African hair is often considered to be slow-growing and prone to breakage originally prevalent in many regions with hot climates. While this may be true in some cases, there are a number of things you can do to encourage hair growth and keep your locks healthy. In this post, we will discuss some of the most effective tips for growing African hair faster and longer
Identify Your Hair Type
You can seek assistance from a hair specialist to determine the characteristics of your hair. This will enable you to make informed decisions about the appropriate treatments and products for your specific needs. Here’s a simplified breakdown of different hair types:
Wavy hair (type 2): This hair type is typically thin and relatively manageable.
Curly hair (type 3): Curly hair has more defined curls and requires specific care.
Coily hair (type 4): Coily hair is characterized by tight coils and is often delicate and challenging to grow.
Only wash your hair when necessary.
To maintain the natural oils in your hair, it is advisable to avoid washing it too frequently. Start with a weekly washing routine and adjust to every two or three weeks if your hair becomes fragile and prone to breakage. Additionally, when selecting a shampoo, opt for one that doesn’t leave your hair excessively dry. To minimize damage, wash your hair using lukewarm water and finish with a cool water rinse.
Allow your hair to air dry on its own
Excessive heat from blow-drying can potentially harm your hair, causing it to break before it reaches your desired length. To minimize this risk, it is recommended to plait your hair, secure it with a silk scarf, and allow it to dry naturally overnight. Alternatively, you can towel dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel and gently rubbing your head for a few moments.
Apply conditioner every time you wash your hair
Shampoo has a tendency to remove the natural oils from your hair. To replenish these oils, it is important to use a conditioner specifically designed for African hair. Additionally, it is recommended to engage in deep conditioning treatments periodically. If needed, you can also use a leave-in conditioner in between your regular hair washes.
Apply hair oil on a daily basis
To enhance the softness and flexibility of your hair and prevent breakage as it grows longer, apply a natural oil, such as Herbal Hair Growth Oil, to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Additionally, you can cover your hair with a Silky Satin Bonnet to aid in absorbing the oil.
Water can strengthen dry hair and stimulate hair roots. To improve moisture, you can apply water, followed by a moisturizing conditioner or a combination of Herbal Hair Growth Oil, and herbal hair growth butter. For added hydration, use the products in the mentioned order. The oil will assist in sealing the moisture. This product will provide hold to your hair and gradually transform it and enhancing its shine and moisture.
Eliminate product buildup by using shampoo
To effectively remove any build-up of styling products from your hair, it is recommended to use a clarifying shampoo once a month. However, if you frequently use sprays, gels, or other styling products, it is advisable to use the neutralizing shampoo every other week.
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