A hair growth adventure is ultimately about your being prepared and staying optimistic throughout the journey. Whatever has been stated, all healthy hair will grow in length. Hair resists growth because it is fundamentally unhealthy, not because of genetic makeup or for any other reason. General health problems will of course affect the health of your hair. But if you possess general good health, there is a way to encourage hair growth. A good multivitamin can do wonders in managing any energy, stamina, or diet deficiencies. Another important consideration is that chemicals tend to compromise and weaken hair follicles. With this in mind, even chemically processed hair can experience significant growth. If you use chemical straighteners, liberally moisten, condition, and oil with frequency.
To create healthy, longer hair, you must first create a healthy hair environment. Be willing to invest time and some expense into a hair growth regimen. Steps towards restoring hair health can be somewhat numerous, and products can sometimes be expensive. Other than maybe texturizers, try to avoid chemical straighteners. If you want a straight look, try using a flatiron, or a curling iron with a spritz to the final style to hold hair in place. Applying heat is not the best treatment for your hair, but with extra conditioning, your hair can survive this straightening method better than chemical treatments. Your hair will not grow with split ends. However as previously mentioned, with extra care chemically straightened hair will also grow. If you regularly use heat, clip ends 1/8th inch every 3-4 weeks to avoid splitting.
1. Love Yourself
First uphold and love your existing hair. As you grow hair to the desired length, remember that, cared for, your locks can be beautiful at any length.
2. Objectives and Goals
Focus on immediate and milestone objectives, as well as long term goals. This week your objective may be removing split ends, while your final goal may be chest length tresses.
3. Examine and Research
Do your research. Examine your hair, its condition and curl pattern. Then look into what may increase the health and resilience of your hair type. Give preference to products with a greater quantity of natural ingredients.
Set a daily hair care procedure and stick to it. Wash, moisturize, condition on schedule. Your method and order of application may change as needed.
Daily monitor the condition of your hair. From front to back observe the length, texture, strand and end conditions, as well as the amount of oil retention. Pull at a few strands to test elasticity and whether hair easily breaks. If hair condition is not improving to your satisfaction, you may want to switch to products that better concentrate on hair health.
span style=font-size: small;>Be patient. While this method can grow hair faster, healing and growth is a process for your hair. Do not become discouraged. Enjoy your hair at all stages as the evolution progresses.
No development is perfect. There may be times when your mane seems to retreat from growth momentum. Not to worry. Your strands are most likely gaining strength to further outstretch in length attainment.
8. Use a Non-Sulfate Clarifying Shampoo
Begin the hair care regimen. Wash hair with a mild, clarifying shampoo that does not contain sulfates. Sulfates leave hair extremely dry. African hair tends to be naturally dry because the curl pattern does not allow oil glands at the scalp to proceed as easily down the hair shaft. Clarifying shampoos remove build up left behind by gels, pomades, mousses and other styling products.Leave hair damp.
9. Apply a Moisturize
Next, liberally apply a deep moisturizer, starting at scalp and spreading along hair shafts to ends. Leave in.
10. Apply a Deep Conditioner
Then, help your martial your hairs resistance to daily stress by liberally applying a deep conditioner, this time starting at ends and spreading along strands to the scalp. Comb conditioner through hair lengths and let it stand for 5 minutes. Rinse and leave hair damp. Avoid rubbing conditioner onto the scalp, as this product can possibly clog pores.
11. Apply a Deep Oil-Based Conditioner
Then, Repair hair damage with a deep oil conditioner. Leave in 45 minutes to 1 hour. Wash out as thoroughly as possible. Leave hair damp. Cover with a shower cap for fuller saturation.
12. Use a Heat Protection Spray
You probably wish to continue styling your hair while encouraging growth. If you use chemical straighteners, flatirons, or curlers, at this point spray a heat protection product on damp hair.
13. Use a Leave-In Conditioner
To maintain softness and hair resilience, after heat protection comb a leave-in conditioner through wet to damp hair. If hair is not wet, the conditioner will not absorb into the hair shafts.
14. A Natural Oil Treatment on Ends
With leave-in conditioner in place, keep strand tips lubricated to prevent breakage. Comb a natural oil treatment for damaged hair through ends.
15. Use a Glycerin Spray
Previous to drying and styling, spray hair with a mix of equal parts glycerin and water. This application lightly coats hair from exposure to daily elements. Add a portion of the natural oil treatment to further retain oil in the hair shafts.
16. Pure 99% Aloe Vera & Oil
Spray on a 99% Aloe Vera Juice/oil combination nightly to protect and heal hair from daily exposure. As Aloe Vera can sometimes be drying, a light oil, such as Tea Tree Oil, is a necessary inclusion.
17. Trim Ends
Trim ends every 4-6 weeks until ends are healthy. Split ends will cause African hair to break.
18. Avoid Alcohol-Based Products
Avoid gels, spritz, mousses, and other products that contain alcohol. Alcohol is caustic to African hair.
19. Avoid Brushes
Brushing tends to break African hair. Avoid hair brushes and use a wide-tooth comb through hair strands.
20. Cover at Night
Cover your locks nightly. The abrasion caused while you sleep weakens and thins hair follicles into breakage.