5 Changes in your lifestyle for Hair Growth

Hi girls!

For the past year, we have been showing you the various ways, attempts and setbacks we have been through in the long 4 years of our hair journey. However, we do understand that it’s not for everyone given each lifestyle, time, patience or even preference. Luckily, this does not mean that if you are not as intense in your journey as us, that you will not see results. But, we do believe that there are crucial steps that you can apply to your every day life that make a big difference in your hair health. So in this post we will share the top 5 changes in your lifestyle that any girl that is a bit more “low key” should apply:

1- Diet: we always mention the importance of a healthy diet in our routine (like we did on this post) since a healthy diet immensely  influences a healthy organism which includes hair health. Introduce vegetables of all colours to your diet and make sure they are good quality too. Also, make sure your water intake is good, as always we suggest 6-8 glasses a day as well as get yourself some daily exercise.

2- Heat: I get that the bun or protective styles life is not for everyone, as it was for us in the beginning of our hair journey (all the way to last year). However we do suggest to take it easy with heat and blow drying (with heat). Do take some days and wear buns, but if you really don’t like it invest on a good quality hair dryer so you can use it in the cold setting or use rollers and air dry like that (post on how we blow dry in cold air coming soon!)

3- Hair Masques: we get that the hair salon life can be addictive and even to some cases therapeutic and relaxing. We also used to love our Sunday routine of going to the hair salon and having a girls day. So if you want to continue that life go ahead, but at least make sure you stay on top of your hair treatments when you wash your hair. However, do not get fooled by hair masques, they do not have to mean spending so much money just because they come on a fancy container. Hair masques or treatments are any conditioner that stays in your hair for more than 5 minutes (we suggest 20 minutes). So if you are unwilling to spend the coins on the fancy salon hair treatments, bring with you (or ask them) to mix your favourite conditioner with your favourite oil (we show how we do it here!)

4- Stretch the time between chemical treatments- using your hair natural is a choice (a choice we also chose to skip) but is foolish and quite unhelpful if you turn a blind eye on the reasoning for why keeping your hair natural is the best option. So based on that, stretch the time between the inevitable damage you will make by choosing to put chemicals in your hair, to give your hair a break and to also have more new-growth so the chance of overlapping treatments is way slimmer. We suggest regardless of the treatment, gaps starting from 8 weeks (it will really depend on how fast your new-growth comes in).

5- Protecting your hair whilst sleeping- protective styles are not for anyone as we previously mentioned. As we said, when we started up until last year anyone that dealt with us on a daily basis only saw us with buns. We can admit it was a very limiting choice, but we had a goal so we didn’t care. However, we understand not everyone will like that, but at least at nighttime protect your hair. You don’t even have to go in the satin/silk scarf route, just invest on a satin/silk pillowcase. Either way you will protect your hair from the cotton that absorbs the crucial natural hair oils that keep your hair strong and silky.

We hope that these 5 changes serve as a lesson that lifestyle changes do not always have to be extreme. It’s with little steps that we change our attitudes and ways of thinking, and slowly but surely we can reach our goals without the need to be super extreme.

We wish you all a successful journey, being that an extreme one or more low-key 🙂

xx

-Elle (L)

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11 thoughts on “5 Changes in your lifestyle for Hair Growth

  1. Salina

    Such a lovely post and great tips. I don’t think I can invest as much time as you guys (although i salute you 😂😂) so these tips will be so helpful!

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  2. Nia

    Thanks for these helpful tips they will really come in handy. What is your and your sisters hair length now, Bra-strap or Mid-back length. So healthy and gorgeous.

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    1. diElleci

      My natural hair (Elle) is very thick, dense and coarse (4c) so I try not to stretch too much since the textures are so different. So the longest is 12 weeks.
      However Di since she has a looser texture, the longest she stretched was 16-17 weeks.

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  3. Tienne

    Diet is a very important step and has helped me with my hair journey. Has your hair regimen changed as you move from arm-pit to bra-strap length? For example, do you incorporate more protein or less, more moisture, etc. My hair is stuck at armpit length and is taking forever to reach bra-strap length. Also how long did it take you to go from Arm pit to BSL length.

    Loving your blog.

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    1. diElleci

      Hi Tienne!
      I strongly agree with you, even the small change of drinking more water has so many noticeable results!

      Yes our routine changed by doing less, we used to base our scalp with JCBO every wash day and used to do hot oil treatments. We got lazy on that and now our routine is only more focused on the wash days (1x a month protein 3x a month moisture).
      Yess I understand your struggle, for me the issue was starting to see growth in the beginning, I think I genuinely saw results a year later! Don’t worry just keep the routine and don’t lose focus!
      For APL to BSL (and honestly every milestone: NL to SL- SL to APL- APL to BSL- BSL to MBL) it takes me around a year to reach. My hair grows very slowly so hopefully it encourages you to continue!

      -Elle

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