One of the biggest myths about black hair is that it doesn’t grow or grow as quickly as other types of hair. All hair grows an average of ½ inch per month, but it’s how you treat your hair that determines how much you’ll retain. Some women swear by vitamin regimens that call for popping pills all day long, while others cut their hair according to the phases of the moon.
Unfortunately, some hairs do not grow as fast as it should be. This can be caused by a lot of factors but split ends and dull hairs can be some of the reasons. Fortunately, there are ways which can help you speed up your hair’s growing process. Here are some great tips on how to make your hair grow longer.
Stay Away from Heat
While occasional flat iron and curling iron use is usually fine (so long as the heat isn’t too high), you should minimize heat styling as much as possible. Choose hairstyles that don’t rely on so much heat, as well as gentle styling methods like wraps, wet sets and twists.
Because black hair is often dry by nature, it’s best to use products that replace needed moisture. This includes using shampoos and conditioners formulated for dry and/or damaged hair. These products don’t have to come strictly from the “ethnic” hair aisle, either; many mainstream brands make hair products for different types of hair, from oily to dry.
Nutritious diet consisting of foods rich in B vitamins, proteins, iron etc is a highly recommended solution to the query of how to make your hair grow faster and longer. So, replace your empty calories with healthy foods like spinach, beans, broccoli, green bell peppers, lettuce, milk, fish, strawberries, avocados, tomatoes, bananas, apricots, yogurt, soy products, oregano, flaxseeds, nuts, whole grains etc. You can also take supplements, if needed.
Wear Gentle Styles
Black hair is not as tough as it may appear, so you need to choose styles that keep its fragile nature in mind. Too-tight ponytails and braids worn over extended periods of time will eventually lead to breakage. Hair styling should never be painful! Think: Be kind to your hairline and choose hairstyles accordingly.
Sleep In Satin Or Silk
If you are going to comb like a princess before you sleep, then you should retire for the night in the same princess-like manner. Wearing a silk or satin scarf will protect your beloved hair from tangles and dryness. If you don’t have this kind of scarf, then maybe you have satin or silk pillowcases as alternative.
Trim Your Hair
Trimming your hair for about ½ inch every two months can control split ends. As you know, split ends make it harder for hairs to grow so cutting them in the hair ends is a great idea.
Follow a Healthy Lifestyle
Before we get to the outside, we need to take care of the inside. Yes, what you eat, drink and how you treat your body has an effect on your hair. You need to eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, drink enough water and exercise regularly for your body’s overall health. Since your hair grows directly from your body, when you treat your body well, your skin, nails and hair benefit, too. People who suffer from vitamin deficiencies and unhealthy diets can suffer from dry, brittle hair.