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HAIR REVIEWS AND STUFF

REASONS WHY YOUR NATURAL HAIR STOPPED GROWING

#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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Hair Review

MY 4-5 YEARS 4C HAIR REVIEW

It was in 2014 when I decided I was going FRO all the way through. At the time I was in High school and being in a catholic school, the rules on uniformity were very strict, hair included so my hair had to be plaited all the time. I faced difficulties between my hair dresser not wanting to plait my “rough” short hair, and the school, where I was not allowed to wear it out. I either had to relax it or plait it as I said.

So here goes a few tips to maintaining an afro and I would say they will help you in a lot of situations you find yourself in:

#1 LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR HAIR IN PROECTIVE STYLE.

I am sorry to say but a lot of hairdressers just don’t want to deal with your rough coiled up hair, nope! A lot of them are always going to persuade you into heat straightening your hair and I am sure you know by now how unhealthy that could be for your hair or relaxing it. I also feel like people hurt me too much when doing my hair now that it’s in this state so, into the learning we go. You can start with simple cornrows, and cornrolls and then move on to perfecting your hand and soon you’ll even be adding afro extensions to it.

The trick is actually to plait it in any protective style you know every night. Just don’t sleep with it all freed up.

#2 INVEST IN GOOD PRODUCTS FOR NATURAL (AFRO) HAIR.

I repeat, invest in good products for natural hair. You see; this I did not learn until 3-4 years into my afro journey. Products for relaxed hair are different from those of an afro so research on products; buy a few from different brands just to get a feel on which ones work best for you. I made my research from YouTube mostly and Google so what I also got from them is that our hair responds to the weather so, what works for you in winter might not work in summer. In this way, we have to take care of our hair like we take care of our skin, ohk?

#3 USE LESS CHEMICALS IN YOUR HAIR AND MORE NATURAL IS AND REMEDIES.

Gosh! I have an endless list of natural remedies I could share with you and I know Google does too. First all, like I said, your hair is like your skin, it will react very badly to chemical over load. This is to say; do not use all your hair growing products all at once, do not condition your hair every day, vary your products a bit, relaxer is a chemical you want to avoid if you can help and I am sure you get the picture.

A simple spraying of water thrice a week, alongside a good moisturizer and oil on your scalp goes a long way.

One more thing; Water is the source of life for your hair alsobut in my opinion three times a week is enough lest you wash out your hair oil you see.

thank you for reading all the way through, i hope this was helpful in some way and i am really sorry for not adding pictures. also feel free to comment and follow and stuff.