I must tell you guys how amazing my hair looks and feels right now! It hasn't felt like this in years. Everyday I am just so happy that I finally made the choice to use no heat for a month. I've been thinking the last few days that I want to do 2 or 3 months though. I just really want my hair to be sooo healthy. Especially because I want to eventually be blonde again. I've cut using products on my hair except for vitamin E oil, and just a tiny bit of Aragan oil after I wash my hair, which is every 3-4 days. I don't want to have any product build up, that's no good.
It's so awesome having everyone support me through this, telling me it's the best decision! Especially my boyfriend who always tells me he LOVES the way my hair looks when it's all natural. That makes me smile. He tells me everyday how proud he is of me for doing this, because he knows how hard it must be for me, because I'm such a lover of doing my hair!
Every night when I have some free time I'll just go look on Pinterest and find natural hair growing tips, and what is amazing for the health of your hair. I have still been doing the coconut oil hair mask, which I posted last week, and if you haven't tried it yet, seriously go go go! It's magical. It's working wonders in my hair right now. I'm so thankful for that mask! Seriously.
One of the things I've learned from research and have been doing on myself is a scalp massage every night after I shower. Even if I didn't wash my hair. I'll put very little vitamin E oil on my finger tips and flip my head over, or just lean back and just massage my scalp... Yes it feels amazing, and this increases blood flow to the scalp, which helps nutrients get to your follicles more quickly. It's stimulates hair growth. You can even do this while you're washing your hair.
I've also NOT been brushing my hair when it's wet. It's so easy to cause breakage when you brush your hair when it's wet. So what I do after I get out of the shower is just keep my hair wrapped in the towel for about half an hour and take it out and then just let it air dry. Sometimes I even slightly run my fingers through it so it doesn't air dry so crazy. If you insist on brushing your hair after the shower use a wide tooth comb.
I think I'm doing a really good job right now of doing all the little things to help my hair plus the big things. I'm getting so used to this, it's becoming such a happy routine for me. I still can't believe I'm finally doing it haha!
If you guys have any other tips for me, or questions, please comment or email me. Thank you!