The key to how to grow black hair is about being healthy and keeping your hair healthy. Black hair tends to need more moisture than other hair types, and to attain moisture you must use oils and daily moisturizer on your hair. It is also really import to avoid using excess heat from flat irons and blow dryers.
Another thing to try to avoid is having your chemically relaxed. If you can keep your hair natural, it will grow longer because it has more moisture. Chemical relaxers and perms tame your hair but also take out much needed natural moisture that benefits your natural hair. Any oil that is not a mineral oil is great to use. Some women who want to grow black hair use olive, Moroccan, coconut, or tea tree oil. Any natural oil that will replenish your hair with moisturizing oils will help, and many blends, called “African Oil”, contain many different natural oils.
One favorite is castor oil, a sure way to grow black hair and protect your ends. This is very important if you do not want dry, brittle hair and split ends that will rise up your hair. The damage can split up to your scalp if not cut in time. You definitely want to avoid this if you want to grow your hair at all.
How to grow black hair is not difficult, but it may take time because you must really treat your hair gently. It is very important that you don’t over wash, stripping what little natural oil is in your hair. One trick is to use conditioner as a shampoo if your hair does not get very dirty. I also recommend this if you are co-washing (washing in between your normal washes).
After shampooing, make sure you use a moisturizing conditioner, and it’s a good practice to use a protein conditioner or treatment a few times a month. Once or twice a month you should be using a deep conditioner that you keep in your hair for 10-30 minutes at a time. Sometimes you will even apply heat during a deep conditioning treatment, but your hair will be stronger and healthier.
Another way to add moisture to your hair is hot oil treatments. You can make them yourself or buy them. Either way they are inexpensive. Either heat the oil in warm water and apply to your scalp and hair, or if you buy a pre-made oil treatment just follow their directions. Hot oil treatments stimulate your scalp to encourage more hair growth.
You should also invest in a leave in conditioner or daily moisturizer. Creme of Nature leave-in conditioner and Motions Daily Moisturizer are a few products used when learning how to grow black hair. Make sure you use the product according to the instructions, as some are used on wet hair and some on dry hair. Leave-in conditioners are generally applied to wet hair, and some moisturizers should only be applied to wet hair. Other moisturizers can be applied to dry hair. It’s a good idea to have both types of conditioners. You want to have your hair fully hydrated and moisturized if you want it to grow.
Preparing for Sleep
Lastly, it is important how you prepare your hair to go to sleep. If you are wearing your hair curly, make sure you braid your hair or twist it to protect it. Also, make sure the ends are secured so they don’t get tangled when you are sleeping. If your hair is relaxed, or natural and straight, it is very important to wrap your hair. Wrapping your hair consists of brushing your hair up against your scalp until it is flat and wrapped around your head. Then you take a silk scarf and tie it up. This scarf protects your hair and your ends so it can continue growing.
How to grow black hair can be done by anyone. Just remember what is going to keep your hair healthy and happy.