plan to trim them any time soon) because my hair-ends are absolutely fine. No split-ends, nothing.
I keep switching between these two shampoos and conditioners because it's said that our hair tends to get 'used to' to the products. And, then the products are not as effective. So, by switching our shampoo sometimes we can make sure our hair doesn't get too used to one product.
I hope these tips are helpful to some of you. Don't forget to like Girl From Arabia's Facebook page as I keep posting new product finds and little and tricks over there. Also, don't forget to hit the like button and shareeeeee (if you want to :P).
I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, an aspiring journalist, wife to a wonderful man, strong believer in kindness & compassion, lover of beauty inner & outer. I live by and for three things -love, faith & family.