In order to have healthy hair, whether you’re relaxed or natural, it’s a journey. If you want to see your hair grow and thrive you have to be willing to pack your bags and take the journey. Now this isn’t an easy-breezy journey. It’s going to take dedication and work.
I’m not trying to discourage you. I just don’t want you to think you can slap some oils on your hair or take a bunch of vitamins and your hair will grow down your back. That’s. Not. Going. To. Happen. Anything worth having you have to work for. And this includes beautiful, healthy hair.
One of the most important things to having healthy hair is building a hair regimen. And to be consistent with the regimen. For instance, every Friday night I wash and deep condition my hair. In the winter months when the air is cold and drying to the hair I’ll do a pre-poo with conditioner and oils. I don’t use heat on my hair, with exception of about 2-3 times a year. I trim my ends 2-3 times a year. Sometimes I get it done professionally and other times I’ll do it myself. And I wear my hair 90% of the time in low manipulation hairstyles like a washing n go, twist out or braid out, to avoid daily tugging and pulling on my hair. This is a very basic regimen that worked for me. I’m sure it will work for you, too.
As mentioned earlier, this is a journey that takes time. And I’m going to be here to help you. Therefore, I will be breaking down this journey in to several post. So let’s do a quick recap:
- This isn’t an overnight journey
- Build a hair regimen consisting of:
- Weekly washing your hair to clean the scalp of oil and product build-up. It’s difficult for hair to grow through blocked follicles.
- Deep condition weekly. This will restore moisture and strength to the hair. **I’ll do a post next week on the difference between moisturizing and protein deep conditioners.
- Regular trims to get rid of split ends.
- No heat or limited heat. CAUTION- if you’re going to use help use a heat protector!
- Low manipulation style to avoid/cut down on hair breakage.
I hope this post was helpfully. I’m not a license hairstylist, however, I’ve grown my hair to mid-back length without the help of one. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section. I will try to help you the best I can.
Stay tuned for the the difference between co-washing and shampooing.
Until next time,