Monday, 1 July 2013

Project: Longer Locks - 9 Month Update!

Hey guys!

It feels like forever since I last did a hair growth update, but in reality it's only been about 3 months since my last longer locks post.  Since then I have been under a massive amount of stress, and as a result I have noticed a hell of a lot of breakage and shedding in general.  Fortunately, despite all of this, my hair still appears to be as voluminous as ever and is actually the longest that it has ever been.. like ever!  I don't know the exact measurements, but my hair is currently sitting just above my back bra strap, or when pulled out in front, just at my nipples. :)



My current rate of hair growth is actually pretty awesome when you consider that the average rate of hair growth within a 3 month period is normally 3.75cm, and that my old rate of hair growth (prior to starting this project) was only 1.25cm every 3 months!

What I've been doing to promote healthy hair growth:

I've recently run out of my Lee Stafford hair growth products, but for the majority of the past three months this is what I have been doing:

  • Washing my hair once every 3-4 days using the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo, Hair Growth Treatment, and Hair Growth Conditioner.
  • Applying 2 pumps of Lee Stafford's Nourishing Miracle Oil to the mid lengths/ends of my hair while it's still damp after being washed.
  • Using a wide toothed comb to comb through wet hair, starting at the ends and working my way upwards.
  • Using a Michel Mercier detangling brush for fine hair when brushing knots out of my hair before going to bed and upon waking up of a morning.
  • Only using snag free hair elastics.
  • Not curling or straightening my hair, and only using a hair dryer for special occasions.
  • Not having my hair trimmed or recoloured.  Although I'm definitely due for a trim now.

Other things that might be helping:

  • Taking 2 Odourless Fish Oil/Vitamin D3 capsules and 1 Vitamin B Complex supplement daily.
  • Only drinking filtered water from a non-plastic water bottle.  Period.
  • Maintaining a diet that consists of around roughly 80% organic, unprocessed foods.
  • Yoga.
  • Getting a full nights sleep.
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As I'm almost at the end of my longer locks project (which was originally intended to last for 12 months, although I fully intend to continue growing my hair out afterwards) I've decided I'm going to spend the next 3 months changing up my products and methods to some of those that I've used previously that I suspected weren't very helpful.  I figure that this will be a fun little experiment, and a great way to make sure that the products/methods I believe to be working are actually the reason for my improved rate of hair growth.

I will posting the results of this experiment, as well as my final measurements for the longer locks project, on the 30th of September. :)

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