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Most of us are obsessed with beautiful long beach wavy hair that we have pictured in our minds as the Perfect hair! How do we grow out hair like that, long and beautiful? I will tell you how it goes.
After a while, and after many experiments with my hair, making homemade masks, buying chemical products, eating vitamins, or taking pills, I finally found that which for me is a perfect solution.
My hair keeps growing, and more than that, it is healthy, shiny, and an object of envying. Sounds like a dream come true, no? I got this trick and treats from Supermodels like Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Ellingson [a real hair envy], Candice Swanepoel, etc., and no biotin treatment required at all!
Let us help make your dream come true too.
We are girls, and I bet, we all dream about having long beautiful healthy hair, hair that will make us feel prettier. You may have had it, but you cut it off, or it was damaged, so many split ends. Or You may have kept the hair short, or even like a pixie cut, for a very long time, but now you are obsessed to grow them longer. Or You want to prevent hair loss. Whatever your reason is, our wish is the same, and I will help you make it a reality.
I had long beautiful hair until a year ago when I cut them off. The reason behind my action, I got tired of my sun burnt, lifeless, damaged, broken hair, in that point, that it did not seem to ever get back in the right mood.
So, I used the scissors to solve the problem. I cut my hair in a long A-bob side. The style looked nice on me, and I felt really good, a new me.
But, the great feeling did not last. After a while, I caught myself missing my long hair, so I began searching and clicking every link on the internet promising hair growing long.
The secret to grow longer hair
Second secret: Natural Do it Yourself Masks!
Yes, I said that homemade masks did not help me, but I did find one that helped me, a lot.
In fact, you do not need many ingredients. You only need one ingredient, and you absolutely find it in your kitchen. Something you use to cook with, and as a salad dressing. It is: Olive Oil. Just make sure to have:
- Olive oil from your kitchen,
- A bowl to heat it,
- And that is all.
or You can get advantage of this great product, you can have a look at the ingredients too.
For the ones that have tried it, how do you rate the method?
How to proceed in growing long hair
Pour the olive oil in the bowl, and heat it gradually. You may use the oven, or the microwaveable, but I suggest using the oven, as you can be in control of the heat.
Pay attention to the temperature of the oil, you do not want it to burn your skin, so make sure to try it with your fingers. It should not burn, it should only feel warm, not very hot. If you use hot oil, it will make your hair fall, not grow! So, be very careful.
When it is hot enough so when you touch it, you can tolerate the heat in your fingers, take it off the oven [or the microwave] and go to the bathroom.
Comb your hair while you are bending forward. After that, apply the olive oil from the roof to the hair's ends with your bare hands. Do not wear any gloves, as they will break the hair, and it will hurt.
After you have applied the olive oil in all the hair's length, stay like that, with your head down, for about 4 minutes. The reason is that the blood will circulate better in the skin of your head, and this will make it easier on your hair to absorb all the nutrients.
Then, put on a towel, and leave the mask on for about 30 minutes. If you can stand it, you can also sleep with the mask on your head, but in this case wear a shower cap, and put a towel on your pillow. When you will have the shower, shampoo it well to remove all the oil, and put on a conditioner as you usually do.
Do not rub the hair with the towel, because the towel will cause breakage to the hair.
Do not massage your scalp with nails, as you will make and leave scars there, even if you do not see them. The scars will damage the hair, and your nails may even make them fall, as they make the cuticles of the hair weaker. Use the flat of your finger tips.
Other Olive Oil benefits
- It aids with weight loss
- It also aids digestion and helps with circulation
- It is anti-aging, you can put it on your face and leave it on for 30minutes then rinse.
- Clears acne prone skin
- Conditions leather
- It removes the chewing gum from your hair, or your clothes without additional damage, just be careful to not spread too much of it on the clothes.
- Earache remedy
- Removal of earwax
- Furniture polisher
- Face moisturizer
- It fights Diabetes, you can use olive oil in everything you cook and every salad.
- Frees stuck zippers
- Promotes hair growth
- It helps with diaper rash too
- Helps with eczema
- Improves chances of developing psoriasis
- Improves snoring
- It also lowers bad cholesterol
- It is a Makeup remover, use cotton balls with olive oil to remove makeup and clear your skin.
- Moisturizes hands
- Natural lubricant
- Oil pulling -you can do the oil pulling method of keeping olive oil in your mouth for about 2-3 minutes while moving your tongue around, then spill it out. Take care not to swallow it. Wash your mouth well to remove any left bacteria.
