Cheat Sheet for Growing Long Healthy Hair
One of the hardest parts of going natural, especially after the Big Chop, is waiting for your hair to grow from a TWA into longer lengths with more styling options. Take heart, ladies. At Tropic Curls, we’re excited to provide you with this handy checklist. It shows you seven no-fuss ways to grow long, healthy hair.
- Keeping your ends clipped may sound counterproductive, but it isn’t. Regular trims help eliminate damaging split ends and may ward off breakage.
- A healthy, protein-rich, well-balanced diet helps keep your body, scalp, and hair in optimal condition.
- Overuse of heat damages hair, so try not-super-hot showers and eighty-six the heated styling tools. At least, try to use those tools, like flat irons and curling irons, moderately and add a thermal protector when you do indulge.
- Scalp massages do more than relieve stress and tension. They can help send a headache packing, and, by increasing blood flow to your scalp, can stimulate the hair follicles and promote growth.
- Condition. Condition. Conditioner after a shampoo helps your hair replace its proteins and lipids, while also sealing the cuticles to prevent additional damage.
- Opt for silk or satin hair wraps and pillowcases. Your strands are less likely to become tangled and break off with silk or satin products, plus your hair won’t experience the same friction that comes from cotton and other fibers.
- Move your ponytail around. Try a low ponytail and a high afro puff on varying days. Moving your ponytail around create less repetitive pulling and tension. Make sure you choose a few pony free days, too, to give your edges a break and your curls a chance to show off.
Patience may be a virtue, but it isn’t always easy to maintain. Especially when you’re waiting on your hair to reach your desired length. Use the tips above and try some cute hair styles and accessories to keep you looking good in the meantime.