My Tools for Operation: Long Hair!

Other than on my phone at least. I’ve been without internet for the past week and some days, so I am beyond relieved that it is back up and running! And…I can finally start posting again and really GET THE BALL ROLLING! Anthony and I have been talking a lot recently; we are exceptionally passionate about what we do. He loves doing graphics and I am so in love with blogging, it’s ridiculous. So, we’re doing everything in our power to one day have these as our main jobs. I’ve seen so many lovely ladies accomplish so much…I want to do the same. So, I’m going to dedicate as much time as possible to SimplyTaylorRae and really put in the effort to make sure you all get what you deserve: quality posts! With that said, today’s topic is about growing out your hair. For most of you, you remember that when I began this blog I had a short asymmetrical bob and have recently began growing it out so that I can have long hair for my wedding…don’t judge me. Anyways, something I’ve heard a lot when mentioning growing out my hair was Mane ‘N’ Tail shampoo and conditioner originally meant for horses. Apparently, it’s become popular but after doing my research I found it to close to worsening my hair rather than doing any good so here are the tips and tools I’m going to be using to grow out my hair!tumblr_mr600fz9861qa95aho1_500So, right now my hair is about shoulder length as shown in the picture above. My first tool is actually a Japanese product I purchased from SaSa.Com called Essential Ultra Honey & Shea Butter hair mask. I’ve literally had this product for over a year and it is still pretty full so it lasts quite a while because you only need like a two-finger scoop. It’s a great product and I originally ordered it because Lindy from Bubzbeauty had suggested it multiple times, so I thought “WHY NOT!?” and now it’s become one of my most treasured hair care products. Lindy actually mentioned in a recent vlog of her’s that she is using it to help her hair grow longer and keep it healthy, so I thought I’d do the same! And gosh, do I love the smell. Honestly, it’s not that expensive and definitely worth the money if not growthThe next couple of items are really just healthy habits to keep up with to ensure your hair maintains it’s health so the growing process isn’t too effected.
First Off: EAT HEALTHY. Your hair is in need of Vitamins A, B, C, and E as well as minerals Iron and Zinc. If you are lacking in these nutrients, your hair isn’t going to grow as healthy as it should be and your hair will be lacking. One things I suggest is adding veggies to your fruit smoothies. A little bit of kale, broccoli, spinach, and so on will not really change the taste, but the nutrients are so necessary. Also, eating healthy is best for your entire body, so it’s beneficial in all areas.
Secondly: EXERCISE. I admit, I haven’t really been exercising a lot lately thanks to the UTI and Cystic Rupture last month, lack of internet, and most of all LACK OF SLEEP. Now that everything is beginning to get back to normal, I am starting to get back into working out through Pilates and Blogilates’ Pop Cardio. When you exercise, your body’s circulation improves and your hair follicles require circulation. Although you do need body exercise, your hair has it’s own exercise it requires. To exercise your hair, all you have to do is a scalp massage which you can easily do in the shower while washing your hair and brush your hair once a day (which I should probably do, because I rarely brush my hair nowadays). This will also improve your hair follicle circulation.
Thirdly: STAY AWAY FROM HEAT PRODUCTS. I understand that we all like to style our hair or at least blow dry it, but unfortunately it dries out our hair and can do crazy damage. I use to blow dry and straighten my hair every day, but now I’ve limited it to like once a week and special occasions. However, when I use heat products, I ALWAYS use a heat protectant (specifically TRESemme…) to keep my hair as healthy as possible. And trust me ladies, this does help out a lot. My hair is now a lot healthier and softer and myΒ scalp does not over produce oil to make up for the dryness.
Lastly: WIDE COMB FOR WET HAIR. Something I tend not to do is brush my hair when it’s wet because a lot of my hair tends to come forcefully rather than naturally. But, I guess that is a rather good thing because you’re not suppose to use a regular brush to comb wet hair. Using a wide tooth comb prevents hair from forcefully falling and is a lot easier on your hair rather than a rough brush.

Well, those are my tips and tools that I am using to help grow my hair out! Luckily for me, I have two years until Anthony and I get married so I think my hair should be at a reasonable length by then. When we start planning for the wedding, I will be sure to keep you all posted on our ideas and everything! And I will be doing a blog/vlog about the Bridal Showcase in September, so look forward to that! ALSO, MY FIRST POST AS A COLLEGIATE CLUB CONTRIBUTOR FOR THE DC LADIES WILL BE ON AUGUST 22ND! So please look forward to it!
Don’t forget to add The DC Ladies and I on twitter: @TheDCLadies & @TaylorRae319 (These also apply to Instagram, hint hint)
Anyways, have a fantastic weekend everyone and always remember to Live. Laugh. Smile πŸ™‚
Thanks for Reading~! ❀
With Love,
Taylor Rae


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