After being blonde perpetually, I truthfully by no means thought I’d go brunette, and I particularly by no means thought I’d LOVE it as a lot as I do.

I liked being blonde however I really like the change too. It’s so enjoyable to change issues up. It’s recent and I used to be becoming bored to be sincere – I’ve been blonde since I used to be 14. Talking of, keep in mind after I did a bleach out? That’s what’s so enjoyable about hair. You possibly can at all times return & hold altering it up, so I’m not even certain why I stayed blonde for thus lengthy.

Anyway, let’s get into the specifics of what I requested for after I made the change and the way the unimaginable group made all of it occur in a HEALTHY manner. On this put up I’m additionally going to provide you all my hair development ideas. As a result of my god, the transformation has been insane and I attribute it to a bunch of little issues.

The way to go from Blonde to Brunette:

Alex Truong at 9 Zero One is sort of a wizard with regards to hair colour and should you’re in LA, I extremely advocate reserving with him on your first brunette job should you’re a blonde. We did:

+ heat wealthy low lights

+ wealthy throughout gloss

+ tremendous wealthy base

+ dimensional ends

+ tremendous moisturizing/shiny shampoo & conditioner

+ Incommon Magic Mist to complete

Since then we’ve gone somewhat darker, gone somewhat extra chocolate and made the colour somewhat extra deep with a number of dimension.

At first I used to be nonetheless utilizing some clip in extensions. Now, I don’t have to make use of any extensions. Not that there’s something incorrect with that. Extensions are enjoyable however I used to put on them for years, so to not should is sort of releasing. My hair is so thick and wholesome now from taking good care of it. BUT should you’re into extensions listed here are some ideas from Kevin Kelly. He is aware of every part about extensions which is why he has his personal line of them.

In addition to Kevin Kelly’s Luxe extensions, Hayley Heckmann additionally used to do extensions for me and listed here are a few of her ideas:

+ mix them by at all times matching the ends and the lightest tone to the true hair

+ use a root spray on the prime of the weft of an extension to create a seamless mix

+ braid up the beneath when the hair is thick or blunt

+ use longer extensions for a softer mix when including size

Now, listed here are some issues I’ve been doing to maintain my hair wholesome and assist it develop, together with merchandise which can be making all of the distinction. I actually suppose it’s a combo of all these things and never only one factor that’s making my hair develop so insanely quick and thick. Consuming extra meat and specializing in protein has made a giant distinction however listed here are some merchandise and practices I feel actually work.


Scalp massager

Anna from Pellequr beneficial I begin utilizing a wood scalp massager as a result of silicone ones pull out your hair. She gifted me Pellequr’s and I lately bought this wood one that I like too.

It stimulates circulation and the hair follicle to assist with hair development. Additionally, it simply feels so fucking good and the canine prefer it too. Use it with a hair serum like Vegamour’s GRO and also you’ll be amazed how thick and lengthy your hair will get. I’ve been utilizing it for months and virtually can’t imagine my eyes. (Use code SKINNY for 20% off).

I additionally like this gua sha brush. It stimulates acupressure factors and feels unimaginable. Nonetheless planning to strive the rosemary oil for hair development hack however haven’t but. It’s on my checklist.

Shampoo, conditioner, masks

Kerastase is my go-to and now I’m utilizing the one for brunettes. Dae has actually good merchandise at an incredible value level and so does Ouai by Jen Atkin (you may take heed to her on The HIM & HER Present right here.)

The ACT + ACRE hair masks is one I hold going again to. It’s restorative so it offers your hair a nourishing enhance.

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Wella Hair Restore Spray

One other favourite, this actually strengthens my hair and it makes it so shiny. At any time when I exploit it I discover manner much less breakage and frizz. What you do is put it on after you wash your hair. Use it as a leave-in conditioner/remedy and spot how clean and powerful your hair is. Such a staple.