- Prevents breast cancer
- Salad dressing
- Shave cream
- Soothing sunburn relief
- Stainless steel cleaner and polish
- Sticker remover
- Treats head lice
Other organic solutions in the comfort of your home
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Let me tell you a little secret: Coconut Oil is the best to help nourish your hair and treat split ends! I found this out when I was going mad at my hair and split ends that I wanted to cut them off, short. I had left a little coconut oil in my container so I decided to have a spa day at home. I kept the coconut mask on my hair for about 6 hours. Then I had a shower. When I blow dried my hair and check them again, there were no split ends! At least not as much as I had at first place. I decided not to cut my hair off every time split ends get me mad, but instead I shall treat my hair.
Coconut Oil is pretty amazing too!
Tips and Tricks to healthy hair
- Do not comb hair while wet as you will damage them.
- Once every two weeks, put on a homemade hair mask.
- Try to prevent using heat on the hair, when is not that necessary.
- Try to not put on any hair product that you do not really need.
- Make sure the shampoos and hair conditioner, or any other hair products, do not contain parabens - a toxic chemical.
- Do not wash your hair daily. If you must do so, then do not use shampoo everyday. Shampoo your hair every two days, and in the no-shampoo day just rinse with water.
- If you can stand it, rinse your hair with cold water as it will give your hair more shine, and close the pores which will prevent somehow the hair loss.
The low knot
- Divide your hair into two sections.
- Knot them together.
- Knot again.
- Knot once more if your hair length allows it.
- Secure it with a thin elastic band.
- Wrap it around itself.
- Secure with Bobby pins and a little hair spray if you need to.
If you hate the part-line that appears in the middle of your back head, then part your hair this way, and secure them with clear or colored elastics.
French braid instructions
- If you have bangs that you want to get rid of the face, or not, this french braid is the way to go.
- Simple and fast, you only have to take the front hairline and create the fishtail braid known as french braid. Wrap a clear elastic band around the end, and fix it with Bobby pins.
- No hair spray needed.
- Grab your hair in one side.
- Twist it with itself.
- Then move it to the other side, keeping it straight.
- Fix it with Bobby pins and hair spray.
- Then twist again the remaining part of the hair.
- Move it to the other side, lay it on the first section.
- Fix it with Bobby pins and hair spray.
- Hide the ends within the twisted hair.
I'm still trying to master the simple bun
- This is the usual top knot, the simplest bun you may ever wear.
- If you do not know how to make this bun as perfect as in this photo I will advise you to use a sock.
Wear it long
If you are not a fan of hair buns, or ponytails, you can wear your hair long.
4 hair styles:
- Straight hair with soft waves at the end.
- Very straight hair.
- Wavy hair styles.
- Straight hair at the top of the head that ends with big beach waves.
Tips and Tricks
- In order to keep your hair shiny, healthy and beautiful without split ends and other damages, do not forget to put gels or creams that are specified to protect hair from the heat. Use them every time you shower, no matter if you are going to straighten your hair, use a hair dryer, or not. Hair can be damaged even by the heat from the sun, or every day temperatures.
- After you style your hair, and use a hair spray to fix them, do not forget to also use a hair cream to polish the hair. Unless you have wavy or curly hair, do not ruin the look.
- If you have a curly hair, after a shower, on wet hair, put a hair cream, and then use a hair dryer diffusion to dry them. The cream will give the curls more bounce and volume.
Update: What may cause your hair loss that you are not aware about.
Recently I have gone through the trouble of hair loss, until I started to watch what I was putting on my body and what I was consuming.
It turns out that are plenty of factors which may cause hair loss, of which you are not aware. Stress is always a factor, as smoking is, climate change, the wrong diet, etc.
But the real underlying issue is: hormonal imbalance. All the above factors and others that you may have encountered, do cause you hormonal imbalance.
I figured my problem was birth-pills, and I was blind to that because their disclaimer says if it doesn't cause you any problem for the first couple of months, you're good to go.
Also, a good diet will nourish your body inside out and help your hair grow stronger. How do you figure out the best diet for you? You don't have to search Google, you have to be mindful what you're consuming and how it makes you feel. If you feel cramps after you eat something, if you're in discomfort, if you feel heavy, if your skin flares up, if your blood pressure and heart rate rises, even if it is for just 2 hours after eating, it's a good sign you should not eat that particular food.
How do you revert hair loss?
Well, this goes like this: You did not cause an hormonal imbalance in one day, so you won't bring the balance back in one day. It is a steady process. But you will definitely feel your body and energy strengthening once you figure out what foods make you sloppy and eliminate them from your diet.
© 2014 Ensorcelie
wiserworld on October 01, 2020:
I'm definitely going to use olive oil on my hair next time to moisturize it and protect it from damage. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to grow hair longer naturally!
Kenice on December 28, 2018:
I have a lot of hair loss and am not sure why it comes out by the hand fulles even when im just washing it what is good for that
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on December 23, 2016:
Yes I have. I did not really like it as it feels like it dries out your scalp and also hair gets tangled pretty bad. You can try it out though as everyone has different types of hair and everyone's hair reacts differently to the products that are used on it.
