In September 2014, a few days before I could start my first ever corporate job as an intern, I cut my hair. I decided that it was time for a change and made the ultimate decision of chopping my hair short and had it chopped a little above my shoulder (which is pretty short for me, considering my previous length of hair!). For hair inspiration, I took a photo of Jenn Im – a fabulous YouTuber who has an exceptional fashion sense and I told my hairdressers to cut my hair exactly like how it is in the picture and so she did exactly that.
For the first two months, I genuinely loved my short hair. I was pleased with how my new hair looked on me, I had fun styling my hair and also, I felt as though the shorter hair made me look a bit more ‘cooler’! Having had long hair ever since I was 14 years old, I thought I would rather enjoy having shorter hair.
However, my short hair is now 4 months old and, I can tell you that I am most definitely suffering from LHDD – Long Hair Deficiency Disorder (I just made this up!). It was quite hard to admit that I did have LHDD to myself because my mum warned me about this. I know it is only hair and it will grow back but growing back the hair, let’s face it, is a tough job!
Do you suffer from LHDD?
Do you just want to speed up the process of your hair growing back to a decent length?
Well, I want to share with you my top 2 tips that has and is helping my hair grow longer, stronger and thicker 🙂 I’m sure you would have heard these tips many times, but I still hope that talking from my own experience could benefit you in some way.
1) Hair loves oil
You read it right, hair loves oil the same way Jack loved Rose in the movie, Titanic. At the moment, my hair is loving Extra Virgin Olive Oil being gently heated up for a few minutes and being massaged it into the scalp of my hair. I do this twice a week without fail and let the oil soak in for at least 1 hour or a couple of hours (in the weekend of course, when I have nothing better to do!). You are not limited in only using Olive Oil, you could experiment with other oils too! Here are my top reasons why I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
– My hair is of the big, bushy and frizzy kind and using olive oil helps keep my mane tamed and shiny.
– Olive oil is a great moisturiser for our scalp. My hair and scalp does experience vey dry conditions and this definitely helps in locking the moisture in.
– Olive oil is known to make hair grow thicker. My hair is definitely not the thickest, and this is helping each of my hair strand to be thicker and stronger.
PS. I have also used Almond oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil (make sure they are all cold-pressed) too. They are all great and have different benefits! I recommend researching with our good friend Google to choose the right oil for your hair type.
2) Hair hates heat
I am sure you must have heard this a million times. Hair hates curlers, straighteners, hair rollers, hair dryer and anything and everything that emits heat on to the hair. I love a good blow-dry, those perfect curls and I like it straight too and so, I struggle with this one a lot. However, I have made a pact in reducing the heat tools as much as possible. This is how I do it:
– Use a great, reliable heat protection spray. I use TRESemme Heat Defence Styling Spray.
– Use heat tools strictly twice a week.
– Use the lowest possible heat setting
I would love to hear your thoughts and tips on how you take care of your hair. Thanks for reading!