Enemies of black hair growth
Okay, so if black hair grows at the same rate as other hair, why is it still not as long as Caucasian or Asian hair? Here is a list of what you might be doing wrong. We promise you will see a dramatic change in the health of your hair once you note and avoid all the things listed here.
1. Hair roasting, frying and toasting
Many women are totally unaware that excess heat is very damaging to hair. Heat weakens hair, makes it limp and very prone to breakage. If you want your hair to grow, you need to DRAMATICALLY limit the amount of heat that you use. Your hair does not need to be blow-dryed every single time you wash it. There is nothing wrong with air-drying your hair. If you must use it, use a heat protector serum or spray. Do not blow-dry your hair on maximum heat. A way to combat this is to buy a hair-dryer that has a low temperature (it’s cheaper too!). Stay away from the regular use of straighteners and curling irons. Let your hair be in its natural state most of the time. For example, if it is naturally curly, only wear it straight occasionally. Your hair will love you for this.
2. Hair glue
The thought of hair glue alone is very scary, talk less of the actual usage. It is unbelievable how many women use that stuff on their hair. Hair glue causes hair to thin and have split ends. In short, hair glue is bad news. Other alternatives to hair glue to consider are sew-ins and wigs.
We know the musical comes to mind but that’s not what we are talking about. Contrary to popular belief, slapping on layers after layers of hair grease will NOT offer growth. In fact, these hair grease can clog the pores on your scalp when used unreasonably. Some hair grease are so heavy that they should never make their way to your scalp. Our post on good hair grease is coming soon.
4. Hair abuse
The amount of abuse black hair is subjected to is unspeakable. Because the hair is dry and very curly, tangling is hard to avoid. Many women do not take time to gently de-tangle the hair but resort to attempting to comb the knots out. This process greatly stresses the hair and causes breakage. To retain your growth, treat your hair like fine, expensive silk! Use a wide-tooth comb.
5. Thirsty hair
Dryness is perhaps the biggest enemy of black hair. Black hair lacks moisture and essential oils. This is why most of the monthly growth is not retained. To combat dryness, daily moisturising is essential. Hair grease do not provide moisture, you need to buy a oil or water-based moisturising lotion.
More tips on how to grow black hair long:
Although many people believe that hair length is mostly genetic and nothing can be done to increase growth, these simple steps are guaranteed to help you maximise the potential of your hair. Hair grows an average of 6inches yearly. We must emphasis that... Continue reading