Natural hair products and tips
The trend of going natural is immensely arising. People are starting to put focus on treating their natural hair. Gone are the days where many black women despised their natural all because of the popularity of weaves and wigs.
It always feels great to be happy with your natural after you remove your weave or wig. Since many people are going natural, others might also wonder what they can do to gain hair growth. Especially you have hair breakage due to improper weaving. Tips on getting a proper weave install can be found in my previous blog.
In order to grow your hair, you will need to have good hair products that can help your hair to grow, also you will have to invest time in treating and caring for your hair frequently.
Natural hair products
For you to get the healthy long hair you have always wanted. Here are some products you might consider using.
Basic hair products you will have to start with are shampoo and leave-in conditioner. I will highly recommend Cantu products. Cantu hair products are specifically targeted to black women, their products help to attain a healthy hair growth. I started using these products for almost two years now and it is amazing. All though, every hair type is different, Cantu hair product is suitable for all types of black hair whether curls, kinky or Afro hair.
Cantu products (shampoo, leave-in conditioner)
Cantu shampoo is gentle enough to wash your hair and clean the hair. It is made with pure Shea butter that makes the hair healthier, stronger and gives the hair a natural shine.
Cantu leave-in conditioner
Cantu leave-in conditioner is made of Shea butter and natural oil, which helps strengthen your hair. Before using this product. Wash your hair with Cantu shampoo, and then apply a generous amount of the leave-in conditioner to ends of damp hair and work towards roots. Comb through the hair and do not rinse. After doing this, cover your hair with a plastic cap overnight for maximum absorption and intense conditioning. This will help the hair to be well conditioned and ready for styling.
Do you sometimes wonder why your edges are not growing and ask what you can do to make them grow? Here is the solution. Castor oil is an age-old beauty treatment that has been largely replaced over time by fancier products. Castor has traditionally been used for topically for hair loss, acne, rashes and more. For quick edges growth, apply a generous amount to the edges of your moisturized hair. Do this frequently until you get the desired result.
Shea butter is produced from the Shea-Karite tree nut, which is a native tree in the tropics of East and West Africa. It is a natural conditioner for hair. Shea butter is not only good for hair but also known for healing burns and injuries.
Shea butter is good for the scalp, it helps moisturize the hair without leaving your hair greasy and heavy. Since it aids in fastening moisture into hair, it is very good for keeping your hair protected against the weather.
Coconut oil helps with hair growth. It has been used for thousands of years and it has shown remarkable results. Certain components in it keeps the hair strong, nourished and protected. Also, coconut oil is comprised of smaller medium-chain fatty acids, the oil of the coconut penetrates hair more deeply and faster than other conditioners.
Coconut oil can be used in various ways. It can be used as a conditioner, to defeat dandruff, for quick hair growth, it can also be used to protect your hair from sun damage.
Here are few tips that might guide you to gain and retain a healthy hair.
Wear protective hairstyle
Wearing protective hairstyles does not only help hair growth but it gives retention. It keeps the hair from breaking. Hence it is important to do hairstyles such as twists, braid outs, roller sets, buns, wash-n-go hairstyles etc.
Avoid heat styling your hair
Heat styling and hair doesn’t go together. Applying extreme heat to your hair can cause breakages; it can make your hair thin and very unhealthy. Therefore focus on hairstyles like twists, buns, braids outs etc.
Hair growth doesn’t happen overnight. It requires time and much effort as well using the right products. Therefore, be patient, try to be consistent with your hair treatment and give it time and you will be amazed with the outcome.
In sum, to gain a quick natural hair growth, it is essential to ensure your hair it washed and conditioned at least once in two weeks. Also to attain a long and thick hair, essential products such as, Shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil are needed.
Try these out and let me know if it works. Good luck!