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  • By Erika Summers

5 Ways To Grow Healthy, Natural Hair


Growing healthy natural hair, is all about incorporating healthy hair practices into your current regimen. Although there will be a lot of trial and error involved, using the tips in this post can help you reach your goal of long, healthy, natural hair!


Jamaican Black Castor Oil


Cleanse our Scalp at least twice a month while protective styling. I highly recommend Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Scalp Massages


So underrated, but so necessary! Enough with the patting of your weave, that's not how it's done. Scalp Massages can be God send when you're wearing a weave. I would advise you massage your scalp 2-3 times a week. The purpose of this is to help move debris off the scalp and prevent it from clogging your pores, as clogged pores stunt hair growth.

When doing your scalp massages, use a nourishing oil that can promote healthy hair growth and also provide conditioning effects. Some good oils you can use are Tea Tree, Peppermint, Castor, Avocado, and Almond oil. When using an essential oil, make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil. So get a nice massage going, get that blood flowing, and you will ultimately promote your own hair growth.


Deep Condition Weekly


Deep conditioning should be a priority in everyone’s regimen. When you deep condition regularly, it provides your hair with nourishing ingredients that help to replenish moisture and add strength.


Deep conditioning improves the overall health of your hair and can promote healthy natural hair growth as well. You also want to ensure you’re keeping a good moisture-protein balance by alternating your deep conditioning treatments.


Moisturize


Water is essential for your hair to flourish! If your hair is excessively dry, it can lead to more tangles and even breakage.


Ensuring your hair is properly moisturized will provide healthier, stronger strands. This is the perfect foundation for you to grow healthy natural hair.


UN-snatched edges


The foundation of your protective styling is everything! It doesn't matter how snatched your edges look, it's never a good idea to have those braids in too tight. You never want to sacrifice the health of your hair for any style, its just not worth it. Your protective style should be installed 4-6 weeks. Have a limit people!

Too often we don't think about our edges or "kitchen" until it's too late. Alopecia can cause real permanent damage, and often times when I get a weave or box braids, I have them leave my edges untouched knowing that when I remove my weave my edges will be left intact.

4-6 Weeks MAX. You should not be wearing your protective style for more than 6 weeks. I've worn a weave for up to 10 weeks at a time, and always live to regret it. Your hair needs to breathe and being covered up for more than 6 weeks causes the hair to weaken.

So if you're considering getting a weave this summer as your protective style, keep these commandments.

Until next time my friends.

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