3 TIPS ON HOW TO GROW NATURAL HAIR AND RETAIN LENGTH

Flaunting big, healthy hair could be one the items on your post-lock-down, summer buck list. Here is your guide to making your wishes come true. I have compiled a list of 3 tips on how to grow natural hair.

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Before we get started with the hair tips, it is very important to understand that as long as you are alive and breathing, your hair is growing. There could be, however, certain things happening to your hair that could be counter productive to your length retention and hair growth process. In most cases, you hair is breaking at a much faster rate than it is growing , making it seem like you are not retaining any length.

There 3 reasons why your hair is breaking. You can read them here.

HAIR GROWTH V LENGTH RETENTION

Hair growth

stems from the inside. It is a result of good nutrition. Nutrition is the building block your body needs to grow hair. This means that what you eat or drink plays an important role in the way and speed at which your hair grows.

You may want to read the NISH hair philosophy to understand the role nutrition plays in growing healthy beautiful hair.

Length retention

is the result you get when you maintain your hair. Hair maintenance is the tricks and techniques you use to take care of your hair. This includes, protective hairstyles, moisturizing, and treating your hair.

SEE ALSO: A video on why you are not retaining length

From the above, you have probably picked up that the key to growing and retaining hair length lies in your nutrition and hair maintenance. This means that you need to follow a healthy hair routine that caters to your hair needs and suits your schedule. Here are 5 things you need to grow natural hair faster.

1.WASH YOUR HAIR

One of the biggest things you can do to grow your hair, is by keeping your scalp clean. Your scalp is the birth place of your hair. This means that the condition and rate at which your scalp will produce hair is dependent on how clean or not so clean your scalp is.

The best way to keep your scalp clean is by doing cleanses and hair clarifications. Apple cider vinegar is one of the best and less harmful ways to clarify your scalp and decrease any product build-up. Apple cider vinegar is especially great for curly girls with low porosity hair as their hair is prone to product build-up due to its inability to absorb moisture and products. Cleanse your scalp so you can allow your scalp to grow your natural hair.

You may want to find out how to check and test for your hair porosity. You can click here to do that.

2.STOP MANIPULATING YOUR HAIR

It may be very difficult to resist the urge to touch and fiddle with your hair. However, it is very important to learn to leave your hair alone because it thrives best when left alone. Hair manipulation leads to very stressful situations, like hair breakage and we are trying to avoid that by all means.

You can have your hair in a protective hairstyle to help you resist manipulating your hair There are various protective hairstyles you can try to help you retain hair length. You can find those hairstyles here.

Please remember that having a protective hairstyle does not excuse your= from following through with your hair routine. You scalp still needs to be kept clean and your hair still needs to be moisturised, so be sure to continue doing these even when your hair is in a protective hairstyle so you can grow your natural hair.

3.DRINK MORE WATER

Remember I mentioned that hair growth stems from the inside. Often when we deal with hair we focus on the external and forget that what goes inside our bodies is, in fact, more important than what we do on the outside.

Drink water to hydrate your hair and improve the condition of your hair in ways that a moisturizer would never be able to. Make sure to drink as much water as you can so that toxins can be flushed out and you can begin growing healthy beautiful hair.

CONCLUSION

Do you want to grow natural hair and retain as much length as possible?

Be sure to follow the above mentioned tips. Follow a healthy hair regimen, drink water and eat your veggies and leave your hair alone!

Which one of these tips will you be including in your hair routine ? Let me know down below in the comments section.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Dudu says:

    Thank u so much…I have noticed that during lockdown my hairline has improved a Lot as there is less manipulation…so I agree!!!

    1. I am so glad that you agree and that your hairline is growing! I leave my hair in a low maintenance style and then oil and water my hairline twice a day and the results are amazing

  2. Thank you for this! Really great tips! I didn’t know Apple Cider Vinegar helps 🥰🥰 I recently stopped wearing shower caps when go shower with my natural hair … my hair seems to get softer and loves it . Do you think I should continue doing this or not?

    1. I am so glad you found this helpful! Using apple cider vinegar is a great way of cleansing your scalp. There’s a guide on how to measure the apple cider vinegar on Intent’s hair highlight on Instagram, click here to check it out.

      Continue showering without a shower cap. The steam opens your hair cuticles making it easier for your hair to absorb and retain moisture!

  3. What’s beneficial for your hair is healthy for your skin also.

  4. Shanelle says:

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