Miss Elle's Hair

A journey through growing and caring for my hair
After I take my hair out of its spin pin bun I have the most amazing curls for about 5 minutes. This is 20 minutes after taking the bun out and as you can see the curls are already falling out. Hey ho, I guess it just means I’ll never rock the curly look!

After I take my hair out of its spin pin bun I have the most amazing curls for about 5 minutes. This is 20 minutes after taking the bun out and as you can see the curls are already falling out. Hey ho, I guess it just means I’ll never rock the curly look!

Its been a while since I posted a hair picture. It doesn’t seem like theres been much change in length, but I’m still trimming regularly to get rid of split ends. I cut 2 inches off last week because there were so many.
I know its because I’ve been so stressed over the past 7 months and haven’t been taking care of myself. But I promise I will now.
I’m living in a much better flat, its warmer, the kitchen is laid out nicely, and I’m much happier in myself. Hopefully now my hair will become healthier!

Its been a while since I posted a hair picture. It doesn’t seem like theres been much change in length, but I’m still trimming regularly to get rid of split ends. I cut 2 inches off last week because there were so many.

I know its because I’ve been so stressed over the past 7 months and haven’t been taking care of myself. But I promise I will now.

I’m living in a much better flat, its warmer, the kitchen is laid out nicely, and I’m much happier in myself. Hopefully now my hair will become healthier!

Henna!

I used Lush Caca Brun, which is a mixture of henna and indigo and lots of yummy herbs and cocoa butter for moisturising. It comes in a big block, and you melt it down, slap it on your hair, and either cover it for more of a red, or leave it exposed to make it darker.

I decided to cover mine, just to prevent any leakage. A rather fetching plastic bag covered my hair, as I don’t have any cling film! I left it on for 3 hours, washed it out and voila! Darker hair.

I’ve always loved my hair dark. But wanting long hair and a different colour doesn’t go very well. So this is a good way of doing it.

I’m not sure how long the henna will last, I’ve just done my second shampoo and its looking a little lighter, but henna becomes more permanent the more you do it.

Tonites dinner - broccoli, cauliflower, peas and runner beans coated in mint sauce with potato waffles.

I bought some Lush Henna Caca Brun today to see if it will give my hair some much needed omph!

Tonites dinner - broccoli, cauliflower, peas and runner beans coated in mint sauce with potato waffles.

I bought some Lush Henna Caca Brun today to see if it will give my hair some much needed omph!

Dinner - Thursdays leftovers with rice!

Lunch was a cashew nut butter sandwich on rice bread with a bag of ready salted crisps as I was out at Unravel all day!

Dinner - Thursdays leftovers with rice!

Lunch was a cashew nut butter sandwich on rice bread with a bag of ready salted crisps as I was out at Unravel all day!

Dinner - spring greens, broccoli, cauliflower, canellini beans in tomato passata with a jacket potato. Nom!

Dinner - spring greens, broccoli, cauliflower, canellini beans in tomato passata with a jacket potato. Nom!

Lunch - peas, carrots, chickpeas and brown rice coated in olive oil with some mint sauce. Nice and healthy for my hair!

Lunch - peas, carrots, chickpeas and brown rice coated in olive oil with some mint sauce. Nice and healthy for my hair!

Latest picture of hair taken 22/02/2012. Its shorter already, my split ends are going crazy. I know its because I’m not taking care of myself, I need to eat healthier, so I will be uploading pictures of each of my meals now so I can show that I am eating better so I can have really nice hair again!
I think I need new cutting scissors as well… the cheapie ones I got from Boots may not have been the best plan!

Latest picture of hair taken 22/02/2012. Its shorter already, my split ends are going crazy. I know its because I’m not taking care of myself, I need to eat healthier, so I will be uploading pictures of each of my meals now so I can show that I am eating better so I can have really nice hair again!

I think I need new cutting scissors as well… the cheapie ones I got from Boots may not have been the best plan!

My Shampoo

My hair and scalp really hate SLS, my hair starts to fall out when I use it. So when Lush switched Rehab to using sodium akyl sulfate I was still a bit hesitant. What if its just the same stuff but they’ve called it a different name?!

I’m fairly certain its not the same stuff! My hair doesn’t fall out with this shampoo. My hair is also naturally shiny after using washing now, and smells divine!

I bought a 250g bottle to try out, and it lasted me 10 months. I now have a 500g bottle - I think I’ll be using this shampoo for a while!

Lifted from the Lush Website -

Hairspray, bleach, colours, styling products, ill health; these are all things that can really take a toll on your hair and leave it far away from its natural best.

Rehab is about bringing your hair and scalp back to basics and repairing it with an array of lovely ingredients.

Our shampoo base has added carrageen seaweed gel to soften the hair.  Jojoba oil closely resembles the natural sebum of the skin, so is great for giving the scalp a little gentle help, without greasiness.

Olive oil gives tensile strength to the hair and helps it to survive brushing and combing.

Kiwi and mango are included for their nutritious minerals and vitamins. Rosemary gives shine to the hair. Papaya and pineapple contain papain, a natural enzyme, which breaks down dead skin cells and helps to clean.

Then, we add juniper and mint to help the scalp and encourage hair growth.

When your hair is crying out for help, Rehab is here to help you bring it back from the brink and put you on the path towards maximum health of the hair and scalp and everything working in the proper way.

Its not the best photo in the world, I don’t take very good photos of myself!
Using spin pins to make a bun with the ends poked through the middle of the bun to make a sort of waterfall prettiness.

Its not the best photo in the world, I don’t take very good photos of myself!

Using spin pins to make a bun with the ends poked through the middle of the bun to make a sort of waterfall prettiness.