Ok! So I was completely late for the beauty bus when it came time to prepare for my wedding. Trevor and I had a seven month engagement, and I didn't decide to get serious about my hair until around four months out. I have put myself through hair-hell for the last eight years of my life, and it took me getting engaged to start practicing what I preach. Below, you will see what I included in my daily hair-habits as well as some fun tips to add to your routine. Enjoy!
I take quite a few vitamins per day and can sometimes be inconsistent about what I take, but my desperation for long hair kicked in and I started taking two of these babies every morning. I talked to my OBGYN about prenatal vitamins, and she said that they are loaded with nutrients and iron, however, you can overdo the iron, so you must be careful. Biotin is a safe bet!
Oh, yes. These gooey little drops might make you gag a little, but a dear client of mine shared her secret with me, and Biosil is amazing! You can opt to take five drops twice per day, or do what I do, and guzzle ten drops in a shot glass of juice every morning. I swear this is the best kept secret. Not only did I notice my hair growing in about a month, but I kept getting asked if my eyelashes were real or not. (It's good for your joints too!) Biosil is easy to find on Amazon, and you get to slurping this stuff up in no time.
Last but not least is Viviscal. I picked this up a few months back from the beauty supply, and it claims to help grow new hair if you have experienced some hair loss. The pills smell (and taste if you leave it in your mouth too long) a bit like dog food, but it has isolated protein molecules that help your hair grow from within. I took two daily, to help my hair grow more during the anagen phase cycle of hair growth. Each of your hairs will typically grow for two to five years during this first phase, so it's important to help those little guys out as much as possible!
To add to my internal regimen, I also took an outward approach. Because Colorado is so dry, every time I washed my hair I used an intense moisture masque in place of my conditioner. I was finding that my ends were drying up between washes, so this definitely helped hold them over. I also tried to let my hair air dry on wash days. We all know that the less heat you can use, the better. And the last and final attempt to make that mane magical was to not color or cut my hair for an entire ten months. Most of my clients cut their hair once or twice per year, and I am convinced that that is all you need if you want to wear your hair long!
After an intense four months of hair love, I think I am set to walk down the aisle. I hope that this helps all my hair lovers out there, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for my wedding photos! I will be keeping you all updated!