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THESE 11 RULES WORK… PERIOD.
But before I give you these 11 trusted tips on how to make your hair grow faster and longer, just know this….
ANY healthy woman no matter her race can grow longer hair with the right home remedies and know-how, so don’t believe any fool that says you can’t.
On average your hair grows 1/2 inch each and every month. The key is ACTUALLY KEEPING it and you have PLENTY of time, the life span of a strand of hair is up to 7 years! And even though there are some pills and vitamins for hair growth, you really don’t need them (learn why in the list below).
So let’s move into the list…
How To Make Hair Grow Faster
1. Get Fish In Your Diet or Supplement It
Before looking for outer ways of increasing you hair length, work from the inside out. I know first-hand the amazing changes your body makes from a good diet because of my weightlifting and fitness lifestyle.
From your skin to your hair, you will find amazing beauty benefits from getting enough Omega 3 fish oil, either through eating enough of the right kinds of fish or taking flavorless fish oil pills each day.
I’ve taken fish oil pills for years because it helped me heal up faster from lifting weights, much later I found out how amazingly it helped my skin and hair. It’s magic!
It’s scientific fact that being low on omega-3 fatty acids in your body SLOWS THE GROWTH OF YOUR HAIRand it’s a big reason why your hair becomes brittle, dull and lifeless.
For you to have longer, healthier and faster growing hair, you absolutely need to take in enough omega-3 fatty acids daily, and its a fact that most Americans don’t get enough in their diet.
When you start eating the right types of fish or taking Omega-3 fish oil supplements, you might not notice a big difference for a few weeks. But towards the end of that month you will notice that your hair is easier to manage and healthier. You might even see some extra growth.
Here’s a list of fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids:
2. Drink Your Hair Moisturizer
I’m not crazy, I’m talking about drinking water, not that moisturizing shampoo you love.
Most of us don’t drink enough water and that sucks because el auga is the NUMBER 1 hair moisturizer you’ll find and even the best moisturizer for dry skin. Hands down! This natural moisturizer is far better than even the best shampoo for dry hair or shea moisture hair products.
Day to day, on average, people drink about 5 to 6 glasses of liquids (water, tea, coffee, etc.). But we rarely ever make it to 8 glasses, especially of pure water. Well, since drinking enough water supports your hair growth and hydrates your hair and skin it’d be a good idea to get that water bottled filled up each morning missy!
3. Moisturize Like a Maniac
Now let’s talk about how to moisturize hair from the outside and exactly what you need to do.
I remember this all too well, I had one girlfriend that almost made me jealous of the attention her hair got, but I couldn’t argue against the results! This girl(We’ll call her “Zee”) was forever moisturizing her hair. Zee was so consistent with it, nearly everyday.
Sometimes she did it quickly, sometimes she took foreeeeeeeever!
But she always did it, that girl knew how to moisturize hair and WOW did she have some beautiful, long, natural hair because of it.
Can’t say that I miss her, but I miss touching her hair, lol.
The point is this…
Moisturize as often as possible, saturate it and try to do it everyday or at least every other day.
Some of the most natural hair moisturizers for black hairstyles are grape seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil and of course the the purest shea butters are always a best seller for good reason. Get some and get to moisturin’!
4. Know How To Deep Condition Hair Properly
A good deep conditioning treatment replenishes your hair and restores moisture balance. Deep condition your hair at least once every 2 weeks or so, no longer than every 3 weeks.
You can do it with a dryer in about 30-40 minutes or if you don’t have a dryer just leave it in your hair longer and let your body heat work on it.
One girl I knew used to use this time to walk on the treadmill for an hour, I thought that was some BRILLIANT multitasking. She was getting her “sexy on” all at once!
It’s impossible for me to tell you what the best deep conditioner to use is because of the different hair type you have from others. Some ladies I’ve known swore on coconut oil for hair and others had different favorites.
5. Treats Your Ends Like The End-All Be-All!
You absolutely must trim and/or dust your ends regularly! This is unbelievably important, you can’t be afraid trim those ends, your hair will grow back. In fact, science shows that this is an important way to actually get MORE length in the long run!
Trimming and dusting is one of the most misunderstood tips of how to grow black hairstyles.
BUT IT’S A MUST DO!
OK, so you don’t believe me or science? Dang, that’s messed up…. Alright hardhead, well check out this beautiful brown-skinned sista who normally trims her hair every month and tell me it doesn’t work. You gon’ learn today!