I’ve been taking this for some time now and I actually discover a distinction in my hair thickness. Postpartum you shed lots. This actually decreases the quantity of hair that falls out. Presently I’m nonetheless taking the postpartum one and I extremely advocate it should you’re experiencing thinning hair. It’s full of excellent substances, with no nasties which we love. You should utilize code SKINNYHAIR for $10 off your order at


You possibly can completely microneedle your scalp and there are such a lot of advantages. It promotes hair development, prevents hair loss, helps your follicles develop stronger & will increase blood move. These days I’ve been utilizing the one by BeautyBIO and you’ll stalk this put up to discover ways to do it your self. In the event you’re noticing loads of child hairs alongside your hair line I like to recommend utilizing a microneedler in these areas.

Silk pillowcase

Utilizing a silk pillowcase can actually assist your hair retain moisture, plus it helps with tangling. Such as you gained’t get up with a tangled rat’s nest that takes 10 minutes to brush. Additionally, it comprises amino acids and can hold your hair good and glossy. In actual fact, years in the past once we moved I misplaced my silk pillowcase and was gradual to interchange it. My hairstylist observed instantly that one thing had modified as a result of my hair was drier and simply didn’t look as good.

Microfiber hair towel

As a substitute of utilizing an enormous physique towel, strive utilizing a microfiber hair towel. It simply makes your hair dry so quick and so properly, it’s laborious to clarify. There’s no frizz and it simply falls so properly in comparison with towel scrubbing your hair and wrapping it in an enormous towel that pulls at your strands.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Drybar is what I exploit to dry my hair, HA! However after I do dry my very own hair I like a Dyson. It’s an funding however the particulars are simply too good. The attachments are magnetic, it’s quicker than some other hair dryer I’ve ever used, it gained’t make your hair frizz, in actual fact it’s very smoothing, comes with a hanger for simple storage. Additionally, the attachments by no means bought sizzling and it’s bought this wonderful stability. It’s laborious to explain nevertheless it simply feels so good to carry.

Hair brushes

Mason Pearson hair brushes are superior is what I’ve been shouting from the rooftops this 12 months. Zaza has somewhat pink one, Townes has a gentle blue one, Michael has a black one and I’ve white. They’re made with boar bristles so they assist restore wholesome oils within the hair and it’s simply so stylish and iconic to have a Mason Pearson brush. They’re on the pricier aspect however I promise you’ll have it for years.

In the event you don’t need to spend that a lot on a hair brush I clearly completely perceive. Zaza and I really like a Moist Brush too. It’s actually one of the best for detangling, particularly should you a child who hates having their hair carried out.

Excessive Frequency Wand

We’ve talked about this however the little comb attachment on the Nuderma Excessive Frequency Wand stimulates blood circulation to your scalp and subsequently hair development, and it solely takes a couple of seconds a day. I wish to run it over my hairline and that’s it. The best, quickest hack on your hair. Be sure you get the one with the orange comb attachment.

Whereas we’re right here let’s speak about different hair on the physique:

 Brows and lashes

+ double forehead tint, at all times

+ castor oil to assist develop brows and lashes

+ REFY gel is one of the best for a daring forehead

+ HOT TIP: let your brows develop out for a couple of months and see what you’re working with.

All over the place else

For my face I exploit The Skinny Confidential Razor and Shave Cream and for the remainder of my physique I like to make use of EOS shaving cream with a Venus razor. And should you should know, I trim my nostril hairs with this cute pink electrical trimmer. LOL.

Different issues that I do know assist my hair develop are meat and uncooked milk. Don’t name the cops. It’s controversial however consuming a ton of meat has actually been life altering for me so I speak about it lots in case it it could possibly be life altering for another person. You may get extra particulars on the bowl of meat right here. Uncooked milk additionally has been unimaginable too. I get it on the farmer’s market and it has the proper quantity of fats, carbs and protein for a pre-workout, excellent should you wish to train on an empty abdomen. It simply offers you the little bit of vitality you want. Each are filled with necessities nutritional vitamins and vitamins and I’m obsessed.

Every part is straightforward to buy in my Amazon retailer or  LTK retailer, so click on right here for a fast snapshot of all my wholesome hair ideas.

x, lauryn

+ stalk the advantages of washing your hair with chilly water.

++ take a look at the following pointers for afro-textured hair.