If we interviewed 100 women in the natural hair community a good chunk of them would tell us they are trying to grow their hair out. Another chunk will tell us they have that goal but have no idea how to actually meet it. In this post we want to address those of you who have hair growth goals but have no idea how to meet them. It’s one thing to have a goal but it’s a whole other thing to have a road map to get there.
Here are 6 things you must do to meet your hair growth goals:
1. You must eat healthy
Eating healthy is the heart and soul to this hair growth thing because it is the vitamins*, minerals and nutrients from our food that cause our hair to grow.
Eating green and avoiding foods that hinder your body from performing at it’s best is the first step to getting to your hair growth goals.
While we are on the subject of eating healthy, we should mention that working out is critical to your hair growth because you naturally get your blood pumping carrying oxygen and the nutrients from your food and vitamins* to the scalp.
Personally I found that exercise combined with healthy all natural food (As natural as I could get anyway) gave me the best quality hair ever. My hair was naturally shiny and very moisturized! Which leads me to my next point.
3. Drink tons of water
Drinking water moisturizes your hair from the inside out, don’t believe me? Try it for one month, just focus on drinking water every day and you will notice the difference in your hair. Moisturized hair is easier to retain than dry brittle hair!
4. Practice low manipulation and protective styling
If you are already doing 1 to 3 as outlined above then your hair is already growing at a steady healthy pace so your job is to retain the length you gain.
If you are serious about hair growth you have to get serious about protective and low manipulation styling. Curly hair thrives better untouched or just touched minimally. Since you will be working out, go for styles that keep the hair protected but loose enough where you can cleanse the scalp of sweat and debris.