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How to Grow Natural Hair

How to Grow Natural Hair

How to Grow Natural Hair

The most important thing you need to grow your hair out? Patience. In fact, your hair is growing as you read this sentence—so no matter how slow it feels, it is happening! Still, there are a few important things you can do to maintain those healthy strands. Find a routine that works for you, then just sit back, relax, and let those follicles do their thing.

Step 1: Pamper your scalp

Your hair grows right out of your scalp, so it makes sense to give that area a little extra attention. Keeping the scalp clean and moisturized can speed up the process. Avoid letting product build up over time by thoroughly rinsing and running your fingers through your hair. Tips for success: - Wash with sulfate-free shampoo or co-wash - Give your scalp frequent massages

Step 2: Moisturize from top to bottom

Moisturized hair is stronger, more elastic and less likely to break, so make sure you’re constantly replenishing those oils. Everyone’s hair is a little different—only you can find the products that work with your hair. Get recommendations from people (and blogs!) you trust, then get testing. Must-haves: - Moisturizing shampoo, co-wash & conditioner - Deep condition your hair weekly or monthly - hair oil for styling

Step 3: Keep your hair protected

The more you change your style, twirl your hair, and use heat tools, the more moisture you’re losing—that means more breakage. To avoid losing length, try using protective styles that allow your hair to breathe. There are so many options out there, so find one you love and rock it. Protective styles: - Braids - Flat twists - Other up-dos

Step 4: Set up your beauty sleep

Sleeping on cotton can dry your hair out and cause breakage—It’s also what most pillowcases are made of. Give your hair a buffer by wearing a wrap to bed, or swap that pillowcase for a silk one. Either way, your hair will thank you. Staying away from cotton: - Sleep in satin bonnet or scarf - Use a silk pillowcase

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