Hello MABH friends!
Today, I am going to share with you all my one year hair growth story with my before and after hair growth pictures. Hair growth, hair fall, shiny hair – these words will be few of the most searched in Google when it comes to beauty, hair care and stuff. From my experience with beauty blogging, I got to know that clearer skin and longer hair are what more people crave for! Let us leave the former. The latter one is our hot topic today
I have completed my 18 years three months ago. This hair growth journey was started before a year when I was seventeen. I was doing my 11th grade in school that time. The difference between last year and this year in my hair growth is not that great (Compared to the hair growth speed of my mom!) but still, I wanted to share my hair growth story, experience, regime, before and after photos with you all as per reader requests! Stay tuned.
Before and After Hair Growth Photos – My One Year Hair Growth Experience:
So did you check the above picture? The first one was taken last year (Around April-May) and the next one was taken last week by my cousin. Don’t raise your eyebrows and ask me a question ‘Your wearing the same dress huh!) I wore the same dress to know the exact difference but its breeding doubts in readers minds.. huh.. Really sorry guys!
Okay coming to the story, did you notice that my hair has become straighter than before? Its not that I have done hair straightening (I have virgin hair!) but the good (Read ‘better!’) hair regime made changes to my hair and I am happy for that now! In these 12 months, I have trimmed my hair twice to thrice which was a blunder I made. I should have only trimmed my split ends. Instead, I chopped off nearly 2 inches Sob.
Let me talk about my hair care regime now without waste any more time. To be frank it was not a super hair care regime which I followed. I will list now what all I did to my hair and what changes I made to my hair care regime to promote hair growth in this one year.
I Started Taking Biotin Pills
Yes! This was the first thing I did when I dreamt to have beautiful long hair. Biotin pills aren’t that costly here in India. I got a strip and started taking it everday. I took 10 mg biotin a day. Within ten days, bioton gifted me 10+ acne breakouts on my face
I already knew that it will be the side effect but still, I said sorry to my skin and continued the biotin treatment. I took biotin supplements for one month and I could notice a lovely change in my hair texture. It has controlled my mild hair fall and made my hair more shinier. My hair looked better after biotin intake. It has also strengthened my nails.
But wait.. I was (Am too) a super lazy girl and so, I did totally forget about the biotin! I mean, totally!. After that one month, I never returned back to biotin pills due to laziness. If I had taken them, I am sure my hair would have grown at least an inch more than how lengthy it is now. Hence seriously this time, I am going back to my biotin from this week. I will surely make a difference post on MABH after one more year!
One more thing.. Don’t ever take any hair care supplement without consultingyour doctor. I am not recommending you to take biotin pills without asking your doctor!
I Oiled My Hair Every Week
This was one thing that made my hair texture very better. When I was around 12, I used to have thigh length hair. Then came the phase when I started hating long hair. And I got my hair cut done once in two months. I chopped my very long hair and maintain it till waist. I got that much long hair due to ‘everyday oiling routine’ when I was in my 5th 6th grades in school. I hate oiling hair but then, my mom compelled me and oiled my hair every other day.
After my 7th grade, I banned hair oil totally which gave me bad dry hair. You can see on the pic which was taken a year back. They were not beautiful waves My hair got that dry and horrible due to lack of nourishment. From last year, I started oiling my hair, but only at nights. I do it once in a week. I did not believe any single branded hair oil hence I use the mixture of coconut, olive and castor oils on my hair. I have also tried Parachute Ayurvedic Hair Oil and hmm.. it’s not that bad you know. Eleena, one of the writers of our MABH gang recommends Himalaya Herbals Anti Hair Fall Oil. I am going to try it next! Thanks Ellie!
With once a week oiling hair routine, my hair texture has changed a lot in this one year. It is more silky and straight now. So I am going to oil my hair twice-thrice a week from now. I know and I believe that this oiling wala thing will work like a charm!
Recently, The Body Shop Rain Forest Coconut Hair Oil has changed my hatred on coconut hair oils and Its my HG one now. I am using it like, twice-thrice a week.
I Started Eating Eggs Everyday
This may sound strange.. Or funny huh? But it is true! Daily intake of eggs has made my hair grow faster. I have seen it visibly. Actually I didn’t start eating eggs everyday to make my hair grow; but to put on some pounds as I am underweight. But eggs never helped me gain weight Instead, they all went to my hair as protein and did magic to it. My mom says its the protein content in egg made my hair grow faster. Hence, even though I experience mild hair fall, due to the speed of my hair growth, my hair grows longer.
