This time last year my hair looked like this...
Now, it looks like this....
This time last year my hair was short, the shortest it has ever been. As much as I loved it, I longed to have my long hair back! So I started on my mission. The mission to grow my hair. I knew to do this, I would have to ensure I didnt damage the front of my hair with over exposure to heat. When my hair was shorter, I always wanted a sleek bob and so straightners were a must. As it grew longer, I felt really scruffy with using heat, so I turned to styling my hair to prevent me from wanting to crack out the GHD's at every opportunity. My hair grows slowly, mainly because it doesnt get a chance to grow!
For day to day styles I use, braids, twists, messy buns and up do's. Anything to stop me straightening it. Bobby pins and clamps have become my friends. Alice bands are also great for messy up do's.
Its been a long year of regular trims, hair care products and generally being hair friendly but I made it! I finally have some length in my hair and I will continue to let it grow. I am booked in for a good trim on Xmas eve to get rid of the ends, I am going to have some more shape put into it too so it isnt as blah!
If you are growing your hair, try some of these styles. If anyone has any questions on products I used or anything I didn to help the process, feel free to comment below.