It seems like every natural haired gal is on the quest for long hair overnight, just like everyone else. From spending hundreds of dollars on hair growth candy, to massaging your follicles to speeding up the growth process, and falling for rumors that laying out in the sun more helps hair grow —yeah, some of us are willing to go great lengths—women are doing anything they can to get the length they desire. We totally understand, however, the best hair growth tips for natural hair we can give you is to take care of your hair and keep your scalp healthy. Here, we’ve listed ways in which you can do so:
6 Hair Growth Tips for Natural Hair
Tip 1: Keep hair ends split-end free in between regular trims.
In between regular hair trims, there’s one cool trick you can do to maintain split-end free locks. Dusting is the process of nipping a few centimeters of your hair ends off with a trimming scissor. Try dusting your ends about once a week. Some naturals like to do the ‘search and destroy’ method in which they’ll inspect their hair ends in a mirror and nip off the visible split ends. This can take hours to do, and you’re likely to miss some spots in the back of your hair unless you have someone helping you out.
Tip 2: Clarify your hair.
Say yes to using shampoo on natural hair. Using cleansing conditioners and co-washing your natural hair are both good practices, but every now and then your hair needs a thorough cleanse. When you don’t give your hair a good wash, it can contribute to breakage which is what you’re trying to prevent during your hair growth journey. Opt for using a clarifying shampoo on your hair to cleanse your curls. Scared of shampoo because you think it’ll dry out your hair? Don’t be! Try the Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo and the Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Conditioner which helps remove residue without stripping moisture from your hair.
Tip 3: Detangle hair gently.
When it comes to detangling natural hair, easy does it. Detangling your hair shouldn’t be a war. Make the detangling process easy on yourself and your hair. Stick to detangling your hair after, or while using a conditioner that helps soften your hair.
Tip 4: Maintain a healthy scalp.
One of the most pretty obvious hair growth tips for natural hair out there is that, you can’t have healthy hair growth without a healthy scalp. Aside from moisturizing your hair with natural hair oils that have moisturizing and conditioning benefits, also try a hair care system that helps keep it healthy and clean, like Suave Sulfate-Free Cleansing Shampoo and Suave Professionals Moistruzing Curl Conditioner.
Tip 5: Don’t overdo it with the products. Streamline your routine.
Do you know what happens to your hair when your product junky ways get the best of you? It becomes weighed down. Layer, upon layer, upon layer of product on your hair is no good. Overdoing it with certain products can actually be damaging. For example: Since natural hair is dry, women often slather every moisturizing product they can think of into their hair. Believe it or not, too much moisture can cause hair breakage. Keep your hair balanced and prevent breakage by streamlining your routine. Need help? Check out our natural hair care routine guide.
Tip 6: Know your hair’s limit when it comes to heat styling.
Heat damage can lead to hair damage, which can then lead to split ends. Do you see where this is going? More damage, more split ends, more hair will have to be chopped off during your trimming sessions. And you wonder why your hair isn’t growing? It is, but you end up having to get it chopped off because you’re not practicing methods that will allow you to retain length. If you can’t lay off the heat, use a heat protectant at all times to prevent damage (try TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray) and always deep condition hair with a nourishment treatment when needed like Dove Quench Absolute Intense Restoration Mask which helps restore your curls.
Which of these hair growth tips for natural hair are you going to use?