#1 KEEPING DAMAGED HAIR
Hair can be damaged and dried by quite a few things, namely heat from electrical driers or sun heat. When your hair becomes dry, it splits first from the ends and that dryness continues to move down you hair if not treated and stresses your hair to the point where it stops growing. I guess obviously you have to avoid exposing your hair to too much heat from the sun or excessive use of electrical heater. If exposure to heat is not possible to avoid, use heat protectant products. Moreover a more promised solution for split ends is cutting them out as they will damage your hair if left there for too long.
#2 NOT MOISTURIZING YOUR HAIR
I honestly can’t speak for other hair types but for African hair, more 4A, 4B, and 4C because I have 4C hair. Anyway, these types of hair I mentioned above have extremely low porosity, meaning they don’t easily absorb moisture in and do not allow moisture out easily. This is because the cuticles of the hair are closely packed. This is a danger also because the hair remains dry even after being moisturized and all the moisture that is to be lost when it’s supposed to be lost is kept in and therefore dries up the scalp and hair cannot grow on a dry scalp, obviously, dah!
The solution to this is to wash your hair with warm water(Not Hot), deep condition your hair at least once a week, use a leave-in conditioner at least once a week, and I know the container says leave in for 10-20 minutes but I think for low porous hair like mine, you should leave-in for an hour or two #hides. Also moisturize daily full stop.
#3 USING WRONG PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HAIR AND NOT STICKING TO YOUR ROUTINE
Chemicals like relaxer and dye can be quite harsh for yournatural hair so if you can help it, do not use them. Also people get carried away by products that grow hair quick and tend to over use them but don’t, as tempting as it actually is.
Ever had a face cream that literally worked magic for you,and when you had attained what you wanted, you let it go for something more affordable and your face broke out again, the same applies with hair, when a remedy works, better advance it rather than go back to the things that never worked.
#4 WASHING YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY/ NOT OILING YOUR SCALP ADEQUATELY
This is self-explanatory I think, do not wash your hair every day because you will wash out your natural oils and the ones you put in will get washed out before they even do the work and oil your scalp every day,preferably at night so the oils do the work undisturbed you see.
#5 NOT PROTECTING YOUR HAIR WHEN YOU SLEEP
Dear you, you pretty child, you obedient black child, go get that head scuff and wear it like how your Mom told you to do. Not wearing a bonnet or head scuff to bed damages your hair edges due to the friction between your hair and the pillow, ok? So, let’s wear the bonnets, ok? Yes, thank you
The truth is when your hair grows, it gets affected by quiet a number of things; climate, your hair care routine and manipulations andstress, yes even mental stress affects your hair and all this lower its growth rate, but with consistent proper hair care and patience WE WILL PROSPER.
FUN FACT FRIDAY, AND HAIR GROWTH TIP
*Hair is made mostly of proteins, so make a protein mask of eggs and milk and smear on the hair and leave in overnight, then condition hairand wash out the next morning and use natural oil extract like, coconut oil,olive oil and castor oil to go. Thank me later.
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