I can’t tell you how many times per week we are asked for a hair potion. Sometimes I think we actually work in a little hut, fly on broomsticks and wear tall triangular hats guarding the secrets to natural hair growth.
Then I thought about it, instead of saying the usual thing which is “No sweetie, there is no magic potion, cream or product you can use to speed up hair growth it depends on a number of factors yadda yadda yadda” I think from now on we will answer yes….
We will say: Yes! yes hon there is an elixir, it is magical and I am going to tell you what it is right now:
1. 2 pounds of good health
We know two pounds sounds like a lot, and that is because it is! Good health actually is the bulk of the formulation and so you need a ton of it for the hair growth elixir to actually work.
Where can you find it
Start with your fridge and pantry, you need to be consuming a boat load of vegetables and fruits, a ton of water and perhaps take a vitamin that will help to give you maximum nutrition.
Improving your diet will speed up your hair growth because your hair will have all the vital nutrients it needs to give you maximum growth and healthy strong strands
The second place you can find great health is at the gym, but you do not have to go to a gym, you can get active anywhere as long as you are doing something. Exercise gets the blood flowing to the scalp leading to hair growth and over all health.
2. 4 Table spoons of a great regimen
Many of us do not place any value on having a plan. A solid plan or regimen is what you will use to consistently maintain the hair you are growing.
The truth is many of us are already healthy and already growing hair on a monthly basis. Whether you have slow hair growth or fast the point is there is growth.
How you maintain your hair is what determines if you keep your hair on your head or not. Come up with a regimen, a simple easy to follow regimen that suits your lifestyle.
The regimen will determine when you cleanse, when your moisturize, how you style and when to maintain your ends and what products to use for all of it. I you are confused on how to build a regimen, read this post here, here and here.
3. A teaspoon of deep conditioning*
Deep conditioning* is part of your regimen but we have to discuss it as a separate line item because sometimes just deep conditioning alone can solve so many of the problems women with afro textured hair have.
Deep conditioning adds moisture to your hair instantly and when you get into the habit of doing it your hair will always feel moisturized. We have a ton of recipes you can use every single week in your regimen to keep your hair moisturized and strong.
Focus on adding protein every other week or as necessary.
4. A teaspoon of quality products
Personally I am not about brands! So it is really hard to sell me on a new line, but you can sell me on ingredients. Companies are getting smart these days they are now big on ingredients because they have realized that we are pretty ingredient savy.
There are a few brands that you can trust, and to build trust you have to get in the habit reading the labels. Look for moisture based ingredients, protein and most of all look for the bad stuff like excess cones that coat your hair or parabens that are bad for your hair and body.
5. 4 pounds of patience
Yes, just like good health, growing long healthy hair takes time and it takes patience. As you navigate your regimen, style your hair you will have set backs and success with your hair and all of it requires a great attitude.
If you are too focused on every centimeter of hair that grows from your scalp and every split end you will drive yourself bonkers. Practice having patience and understand that you will have your hair for the rest of your life so whats the rush?
6. Top off the elixir with consistency
You will have to be consistent with whatever regimen you choose to see results. Consistency gives your hair time to adjust and flourish with what it is that you are trying to do with it.
This is a very important component to maintaining consistent hair growth. When you jump around trying a million different products, regimens and processes it all leads to confusion and frustration.
Take it from me, it is better to remain as consistent as you can if you want to reap all the benefits from your hair growth .
7. A dab of mermaid tears
There you have it, everything you need to whip up a great hair growth elixir! Sorry, not sorry! *wink*