Having been natural myself, here are 3 things that prevent your natural hair growth. For some of you naturals out there, having healthy and long hair can be a bit of a battle. Its important for you to know that what works someone else’s hair may not work for yours. Its also important to understand that your natural hair has very specific needs. Knowing your natural hair will help you better understand how to care for it. As I always say, there’s no such thing as bad hair–just misunderstood hair.
I’ve learned some things on my hair journey that I’m going to pass on to you. I can shed some light on why your natural hair isn’t growing.
Hair health and cleanliness go hand in hand. When your hair is clean, its easier for it to grow and absorb the necessary nutrients given to it from products you use. Its important to know that heavy product build-up can clog pores which can lead to follicles dying and hair falling out. This isn’t something you want. The Hair Luxury Co makes an awesome line of products that are designed to help keep your hair clean and well moisturized. Containing rice protein, the shampoo, conditioning and leave-in conditioning products help to keep your hair soft, clean and well moisturized. Also, in working to keep a clean scalp, be sure that the product(s) your using are free of mineral oil and silicon. These substances don’t absorb in the hair and will just sit on the scalp and clog its pores. If you’re ever feeling lazy about wash day, remember that having lengthy hair is a responsibility. Its a big fashion faux-pas to have long unkept hair. Don’t be this person.
Split Ends (Trim them)
Trim your ends! One important rule to remember is that split ends have to be cut. How often you clip your ends depends on your hairs specific needs. The “end” is the oldest part of your hair and thusly the most fragile. Failing to properly moisturize your hair and its ends can cause them to split. You can trim your ends yourself or you can have a professional do it. I have opted to do both and have gotten the desired results by doing both. You need a specific kind of tool to trim your ends properly. Not trimming your ends can cause the hair to split up the follicle and you’ll lose the entire hair. Don’t be one of those people that sacrifice health to keep length. Long hair with frayed ends looks bad. There are s multitude of products that claim to “seal ends”, however this is not true. How often you trim your ends depends on your specific needs. I personally recommend clipping your ends every 3 months.
Moisturizing your hair is crucial. Because all of our hair needs are different, the amount of product that you use to moisturize your hair depends on your its texture i.e. thickness. People with softer thinner hair typically require a thinner product, say something with the texture of lotion. You can use a thicker cream product, just be sure to use less of it so not to oversaturate your hair. You don’t want to weigh your hair down with a lot of product. Dry hair is brittle and can lead to split ends, shedding and breakage. Camille Rose Honey Hydrate tops my list of leave-in conditioners that help nourish the hair. A good way to help make sure your hair is getting the proper amount of moisture is to mist it with warm water before you use a leave-in product. The warm water will open the hair’s cuticles and help the hair absorb whatever product you’re using.