One of the most regurgitated myths regarding black hair is its slow growth or lack thereof in comparison to other hair types. All hair grows about an extra inch each month, but it is how you treat your hair that will determine how much of this growth you will retain.
Some women cut their hair according to phases of the moon while others swear by vitamin regimens that entail popping pills all day long. However, there is no hullabaloo involved in hair growth. All that is needed is to treat your hair well in addition to committing to healthy hair practices. Below, therefore, we take a look at how to grow hair longer and stronger in 3 easy ways as follows:
Lead A Healthy Lifestyle
Before we tackle the outside, we first have to take care of what is inside. Yes, what you drink and eat, and how you take care of your body has an effect on the quality of your hair.
You need to exercise regularly, drink water, and eat enough vegetables and fresh fruits for your bodies overall health. And since hair grows straight from the body, taking good care of your body not only benefits your hair, but your nails and skin too. It is thus little surprise that people who suffer vitamin deficiencies due to unhealthy diets often have dry, brittle hair.
While this may seem counter-productive in your attempts to grow longer hair, regular trimming does indeed help to get rid of damaged, dry, and split ends which often work their way towards the hair shaft resulting in even more damage. Here, a trim is considered as the removal of up to a quarter of an inch of hair.
If your hair stylist insists on cutting off more inches of hair each time you visit the salon, your hair is unlikely to grow longer. You either need to learn how to trim your hair yourself or find a professional(s) who knows exactly how much hair needs to be removed.
Also, depending on your daily routine as well as the chemicals that you use on your hair, you may require a trim anywhere from every 6 weeks to 6 months. The better care you afford your hair on a day-to-day basis, the less often it will need a trim.
There is little need brushing your hair about 100 times each night before retiring to bed and/or each morning before going to work. In fact, the less you subject your hair to such stress, the more it flourishes. This ties in with protective styling as many of the hair styles that fall into this category are often low-manipulation once in place.
The above laid out steps are just but a snippet of how to grow hair longer and stronger and are recommended to every woman who wishes to enhance the quality of their life and the length of their hair!