When I went natural at first I had no idea what I was doing. I mean I almost became a product junkie trying each and every product in the market. And all this was because every product I used promised to give long hair.
I was talking to a friend of mine and I was lamenting how African American hair,in all tutorials I have watched is so long and lustrous. I do everything in what I see and so far the oils and conditioners I was using were working well for me. My problem is that my hair seemed to be stagnant. I was thinking about doing a BC( Big Chop). I was worried about my hair length in all corners of my head-front, middle and back. What was I doing wrong?
The thing with natural hair is that it requires patience. The reason you need to be patient is because our African hair can take time to grow, it is not like our sisters on the Caucasian side. With a lot of TLC(tender, loving, care) our hair will flourish.
If you have long and unhealthy hair, there is no benefit. But if you have healthy hair the length will come. The trick is to always give your hair a lot of love. From protein treatments, to moisture rich deep treatments to using the right shampoos and conditioners. You want to avoid anything that has sulphates as it will be drying to the hair, hence causing slow or stunted growth.
Always remember to use what works for you. What works for one person may not necessarily do the same for you. That is why you have a ‘trial and error’ time when you are starting out on your journey.
Not only do products work but also diet and drinkng lots of fluid will help you maintain a healthy mane. What you put on the inside portrays the outside. A lot of veggies, fruits, fibre, and a lot of water will help you in the long run on the inside, out.