Retain Natural Hair Growth
What works for one won’t work for all. Always do what works best for your hair.
Do co-wash with Tresemme Naturals
Do finger detangle with VO5 conditioner (only $1) – Yes to this throwback product, it does wonders for detangling…. I promise
Do cleanse with ACV /water (50-50)- A clean scalp very important to growth
Do protect your hair every night with satin bonnet or pillow – Other materials absorb natural oils and moisture
Do limit over styling – All that unnecessary pulling can be a lot on your hair follicles.
Do keep ends moisturized (important for coilier textures)- It’s harder for natural oils to go from root to tip in coilier textures, causing dry ends.
Do keep proteins and moisture levels balance ( protein treatments once a
month and deep condition once a week)
Do stay heat free or limit heat as much as possible- Too much = Breakage
Do stretch hair with twists or braids before use of heat to limit damage- Pre-stretching hair not only lessens styling time but cuts back on how much heat you expose your hair to.
Do stay healthy and hydrated- Hair needs moisture, if your not drinking enough water it will affect your hair.
Do remember to take daily vitamins- Always important
Do use a water-based leave in product (Cantu Leave in Moisturizer)- Moisture helps prevent breakage from dry hair.
Do cut split ends – Can’t repair these things, let it go!
Don’t over trim hair – Cutting hair doesn’t make it grow faster
Do overnight deep condition with shower cap or plastic bag under bonnet – A great way to get a even better deep condition and soften hair.
Don’t dye damaged or extremely dry hair – Healthy hair is more important than trendy hair.
Do blend banana or avocado in a DIY treatment before applying to hair. – It’s very difficult and stressful removing chunks of fruit of hair.. Trust me!
Do wear a sports headband to keep water from dripping during conditioning.- Soaks up extra water!
Do seal moisturized hair with oil (Try Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil)- Don’t be fooled by fake oils, read the ingredients.
Don’t oil dry hair- Sealing dryness really makes no sense
Do use sulfate free shampoo (Loreal EverCreme Sulfate-free Shampoo )- Sulfate strips moisture which usually doesn’t come natural to black hair.
Do avoid ingredients such mineral oil, isopropyl alcohol and petroleum- Their either drying or blocking your follicles from growing.
Do allow hair to rest between protective styles- Overstyling will cause hair to break off.