One of the most frequent questions we get from naturalistas involves growth.
So many new naturals, and those who are struggling with the process, want to know what they can do to increase their length.
While we firmly believe that helping naturalistas achieve hair health is, hands down, our primary goal as a company, we also know that there are things you can do to encourage growth.
Grow Your Hair Naturally: Natural Ways to Increase Your Length
Keeping your hair moisturized and in optimal health with our products is step one, here are some other things you can try.
Support Your Hair from the Inside Out
What you put in is a powerful predictor of what comes out -meaning your diet and hydration are important. Make sure you keep your body hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day. Water is a primary building block of health, natural hair. And what you eat is important too. Select foods that are rich in nutrients known to support hair strength and growth and you won’t be sorry. For more details, check out our post, Grow Your Hair: 9 Foods That Can Help.
While we can’t substantiate the claims of any hair growth vitamins on the market, we can say that natural nutrients, like biotin, Vitamin D, zinc, and B-coomplex are known to actively support hair health. Add these supplements to your diet or look for growth products that contain them and your hair is sure to reap the rewards.
DIY an Oil Mask
Oil masks are used to deeply moisturize hair and can help heal and prevent split, broken ends caused by dryness. If you want your hair to grow, allowing it to be dry and thirsty is not the answer. The awesome thing about these masks is that they are relatively cheap and easy to create at home. A simple coconut oil mask left in your hair for an hour can do wonders.
Care for That Scalp
It is the origin of healthy hair and, if you desire longer locks, needs to be cared for and nurtured accordingly. To learn more about scalp care, check out this post: Let’s Talk Scalp and Your Natural Hair.
Get a Massage
Or just give yourself a quick one in the shower when you shampoo. Massaging your scalp is said to help stimulate the blood flow and encourage faster growth.
Stay Away from Damage
Excess heat, rough detangling routines, harsh chemicals -all of these are known to be harmful to your natural hair. Use heat sparingly, be gentle when you detangle, and use products designed to enrich and protect natural hair so your hair is in its best shape to grow.
Need more guidance? Check out our previous hair growth tips post.