How to grow long afro hair? 10 hacks!
Help - My afro hair just... does not grow!!
Here are 10 simple tips to help you grow long afro hair this year!
1. Start off with a trim
If you hace split ends, you will not see hair growth this year! Your hair will be in a cycle of grow-break-grow-break! STOP this by giving your ends a good trim, with the correct hair trimming scissors. (You can grow long afro hair this year!)
2. Deep condition weekly
If deep conditionning is not a part of your usual weekly or 2 weekly regime, try it! Deep conditionning will give your hair a real boost of moisture and feed the strands from the inside out. If you really want to grow long afro hair this year steam your hair for even better results!
3. Protective style
If you like to try every style you see on YouTube - STOP give your hair a break with a safe protective style. A wig weave, Kinky twists - it's your choice - just leave it alone for periods of the year - up to 8-10 weeks each time and you will notice you grow long afro hair each time you do your protective season.
4. Check your shampoo
If you use a shampoo that leaves you hair feeling stripped and your scalp dry - check for sulphates free. Switch to a natural shampoo like our luxurious Stimulate & Cleanse shampoo with Ginger and Aloe extracts. Using SLS free shampoo is better for your hair and scalp.
5. Start to cowash
If you like to wash your hair midweek, or maybe you don't? Try co-washing 1x a week to increase your moisture levels this year. Your hair will have no chance to break if it is moisturised!
6. Treat your scalp to daily massages
Your scalp is where you hair grows from it should not be an after thought, if il feels sore and dry - treat it! Using our Harvest hair growth pack indulge in weekly massages, daily usage of our oils promotes hair growth as you will increase blood to the roots under the scalp to feed them. Try it!
7. Layer up the moisture
Sometimes on product alone is not enough to keep hair from feeling dry, especially during the winter! Layer up your products. Create a cocktail of natural ingredients.
8. Limit heat!
Stop using heat regularly, your hair will be much stronger and retain length much easier. Heat from a blow-dryer drains hair of hydration, the same for those flat-irons!
9. Take a goo hair vitamin
Try a goog multi-vitamin to keep your internal hair nutrition at the optimum levels, hair is grown internally, so it need a good balance of vits + healthy foods, proteins, etc.
10. Set a goal to grow longer hair
If you hace not written down how many inches of hair you want to grow, or set a goal to just look after your hair so it grows, then do so now. Without a goal, its easy to become distracted. If you can achieve 4 inches or more this year, then why not? The year will pass by anyhow! Make it different this time.
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