*Please note, my hair is shorter now than in the picture above.
I’ve spent the last 6-7 years of my life with short hair and have tried to reinvent the same hairstyles over and over again. Usually around springtime I try my best at the ‘I’m growing my hair out for summer’ phase for about 2 months only to fail horribly at my next hair appointment by telling my stylist ‘CUT IT ALL OFF I’M SICK OF IT’. I’m working on that spontaneous burst of mine guys, I promise. THIS time will be different, I’m going to grow my hair out, and throw in some fun extensions mid-summer a la OC housewife. Like everything else in life, the only way I’m going to make it work is by coming up with a solid plan of action. Inspired by this growing out your hair article from our Magazine, this is what I’ve come up with to keep my almost platinum hair looking healthy through this long process.
- Get on the same page with my stylist. We came to an agreement at my last appointment that I’m growing out my tresses and no matter how many times I tell him I hate my head; he has agreed to keep it going until those extensions are put in. Trims every 4-6 weeks are A OK, and we can play with bangs which should be enough excitement for my childlike attention span. Moving on.
- Don’t stress it – my hair I mean. I love a good short hair bun/ponytail, however tight hairstyles strain hair, so I’m going to dive right into braiding and invest in these fun hair tie hang tags that will help keep my hair in check without snagging or sacrificing the master plan.
- I rarely ever wash my hair more than 3 times a week and dry shampoo is my daily savior which is great, however I feel like it’s important to get a quality hair conditioner to keep moisture locked in with daily styling. Dry hair for a processed blonde can be the worst thing to ever happen so I’ve switched over to Ouidad’s Balancing Rinse Essential Daily Conditioner to help infuse hair with vitamins and hydrating agents while banishing frizz and maintain manageable texture.
- While all the above is great for the hair that I already have, I want to be sure that I’m giving my body what it needs to give me luscious locks. Along with the right diet, I’ve started taking hair supplements twice a day to promote the process. That way, even if I did jump the gun with another shorter cut, I can still guarantee a better me.
Think I can get there?