Hair is an important topic of discussion in my own head. Yes, I know I wear a Hijab… but I still love doing my hair. We all spend hours grooming ourselves for other people, so why not for ourselves? 🙂
Anyway, all of us girls freak out about our hair on a regular basis – whether it’s because we’re going to a big party or someones wedding or just simply trying to impress someone :). I don’t know about you, but I always have a bad hair day when I have to go to an important event.
Ofcourse, along with everything else that has to be just-right on the wedding day, I want my hair to look good too. The way you set your hair and dupatta can make or break your look – in my opinion anyway.
On a personal note, Nouman hasn’t seen my hair ever since I started wearing my Hijab – it’ll be almost 7 years (Alhamdulilah) by our wedding rolls arouns – so I obviously want my hair to look good for him 🙂
Sooo this post is dedicated to figuring out how to get my hair long, healthy and shiny before the wedding. I figure 11 months is a good time for my hair to grow and get repaired, right?
For those who don’t know – I love playing around with my hair. I grow my hair down to my waist and then every 2-3 years I chop it off. I donated 13 inches of my hair about 1.5 years ago – and now I wish my hair would grow back faster!
Here are a few home remedies that I hope will help:
- Coconut Oil – so apparently, coconut oil is a great for re-growth of damaged hair, bringing “shine” to your hair and is overall a great conditioner for hair (dry scalp and all :))
- Mustard Seeds/Mustard Seed Oil and Henna Leaves – again, helps with the growth of hair. Some of my cousins use this technique
- Regular Hair Trimmings: I think it is generally recommended to get a trim in 3-4 month intervals. I’ll be honest, I’m much lazier than that and generally stretch it out to 6 months. However, since I am so close to the wedding, I am hoping to stick to regular hair trims. Must get on that asap…
- Eggs and Yoghurt: cracking an egg on your head with some yoghurt is supposed to be good. Errrr… I think I’ll skip this one!
- Healthy Diet: Proteins, Omega 3 fatty acids (a teaspoon of fish oil is beneficial I’ve heard) and vitamin rich foods such as spinach, yoghurt, tomatoes, beans, etc.
- Extensions: if all else fails, I might resort to extensions. Not sure how Nouman will react when he see’s pieces of my hair coming out… lol :p
Honestly, finding time for these remedies is a real big task.
Anyone have any other tips for me? 🙂