New Year, new hair. Literally. Forget about all the nonsense you wrote on your New Year’s resolution list. What you should really put down on your list and promise yourself is to have a great hair in 2018. To have these locks, a mane everyone will envy you. And no more hair all over your place and in the shower. Yes, 2018 is a year to grow your hair and stop worrying about the hair fallout. Because you know what, you won’t lose your hair anymore.
So many of you ladies and my close friends asked me to write an update on my hair situation. If you have been following from the beginning you know, or at least have noticed, my hair was way different when I started blogging and even before when I was posting photos of myself on my old Instagram. Ps. You will find a before and after photo at the end of this post. But before a little update and tips on how to stop your hair from falling out and how to grow your hair for real.
MY HAIR NOW
Before I scare you with my old photo. The one in which I’m almost bald (unfortunately my hair was falling out all over the scalp), a little update on my hair now.
GROWING FASTER AND STRONGER THAN EVER
My hair is growing like crazy, and my hair is growing stronger too. I have baby hair all over my scalp. At the temples and at the forehead as well. Yes, this is the reason why I always look like I never brush my hair. But you know what, I don’t really care. There’s no way I’m going to shave my baby hair at the forehead like Kim Kardashian (so they say) just to have a more sleek hairstyle. I’m way too proud of seeing my hair grows so fast and so strong.
So how fast is fast and how strong is strong? My hair grows out of the cut (I’m not sure if this is actually the way to say it, but you know what I mean), my hair looks like a bush without the shape, on every two months. Thus we trim my hair for 2 centimeters. Well, read 5 centimeters because it seems to me that my hairstylist has a double vision. I always ask for 2 centimeters, but in the end, he cuts 5 centimeters.
What did I mean with the strong? Guess what? My ends don’t split. Actually, I haven’t seen split ends since I started my therapy and using the Balmain Hair Products. By the way, you can find all the hair products that I use in the widget. You can shop them instantly by clicking on the photo, and a link will take you to the store.
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GOLD IS THE NEW GREY
Although I am slightly surprised to see golden locks in the mirror. You must have noticed my hair colours is different in every photo. And no, I don’t dye my hair. In fact, I’m still a hair virgin. Which happens to be a thing here in Slovenia where one out of three women/girls dyes their hair.
Anyway, I often find gold hair. Surely, I’m too young to getting grey, and getting gold does sound better, yet I find it weird. Did something like this ever happen to you too? Plese, let me know in the comments below.
NO MORE HAIR FALLOUTS, NOT EVEN THE SEASONAL ONES
Furthermore, I didn’t lose more than 20 hair all autumn when washing my hair. I mean 20 hair in total and not every time I was washing my hair. You know, that feeling when you know everyone is losing her hair but you, is just fabulous.
Of course, this probably wouldn’t be a thing if I didn’t keep taking all the vitamins every single day and applying the Regaine Solution 2x per day. You can read more about my therapy in my previous blog post over here.
And no, my hair doesn’t get greasier because of the Regaine. I still use the liquid one and not the one that comes in the foam.
Anyway, enough about the hair fallout for now. Afterall 2018 is all about growing your hair. Besides you can read all about how I dealt with my hair fallout in my previous blog post.
HOW TO GET FABULOUS HAIR IN 2018
Finally, my tips on how to get beautiful hair in 2018. From how to grow your hair fast, to how to grow your hair strong and how to make your hair look like you just stepped out of the hair salon every day.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR HAIR GROW FAST IN 2018
Sorry, I can’t promise you to grow your hair overnight nor give you tips on how to grow hair faster naturally with home remedies. You know I don’t really believe in natural home remedies. I still think what is in the fridge should go to your mouth and not on your hair and skin. Whatsoever, I can promise you to grow your hair in few weeks. I can’t give you an exact number as it’s different from person to person given your health condition, absorption capability and mainly your persistence. But your hair will grow, and they will grow fast.
#1 VISIT YOUR DERMATOLOGIST
First thing first, you should consult with the dermatologist and doctors first. Before you start adding some vitamins to your diet, you should check your blood and consult your dermatologist about your hair. There’s always a legit reason why your hair isn’t growing as fast as it should. And yes you should visit your dermatologist and doctor even if your hair is growing at the normal speed and you just want to grow it faster.
#2 START TAKING BIOTIN
Here it is, biotin, the secret pill all the girls with the great, long hair eat. Surely not all of us are willing to admit. But hey, I do! And I probably take way more than other girls. Due to my health conditions and doctor’s advice of course. I told you, you should see a dermatologist first. Sometimes you are allowed (or even should) to take more than instructions say.
#3 ADD VITAMINS TO YOUR DIET
Apart from the biotin, you will need to add some other vitamins to your diet too. Mostly because biotin doesn’t work so well on its own. I eat vitamin C, vitamin D, B complex (depending on my blood levels), omega 3, and I just added Magnesium. Although I don’t eat Magnesium for my hair, but I thought I should mention it anyway.
#4 EAT HEALTHY FATS AND PROTEIN
You know your hair needs lots of proteins and healthy fats, right? But wait, here is a catch. Not every so-called healthy fats are actually good for your hair. I certainly can’t eat walnuts, almonds, Brazilian nuts, hazelnuts or any other nuts but pistachios as they cause me an inflammation. I know this happens when my ribs start to hurt me so much that I can bearly move. Surely ribs have nothing to do with the hair. But these same nuts affect my follicles too. And you know what this means. Hair stops growing or even worse start falling out.
