Why I’ve stopped wearing hair extensions after 11 years!!

February 12, 2017

As someone who gets their highlights touched up every few weeks, it is a must I take good care of my hair. After a disastrous cocktail mix of bleach, overexposed to sun and chlorine in my early twenties, let’s just say I learned the lesson the hard way. Since then I have always took good care of my hair.I love trying new hair masks and now even make my own DIY remedies of coconut oil hair masks. Although now my hair is in better condition, it always seems to get to a certain length and just stop! I yearned for long luxurious locks, but it just simple wasn’t meant to be. So I opted for hair extensions. My love affair with hair extensions began when I was 16 and I became utterly obsessed with them. They gave me length,volume and confidence. Fast forward 11 years later and they were my comfort blanket. I felt naked without them! On days I didn’t wear them I never felt confident enough to leave my hair down and always threw my hair up into a messy bun.
Coming into my late twenties, my soul cried out for a change. I was still wearing a hairstyle that I rocked when I was 18 and newflash I was not 18 anymore.I wasn’t the same girl I was when I was 18. My personal style has changed and my life has changed. The 27 year old me has become more chic, sophisticated and dare I say an adult. There was one problem.

I lacked the ability to feel beautiful naturally.

My Viviscal Journey

I was sceptical but hopeful beginning the Gorgeous Growth Collection by Viviscal. The body boosting oil has been part of my daily hair routine since the Summer, which I absolutely adore. So I was looking forward to introducing the shampoo, conditioner and strengthening tablets into my regime.

Viviscal Shampoo

This shampoo gently cleanses your hair, leaving it feel fuller and thicker. This shampoo doesn’t foam up like a traditional shampoo. It leaves your hair feeling light. It has a sweet floral scent that awakens your senses. This shampoo contains Anatel which reduces hair fall out, alongside biotin, keratin and Zinc to promote the appearances of healthy hair growth.I have been using this shampoo for a month. I wash my hair every second day and I am only halfway through this tube. A little goes a long way with this product.

Viviscal Conditioner

This weightless conditioner moisturises and conditions the hair leaving it looking thicker and shiny. This conditioner is also packed with Anatel which reduces hair fall out, alongside Biotin Keratin and Zinc which are all key ingredients to growing your hair healthy. I like to massage it into my scalp and leave it set for a few minutes before rinsing it off. After a month of usage, I still have over half the tube remaining to use. I normally go through shampoo and conditioner of the same size in about two weeks, so this has really surprised me.

Viviscal Elixir oil

This lightweight body boosting oil leaves your hair extremely thicker and fuller. This oil is also infused with Anatel, biotin, Keratin and Zinc. It does not leave hair feeling greasy nor does it weigh it down. I like to apply to damp hair before styling. The best way I could describe the effects of this oil is – It makes each strand of hair appear and feel three dimensional. This oil has been in my hair regime since the summer. Check out a more in depth blog post on it Here

Viviscal Strength tablets

This month’s supply of tablets is the secret to beautiful hair. It is easy to see why it is the best selling hair supplement in America and was voted the best hair supplement in the UK. These tablets contain Marine protein complex AminoMar C plus biotin and Zinc to maintain healthy growth from within. I took one table in the morning and one in the evening before bed for a month. I found them easy to swallow with some water.I am finished my first box and I am so impressed with results I will be purchasing a second box right away.


One look through my blog or social media and you will notice up till last week it would be hard to find a photo of me without my hair extensions. Since beginning to use Viviscal it has given my hair the boost it so desperately needed. It has boosted its growth pass the length it usually stops at. It looks and feels super healthy. It is in the best condition it has been in for years. It has given me the confidence to end my 11 year love affair with hair extensions. I feel like my hair finally portrays my style and where I am in my life right now. I have never felt more confident with the way my hair looks and feels and I can happily say it is all natural!

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