If you ask any natural what one of their hair goals are, you’ll more than likely hear them say “to grow healthy natural hair.” I mean, who doesn’t want hair down their back these days? Unfortunately, some people tend to look for shortcuts or believe there are miracle products that will grow natural hair faster.
However, in order to grow healthy natural hair, it’s all about incorporating healthy hair practices in your current regimen. There will be a lot of trial and error involved, but using these tips in this post can help you reach your goal of long, healthy, natural hair!
Keep your scalp healthy
Have you ever heard the saying “dirty hair grows faster?” Well if you believed that, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s not true! If you want to grow healthy natural hair, it’s important to know that growth starts at the root. You must maintain a healthy scalp!
Making sure your scalp is cleansed regularly will get rid of product build-up that could interfere with healthy hair growth. You can also maintain a healthy scalp by doing regular scalp massages.
How often you wash your hair is up to you. Some people can go two weeks while others, wash once a week. Whenever your scalp feels irritated, then it’s best to wash your hair.
Keep your hair moisturized
Moisture is important when it comes to taking care of your natural hair. Water is essential for your hair to flourish! If your hair is excessively dry, it can lead to more tangles and even breakage.
Ensuring your hair is properly moisturized will provide healthier, stronger strands. This is the perfect foundation for you to grow healthy natural hair.
Although moisture is a good thing, you want to make sure you don’t over-moisturize your hair. Give it just enough when it’s needed!
Deep Condition ever week
Deep conditioning should be a priority in everyone’s regimen. When you deep condition regularly, it provides your hair strands with nourishing ingredients that help to replenish moisture and add strength.
Deep conditioning improves the overall health of your hair and can promote healthy natural hair growth as well. You also want to ensure you’re keeping a good moisture-protein balance by alternating your deep conditioning treatments.
Look for Organic Ingredients in Products
There are some ingredients we should avoid using on our natural hair:
- Mineral oil
When buying natural hair products, you want to check and make sure it contains organic ingredients.
Scalp massages are beneficial for healthy natural hair growth. Not only does it increase the health of your hair and scalp, it can also strengthen your roots and promote growth. You can do scalp massages as many times per week as you want. It doesn’t have to take long, 2-3 minutes should be good enough.
When doing your scalp massages, it’s good to use a nourishing oil that can promote healthy hair growth and also provide conditioning effects for the hair.
Some good oils you can use are: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Castor, Avocado, and Almond oil. When using an essential oil, make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil.