Contrary to popular belief, anyone can get long, healthy hair. There are so many myths that certain races can’t grow their hair, but that myth was only created due to all the relaxers and heat we have put on our hair. By following the guidelines below – you will definitely be able to achieve your length goal!
Curly/kinky hair is naturally drier than straight hair–this is why Asians, Indians, Caucasians, etc “typically” have an easier time growing their hair. It is more difficult for the oils to travel down our hair strands since our hair is so curly. As a result, our ends hardly get any love! They get dry and brittle and then break off and get split. So we MUST moisturize constantly. And we mean DAILY! Also, moisturize your hair with water before you go to sleep. Sometimes we get wrapped up in using tons of products to add moisture to our hair– but why not moisturize with pure H2O! Makes sense, right?
2. Eat Healthy
Our outer beauty is a reflection of our interior. If your body isn’t healthy, then your skin and hair won’t be. It truly makes a huge difference. Eating more vegetables will have a major impact – they help you digest quicker, therefore giving you more beauty energy to go to your hair!
3. Take Supplements
There are several supplements that help promote hair growth such as Biosil. It is all natural and it will help strengthen your hair, which will in turn help it grow and retain length. It also helps the growth of your nails, and contains collagen which helps to prevent wrinkles so that you have beautiful glowing skin! You can order it on Amazon in liquid form (you’ll get more for your money by buying the liquid form versus the pills because it’s more ounces). The taste can be a challenge – but if you get around this by mixing in a few drops with your favorite juice.
4. Finger Detangling
If you have the patience, DO NOT use combs! Hide them, throw them out, do whatever you have to do! Using your fingers to detangle severely decreases breakage. Our ends are super fragile so combs break them so easily. If you use your fingers you can feel each knot and detangle each one. Yes, this takes way more time and patience, but please trust us – it is immensely valuable in growing natural healthy hair. You should detangle your hair every time you wash it.
5. Search and Destroy
This is another ‘hair saving’ discovery! I no longer trim my hair 6-8 weeks anymore. Especially now that I finger detangle, I get far less split ends. So instead of getting trims, I use the Search and Destroy Method. The name basically describes itself.
You literally go through your hair and search for split ends. Once you find them, you destroy them with hair cutting scissors! Mwahaha. Easy right? This way you only cut the split ends that need to be cut and you save your length! Sooo much better than just chopping away with regular trims. And I only do this about every 2 months, and most of the time I don’t even find that many split ends anymore!
So that concludes most of the things that have made a major difference in my hair length and health! I wanted to relay as much info as I could because I know this is a very important subject and at the top of a lot of women’s hair goals. I hope they are helpful and that they’ll help you get the hair length you desire!