For as long as I can remember, I have almost always desired to grow my hair faster. Over the years, I have read various articles and tried all types of hair products that promised to grow my hair fast. Many of them did not do much. I have come to realise that like many things, it is more about the practice than the products. In other words, it is how I care for my hair that grows my hair and not really the products I use. Since the light bulb moment, I have taken care of my hair in many different ways and I have discovered which methods work best for my hair. I also care for my daughter’s hair using the same methods.
How to grow your hair faster
Here are some of the methods that have worked perfectly for my hair over the years –
Tip 1 – Go natural
I started keeping my hair natural some years ago and it is the best thing I have ever done for my hair. Chemicals were doing dangerous things to my scalp and my hair was so weak. I didn’t go down the big chop route so it was a slow journey back to the roots but no regrets. I love how healthy and thick my hair is now.
Tip 2 – No heat or artificial products
I let my hair air-dry when I wash it. No dryers on my hair. If you must use a dryer, get one with a cold setting. Heat damages the hair. Also, I use only natural hair products. Nothing artificial touches my hair. I like to use essential oils and other carrier oils. They work great for my hair type. If you have a dry scalp like mine, it is very important you keep your scalp moisturised every day. I usually have my oils and water mixed up and ready to use in a spray bottle.
Tip 3 – Sleep with a silk bonnet
It is important you take care of your hair while you sleep. I always sleep with a silk scarf and bonnet every night. That way my hair stays protected all through the night and neat as well.
Tip 4 – Have on protective styles
It is very important for us to care for our hair by wearing more protective styles. I always have my hair in a braid or 2 at the minimum. It is easier to care for your hair when you have on a protective style as well.
How do you care for your hair?