6. Detangle Your Hair In The Shower
Don’t use a normal comb, use a wide-tooth comb or detangler brush up under that warm flowing water and work the kinks out. You’ll notice…
Your hair will be easier to comb through.
You will have less hair breakage
Your hair will be easier to manage
Your husband more interested in how to detangle hair with you, lol.
7. Wear Protective Hair Styles
You probably already know about the many black hairstyles that are considered protective hairstyles, such as African hair braiding styles, human hair weaves, buns, twists and various wigs for black women.
I’m crazy for a woman in braids, (drooling….)
So I love the braids, and wigs and weaves are often used while growing your hair out. These protective styles for natural hair and relaxed hair are time-saving, low-maintenance, they help you retain hair length and moisturize. If you’re looking for protective hair, Abhair is doing free shipping right now and their quality hair is unquestioned.
8. Avoid Blow Drying Your Hair Like The Plague!
Not only is blow drying hair bad for your hair and scalp because of the extreme heat, but also all of the yanking, pulling and tugging that usually comes along with it make it one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair.
Even though air drying your hair takes more time, it’s waaaaaay healthier for your hair than blow drying.
The disadvantages of blow drying hair are too many while the few advantages of blow drying hair aren’t worth the extreme damage it does. Air dry your hair, it’s a lot less stress on your luscious locks.
9. Run Away From Highly-Chemical Hair Products
If you put too many harsh chemicals in your hair while trying to “get your beautiful on”, you’re actually working against your hair and your beauty goals.
A major secret in how to make your hair grow longer is staying as simple and natural as possible. There areso many damaging hair chemicals in the stores now that many women forget that natural hair products even exist!
The funny thing is that many natural hair growth products are in the same stores, for example olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil and more. They are usually just a couple shopping aisles away, it’s just that they are not advertised as “natural hair growth products”.
Janecartersolution.com Jane Carter has some of the best curly hair products made from the finest natural ingredients, including pure organic essential oils, plant extracts, natural butters, and hair growth vitamins that are specifically made to repair and hydrate damaged and dry hair.
Agbangakarite.com Agbangakarite is an African company that I have bought TONS of raw shea butterfrom for over 10 years now, mostly for my skin and keeping the ash away during cold Detroit winters. Although they aren’t focused on hair care products specifically, they do have plenty of great products you can use for your hair. They sell red palm oil, African black soap, virgin palm kernel oil, virgin coconut oil and more. I always feel good buying from them because they are a certified fair trade company, that means they aren’t getting pimped for product while the money goes to someone else. Most shea butter in the U.S. and Europe is unfairly traded and they pay pennies to these very HARDWORKING African women who gather shea nuts and hand-make these incredible products. Not with Agbangakarite though, because of that and their high-quality product, I always buy my Shea butter from them.
Carolsdaughter.com Carols Daughter is well-known for some of the best natural hair products for African Americans, great olive oil hair products, hair milk, natural hair conditioner, natural hair moisturizer and tons of other black hair products.It’s really easy to find great hair products for curly hair on their website.
Kinky-curly.com This site is ALL about natural black hair and natural hair styles, they are committed to developing hair products that not only deliver results but also nourish your hair with natural ingredients.Their awesome products for natural hair have no petroleum, no silicone, no plastics, no mineral oil, no carbomer and no acrylics. These natural hair products for black hair are also alcohol free, wax free and paraben free.
Amazon.com Don’t sleep on Amazon! Some of the best products for natural hair are waiting for you on the big A and many times with free shipping on orders over $25, there are often discounts too. You can also get oils, herbs, vitamins, and raw butters from the site. Basically any hair products for natural hair you need.
10. Avoid Heat Styling Your Hair
Heat is an enemy to your hair, in fact I’ve placed this on my list of 13 biggest hair killers. You need to avoid applying extreme heat to your hair as much as possible. Focus on hairstyles that don’t require heat like twist outs, braid outs, roller sets, buns, wash-n-go hairstyles, etc.
11. Be Patient!
One of the strongest personality traits of women who know how to grow longer hair is patience. Follow these rules…
Give it time.
Do these things along with following the other tips and you now know how to grow long hair! And send me some pics for our picture gallery!
P.S. Please, fully research things that you take into your body that are marketed as natural hair growth products, some are good some can be potentially dangerous. If you have time to learn more, check out The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care from scientist, author and natural black woman, Audrey Davis-Sivasothy. Women are truly learning from her, you can see how much they love the book from over 400 great reviews on Amazon.