Yes, Afro hair does have the ability to grow long. You’ve seen several afro-queens on social media flaunting their long natural hair. You’re perplexed as to why the gods and your genes have been so cruel to you…
You’ve been wearing your natural hair for a while now, but it still won’t fit into a bun. “God, when?” you sigh.
We’ll show you how to believe in the process and turn your “God when” into a “God, yes!” with a little help from us.
With our secrets, tips, and tricks your natural hair will grow faster and for less money.
NATURAL HAIR THRIVES WITH NATURAL OILS
Moisture is essential for natural hair; otherwise, it would become brittle and break off. The good news is that you don’t have to wash your hair every day to retain moisture in your hair. Natural oils have been used for hair and skin since the beginning of time.
Many people have been looking for a less expensive and more neutral way to grow hair as a result of the natural hair trend. And it’s been established that essential and base oils are worth it.
Natural oils, such as Nguvu baobab oil, have various advantages, including adding gloss, reducing dryness, and expanding pores, all of which promote faster growth.
TRY THINGS OUT
You should assess your hair and determine which products are most effective. Don’t be hesitant to experiment with new products or add new hair tools to your routine; it could be the secret to achieving your hair growth. Joining an afro hair community can also be beneficial because you can connect with real-life people sharing their experiences about natural hair growth.
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TRIM YOUR ENDS
There is no beating around the bush; a split end is a split end. People that often skip trimming, end up with uneven hair. This is because they are focused on length and not health- eventually, that damage travels up the hair shaft, resulting in breakage. You should cut your hair every 6 – 8 weeks.
PLEASE use hair shears and not kitchen or paper scissors; you are doing more harm than good if you use the latter.
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How to trim your ends?
- Make sure your hair is damp, not wet.
- Separate your hair into smaller portions using a comb.
- Use your fingers, untangle each section of hair.
- Use the Argan-oil hair comb to comb your hair from the tips to the roots.
- Use a fine-tooth comb as well.
- As soon as you notice resistance at the ends, use your scissors or hair shears to cut off the knotted ends.
- As you trim the damaged ends, notice how smoothly your comb glides through your hair.
- Twist each piece you worked on and cut off the small tail that tapers out at the end of the twist.
- Continue with the remaining hair sections.
MINIMIZE HEAT IN YOUR ROUTINE
Keep the heat styling to a minimum to protect your hair and hair cuticle. Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with a silk press now and then. Though, we recommend once or twice a year depending on the resistance of your hair.
Always use quality straighteners and a good heat protectant.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Good health is the key to longevity. A well-balanced diet influences hair and scalp health. Protein is the primary component in our hair; therefore, eat at least 45 grams of protein every day, which may be found in lean meat, eggs, tofu, beans, and other foods.
Vitamins B and C are crucial. Insufficient amounts of these vitamins can lead to brittle, thin hair and, in some cases, hair loss.
It’s important to remember to avoid processed foods; increasing your protein intake while stacking processed foods in your body will do more harm than good. We realize it’s challenging, but protein, veggies, grains, and fruits are a top priority for overall natural well–being.
CHUCK OUT THE COTTON
The founder of Niyo hair and beauty recommends wearing satin or silk bonnets to avoid drying out and snagging on your natural hair on your cotton pillowcases at night. Satin is your hidden weapon for preventing needless harm to your hair.
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Cotton and wool suck the moisture right out of the hair strand, causing dryness and damage. Thus, our free satin bonnets are a way of saying we understand the struggles.
PROTECT, PROTECT, PROTECT
Hair protection is nothing new; we all do it naturally. Protective styles, on the other hand, are necessary if you want your natural hair to thrive. Use wigs, weave, crochet, or braids to protect your hair. You may grow out your perm without experiencing culture shock if you use a protective hairdo.
WASH YOUR PROTECTIVE STYLES
You adore your protective styles, and you’ve refused to loosen them since learning about the benefits they have on your natural hair. It doesn’t work that way, sis.
If you leave your protective styles on for too long, dirt and grease will build up, causing tangles and drying.
Protective styles should be worn for a maximum of eight weeks, with your scalp cleaned with a gentle shampoo and moisturizer for several weeks afterward. This will lessen the damaging effects, and your natural hair will be able to retain more moisture.
GET A REGULAR HAIR CARE REGIME
“God, yes” requires a lot of effort. If you want a difference, you have to put in the work. It’s necessary to have a routine. Lasting results take time.
Looking after your hair is a time-consuming procedure for naturals, but once you’ve established a regimen, you’ll be astonished at how quickly it passes—well, except for wash days.
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DRINK WATER, MIND YOUR BUSINESS
We apologize; this should have been the very first item on our list. Your hair growth routine should include water. It’s pointless to acquire that shine and growth if you do not incorporate a healthy water habit. Consider this: it’s inexpensive, efficient, and there’s no stress involved.
TWIST AND BRAID YOUR HAIR EVERY NIGHT
We recognize that this is difficult, especially after a long day at work or school. Experts recommend braiding and twisting your hair not only for protection but also for hair growth and thickness.
AVOID REGULAR USE OF RUBBER HANDS
Short ends and breakage are the results of using rubber hands-on afro hair. Instead, go for satin rubber, which is softer and silkier.
DEEP-CONDITION STIMULATES GROWTH
A deep conditioner works wonders in your hair, whether it’s a homemade or factory product appropriate for your hair type. A deep conditioner stimulates the sebaceous gland to generate more sebum, which lubricates your hair.
Let’s break it down: deep conditioning once a week strengthens and hydrates your hair, resulting in longer hair.
STYLING PRODUCTS ARE A NO, NO!
It might be difficult to resist that sleek-updo, with our edges relaxed and our Afrocentric features doing the lord’s work. Prioritizing sleek and smooth hair is not a wise choice if you want faster hair growth.
Let your hair down! Stop yanking on your edges! Get rid of the gels, styling foams, gorilla glue, and edge controls.
The less build-up you have on your natural hair, the better.
Avoid parabens, sulfate, and other chemicals that may be detrimental to your hair.
WORK, WORK OUT
Are you willing to apply effort and attempt the essential requirements without failing? Then, nothing can stop your faster hair growth. Buckle up if you’re sleazy during workout time! Working out not only keeps your body fit but also promotes hair growth.
Cardio workouts, such as jogging, help enhance blood circulation in the scalp, which then goes to the hair follicles, stimulating hair growth. Neck movements and breathing exercises are simple workouts because they help eliminate toxins that clog our scalp pores.
AVOID OVER TOUCHING YOUR HAIR
It’s your hair, and it’ll always be on your head. However, if you don’t keep the “hand-in-hair” issue under control, you won’t have any hair to touch. It’s soothing to feel your hair all the time, and you may do it unconsciously at times. It’s best if you keep your hands to yourself.
When you constantly touch your natural hair, it dries out faster and loses moisture. And, you know that our afro hair needs moisture and hydration. Pinch yourself whenever you feel the desire to do so.
We wish we shared all of our tips and tricks with you, but we don’t want to overwhelm you. Try these simple hair-growing tactics and ideas and see your hair grow! Perhaps you may become the next social media afro influencer, flaunting your kinky and lengthy hair.