Growing long hair is a common crave for most women especially African women. Culturally, in Africa it is believed the beauty of a woman lies in her hair and this makes long hair a big deal.
A normal hair typically grows about a quarter of an inch to a maximum of half an inch a month. This makes growing hair a thing requiring patience and effort. These tips can be used for growth of white hair or African American hair. It’s all about oils and proper care.
- Reduce the number of times you shampoo a week to once or twice maximum. The reason is because shampoo is meant to wash away dirt and product buildup, but it also washes away the essential natural oils that keep strands soft and healthy.
- Use conditioner every time you shower. This will help nourish the hair with proteins and prevent thinning of the hair. The coloring, gel and heat styling, are harsh on the hair and can cause the strands to go thin with time which is why conditioning is important. It also seals the cuticle to help prevent more damage from happening so that you can get a longer and healthier hair.
- Apply oil or mask treatment weekly. Apply your oil treatment to damp hair; leave it on for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition normally. These oils are able to fill strands up with fatty acids and then, when rinsed out, using regular shampoo helps seal them inside hair.
- Trim your split ends once every six weeks or before and after every hair do. This is not meant to make your grow, but would keep tips looking healthy and prevent splits from working their way up strands. Without trimming the splits, it would cause your hair to break off high up on the strand and result in a shorter hair.
- Braid your hair with protective hair styles to avoid excess exposure to weather conditions which can lead to dryness. Exposed hair also attracts dust particles and pollen on it which may require lots of shampooing that can effect wash off the essential oils in the hair. Thus wear protective hair styles.
- Don’t wear a single hair do for longer than six weeks. It will clog the hair follicle with dirt and dead cells that will hinder growth. It will also cause your hair to tangle and combing may lead to breakage.
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