5. Keep your scalp healthy
Your scalp is the foundation, its where all the magic happens and in a perfect world it is very self-sufficient. It produces its own moisture called sebum that is used to nourish it’s surface and your growing hair. Some of us produce too much sebum which might cause buildup and some of us do not produce enough sebum which means we need to help a bit with products.
Reguardless of what side of the sebum spectrum you fall your job is to maintain balance. Cleanse your scalp when it needs it, use healthy oils* to help cure any scalp ailments you might have and do not hesitate to set an appointment with a dermatologist when you need professional help.
6. Nail your regimen
I mean have your regimen down to a science so that you do not have to think about it. Know when you will trim, know when you will deep condition and stay in tune on how well your regimen is working for you. If your regimen works, there is no need to experiment with other options. There are tons of regimens out there, but only one works for you. Focus on that.
Other things to consider on your growth journey, is avoiding things that impede the strand. If you want to keep retaining length then using heat, color, relaxers or other chemical treatments only break down the strand to fit the aesthetic you are looking for.
When the strand is depleted you are more susceptible to dryness, brittle hair, split ends and other small problems that can be counter productive to your hair growth goals.
Emotions you might feel throughout the process
Listen nobody is perfect, so we are bound to have moments of frustration, and impatience so it is important to be very aware of those feelings and how to combat them when they creep in.
For example, if you find yourself very frustrated and tired of your hair, it might be time for a long term protective style. Pick a style that makes you feel sexy and confident but most of all giving you a break from your hair and your hair a break from you.
On the days when you feel impatient and thinking you are not making any progress try examining your wins. Is your hair more manageable? Is your hair actually gaining length? Is your hair healthy? Do you feel healthy from head to toe? – Thinking positive will erase any negative feeling you might have towards your hair goals in that moment.
Finally, do not beat yourself up over a setback, just get a trim and move on! At the end of the day hair growth never quits on us so if you did something to cause loss of length, take solace in the fact that your hair is always growing.
Are you on a growth journey? Tell us how it has been so far!