If you watch the below video you might think that getting your 4b natural hair to waist length is kind of easy, I mean protective styling, drinking water, supplements*, deep conditioning*, moisturizing and cleansing all seems easy enough right?
Then why aren’t we all on #teamwaistlength then? Well it is that easy and then again it isn’t, we are all human and we have setbacks sometimes but the most important thing is having the regimen down and sticking to it no matter what, which is where may of us fail.
We will allow the lady in the video below to expand on her secrets to waist length hair in 3 years, but before we do that we have a few tricks up our sleeve too.
1. Focus – If you really want to get to waist length in 3 years then come up with a plan on paper or in your head, just make sure you know exactly how you plan to get there. Sometimes planning might mean a little math too, so calculate how many inches you grow in a year, and how many inches you will need to get to waist length on your body.
2. Make the plan realistic – This just means knowing how your hair performs and what it can do within 1 year with your very best regimen. If you retain one or two inches of hair in four months by protective styling then you know that protective styling will be a huge part of what you will be doing for the next three years.
3. Stay away from things that cause setbacks – Heat is a perfect example of something that you can do often or occasionally that can cause setbacks. With that said it doesn’t mean never use heat at all for the entire time you are focusing on getting to waist length but it does mean that if you know your hair does not do well with heat then avoid it. Its kind of like red velvet cupcakes, if you know you cant just have one then stay out of the bakery baby.
4. Don’t be afraid to start over – Yes you have a goal, yes nobody likes to start over but maintaining damaged hair is not quite the idea we had in mind and it shouldn’t be yours either. If you have to trim or chop what you are starting off with the just do it! The faster you do it the faster you can get on track to your goal.
Check out afrolengths’ take on the whole thing in the video below: