Growing relaxed black hair made simple
|My favorite hair dryer: the FHI 2000 pro-nano|
In December 2009, I made a decision to grow my hair but I didn’t start my journey until 2010 January. It took me about a year to get my regimen in place. In the process, I tried several products, some which I’ve stuck to and others I dropped off along the way. I learnt so much in the process!
It’s good to have a mentor for your hair growth. Mine was Hairlicious. I watched all her youtube videos and read her regimen to the letter. I followed her principles and used as many of her products that I could find. I also discovered myself in the process. That’s really important: discovering what works for YOU! Some products that work for you might not work for me and vice versa. The most important thing is to get the basic hair principles and stick to them.
- Use a mild protein conditioner not more than once a week. Depending on your hair, you might want to use it once a month or twice a month or every week.
- Deep condition your hair at least once a week.
- Moisturize with a moisturizer as often as possible: it might even be twice a day depending on your hair.
- Seal your moisturizer with an oil of your choice every time you moisturize your hair.
- Trim your ends lightly every 8-12 weeks.
- Protect your ends as much as possible. You can bun it while you’re just starting out (if it’s long enough for that). However,as your hair gets longer, there are so many cool hair styles to protect your ends as I’m learning every day!
- Avoid direct heat to your hair as much as possible. Roller sets or wet wraps are better. If you must, use a tourmaline/titanium ceramic iron and hair dryer.
- Wash your hair not more than once a week. If you want to wash your hair more than once a week, do a co-wash with a simple conditioner.
Anyway, I just wanted to go over again the basic principles that got my hair where it is today! Hope I’ve been of help to someone. If you have any questions, leave a comment or send me an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
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