Three “Secrets” To Growing Lengthy Natural Hair!
The final consensus from girls seems to be that ladies with long hair have some secrets they’re holding on to. There must be some mystical mixture of instruments, products or methods they use as a way to get hair that grows past your shoulder blades. As of today my hair is simply slightly previous my waist and I’m still rising.
When talking to women, “what’s your secret ” is a well-liked question. My regular response is “I take good care of my hair.” I realize now that “taking good care of” something means different things to each individual. What I consider routine in my hair care practices, could also be overseas or unintuitive to others.
Coming to that realization compelled me to share a few of the key features in my healthy hair development journey.
With that stated, here are my 3 “secrets”: Moisturize, Protect, and Low Manipulation
Moisturize and “seal”African American hair textures are notoriously dry. My hair isn’t any exception, so keeping my hair well moisturized helps it stay pliable and elastic. Moisturized hair is much less prone to breaking and snapping. It behaves better and is easier to style.
Moisturizing my hair comes in different ranges.
The first level is throughout washes. I’ll wash my hair with either conditioner, or a moisturizing shampoo. I will then deep condition with a moisturizing conditioner. After rinsing out the conditioner, I’ll apply a moisturizer to each strand in small sections guaranteeing that every strand gets moisturized. Lastly I observe with coconut oil to “seal” in the moisturizer I applied before I model my hair.
On a day by day or every-other-day basis (depending on what your hair needs) I’ll moisturize to make sure my hair by no means gets dried out or crunchy/crispy. I deep situation weekly, and at times each other week. But I’ve seen my hair responds greatest when deep conditioned every week.
You will learn how often your hair needs moisture by noticing how it feels and seeing how it responds to your touch
Protect Your Ends
Your “youngest” hair sparse hair is rising directly at your scalp. That is your “new growth” as it’s often referred to. Which means the hair at the ends of each strand is the “oldest.” The ends of your hair “make or break” your size. This little bit of hair is the most delicate as a result of it has been by so much. It has received the majority of the injury just by hanging around for as long because it has!
To protect your ends you must first be certain that you have no cut up ends. When you do, trim your ends to just above the splits. Then you should keep the ends very well moisturized. Try to alternate carrying your hair out and unfastened with wearing it in updos that “hide” the ends of your hair, protecting them protected from the elements, and from brushing in opposition to your collar, shoulders or back. If your hair is just too brief for an updo, holding them moisturized is enough.
At night, protect your ends by sporting a satin scarf or bonnet and sleeping on a satin pillowcase. This will protect your ends (and the whole length of your hair) from snagging/pulling/snapping on harsher sparse hair fabrics.
Do you twirl your hair around your fingers Cease!
Do you let the ends of your hair brush in opposition to your collar or clothes each single day Stop!
Do you comb and brush and flatiron and curl your hair each day Stop!
Do you get the picture Good!
Low manipulation is essential for retaining growth and getting lengthy healthy hair. If you happen to normally type your hair, and use heating tools day by day, you will notice and incredible difference in your hair by reducing back. Instead, opt for styles that can last you per week, similar to twists or twist-outs, braidouts, buns, or flatirons/rollersets that don’t need heat touch ups every day. Try to comb and brush your hair solely on wash days if you possibly can. Use your arms to clean areas and keep your arms out of your hair throughout the day.
So there you may have it! The “Secret’s” Out!
Try these three methods and you will notice your hair retaining size like by no means earlier than.