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Saturday, March 9, 2013

10 Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Long and Healthy

Sisters, here are 10 ways to help grow your hair long and healthy.   We encourage you to not just try these techniques once and forget them, but always remember them if you ever want to experience having long hair.  Some of you have given up, because you think black women cannot grow long hair, but we have seen too many of our sisters showing positive results.  One of the main reasons why they have achieved positive results of growing long hair, is simply because they continued to do what worked best.  If you have been trying to grow long hair and nothing seems to work, just make a wise decision to take action and not give up.

  1. Always keep a lot of moisture in your hair.  Make sure black women, you always use products that will give your hair a lot of moisture and not dry it out.  There are some products on the market that have a lot of damaging ingredients that are not good for black hair. The next time you visit your beauty supply store, read the label and make sure you are buying products that adds moisture to your hair.  Ingredients such as alcohol, parabens and sulfate are not good for black hair.  Make sure you drink a lot of water.  
  2. Regularly co-wash your hair, this means just using a conditioner to wash your hair. When you do this you will not strip the natural oils out of your hair.  Speaking of co-washing, we would advise to only use shampoo one time a month to wash your hair and make sure it has natural ingredients without chemicals, which we mentioned above.
  3. Never use heat in your hair.  When you regularly use heat in your hair, you kill it.  If you use any heat, make sure it's very minimal at a low temperature.
  4. Use the right hair tools that won't pull your hair and strip it.  When using a comb, make sure it is a wide tooth one.  When using a brush, make sure it is a boar bristle hair brush.
  5. Make sure you cut off your split ends regularly. Always trim your hair. Some black women think they do not have to worry about trimming their hair when they go from a relaxer to a natural style.  However, either way you must always make sure your hair is trimmed so your hair will not become damaged.   When you do not trim your ends, your hair won't ever grow, if it barely does, it will be very uneven.
  6. Keep heavy oils out of your hair.  It's okay to grow your hair with light oils and cremes, but there are some heavy oils some black women apply to their scalps that are not good, because this prevents air from getting into the roots of your hair.  Your hair needs air in order to grow.
  7. Stay away from hair relaxers and perms.  Black women, one of the best ways to grow your hair is to go natural.  Some of you may not think you look good with natural hair, but once you moisturize your hair on a daily basis and learn how to wear protective styles you will fall in love with wearing your hair, naturally.  When you naturally grow your hair, you will experience it also being very strong and healthy.
  8. Keep a healthy diet. Make sure you always eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.  When you decide to eat healthy food that is good for your body, then your hair will benefit from it.  Whatever effects your body will indeed effect your hair, negatively or positively.   Many of you sisters may not be health conscious, but it's never too late to start.
  9. Make sure you always cover your hair before you go to bed. Cover your hair with a satin cap, not cotton.  This protects your hair from breakage.  It is a bad habit for a lot of sisters to get sleepy and just lay on their hair night after night, which is not good.  Make it a habit to always sleep with a satin cap.
  10. Do not pull your hair.  Stay away from hair bands and tight styles like wearing hair extensions, for example.  When you pull your hair, you cause Alopecia, which could cause permanent bald spots.
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