I get my healthy fats and protein mostly from salmon, meat, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, avocado and eggs (ok, this will sound outrageous, but it’s true), I eat up to 15 eggs per day. Yet only the eggs from our farm that are 100 % bio. We make sure our chickens have a beautiful life, walking around the large meadow all day long, eating nothing but organic food.
Ps. Pumpkin seeds are more or less the only carbohydrates I eat.
#5 USE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe merely using a shampoo that promotes hair growth would make your hair actually grow faster. But using the right shampoo definitely makes a difference. I’m not shading the drug store shampoos, wait I actually am, but with a legit reason. Be sure to check the widget to find the shampoo I’m using.
Which shampoo is the one then? I believe shampoo with vitamins. But this is just my personal opinion. I mean it works for me.
TIPS ON HOW TO LOOK LIKE YOU JUST STEPPED OUT OF THE HAIR SALON EVERY MORNING
#6 FIND THE BEST HAIR STYLIST
I know, finding the best hair stylist for you can be harder than finding the lo of your life. But it’s worth a search. And remember, no hair stylist will be the one if you don’t tell him exactly what you want. He might be a professional, but it’s you who will walk around with this hairstyle. In short, communication is the key. Yet the trust matters too.
#7 GO TO YOUR HAIRSTYLIST ON EVERY 2-3 MONTHS
Once you find the best hair stylist for your hair, make sure you visit him at least on every 3 months. Well, when your hair starts growing fast, you will have to visit him on every 2 months or even often to maintain the perfect cut. We all know how awful our hair can look when it grows out of the cut.
#8 USE THE BEST HAIR PRODUCTS
To make sure your hair looks like you just walked out of the hair salon every morning, even if you haven’t washed your hair in days, you need to use the best hair products.
Ever since I read the majority of the fashion brands use Balmain Hair Couture products for their fashion shows, I haven’t used any other hair products. Be sure to swipe through the widgets to find all the hair products I use.
#9 WASH YOUR HAIR WHEN IS DIRTY
You do know there’s no written rule about how often you should wash your hair, right? There is no such thing as washing your hair every day, or on every five days or just once a week. The only rule is to wash your hair when it’s dirty. You don’t walk around with a dirty face, do you?
#10 WASH YOUR HAIR WITH PURE WATER
Chlorine can cause frizzy, lackluster hair. You can remove chlorine with a shower filter.
#11 PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM THE SUN
Make sure you put on a hat before going out to the sun. Or at least spray it with the sun protection. Obviously, not the same you use for your skin. There are special UV shields for your hair too. I use the one from Balmain Hair Couture. Find it in the gadgets.
#12 PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM THE COLD, WIND AND AEROPLANES
It’s not only the sun you should be afraid of, but also the cold and wind. And aeroplanes. My hair used to get so dry every time I flew. But luckily I found a solution. I spritz my hair before a flight with Nuxe oil, yes the same one we use for our skin, tie my hair and put on a hat. Oh, yes, apart from hiding from the press fashion bloggers and celebrities wear hats when flying to protect our hair.
#13 INVEST IN YOUR HAIR TOOLS
It’s not just the hair products you should invest in but hair tools too. Make sure your hair tools have an infrared and the negative ions.
#14 LEARN HOW TO USE THE HAIR TOOLS FIRST
Don’t use those fancy hair curlers if you don’t how. I admit I have two left hands when it comes to the curling or straightening my hair. Luckily I don’t need to bother much to make the curls as my hair is more or less naturally wavy. All I need to do is to dry my hair with the round brush and then tie my hair into a bun.
#15 USE ARGAN ELIXIR
Make sure you protect your hair before using any hair tools. Not to say anything more, the best thing to protect your hair is argan.
#16 USE A HAIRSPRAY
Hairspray is my holy grail. You have no idea what a scene I made once at the airport when they took my travel sized hairspray and threw it into a bin. Even though I use it only when I wash my hair, I don’t leave my home without it. Besides, you never know when it could save your life. You know, in case someone attacks you.
WHAT ABOUT ALL THE PRODUCTS THAT PROMISE FASTER HAIR GROWTH?
Honestly, I don’t know if all those so-called faster hair growth products work. I haven’t tried Viviscal nor Fitoval or Vichy. But according to my dermatologist, all those products contain way too little biotin to make a change. Especially if you want your hair to grow fast and healthy.
MY HAIR BEFORE
As said, my hair used to be different. Actually, I barely had any hair back in 2015. 2015 was a really bad year for me. I found out I was sick and a few weeks later my hair started to fall out. Apparently due to my poor immune system and blood issues. Anyway, the difference is quite obvious, don’t you think? Well, neither I look or feel the same now. I guess we could say this was some other Brunette who happened to travel with the same passport as I do now.
MORE HAIR, MORE BEAUTY
You know what they say, a girl changes her hairstyle when she wants to change her life. But what if there is no hair to change because all of your hair fall out last autumn? Well, you certainly won’t need to worry about this ever again. The only worries you will have once your hair starts growing really fast is where to find time to dry all this hair. Yet, with all of my tips on how to look like you just walked out of the hair salon every morning, I’m sure your hair will look gorgeous in 2018. Just remember, you need to visit your dermatologist, eat biotin and vitamins and use only the best products for your hair. Ps. Let me know how it goes. Oh and share this post with your friends with bad hair. And yes, these tips apply to men too.