How can I grow my hair faster?
I guess we all asked this question before. It is advisable to maintain your natural hair with natural products, containing the fewest ingredients likely to harm their health such as: silicone, alcohol, sodium laureth and lauryl sulphates,… These ingredients prevent hydration of the hair. Our hair is naturally dry. It is therefore advisable to take care of it with essential fatty acids: argan, monoi, jojoba, vegetable oils… For those who can tolerate it, shea butter is highly recommended.
Here are some tips to have beautiful and long NATURAL hair, without chemicals of course. Just because you have frizzy or curly hair doesn’t make it impossible! If your hair is really too damaged because you have applied chemicals such as straightening, bleaching, chemical straightening etc. I advise you to cut everything as I did or cut the damaged ends gradually as new healthy hair grows, just so you know it is impossible to have long and damaged hair. They’ll eventually break and your efforts will be in vain.
Best tips for maintaining the lengths :
- YES to protective hairstyles & NO to destructive hairstyles: Interlacing the hair fibres between them protects the hair and keeps it hydrated longer. No excessively heavy or tight braids, which gradually weaken the bulbs. (Havana Twists, Faux Locs, Ghana Braids, Box Braids, Crochet Braids, Custom Wig, Double Halo Braid Twists Long Bob, Rope Twists, Bantu Knots, Cornrows Updo…)
- Properly moisturize and nourish your hair : Simply spray the product on the hair to moisten it. Then, it is necessary to preserve this hydration by applying a fatty substance, notably vegetable oil or butter. In addition to nourishing the hair, this fatty substance will form a kind of protective sheath around the hair fiber, like sebum. This way, the water will be “trapped” in the hair and won’t evaporate too quickly.
- Maintaining its tips: the ends are the oldest part of our hair but also the most fragile.This makes them very vulnerable to breakage.
- Protect your hair during the night with satin or silk hat or scarf: Silk and satin is a natural fibre that does not absorb moisture from the hair, unlike cotton. It also protects the fibre from rubbing as the surface is smooth and allows the hair to glide over the material.
- Delicate detangling with the right accessories: the ideal is the wide-tooth comb for a gentle peeling that will avoid breakage, I prefer my fingers.
- Avoid manipulating them too often: Afro hair is fragile, so don’t manipulate it too much. Promote protective hairstyles and detangle your hair once a week.
- Avoid chemicals, aggressive chemicals: By attacking the very structure of keratin proteins, straightening weakens the hair. The scalp and hair no longer fix the water properly. They’re dehydrating. Dry dandruff may appear.
- Dry them in the open air: moisturize your hair with a leave-in followed by the vegetable oil or vegetable butter of your choice (Sweet almond, Argan, Avocado, Olive,… / Cupuaçu, Shea, Mango, Murumuru,…).
- Protect them from excessive exposure (sun, wind, pollution, sea, swimming pool, etc.).
- Protect them from the heat of (hair dryer, straightening iron, curling iron etc.).
Stimulate hair growth :
- Healthy lifestyle and eating habits : Hydrate yourself daily and eat healthy food. Your hair is the result of what you eat, so it is important to have a good diet to have a healthy hair inside and outside.
- Massage the scalp: Scalp massage is known for its relaxing properties, but not only. Some scalp massages can also promote hair growth.Massaging the scalp makes it more supple and, consequently, oxygenates the scalp through vascularisation.” The scalp is a thin area in which the hair is implanted. Massage makes it more mobile to strengthen the hair. They are brighter and grow faster.
- Have a clean, healthy, breathing scalp
General advices :
- Be patient
- Setting goals
- Follow it up