Big curly hair definitely rocks. If you want to grow a beautiful afro, keep in mind that afro-textured hair is drier than straight hair and tends to break. Using the right treatment will keep it strong and long. In our article, we’ll tell you how to retain length and achieve maximum growth of afro-textured hair. You can also subscribe to MyStraightener Blog to find out more tips on how to make your hair fuller and healthier.
How To Promote Hair Growth
Afro-textured strands are very curly and volume. Such hair is often dry and needs extra hydration and care. Here is some advice for your hair growth:
● Healthy diet and vitamins. Our hair mostly consists of keratin. Keratin is a protein that forms long, tightly twisted strands. Do you want your hair to grow faster and be stronger? Add more protein to your diet. In addition to that, your hair needs vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper.
● Use shampoos with keratin. As it was mentioned above, keratin is the principal substance of our hair. To strengthen the hair, give your hair more keratin. Opt for professional shampoos because they contain molecules of ingredients that have an optimal size. Our choice is Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo or Bain Fluidealiste Shampoo with sulfate-free formula.
● Massage. A gentle massage of the scalp causes a flow of blood to the hair follicles and perfectly stimulates hair growth. When washing your hair, always massage your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes.
● Use special combs for heavy curly hair as standard ones can damage it. For example, you can try Tangle Teezer The Wet Detangler Hair Brush that gently copes with tangles and knots or Ouidad Double Detangler Comb to rake through extremely thick hair.
● Trim your hair so it could look neat and tame.
Some Tips For Retaining Hair Length
The condition of the hair and their length primarily depends on the condition of the hair follicles that are under the skin. Therefore, hair care begins with the care of their roots.
- ● Control your hair loss. A normal loss of 50-100 is considered normal. If you lose more strands, it’s a serious reason to reconsider your care and nutrition. The cause of intense loss can be stress, illnesses, medications, malnutrition, chemical damage, and genetics.
- ● Refuse from cornrows as it may lead to traction alopecia (just remember of unflattering pictures of Naomi Campbell).
- ● Hydration. As it was mentioned above, moisturizing is the principal rule for afro-textured hair. Further, you’ll find some useful products to provide deep moisture from scalp to tip.
- ● Protective hair styling. Try to dry your head naturally or use protection products when styling.
- ● Wash your hair section by section and apply moisturizing conditioner.
Hair Enrichment Products
Today, you can find special products to encourage growth and length of afro-textured strands. Let’s have a look at some handmade masks and hair care products you can purchase at a beauty salon.
- ● Mustard Mask. This mask for hair growth can be made at home based on mustard and supplemented with olive oil and eggs. It completely restores the structure of each hair and returns its shine and elasticity.
- ● The Afro Hair&Skin Co. Flourish Totally Nourishing Hair Butter provides deep moisture and tackles dull hair.
- ● Silke London “The Kate” Hair Wrap prevents hair damage, boosts hair growth and eliminates frizz.
- ● Jamaican Mango&Lime Black Castor Oil Extra Dark is an ideal oil treatment that contains natural ingredients and deeply conditions curly hair.
- ● Ginger mask. Ginger is a spice that is widely used for creating masks for hair growth. Ginger can enrich the hair follicles with the microelements they need for full functioning providing them with normal growth.
There is plenty you could do to retain length and keep your hair healthy. Most black women recommend moisturizing the hair every day, going natural and avoiding permanent colors. Protective styling is also important as it protects the ends and reduces hair loss.