One of my biggest insecurities has always been my hair because of how fine and thin it is. I experienced some major hair thinning in high school due to stress, which, at the time, was something I was even more insecure about because of being in high school in general and a huge fear of being made fun of due to the lack of hair that I had on my head (we won’t relive those days). Ever since nearing the end of my high school days, I’ve worn hair extensions as I’ve worked for a couple of years at growing out my hair and finding new products or methods that really work for me and my hair type, which not to mention is almost impossible to grow past certain lengths.
As of recently, I’ve been trying out a couple of different methods in growing out my hair that I wanted to round up in today’s post. However, I did want to mention that everyone’s hair is so different so what works for me, may or may not work for you – basically what I’m getting at is, do with this information what you will, but I hope it gives you a little bit of inspiration into how I’m going about growing my hair and making it healthier and what could potentially work for you.
In 2020, I was introduced to Bondi Boost through a collaboration I did with them over on my Instagram, and ever since have absolutely loved using their products. Through last year’s collaboration, I was able to try out not only their iconic wave wand styling tool but also their heat protectant spray. I instantly loved the heat protectant spray because of how well it worked with my fine and thin hair type, the fact that it didn’t leave any film or grease feeling, and its scentless spray. Plus its clean packaging aesthetic!
This year, I’ve started incorporating more of their hair care products into my daily routine and have already seen such a difference in how healthy my hair is and even some growth!
Every night after I get out of the shower after letting my hair towel/air dry for about 15 minutes, I spray the Bondi Boost Intensive Growth Spray along my scalp and areas that I have noticed balding over the past couple of months, followed by the Bondi Boost Rapid Repair Serum on all of the more heat-damaged portions of my hair before lightly blow-drying.
In just a couple of weeks of use of this consistent hair care routine, I’ve already noticed balding parts on my scalp start to grow in more hair from using the Intensive Growth Spray (which is intended for spraying on your scalp only and not your whole head/hair) and have noticed much healthier looking and feeling hair from consistent use of the Rapid Repair Serum. I also use the Heat Protectant Spray each morning before styling my hair with either my straightener, curler, or wave wand.
And now moving past my tried and true Bondi Boost hair care routine, some other things that I’ve started to consistently work on to help grow out my hair are:
- Wearing my hair extensions less
- Going more days without applying heat to my hair
- Taking hair growth vitamins every day
- Using silk hair ties and sleeping on my silk pillowcase every night
I’ve worn clip-in hair extensions for years now and have discovered that part of the reason why certain parts of my scalp were seeing patches of balding was because of the extension clips and how rough they can be on delicate parts of your hairline. I now limit myself to wearing them about 3 days a week rather than the full 7 like I used to and just giving my hair a break from styling and extensions. That, along with the Intensive Growth Spray on my scalp has been working wonders on my hair!
Now that I’ve been working from home for over a year, I have to say it’s been incredibly nice in that regard not having to worry about putting in my extensions each day or applying heat to my hair to style for the workday since I don’t see anyone at work anymore – forever living the messy side bun life all day every day during the work week!
After years of trying hair growth vitamins with no success, I started taking Sugarbearhair gummy vitamins my freshman year of college and have consistently taken them every day for almost 5 years now. I cannot recommend them enough after seeing such great success from them, they also taste good too which is a plus!
I’ve also sworn by only using silk hair ties/scrunchies and silk pillowcase for sleeping each night which has been so much kinder and nicer on my hair. It’s little things like that which can often be overlooked that have really made such a big difference in my overall hair health and growth.
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