The Crown And Glory Method Created By Robin Woods Will Give You Maximum Growth Retention


Conditioning is pretty simple when you are in braids – for one, you can condition daily using a variety of products that are built for conditioning your hair. Mostly any leave-in will do, but when you have braids, you tend to avoid creamy conditioners, and focus on liquid ones like Infusium 23.

In a spray bottle, you can always build your own conditioner mix by adding what you like to your spray bottle, along with water, and spray your hair liberally daily. When you have braids, you can even deep condition or steam your hair as well. Braided hair is one of the best times to give your actual hair what it needs, as it rests from manipulation.

The Crown and Glory Method also states that your braids should not be too tight, so as not to cause tension on your edges. It also recommends that you sleep on a satin pillow case at night to keep your hair from drying out.

What the method may have missed

Protein – Before you wear any kind of braided or twisted style, you want to do a protein treatment to get your hair strong, before putting in your braids. When you take down your braids, your hair will be relatively weak from the constant moisture and being locked up for that long. We recommend doing a protein treatment when you take down your hair, and remove all the shed hair.

Overall, just from the limited information that I saw on this method, it is a pretty simple way to care for your hair, while in a protective style. I hate to say it’s old news, because many of us still have questions about how to deal with our hair before, during, and after a protective style.

For some of us who have been braiding for a while, we are kind of aware of how to care for our hair, and follow some of these very techniques. The truth is, if you are trying to push products, it does help to coin something or to educate people on how to care for their hair. If you cannot do that, then you have no business selling hair products in the first place.

If you want to try to retain as much length as possible, this might just be a great alternative for you, especially if you do not mind wearing braids and twists for a majority of the time. There is no doubt that your hair will grow – if you are not touching your hair, you will without a doubt retain length. This gives the Crown and Glory Method legitimacy in its own right, but it isn’t reinventing the wheel.

Have you ever heard of the Crown and Glory Method?



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About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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Malakah Angellia Gladston

I know I know……but aren’t we already doing this???? This is how I get my hair the length it is. Protective styles, maintain by condition, oil, etc. Take down, allow to rest for awhile then protective style again. I might not have a name for it but been doing this since the dawn of time lol!

Ni-Ni Patterson

Most if not everything has been done long before we came along. The names just change…

Carmella McCoy

We been doing this.


I’ve heard of the method, a few years ago. It’s a good method to use. But you really have to be diligent about maintaining your hair long term. Thank you for sharing!


Hello! I have been natural for a year and 5 months. I visit my beautician monthly and she trims my ends each visit. I don’t believe I have that much split ends but is that too much trimming and how long should I wait?


One of the reasons I stopped going to the hairdresser was their obsession with trimming my hair. I hardly trim my hair now and it is armpit length. I receive compliments so it must be working.

If you look on YouTube, some people trim, some do not. Other people examine their hair and then trim/not trim. Perhaps you should examine your hair yourself and decide whether you want a trim or not. Look at a few YouTube videos and that may help you to decide. Good luck.


You should bring your concerns to your stylist and if he/she isn’t able give you a legit reason or one that sits well with you then you should find another stylist that listens and acknowledges your concerns . But a good way to tell if you need to cut you ends is when you comb your hair and you can see through the ends (the ends of your hair look thin compare to the rest of your hair) then you should cut them. If you use a lot of heat on your heat then every 6 to 8 weeks and no more than one inch if that at a time. Personally I cut my ends every 3 to 4 months due to the fact I don’t use a lot heat on my hair and keep my hair condition.


I was already doing this before I even knew what the crown and glory method was. Which I didn’t know it was really a “method”, I just figured everyone pretty much did it.

Tranita Taylor

^^^ yes we have. Lol everyone wants to create a method. Some are helpful but most are just a routine!


Funny but I think we’ve all done that… for years!
Have a nice day!


Sorry but I don’t I think that she has created this method. I’m in Senegal, and we practiced it since my child with “life”, “rajouts” and “tresses africaines”. So we can say that she developped the method with her hair story and products but not she created it! And it works if you do it with a good routine.

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A Daniel

PLEASE???? Can you get me in contact with Robin! I loved her products. My hair grew so long with the afro detangler. I was her loyal customer, and knew that because her products were made naturally by hand took a while to deliver. I appreciated her products, and what she did. Please someone get me in contact with her. I couldn’t buy her products because I had money issues, but when I did have them my hair was the healthiest its ever been. I hope the author of this article can forward my information to her for me please – [email protected]

Thank you!!!

Kelly White

Been doing this since forever…,

Msb Brookes

Maybe I’m slow wht is this just keeping hair braided idk