For starters, I cut all my hair off to basically bald back in 2012 on a whim. My hair which I have named “Shelia” and I have a love-hate relationship, we go through our ups and downs! We have good hair days and many many bad hair days but I wouldn’t change having it the way it is for anything. In 2016 I went from bra length hair to chopping it completely off again and so here we are in 2018 and I’m growing it back out. I often get asked for some of my hair growth tips and tricks and best products to use and through time I’ll be sharing it all but wanted to give you just 3 simple tips you can start right now to help grow your hair in a healthy way!
Increase your water intake
What you put into your body is very important, we should all know that this is true from a health standpoint but not only that it also reflects everything from your skin, hair, and even your nails. On a daily basis, I drink about 64-96oz of water, this not only keeps me hydrated but keeps, in my opinion, my hair moisturized, my skin glowing and my body feeling great. It’s a simple easy thing to do right now to help you with your hair goals.
Co-Wash (Conditioner Washing)
If you’re a natural girl then you probably already know all about co-washing. But if you’re not than girl let me school you!!! A co-wash is simple, it’s washing your hair with conditioner only. Shampoo as a natural girl is not always your best friend and I only “wash” my hair really once a month sometimes 2x if it’s been a busy month or if I’ve done a lot of different styles and used a ton of products. Honestly, I’ve found that dirty hair grows which is why I love me some good ol’ fashioned braids. Using shampoos on your curls too much and too often will strip your curls of its moisture and natural oils which can also result in you losing the bounce, shine, and natural fluffiness. I work out a lot and so I do co-wash often sometimes 2x a week and if I’m not feeling lazy it can even be 3x a week, this leaves my hair feeling “clean”, soft, and moisturized. Another added benefit to co-washing is the ability to detangle my hair easily but detangling a mane is a whole other blog post in itself (soon come).
Less is More
This one is self-explanatory ladies (and gentlemen), let your hair go! Let it breathe and do its own thing, I do not overdo my hair because less really is more. The more you leave your hair alone the more it will grow, yes you need to take care of your mane and yes you need to maintain it but there doesn’t need to be wash day every day and blow drying and the perfect twist outs with 17 different products. I’ve found that there simply is no need to overdo it, if I leave her (my hair) alone then it grows. Whether I put it in some braids or I have my go-to wash and go, I’m not fiddling all the time and over processing my hair because – a. I really don’t have the time and b. there really isn’t a need to. It really is that easy to let it go, throw it in a puff, put on a band and move on!
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