If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you may know that one of my main goals in life is to grow my hair. Ambitious (and a little shallow), I know. Unfortunately, I am one of those people whose hair just doesn’t grow or at least not quickly enough anyway. It got to the point a few years ago, where I was advised by my hairdresser to have regular trims in order to ‘make it grow’ when in actual fact my hair couldn’t keep up with the trims and I was left with even shorter hair than I started with.
Whilst I realize it’s not a huge dilemma, and there are of course – other, more important things in life to worry about, growing my hair has still been at the forefront of my mind for the past few years and in a bid to get long hair, no matter what it took – I went on a hair cut strike (read more here). So, other than a few trims that I have given myself (and by ‘trims’ I mean, cutting a split ends off a few strands of hair) I haven’t had my haircut in about two and a half years. SHOCK. HORROR.
In the two and a half years that I’ve been on my hair cutting ban, I’ve not only saved money but have also – grown my hair by about double it’s original length – woo hoo! I wouldn’t advise to everyone that they should do the same, as all hair types are different but I am now at a length that I am happy with (I won’t stop growing it until it’s down to my knees though – honest! I love long hair!) and it’s still relatively healthy. Despite having regular highlights in my hair about every three months, I credit the condition of my hair to a specific brand of products which you may have heard me mention one or two times. Aussie!
If you haven’t yet tried Aussie and are in among the hair growing process like myself, I urge you to give it a go. It’s not the cheapest hair product range around, but it’s not the most expensive and I promise you when I say this – any product you try, gives a noticeable difference within the first use, so I promise you won’t be disappointed. Not only does each and every one of the Aussie products smell divine.
This summer, Aussie brought out a limited edition range for the summer which I have used during both of my holidays and up until now. I often find that come September, after one or two holidays – my hair is frazzled and slightly dry looking however this year – this hasn’t been the case. Aussie’s Colour Mate range has helped keep my normally rather out of control summer hair looking hydrated and healthy and has meant that I won’t have to fight for months to get it back to the condition it once was in. Chlorine, salt and sun are all huge factors in creating split ends and dry, damaged hair (especially when it’s colour treated) – however, the Colour Mate conditioner infuses moisture back into bleached hair cuticles, making sure that they don’t look straw like. The Leave-In Conditioner is also fantastic for infusing moisture back into hair and keeping it looking soft and sleek when blow drying.
The packaging of Aussie (yes, that’s right I’m talking about the packaging again – but I do think what a product looks like makes a big difference on whether you want to try it out or not) is also very sleek, and even more so with the limited edition designed bottles. Motivational and ‘Aussie’ inspired words adorn the front of the bottles, whilst the purple and white colour scheme which is consistent throughout the entire range, is also included. Unfortunately, as the bottles were designed especially for the summer – there are only a few left in stores. However, if you do fancy trying Aussie then the limited edition bottles should be available to buy until the middle of October. Colour Mate, and the other Aussie ranges – are available to buy all year round.
Above: just to show you how much my hair has changed (and grown) over the years, I’ve made my hair chronicles for you all to enjoy (and laugh at). I’ve experimented with colours, cuts, lots of eyeliner and a variety of strange poses over the years! Do you think I could work a fringe again?
I know it sounds a little like a sales pitch (which I promise, it’s not) but when I did my last post about growing my hair, a few of you tried Aussie and reported back to me saying you found it made a huge difference to the overall feel and texture of your hair. So, if you regularly bleach, colour and use heat on your hair (yet, still want to grow it) and don’t see a solution in sight – please take my advice and try Aussie. Please do let me know how you get on, and if I can help at all – I will!
In the words of Aussie – there is more to life than hair, but it’s a good place to start!
Aussie can be purchased from Boots/Superdrug stores nationwide, as well as online.