Length is something hard to come by, and once you get it, you hold on awful tight, not so tight that you break it mind, but with a strong enough grip that you retain that sought-after length. That’s what I’m doing anyway. How, you ask? With my all-natural hair conditioners, the one that got me to this very stage: Length.
Length isn’t just about long hair (I mean it really is!), but also helping to restore moisture to dry locks, hair that is broken
I have two natural hair conditioners, but Length is what I swear by, what I’ve given to others who have raved about how much stronger and healthier their hair looks and feels. I mean it when I say I believe in the strength of nature, the proof is quite literally in the (big hair) poof.
At the base of Length is shea butter, along with other carrier oils, which have been proven to stimulate growth, repair cuticles, and soften hair.
Black castor oil
Black castor oil is an antiseptic, anti inflammatory oil, derived from the castor plant. It stimulates prostglandins which are in certain parts of the body including the scalp. Some say this is the reason why it triggers hair growth. I won’t make such claims, but it’s got my hair this long.
High in fatty acids and vitamin E, avocado oil penetrates the hair shaft, allowing hair to retain oil post-shampoo, smoothing cuticles, so it doesn’t feel dry because the cuticles are quite literally smoothed down by oil which is absorbed by hair, forming a protective layer on every strand (straighteners come try it! Jokes, no heat. Whatsoever).
Now, what’s really helped my hair are the essential oils I use in Length. It is rich in lavender, rosemary and cammomile essential oils from those gorgeous flowering plants.
Lavender calms tense scalps and relaxes stressed hair thanks to its properties. But it’s not just a relaxing oil.
I recently read a study where alopecia areata patients massaged their scalps daily for 7 months. Half of the patients used lavender essential lavender oil during the massage, and reported considerably hair re-growth over the control group that simply used scalp massage alone. I’m not taking this as gospel, but it’s interesting no?
Rosemary, rich in antioxidants is a natural stimulant and has been purported to boost hair growth. I don’t believe the hype, but my research shows that rosemary is in fact an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial oil, so any itchiness, dryness, or soreness (dandruff/ psoriasis), will be obliterated once you use this (I’ve suffered in the past and now boast a dandruff-free scalp!).
Rosemary also promotes blood circulation when applied to the scalp. I’m really not a fan of ridiculous claims, but my hair hasn’t been longer.
Cammomile soothes sore scalps and naturally softens hair thanks to its high concentration of a-bisabolol which promotes granulation (healing), is an natural anti-inflammatory oil and is also a great tissue regenerator.
I washed my hair yesterday and put Length all over. Note this is about 10 minutes post-shower (with nothing in my hair), and below is 15 minutes after working the product through my hair.
Holding on tight; this is my hair, I’m looking after it, I want it to be long, strong, healthy and just beautiful because it’s one less thing I have to think about.
Deets on my other product coming soon. Until then, feel free to ask me all about Length.