Today’s post is an update of sorts, about my hair. A few months ago, i posted about a new shampoo and some biotin pills i was taking, that were having a positive effect on me.
Since then, I’ve made even further changes to my hair care regime. Our eyebrow lady is in process of opening her salon and has a lot of cosmetology experience. She’s been working on my hair for a large portion of this year. She was the one who had given me the keratin shampoo i was using, as discussed in my earlier post.
However, in August/September time, after we had taken a few months off of my hair treatment, we resumed. This time, the treatments are going on for longer period of time. Let me break down what the new deal is with my hair:
- I’ve now begun to use a different type of matrix shampoo. My hair lady said that after the keratin shampoo, this one will help with the current dryness i have in my hair. Dryness is the biggest issue with my hair btw, so i’ve been using this for the past two months almost.I’m not 100% sure i love the shampoo. It’s definitely not BAD, but its also not FANTASTIC. I’m giving it time and hoping that it will help my hair as time goes on. This same lady who suggested i use this, believes that the shampoo is working pretty well for me so far.
- The treatment she is using on me is oil based treatments. On a weekly basis i have to use these small vials of oil in my hair. They are, as the name suggests, dry scalp treatments. I’ve never heard of these until she used them on my hair, but i can’t say i’ve had any bad experience with them thus far.
- One day a month, i go to my hair lady and she puts this oil on my hair. ON TOP OF THAT, she puts a hair mask. I’m not totally sure what the mask is made of (she’s told me, but my memory…lol) it’s i think, honey and avacado and some other things. It’s a thick white mask she applies directly on top of the oil. We let it sit for awhile, then wash it out. Then weekly, at home, i use one vial of this oil on my head, and shower it off–like usual oiling.
- I was eating my biotin pills almost daily, as i mentioned in the last hair post, however recently (As of this week actually) i have began a new herbal medicine, Cosmedix. My dad gave this to me to try, this vitamin tablet is packed with more than just biotin. It’s supposed to support womens health as a whole,and especially growth of hair, skin & nails. I’m hoping it will help my hair growth. Since its natural/herbal medicine, it doesn’t have side effects.Too early to say now, but will keep you updated as i continue to take it.
So that’s been my regime these days. The good things we are seeing from this treatment and shampoo:
-More shine in my hair, especially top half
-The top half of my hair is nice and thick, and we are seeing hair growth
-There seems to be a reduction in dandruff and head pimples in my scalp
Unfortunately, the ends of my hair, are starting to die again. That reason is something we are all unable to really figure out. And this sole reason, makes me dislike my hair immensely. I’m not sure WHAT to do to fix the dead ends, split ends, and the death of my hair especially the last few inches of it.
As i mentioned in the previous hair post, in March i cut my hair 6 INCHES! And since then, i have not cut my hair at all. However, now with it starting to die at the end, and becoming really tangly when i brush after showering, my hair lady is suggesting to cut/trim hair again.
I was putting it off for weeks, but this week i was fed up and decided to just go for it. I decided to cut my hair, but not 6 inches this time. Only 2 inches, however i got layers. I haven’t had layers in my hair for quite some time…years ago. So i’m a bit nervous of how this will grow out. Everyone’s loving it though, and my hair stylist was happy with her work and she & my mom think my hair has more volume and life to it now.
SO that is the latest on my hair. I’m going to truly try my hardest to oil it more from now on, to see if that helps! I’ll continue with all the earlier things i’ve mentioned, and I hope this helps as it did back in march, at least for a few months and during duration of my hair treatments.
If anyone has ANY suggestions at all about how to help dry and damaged hair, PLEASE let me know!
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