There are so many articles on how best to grow your natural hair. I have read loads of them and tried various tips recommended but I learnt many of my secret tips for growing my natural hair from experience. Like they say, experience is the best teacher sometimes and that was the case when it came to caring for my hair. Many articles I read on haircare shared advice that didn’t really work on my hair type, which is why I had to learn trying different techniques and products to find out what works and what doesn’t.
3 Secret tips for growing my natural hair
Here are some of my secret tips for growing my natural hair –
Moisturising with 90% water/10% oil
Back in the days, I had about 50% water and 50% oil in my spray bottle. Sometimes the oil was even more than the water. Nowadays I use way more water than oil. I have dry hair and it needs lot of water to keep it moisturised. I use my spray water at least twice a day and that keeps my hair moisturised but not too oily. Apart from the fact that dry hair is dull to look at, it is also prone to breakage and dandruff, so ensure you moisturise your hair as often as it is required.
Regular washing and head massage
Since I no longer go to get my hair professionally done, it is a lot easier to wash my hair regularly. I usually wash my hair every 2 weeks, sometimes I wash it weekly if I have used a lot if hair products that week. Regular washing of the hair makes the hair grow and keeps the scalp healthy. Regular washing also allows you give your hair a proper massage. I massage my hair everyday, but washing allows me give my scalp a proper massage. This is great for blood flow circulation which aids hair growth. However, it is important to not wash the African natural hair too frequently as that could cause hair dryness and breakage. Find the right balance for your hair to make it work for you.
Using natural products
I use natural products for my hair. Sulcate-free shampoos are lovely to use as they clean the hair without stripping off all the moisture. Harsh products can leave the hair dry and unhealthy, so ensure you keep an eye on the ingredients in products before you buy. The more natural, the better.