Increase your HAIR GROWTH with these 7 Steps to Longer Hair in One Year

Have you been looking at others’ growth and wondering what are they doing? “Why won’t my hair grow that fast in a year?”

Well, it’s simple. Hair growth regardless of the person takes time but there are also things that you can do over a 12-month period so that you too can see amazing growth.

1. Moisturize

Believe it or not, moisture comes from water. Yes, the free liquid substance that is available right in your home. Try spraying your hair with water at least two times a week or right before you style your hair. Then apply a leave-in conditioner.

It doesn’t have to be sealed but the leave-in conditioner will help to also hydrate the hair follicle, which will contribute to the softness. If you have dryer hair or scalp, try applying hair grease to your scalp right after your wash regimen is complete.

2. Stay Away from HEAT

I’m sure you hear all the time that heat is a natural girl’s worst enemy besides a relaxer of course but heat also damages your hair, makes it dry and brittle, and alters your curl pattern. This causes you to over trim your hair, later resulting in a lack of growth.

Try to not use heat frequently if possible. When blow drying your hair, use the cool setting and while flat ironing, place the temperature on the lowest setting for you to achieve your desired look.

3. Trim When NEEDED

Trimming your hair can either help with hair growth or stop growth all together. As a new Natural, it is easy to start a routine of trimming your hair regularly along with your established regiment but if you are not constantly damaging your hair then WHAT are you trimming? You are trimming your perfectly healthy hair.

Only trim your hair as needed not on a time schedule. Often times if your hair is shedding, it is time for a trim.

If you have visible split ends or heat damage then it’s also time for a trim. Do not hold on to split ends or heat damage in order to maintain length. You will regret it in the long run.

4. Condition

Conditioning your hair is very important when wanting to maintain moisturized and soft hair. Regularly conditioning your hair, leave-ins, and deep conditioning treatments all help to provide your hair with the needed protein and nutrients.

These nutrients contribute to hair elasticity that will help to prevent hair breakage by allowing your hair to stretch when pulled or combed.

5. Eat Healthy

I don’t think I have to spend much time on this one. What you put into your body are exactly the results you will receive.

6. Protective Styles

Often times as a newly natural, the hair is over manipulated from wanting to try new styles or products. Find a protective style that works for you and then stick with that style for a while.

If your hair is tucked or pulled too much over a period of time, you will begin to see more breakage and shedding as a result.

Protective styles promote growth because they are true to the name “protective” by shielding your hair from over manipulation and the harsh weather. But remember, don’t overdo it with one long-term protective style after another.

7. Patience

This last step is pretty simple. Have patience on your hair journey. Don’t get so caught up in achieving a certain length by a certain time. Instead, focus on HEALTHY hair and the rest will come Naturally.

 

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By KinkyFro Blog