I am a nightmare with my hair. For anyone who has read That Belfast Girl for a considerable amount of time, they know that I change my mind about my hair like the wind. It's been blonde, auburn and my natural almost black colour. Lately I cut in a fringe to prevent me from cutting my hair back into a bob. I also haven't coloured it for 8 weeks and I currently have an inch and a half of grey roots. Lovely. I don't know if I've spoken about this before but I started going grey very young. My hairdresser found a grey hair when I was 8 and my mum was traumatized. However, my hair has starting "growing grey" i.e. when my hair is getting longer the roots will be snow white. I suppose it's quite a common thing for very dark girls. I'm pretty convinced that I probably will let it go white when I'm in my 30s and have hair a la Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. I spend so much money on trying to maintain the grey and it does upset me! I have a hair appointment for next weekend so stay tuned to see what the outcome is!
While I've been letting my hair just do it's own thing, I've been using a couple of things which have been life savers. Firstly, I started taking MorEPA supplements about a month a go. These high level fish oil capsules have made my nails really strong and I'm convinced they have helped my hair grow too. I've tried out a lot of supplements for healthy skin, hair and nails over the past year and these are the only ones which don't make me feel sick and have had great results. Omega 3 has a range of health benefits and as I am going through quite a stressful time in my post-graduate course, they are also great to help as an all rounder. You can buy them on Amazon and in many good health stores.
Secondly, I LIVE for my Tangle Teezer. My naturally curly hair can be a nightmare. I get into the shower and wash my hair and after I've put my conditioner on, I brush through my hair with my Tangle Teezer. It means the conditioner is divided out well and that my hair is silky soft and easy to blow-dry when I get out of the shower. Aiding in this blow-drying process is the Tresemme Platinum Strength Stay Soft Leave in Conditioner. I put this through the ends of towel dried hair and blow-dry. It helps my hair to look salon quality (and seems to conceal and nasty split ends!).
Finally, my grey is so bad that I've been trying to conceal it using many different things but since I am a little lazy (and always in a rush), the classic Batiste Dry Shampoo for dark hair which has brown pigment in it, will help to a small degree to conceal my ever growing roots. It also helps for 2nd day hair if I just happen to be sticking it up into a pony tail.
I'm trying my best to grow my hair but I don't know how much will power I have! And Kim Kardashian's blonde hair isn't helping....
Stay tuned to see next weekend's results!
That Belfast Girl x