As you grow, it becomes crucial to take care of your health. To keep your strands healthy, thick, and dense, you have to maintain a routine. Normally, hair grows three to four inches a month on average. Here are a few tried and tested methods to take care of your natural hair and make it healthy with the proper maintenance.

Let’s see how:

Diet Is Crucial

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As you get older, you realize your health depends on the type of food you eat, especially as it relates to your hair. Your nutrition plays a huge part in how healthy your hair grows. If you aren’t already you should be including fish, meat, eggs, and beans in your daily diet. These foods provide your body with protein, biotin, and omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to fruits, veggies, and nuts like berries, spinach, and avocados which are rich in vitamin C, E, and zinc.

Gently Massage Your Scalp

Research shows four minutes of hair massage could be magical for your hair growth. Rubbing your scalp can improve the blood flow and animate the action of your hair follicles. At the point when a greater amount of your follicles become dynamic, you can develop more hair, and subsequently, your hair looks longer.

Here’s how you do it:
Apply peppermint, tea tree oil, or lemon oil to your scalp. Numerous oils are loaded with omega 3, 6, and 9 unsaturated fats that offer nourishment to your strands as they develop while restricting frizz and tangles as well. You can apply the oil straight from the bottle or you can create a hot oil treatment by warming it up. 

Regular Trims Are Important

Standard hairstyles may appear to be nonsensical when you’re attempting to develop your hair long, yet a miniature trim where the beautician just trims off undesirable splits will help your hair grow longer and stronger.

On the off chance that you don’t keep on top of split ends and you leave them to deteriorate, you could wind up requiring an actual cut losing a couple of centimeters. I know you want to grow it out but the trims are necessary to help you achieve and maintain the length you desire.

Take Care of Your Scalp

At the point when you’re shampooing make certain to give your scalp a back rub. This will get the blood pumping to your follicles increasing significant oxygen and supplements to the foundations of your strands. Be sure to cleanse your scalp properly to prevent a build-up of sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands in our scalp). You don’t want to over wash it stripping it of its natural oils so washing it weekly is ideal. Check out a previous post I did on scalp care for a thorough breakdown of taking care of your hairs from root to tip.

*Tip: Cleansers that work well on other people’s scalp and hair may not work on yours. So be sure to pick your products based on your scalp and hair type, as this will aid in hair growth. 

Minimize Heat Styling

It’s a well-known fact that too much heat styling can harm strands and block hair growth. So make it a point to reduce how much heat you’re applying to your hair. Attempt to restrict your utilization of hairdryers and straighteners. In the event that you would like to utilize them, that is cool (or should that be hot?) simply ensure you utilize a heat protector prior to styling. 

Design Essentials Agave & Lavender Weightless Thermal Protectant Serum

Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protectant

Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray 

HOT showers Are Dangerous

Keeping your hair and scalp clean is important for hair development. While in the shower, remember to keep the water warm as hot water can dry out your scalp and strands. Using cold water to rinse out conditioner will help lock in the moisture and keep the frizzies away by smoothing out your strands which will have your hair looking as gleaming as could be expected. 

Choose Your Brush/Comb Wisely

Just around 10-15 percent of the strands on your head are in the development stage, so in case you’re overeager with your combing and brushing you could incidentally pull out a portion of those developmental strands. Proceed delicately. Always detangle your hair starting at the ends, moving gradually up to the roots.

To reduce the number of tangles and how much you’re picking and pulling at your hair use protective styles. I’ve shared some tutorials on styles you can create right at home. These styles will last you a number of weeks allowing your hair to grow without excessive pulling. And don’t forget your satin hair covering at bedtime. Don’t want to dry out your strands nor create tangles and frizz.

Smoking Is Equally Damaging For Your Hair

Smoking is an individual decision and I’m not here to pass judgment, however, you should know that said habit does influence your hair here and there. If you didn’t know, smoking limits the bloodstream to the scalp and follicles, which thusly reduces the crucial oxygen and supplements that your hair and scalp need to flourish.

Know Your Medication

There are numerous physician-recommended drugs that are known to be related to balding. A portion of the usually recommended classes of medications that can cause or worsen balding incorporate antihypertensives (circulatory strain), cholesterol or statins, chemical substitutions like thyroid, contraception, testosterone, and certain antidepressants. You should have a word with your doctor before consuming your medicines.

Have Patience 

This is the most crucial point of all. While you’ll want your hair to grow overnight that is just not the case. It’s going to take patience. Resist the urge to length check every other day. Your hair will get to your desired length with tender loving care and most importantly, time. Before you know it your hair will be longer than you ever thought possible.

What are some ways you take care of your natural hair?

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Maria Antionette is a professional hairstylist, DIY creator and fashion lover with a belief that beauty can be fun, easy and simple.
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