I went natural about 4 yrs ago. In November, I notice my hair has been the length for the last year or so. I also noticed some breakage and thinning of my ends. I’m aware part of the problem was not having a proper trim for almost a year or more. Read more here.
In November, I got my trim to removed split and damaged ends. I know some of you are against trimming or cutting your hair. In researching hair care it is required to maintain the overall healthy of your hair. Read more… If trimmed every 3-4 month, it is still possible to retain hair length.
My challenge now is how do you retain length to grow long healthy natural hair . I will discuss some tips I have learned recently. Why I decide to begin this challenge.
- 1. Products do not make your hair grow. If they did the FDA would have to regulate them as a drug for such claims
- 2. Genetics only determines the rate at which your hair grows, not the length at which your hair grows.
- 3. Proper haircare with products that have a combination of ingredients that both moisturize & retain natural moisture are key to long healthy hair.
For the next few months I will continue to explore information and experiment along with tips/ techniques for my grow out challenge. Comment below with your suggestions on how to grow long healthy natural hair.