Brooke Stafford

Mom, Writer, Brand Ambassador

Over the past two years of losing almost 65lbs and maintaining a hair routine using only natural oils, herbs and antioxidants, I want to share my secret to healthy hair in 5 minutes a day. 

Breakage? Slow Growth? Thinning? Frizz?

How I Got Healthier NATURAL Hair in Just 5 Minutes a Day

As a woman with Type 2B (wavy/curly) hair, I understand the struggle of maintaining healthy hair routine, and a style that holds without the crunch, crunch, crunch of product. Plus, we all know the struggles of flat lifeless hair and frizz are real. I'm a busy working mom so I don't have an hour to flat iron my hair.

How Do You Stop Using “Products”?

You just commit and never look back.

I’m not going to lie –– I had no idea what I was getting into when I decided to stop using blowouts, flat irons and hairspray two years agoIt thinned out so much after having my son and losing weight I was devastated. 

Here’s my short thinning hair at the beginning of my journey. It took me 30 minutes to get my hair to have that much "body"and "style". I took the other photo this morning with my curls. Yes my bangs are a bit frizzy. No, I don't care because look how full and shiny my hair is now? It's so healthy!


The best part is those curls, texture and shine are all me naturally. All I did was wash my hair this morning. The difference in texture and feel is incredible. I feel like a look younger now too. 

My 3 Easy Steps to Stop Breakage/Thinning

1. I Changed the Products I Use

I watched an episode of 60 Minutes which showcased all the hidden dangers in your showerI threw out every product I had in my shower

Switching out my dangerous stuff with natural stuff cost more, but my hair would not be as healthy if I'd continued using cheap products. It also saved me time in trying to make my hair be something it clearly did not want to be. 

2. I Designed a Hair Routine for MY Hair Type

One day at my salon I met a hair stylist named Carla. She was giving a wash tutorial. I'd seen her the week before on Suncoast View News. The shampoo seemed great, BUT what got my attention was watching Carla tell women exactly how to use the products for their hair type.

She called it their hair routine. I made my own and stuck with it. 

My Type2B Hair Routine:

  • Day 1: Wash Day

    I only brush my hair in the shower. I wash, use a deep conditioning masque instead of a conditioner because my hair needs moisture. I let it air dry and part it deep to the left (this helps add body). 

  • Day 2: Moisturize & Go

    I spritz with water/natural serum mixture to ease frizz. I do not touch it because that changes texture and adds oil.

  • Day 3: Play with New Styles:

    If my curls have been pulled out I will put it in a high braid for body or unique style to try something new. I always add moisture.

  • Day 4: Messy Bun or Wash Day

    Depending on my schedule. Yes, I only wash my hair twice a week. I've had multiple professionals tell me the main way women damage their hair is by over washing it. 

3. Get the Nutrients In to Repair the Damage

You can see my curls are reforming here, but my thickness has not come back in. i needed something to help my fullness.

I turned to Carla and she told me my follicles might be damaged from the blowouts/in shock of the weight loss. She recommended using her vitamins

I am not a pill person. So I have to really trust the product for me to swallow any pill. I spent a lot of time researching. I mean a lot of  reviews.

Within three months I could see the new thicker hairs sprouting. I cut 2-3 inches off my hair so the thicker growth could come in and it was sprouting like crazy. The only time in my life I love fly-aways. 

Look how thick and healthy my hair looks now after using Hair La Vie blend for just shy of 10 months. I was using their shampoo and masque for about 4 months before I added the vitamin.

***No heating tools or chemical laden products were used to accomplish this look. I just washed my hair and went to work. 

I also drink A LOT of water, lift weights 3 times a week, and eat organic, portion controlled meals. (I eat whatever the heck I want on the weekends though. It's called balance, ha.)

From January to March, my hair probably only grew 1 inch. I started the vitamins in March and in three months my hair grew about 2 ½ inches. 

That was double the speed of my hair growth on it's own. I was so happy ya'll! The best part is I was seeing a lot less shedding/breakage. 

I was also beginning to get a lot of compliments, more friends were asking about my hair than my weight loss. This helped my confidence so much because the thinning had me really insecure for awhile. 

See What Others Are Saying About Hair La Vie

Suncoast View Segment
I first heard of Hair La Vie here.

Emily's Story
"I was losing my hair and yeah, it was sad."

Patti's Story
"I needed more body. I needed more volume."

I don't know if I would have been able to stay on this journey without Carla and Hair La Vie. My favorite part is these products only have natural ingredients. I feel this is the reason my hair grew so much fuller and I got my nice natural curls back. 

My thickness has almost doubled, and my hair has more of a shine and bounce. I'm such a big fan and I believe every woman should know about these products if you're looking to grow faster, longer, healthier hair the natural way.

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