There are many products out there that indeed stimulates hair growth such as our "5 Oil Fusion" but to solely depend on an oil to grow your hair is simply not realistic without creating a healthy hair growth regimen. We have created a few tips for you to follow in order to create healthy hair growth.
- Hair Regimen
Create a good hair regimen that is easy to follow. Ensure your regimen consists of a good gentle shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, leave in conditioner, water based moisturizer and an oil. For those who do not believe in shampoos, shampoos are necessary at least every 4-6 weeks to ensure your cuticles are unclogged from product build up, dirt etc. This will definitely encourage hair growth when your hair does not have product build up, your hair will be able to grow freely.
- Trim Hair Ends
Remove split ends and single strand knots before you begin your healthy hair growth journey. Give your hair a nice trim to remove those thinning limp ends.
- Deep Conditioning
Deep condition every week or every other week. Be sure to do a protein treatment every 4-6 weeks to strengthen your hair. This may be a light, moderate or intense protein treatment based on your hair porosity. Deep condition with a moisturizing deep conditioner every week.
- No Permanent Hair Dyes
Give your hair a break from permanent color if you know you are not the type to religiously treat your hair.
Practice moisturizing your hair with the LCO/LOC Method at least once a week. Even if your hair is in braids put water with a gentle conditioner in a spray bottle or whatever you like and spray on to your braids then apply an oil to seal. You will experience breakage if your hair is dry and thirsty under the braids. Ensure your hair is always moisturized before installing your braids.
- Avoid Heat
Practice air drying your hair rather than using a blow dryer or use the cool option on the blow dryer. Forget using a flat iron too often, if you like that straight hair look buy a wig or safely apply hair extensions.
- Bedtime Protective style
Ensure your hair is covered with a silk or satin wrap or you are sleeping on a satin or silk pillow case. This is important to prevent breakage.
- Section Washing
If possible, practice to wash your hair in 4 sections, this prevents matted, tangled hair while washing. It helps with easy detangling of your hair when it is time to style, to prevent breakage.
- Hair Accessories/Tools
Avoid hair accessories or tools that pulls on your hair, such as, hair ties with the iron band, sharp clips, using tail combs to detangle etc. Any accessories or tools that are sharp can cause breakage.
Avoid that one hairstyle you wear everyday e.g. high top bun. Wearing the same bun everyday in the same position, may cause breakage at that one spot. Give up on tight braids/twists extensions, tight sew ins by aggressive salonist or yourself.
Massage your scalp during the week with LIGHT oils that will stimulate hair growth. Do not over apply hair oils on to your scalp, as this will result in too much product application which may hinder your hair from growing freely. Incorporate hot oil treatments in your healthy hair growth regimen as it helps to pamper your scalp, prevents split ends, breakage and promotes stronger growing hair. Oils can also be used to seal in moisture in your natural hair. Sealing in the moisture in your hair will help your hair be kept moisturized for a long period of time. The longer your hair is moisturized the faster and easier your natural hair will grow. Oils can also be used to detangle your hair prior to wash day or before applying your shampoo. Oils help to detangle your natural hair with ease.
- Experiment with Products
There is no one product that can give your hair all that it needs to be healthy. Do not be afraid to try new products that can help your hair stay healthy. That one blue magic hair oil cannot give your hair all the love it needs.
Avoid detangling your hair on the rough side. You can detangle your hair with oils gently with your fingers or you can detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb beginning from ends to roots. If your hair sounds like it’s breaking while detangling you probably are not doing it gentle enough.
- Leave those Edges
Give your edges a break, the more you sleek the less edges you will have. Give your edges a chance to grow and stay healthy.
Lastly, have patience, try not going to the mirror a numerous times a day to check if your hair has grown;-) Try to check the length of your hair at least every three months.