Guest blog submitted by starlightsdesire
It all started in 6th grade when my mom let me color my hair. I did semi-permanent colors, starting out with a little darker than my natural shade (light blonde at the time) so my dad wouldn’t figure it out.
Since then, I’ve started going darker and darker and eventually using permanent color, going all ends of the spectrum over the years. I’ve gone from black to super blonde and back again. I’ve gone all shades of brown, red and alternative colors (red, pink, etc). Recently I was a level 4 [dark brown] and went platinum blonde. I loved it but my hair didn’t like it that much. It was super fried because it wasn’t light enough.
I wanted Gwen Stefani/ Christina Aguilera white ice blonde, but then I decided that all this damage I’ve been doing over the years needs to stop!
Four years ago I cut my hair short and haven’t gone back yet.
This year, I’ve decided that it’s time for my hair to hibernate and that I need to leave it alone for months. The last time I dyed my hair was to match my roots, but my plan is to stop coloring.
Yes, the time has shockingly come after nearly 10 years of hair coloring. I’m leaving it alone and have cut off a lot of the damage already, letting my hair grow out.
I’ve been reading about what can help grow hair and what I have so far is:
- Vitamin E (taken, or oil in hair masks)
- Leave in conditioners with keratin (protein)
- Regular trims
- Avoid heat altogether if possible. If not, heat stylers (mine is from Matrix’s Sleek Look line because I like the added shine it gives, and it’s good for my thick hair… although Paul Mitchell’s heat seal is good too).
- Make sure there’s good protein in your diet.
A web site with more good tips on hair growth is: http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/tip214.htm
Does anyone have tips on what can make hair grow? Has anyone else experiemented with their hair a lot, too? How did you get take care/ get rid of damaged hair?