HOW TO GROW BIG, HEALTHY HAIR IN 7 STEPS!
I’ve read quite a few articles online about how to grow your natural hair and quite frankly, I don’t follow those tips. I spent majority of the summer in a relationship with my hair, so here are some tips for a #goals ‘fro.
Remember, Rome was not built in a day and everything good comes with a perfect balance of patience and hard work.Focusing excessively on hair growth can make it seem like your hair is not growing when, in fact, it is! Just have some patience, darling.
2. Deep condition
I couldn’t possibly emphasize the importance of this step! For the first year, I deep conditioned my hair every weekend with a mix of organic, cold pressed coconut oil; a Shea butter mix, and conditioner. Nowadays, I use a deep conditioning mask because it reduces the 3 step process to just 1 step!
Deep conditioning your hair ensures it’s getting the moisture it needs to retain length because dry hair is more likely to break off during styling.
3. Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil
Ensuring your coconut oil has gone through the least amount of processing means more nutrients for your hair. Yum!
4. Protective styling
I love to put my hair in a stretched & protected state before bed each night. This means making sure I put my hair in twists or braids EVERY night. This ensures that my 4c hair (the curliest) does not get tangled at night.
Trust me it’ll be worth it!
5. NO heat!
It’s hard to believe I’ve never straightened my hair & I use blow driers very rarely (once or twice a year). To stretch my hair, I dry my hair in twists or cornrows overnight. The use of heat makes your hair more prone to dryness and breakage.
6. Moisturize, moisturize & moisturize!
I wash my hair every weekend (when it’s not in a protective style) and I like to moisturize my hair at least twice a week. I love using the Liquid-Oil-Cream (LOC) method but I’m not afraid to switch it up. My hair actually prefers a LCO method.
7. Wash your hair in sections!
I have extremely thick & full hair so washing it in sections ensures that the hair doesn’t get tangled. I usually split my hair into four quarters or have it in 5 flat twists before I wash it.
I hope you find these tips helpful in your hair growth journey! If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment!