TIPS to making your AFRICAN-AMERICAN HAIR grow FASTER
Posted on 27 February 2014
Most African-American hair or Black Hair are naturally delicate and have a tendency to get brittle depending on the elements and of course on how they are cared for. Hair products, hair styling, hair tools as well as diet and weather conditions are common factors that affect its state of being. While all African American hair may not be the same, one thing is certain, a healthy head of hair grows faster than otherwise. And so the following are 4 tips on how you can achieve the latter!
DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR TOO OFTEN.
Frequent shampooing may strip hair of its natural oils. Wash hair once every couple of days to allow hair roots to stimulate a bit of moisture from the scalp and onto the strands. However if you live in a place that is humid or participate in sports that make you sweat quite a bit, then a follow on conditioner is a must to keep strands moisturized.
- NATURAL STATE
Keeping hair in its natural state is best. Hold off on tight excessive braiding or locs as these can irritate hair follicles and even result in hair loss.
Always be on the look out for split ends and drying at the tips. Although it seems counter productive if you are growing your hair, trimming split or damaged ends actually makes for healthier tresses. Check out more recommended remedies for split ends HERE.
When combing, use a wide toothed comb, as fine ones may tear your locks.
Adapt these healthy hair care habits HERE.
- NOURISH FROM THE INSIDE
Vitamin deficiency and stress slows hair growth and is also a factor for increased hair fall. Take care of your diet and make sure you get regular exercise. Eat foods that are high in vitamins e, b5, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids like THESE.
Taking care of your tresses should be like taking care of silk. Avoid prolonged exposure to high heat, smoky and acidic air quality. If these situations cannot be avoided wear a hat or wrap your hair in a scarf and moisturize after prolonged exposure to the sun.
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