Egg white is full of protein and it really helps with improving the health and shine of your hair. Likewise, I love chicken too. I eat chicken at least twice a week. This protein rich diet has got my hair grow. If you are a vegetarian, then stick to chickpeas, soy beans and paneer. They are really great source of proteins in vegetarian food items.
I am sure that I will follow this egg technique hereafter too but with a little alteration. I am not going to take more than one egg yolk a day because its full of bad cholesterol. I am just going to take more egg whites from now. The egg thing really worked for me like a magic to grow out my hair longer and stronger! (Am I sounding like the girl in clinic plus ad?)
I Avoided Sun and Dust
Sun and dust are two big enemies to hair growth! They don’t affect your hair growth in a direct way, but of course they cause dandruff, root weakness and many other hair problems which result in hair breakage, hair fall and hair thinning. If your hair falls more than it grows, then how is it possible for your hair to get longer? That’s the thing. So if you control hair fall, you maintain your new grown hair and you will get long hair. Controlling hair fall = Long hair! Got it?
To achieve this, I avoided sun and dust totally in this one whole year. I was sitting at home and blogging the whole year without going to school (Yeah I did my schooling in corres due to full time blogging!) so it was possible for me. But for most of the women out there, avoiding sun exposure is not that an easy task. Better wear a cap, a scarf or a helmet while riding bike to protect your hair from direct sunlight. Wash your hair 3-4 times a week with a mild shampoo to get rid of dust. That’s what I do too. I do wash my hair everyday or at least 3-4 times in a week to keep my scalp and hair dirt and oil free.
We take bath and cleanse our skin every day then why not we do the same to our hair? Scalp is more prone to dirt, sweat, infections and many more things which can affect our hair growth. But keep in mind, over washing your hair might lead to DRYNESS! Hair fall happens with dryness too. Right? So make sure to moisturize your hair if you are over drying it by rinsing so often. Don’t use silicone based serums to achieve that temporary shine. Those serums might ruin your beautiful hair. Instead, use light hair oils.
Okay the post is going super long and I am sure you will get bored if I write more. So let me finish the post with few little hair care tit bits from my hair growth experience. These hair care tips will really be helpful to you if you are person who is wishing to grow long and healthy hair.
My Own Experienced Hair Care Tips to Grow Long Hair Faster:
- Never comb your hair when it is wet. You are growing your hair milometer by millimeter so hard. So why do you allow it to break so easily by combing in hurry? Always blow dry hair and comb with a wide teethed comb after it gets dried.
- If you want long hair, then stop using hair dryers, straighteners and curlers very often.
- Include more protein in your diet. This works very well in increasing the length of your hair.
- Maintain your hair and scalp clean all the time and at the same time, keep it moisturized.
- Oil your hair at least twice a week and leave it overnight. I was doing it only once a week, but will do it twice to thrice hereafter.
- For my cousin, eating fish very often helped with her fast hair growth too. Hence, if you are a good seafood lover, include more fish in your diet.
- If someone tells you that your hair will grow very long if you trim it, smile at them and forget what they said the next moment. Its a myth! Your hair grows from the root and how it would affect your hair growth positively if you trim the ends? If you have split ends, trim them and maintain your hair neat but never ever trim good health hair if you want long hair!
- Avoid using SLS, silicone based hair care and hair styling products. Its one of the best ways to say goodbye to hair damage and thus, preventing hair fall. What is said before? Preventing hair fall is equal to? Hmm?
- Drink tender coconut twice a week and cool down your body. Heat body might also be a main cause of your hair loss. I haven’t tried drinking tender coconut, but heard it from my beautician. I will surely implement it soon!
- Last but not the least, have a good night sleep. It should really be a ‘night’ sleep. Be stress free! Do what you like Have hobbies. Good sleep, stress free life and happiness are 3 keys to grow your hair longer in few days! Believe me!
Enough! My hair care regime, experience and tit bits are over now. I am so sorry for the huge post. But I hope the points will be helpful. Did you like my before and after hair growth pictures? Which regime you swear by to grow your hair longer fast? How did you grow your hair longer in one year? Now share your hair growth story below!