If you are a lady with natural African hair, you may be hearing a lot of hype over how to get your hair to grow faster, with many ladies longing for that long, flowing look. While growing your hair does require patience, African hair growth also requires healthy hair maintenance and there are many misconceptions floating around which need to be addressed. In this post, we look at some hair growth tips for African hair.
Shampoo African hair regularly
In order to promote hair growth in African hair, you need to make sure that your hair and scalp are totally clean, as a clean scalp promotes healthy hair growth by removing build-up, dead skin, and other unwanted debris. Therefore, you need to shampoo frequently with a gentle cleanser, such as an Easy Waves shampoo and conditioner.
Moisturize your ends well
It’s important to pay attention to the ends of your hair if you want to promote African hair growth. Make sure that they receive plenty of moisture and are sealed properly.
Work through your hair in sections
When shampooing, moisturizing or detangling African hair, it needs to all be done in 4-6 sections in order to ensure full coverage. This may be fairly time consuming, but it is worthwhile in the end!
Drink lots of water
Many people may not realise the importance of this, but you need to stay hydrated and not only focus on the external. By simply focusing on the external aspects of hair care, you are only masking dryness. You therefore need to nourish your hair from the inside out and this can be done by drinking lots of water on a daily basis. It is also helpful to maintain a healthy diet and take a multivitamin every now and then for healthy hair.
Avoiding hair breakage
The main trick to African hair growth is to retain length and this can be done by avoiding breakage. When you are ‘growing’ your hair you are preserving the length of the follicle, so you want to use gentle products and avoid heat which may cause hair breakage.
Overall, African hair growth is something which requires patience and care, and as stated above, it is not only about external care, but internal care as well. Keep healthy and use our range of African hair care products, which will see you on your way to long, luscious hair!