If you’ve clicked on this blog, you’re no doubt having trouble growing your natural afro curly hair quickly. Is your hair’s growth moving at a snail’s pace? Do your curls and coils frequently become damaged and break? Trust us, we understand the struggle.
When you first go natural or transition from relaxed hair to natural hair, there’s so much trial-and-error involved before you discover a natural hair regimen that works best for your afro curly hair. To speed things up, we’re going to tell you 5 simple, surefire steps to help your natural hair journey along. Quickly!
Let It Be
When you’re trying to grow your natural hair, it’s tempting to constantly be touching it. You want to see if it’s getting longer or not, right? But trust us, it is growing. There’s no need to be combing or brushing your hair everyday, just to examine its progress. Natural hair thrives most when left alone. During the beginning stages you should adopt a low-maintenance regime, where you wear your delicate, new hair in protective styles and allow it to grow in peace.
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Growing afro hair is a 24/7 job, ladies. Pardon the pun, but it’s not something you can sleep on! That’s right, you need to be working around the clock to reduce breakage. So, before you go to bed, make sure to properly wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf. If things are feeling dry or stiff, moisturize as needed with your leave-in conditioner. While you’re working in that product, give yourself a scalp massage to stimulate follicle growth.
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Split ends can derail your natural hair journey before it even truly begins. So, while this advice may seem counterproductive, you do need to schedule regular trips to the salon for trims. Making an appointment every 6 to 8 weeks can save you from a lot of future shedding and damage.
Moisturizing is your best weapon in the battle to preserve your hair’s length. When afro hair is dry and brittle, it’s going to break, tangle, and suffer from split ends. So, the trick is finding hydrating products that work in harmony with your unique hair—and then apply them religiously!
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Take Care of Yourself
Leading a healthy lifestyle can do wonders for your hair’s growth. Eating balanced meals, drinking enough water, and taking a daily multivitamin are so beneficial for mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Within a few days, your hair will feel softer and stronger, plus you’ll be filled with positive energy and ready to take on the world.
If you follow these 5 steps, the final thing you need to do is have patience. Long, beautiful, natural afro hair doesn’t happen overnight. It can take weeks, or even months to reach your desired look. But you’ll get there, we promise! In the meantime, remember that you’re a gorgeous, radiant woman, no matter what your hair is doing this week.
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