As you may have recently read, I’m trying to grow my hair long. What better time to try out some goodies from a brand focused on hair growth like Dr. Miracles?
I experimented with the brand’s Intensive Spot Serum, intended to help with split ends, slow growth and breakage. The serum comes in a glass bottle with an eyedropper applicator, just like the ones for your skin. The texture is also similar to skincare serums, but the scent is a milder version of Dr. Miracle’s signature minty smell.
The “Feel It Formula” tingle the company is famous for is present, but not as intense as with some of their other products – which I’m actually happy about. The combination of the peppermint oil’s cooling effect and the slight itch tend to remind me of putting cold aloe vera on a sunburn.
While I usually go all instructional, today I’d like to share something that’s a work in progress for me: my hair. Growing ultra-long hair has been my quest for over a year now, but before that, I was a certified hair abuser.
I spent years bleaching my hair blonde, flat ironing and blow drying it to death and filling it with any and every product I could get my hands on. Before long, my locks felt like straw. I didn’t get it: why, oh why, didn’t I look like a Pantene commercial?
Flustered, I began my research. I discovered two forums that led me to find communities of women who go to new lengths (har) to get ultra-long hair: The Long Hair Communityand Long Hair Care Forum. The latter is directed at women of color, but I found that their advice worked for my dried out, overprocessed locks too.
Ladies, have no fear! Hair extensions are some of the most exciting and fun beauty products to experiment with: using extensions, you can instantly transform your look and actually experience what a new hairstyle would be like in your usual day-to-day.
Traditional glue-in and weave types of extensions are difficult both to put in and take out (hello, physical damage), and it’s best to have a professional do either. The solution lies in clip-ins, which have improved immensely since their days as a Halloween party alternative to a bad wig.
Here’s a guide on how to put in clip-on extensions all by your resourceful little self (although help from a friend is very useful in this scenario – I recommend the one who helped you move or gives you rides to the airport, she’s already used to being exploited for her kindness):