FemaleAdda on December 23, 2016:
Have you ever tried washing your hairs with baking soda? If yes, how effective is it?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on August 06, 2016:
hmm, sorry I have no experience on african hair :S but I would assume that instead any kind of oil, especially olive oil or coconut oil or even almond oil would moisturize your hair and strengthen it, instead of drying it out :S.
FREHIWOT on August 06, 2016:
I have been using it. But it seems didn't work gory. As I have African hair shoulder length, it makes it more dry and fragile
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on April 30, 2016:
Of course! Coconut oil is a good choice because it really helps with split ends too!
Elsie on April 30, 2016:
Can I try the same treatment with coconut oil?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on April 09, 2016:
Every couple of days if you want faster results. Every week if you want to grow your hair at their own capability without putting much pressure on them.
Britney on April 08, 2016:
I am kind of confused... I absolutely want to try this, but are you supposed to do the treatment every week or every couple of days?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on March 20, 2016:
It is different for every individual. However, weekly oil treatments of hair will keep them healthy, split ends free. Even if these treatment doesn't work on you, because it really depends on your hair, scalp and inner health condition, it will help your hair be healthier. So, make sure to incorporate oil treatments in your hair maintenance routine.
Laurie on March 19, 2016:
How long does it takes before the hair start growing?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on March 08, 2016:
it is best every 2 days.
if you can't commit to it, then do it every 3-4 days.
kelly on March 07, 2016:
How often should I do the olive oil treatment?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on November 18, 2015:
Do not expose yourself in the sun during the hair mask time, to protect the hair, but it doesn't affect your hair color.
Carly on November 17, 2015:
Does the olive oil affect color in your hair at all?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on October 05, 2015:
It is extremely good! I've found out that it even prevents hair from splitting. Keep using it every week for best results.
Tamsyn on October 04, 2015:
I have used coconut oil in the past on my long, damaged hair and it thickened it and made it so much shinier. Is coconut oil actually that good for my hair?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on September 18, 2015:
thank you :)
Wizmo on September 16, 2015:
Awesome tips. I like the way you have shared the information in this article.
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on August 16, 2015:
You wash you hair afterwards. It will be better if you shampoo twice. Or you can mix the olive oil with honey. Honey will make it odorless and also it will ease the process of the oil coming off of the hair.
Terri on August 16, 2015:
Is the oil easy to get out of your hair? I don't want it to make my hair oily.
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on August 08, 2015:
You apply it on dry hair.
Jillian on July 29, 2015:
Love the idea, thanks. Do you put the oil on wet or dry hair?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on July 22, 2015:
You apply it on your scalp at first, then brush it through the entire hair length. Leave it on for a couple of hours if you want your hair to be smoother and more nourished.
Syd on July 21, 2015:
do I put the oil on my tips or scalp I didn't quite understand plz and thanks!
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on July 08, 2015:
I hope it will work on you :)) ** be careful with the heat though!
Katie on July 08, 2015:
I'll try this !!! ! ! ! !
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on July 08, 2015:
It is not good to force growth so much. You have to leave your skin/hair some time to get into the process of growing faster and adapt to what you are doing. Another thing is that if you use it very often, your body will no longer react to the treatment [immunity], and you will not see results.
Katie on July 07, 2015:
Why would it be bad to use it more often than every couple of weeks?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on June 08, 2015:
I am so happy for you ^_^
Corynn on June 08, 2015:
Thanks. I've been trying this and it actually has been working ❤
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on June 01, 2015:
No, it is not bad, you should do it! Be careful with the oil though, with the heat. And for your hair I would say 1/3 of a glass of water.
Rocio on May 31, 2015:
How much oil would you use for shoulder length thin hair? And is it bad on my hair to do this mask once every week instead of every 2 weeks?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on May 12, 2015:
It depends on your microwave settings, so I would say try it for less than one minute. Try it, and if you think it needs a little more heat, turn the microwave once more, again for less than a minute.
Zoe on May 12, 2015:
how long do you heat the microwave for? 1min ? Less?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on April 23, 2015:
Every couple of weeks it is best.
Jessica on April 22, 2015:
how often would you say to use the olive oil mask?
Ensorcelie (author) from Albania on April 06, 2015:
yes.. medium length - use 1/3 of a glass.
Bekah on April 05, 2015:
So your head is bent down in the sink and you completely smother your hair in the oil? How much oil do you heat up for medium length hair?
Tory on April 04, 2015:
im gonna learn how to do all of this for my daughter
Ruby on December 28, 2014:
Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring weritrs? I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm completely confused .. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
restela on August 28, 2014:
Warm oil is the best.