Length: How I got it

Hair results, Mornings, Proud

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.

Avocado oil

 

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.

Unwashed 

Hair results, Mornings

Curls are a bit wild this morning, hair is big and dry; I haven’t washed it for a more than a week. 

  

I won’t lie, it feels scandalous not washing it on my normal wash day, but ooh it looks good.

 
I was supposed to wash it yesterday morning, combating the bushy, dry, slept-on hair. But instead, I put Length in my hair, my heavy hair conditioner, worked it through for about five minutes and put it up in a bun. 

  

If I’m honest I just needed a bit of moisture to help it get in a bun, but I was tentative to take it out this morning expecting conditioner blobs on dry hair, but this morning it looks like this:   

  

No particular shape but I like it nonetheless. 

  
How’s your unwashed hair looking, naturals? Because I am feeling this! 

At last

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Y A A A S

  
Are you ever just like f*cking yes?! Because your hair is finally on bloody point? And it hasn’t taken days for it to look like this? No, it’s only taken one night, an evening, and the next day your hair is Bob Bob Ricard fancy? 

  
This morning I took my hair out and I was like damn, how, after one night – actually from 1.30pm the previous day, to this morning – of it being *washed and thoroughly conditioned, does it look like this? 

I was thinking how? How?! The answer: Three Blends. I changed the ingredients, mixed up the quantities and re-blended. Oh how I love the results. And I mean LOVE. My hair felt heavier with product this am, hence why it’s probably hanging around my shoulders tonight (massive f*cking yes to this).

  
It looks quite short and bouncy in the photos, but funnily enough it’s long and heavier tonight, which is another first. And it’s incredibly soft. I’m really impressed. 

  
YES. 

Oh, and, camera is on the way, promise.

And this dress was a present from my big sister, fits a God-damn dream. 

Happy Thursday

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Morning kids. Selfie in work. Unpolished. Casual. Hair is up, Three Blends working its absolute magic for tonight.     I’ve got the original blend in my hair and it smells bloody lovely. 
I added a little Jasmine and lavender for softness and scent, and when I put my hair up this morning it felt like silk! 

Note I did a tiny wash last night, put it up, slept on it and put it up again post-shower this am.

 
I’ll post the results, but absolutely loving this morning already. 

Love x

I know that you like it 

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Daddy … When I ask you please. You know when you have a song in your head? That’s Tinashe, boss.

  

So I washed my hair..and strangely enough I think it looks longer than before (I straightened it)? Strange because I trimmed it yesterday and strange because I bumped into a friend yesterday who I haven’t seen for months and she stroked my mane in complete shock and admiringly said: “Wow Tam I’ve never seen your hair so long!” Which made my night. 

  

  

Now I know you’re thinking right… so how precisely does she get it like that? I practice what I like to call the motion, which is just a hair rinse, castor oil on my roots and I use my own / a natural, organic hair conditioner. It sounds simple enough. 

  

But I’ve also started practising the oil rub-in-roots method. I don’t know the official name for this, but my twin sister mentioned it and I’ve done it twice in it two weeks. 

  

Admittedly, not a long enough period (nor often enough), to really yield any kind of result with my hair. But I think the pictures speak for themselves. 

Oh and apologies for looking half asleep in the photos this am, I’ve a cold I’m struggling to shake off. 

WEEKENDFLEX

Mornings, straight

Roll with it kids! 

 I haven’t washed my hair in 2 weeks. I straightened it (with straighteners), last week Monday, but haven’t done a damn thing to it since.

Rollin’ with it. Might wash it tonight. Straight has been fun 🙂

I’m not prepared to put straighteners near my hair again for another two years. I’ll put them back in my hair and beauty drawer. Maybe I’ll keep it curly for 5 years. Straight when I’m 30? God that sounds old. Too deep for a Saturday afternoon. 

Happy vibes kids. 

Buy you a drank

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Are you ever like, sure, go ahead and buy me a drink daddy, I’m going to continue to sit here and mind my own business? Buy me what you want. I’ll just crack on with what I was doing before you interrupted.

Feelin’ my absolute self this morning. Unashamed.  

Now on to my hair. I swear it has grown over the weekend. I rubbed Morrocan argan oil into the roots on Saturday night and wooy, I woke up on Sunday to unbelievably soft hair.  

I know oils do that, but argan oil made it bloody lovely! And it straightened something beautiful!

Has anyone else used it? This is yesterday morning. It also took truly half the time to straighten (not from freshly-washed obviously, none of that silliness).


Doesn’t it look long? Also, bra by Mimi Holliday. Fits a bloody dream. And I love a bright.

Here’s the softness from this morning:

I’d never used argan oil prior to now. Absolutely love it. Although I’m not too keen on the scent.

Thoughts below please lovelies.

Big

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Big news: I’m launching the Three Blends haircare range! 

  
Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying out a few variations of the hair conditioners I’ve always wanted and I’ve fallen for the results. 

  
Unlike the stuff I’ve made in the past, thanks to a lot of trial and error, I can proudly announce that Three Blends products are flawless: a 100% organic, vegan, thick, luxurious cream that smells wonderful and does just as good thanks to the properties of the oils I have used.

  
They’re made for hair like mine and I can’t wait to share it all with everyone! 

  
The results speak for themselves.

Happiness and light found in the face of danger. Continuing to pray re this weekend’s tragedy – Paris.

My process

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This is how I do it.    

Whilst I’m in the shower I rinse my hair and rub the roots; I no longer use shampoo. Instead I hold my head under the shower and rinse My hair for about 5 minutes. 

Post-shower and the gentlest towel-dry (just so it’s not dripping everywhere), I work the conditioner through my hair, starting at my roots and running through to the ends.

    

I try and stretch it out, whilst being as gentle as possible. This usually takes about 5 minutes if I’m really taking my time, but this photo was taken when I was getting ready for work: I had 8 minutes exactly. 
  

Once my hair is nicely conditioned, u out it up in a bun. It looks light a tight one, but you wouldn’t believe, it’s easy to wrap your hair in a bun, by carefully twisting it up.  

I usually do this before work – it takes me no more than 10 minutes for me to really work the conditioner through my hair would you believe. I then leave it in a bun, up for the whole day and sleep on it. 

– I’ve yet to invest in silk pillows or consider wrapping my hair before bed to maintain curl prettiness, but like I said, this is my process. I’ll update you when I change it. 

The following day I’ll leave my hair up, usually until the evening, when I take it out and it looks like this:

  
As you can see there’s a touch of product on my hair -I usually leave it and within the hour it just moisturises in, I don’t do a damn thing! 

  
Ignore my face, I had suncream on. 

Thoughts on my hair – do you guys like it? 

I’ve been considering changing up my process by wrapping my hair in some sort of cloth / old t shirt, for those times when I sleep on my hair and it’s a bit damp (I hate such times). 

Please share your thoughts fellow hair-bunnies. I’m considering shipping my hair conditioner out to a few fellow bloggers in the next few weeks. If you’d like some, get in touch.