Most of my life I have had long hair.
I would let it grow to about this length, then get bored with it and cut off
about a foot then repeat this process.
A couple of years ago I decided I wanted something new. Something extremely
new. I wanted to look less like a frumpy pony tail mom and more like a
cute stylish mom.
So I went to one of my beautician sisters and told her to chop it and die it
I took me several days to get use to it but I loved it. I loved that I
looked put together and I LOVED that it was stylish and out of my face. Plus, I always had awesome bed head in the morning.
I kept the style for a year then decided I wanted my long hair back.
Thus we come to today’s blog post. I found a website that gives you 30 Natural Remedies to Make Your Hair
Most of them are things that I have heard of before such as not washing your
hair as often, using less products and try not to brush it when wet.
But there were a few that I had never heard of and I wanted to try some of
I measured my hair to see how long it was, then I measured my roots to see
how fast my hair grows in a month. My plan is to try each method for a month,
then re-measure my hair to see if it actually grew faster.
I started with the Apple Cider vinegar rinse. The website says
If you’re looking for really long hair, apple cider is the trick!
Basically, you want to mix apple cider vinegar with a bit of water and then use
it to rinse your hair after every shampoo. This will stimulate your hair
follicles and help it grow much quicker!
I love that they use the word 'bit'. What the heck does that mean?
So I decided to get really scientific, and wing it. While I was in the
shower I would pour some of the vinegar in a cup then put some water in
it. I have no idea how much I put in there and it was a different
'bit' every time.
I would wash my hair then attempt to carefully pour the stuff on my head and
massage it into my scalp and rub it all over my hair. I'm not a fan of
the smell of vinegar and thankfully the smell didn't stick to my hair.
The Verdict: EPIC FAIL!!! Let me explain why this was so bad.
The first time I used it, it was great. My hair felt so clean because
the vinegar was a great clarifier. However, the more I used it the more I realized that the vinegar is apparently
politically correct because it didn't discriminate what it was stripping
from my hair. Not only did it take away the bad stuff but it also
stripped away all the good stuff that my hair needs to be thick and
healthy. I was left with sad limp straw like hair.
plan on using apple cider vinegar every so often as a clarifier, but not as a
regular rinse. It took about 6 weeks for my hair to feel normal
Even though I only made it 10 days with this method, I decided to measure my hair at the end
of the month just to see if there was a difference in how fast my hair grew.....
Let’s hope the potato mask I’m getting ready to try doesn't leave me completely