Growing out Healthy African Hair

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Hope this find you well.
Well today I will let u know a secret that I used to make my natural hair grow out healthy,after years of being damaged by relaxers.
For your hair to grow Out the way you want it  (long or short),depending on your taste and preference,because sure thing is,we all want healthy hair.You must start off in Faith.Am a faith filled christian,and so I believe n trust in all that the LORD tells us in His word,from this is when I took the petition to the LORD,basing my argument from the verse in the Bible in 1st Cor5inthians 11:15.It says,

“………but on a woman It is a thing of beauty.Her long hair has been given to her to serve as a covering.”
Then why are we struggling,God wants us to have long healthy hair.
I told the Lord that if it is meant to be a covering,then why will it not grow out the way I want it to?
Well little did I know the Lord listens. I started my journey 4 months ago n the results so far,I cant complain. faith works and it works only for those that believe.It takes patience though, because the lord works at His own pace,for His own purpose, all we have to do is be patient and await the results,of which always eventually come to pass.
In my next blog ill show u guys pictures of the types of African hair that we have.Like I had mentioned in my earlier blog, we have various types of African hair and it will be best to understand your hair type before you get started.
If you are still relaxed and want to go natural too,don’t shave all your hair off,just continue growing your hair without retouching,and you can be trimming about two inches after every 3-6 months,and within no time,you will be all natural, I must add that at first it will not be all equal in length but as time progresses it will improve,the key word here is ,time, be patient, if you are not the patient type,then start learning how to be patient.
Here are few tips on the dos n dont’s  of hair , while transitioning from relaxed to natural.

 

1. Trim the ends of your hair as often as possible,preferably 3-6 months,but if ur hair grows fast then do 2 months.Reason is,the hair at the ends is usually weak and this causes your hair to look unequal,this is like when u cut off leaves of a tree it tends to grow out healthier,better n stronger,plus that is the oldest part of your hair.it hurts ladies,I know,been there,done that,so if you want change be bold enough to get the trim,rem,1 inch or half an inch,or just the tip.

2. Protective styles…..this means put your hair in protective styles…and by protective styles,I mean,styles that protect your hair,such as buns,braids,Bantu knots anything saw in,this way your hair is not out there exposed to heat,in wind and such,rather its safe.

3. Be extra gentle when you De-tangle your hair. By this ,I mean,don’t comb your hair with small or tiny-toothed combs,use a wide toothed comb. In this way you avoid break-age.Make sure when it comes to your hair you are in no hurry….if you arein  a rush,let it be till you have that time.

4. Deep condition every week.that is,if u don’t have it braided out,as a starter (of growing out natural hair) try conditioning every one to two weeks, this also applies to all other continuing to be natural,depending on your schedule and your type of hair.But remember don’t over wash your hair.

5. Stay away from heat,for at least 6-12 months,and by this I mean,keep off any form of heat,blow dry,tonging,styling heat,any form of heat,just braid,n maintain in any way you want but keep away from heat.I know what you saying,how can I survive without heat,all styles need heat,yes I know, but I survived so can you,try braiding ,weaving,wigs,these are the so-called protective styles,they keep your hair protected and also away from heat,if necessary but straighten your hair and have it in any protective style.if able stay for year,I can assure you within a year you will be able to see the difference.

6. Shampoo roots of your hair. By this, I mean,when washing your hair,soap goes to the roots not the tips or ends of your hair,when shampoo drips it will reach the rest of the hair anyway. Concentrate on the roots of your hair when washing. Always remember that, the hair at the tips is the oldest piece of hair on your head, hence it really needs,TLC…..Tender,Love and Care.

7.Be patient….please ladies be patient,just because,I brought all this tips for you,it does not mean its going to work like magic,no!Hair growth takes time,especially African hair depending on the type of African hair you have. Plus everyone’s body reacts differently,depending on what they eat,hormones their genes and stuff like that,so don’t be like,tick -tock, checking your hair growth,do all this n forget about it,go about your business,let your hair grow at its own pace.

I must say,Going natural is not an easy Journey but its worth it!!!! I like to call it ‘tough love!!’
In my next  hair blog ill dwell  on hair products to use,myths about hair,whether true or false and what to eat for healthy hair growth.
Note:
Am not a Professional,am just an experienced Law student with exceptional love for African Hair.
Irene Kamau

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56 Comments to Growing out Healthy African Hair

  1. Hi, I really like your article. I will definitely tell my girlfriend to read this,I had been hearing her say she wants to go natural.All the best!

  2. Wow!! Am soo gleeful to have come across such an amazing page…the hair story has made an epic in ma mind. i have realy annihilated alot n am gona put this into practice,am sure ma other half will love it!!!!

    Always keep going, each step may get harder but don’t stop.The view is beautiful at the top.
    thanky admin!

  3. thats a gd start dea u av t potential to educate our africans ladies 2 av natural hair i really lk it wsh u gd luck

  4. Interesting …bringing African woman’s selfesteem n encouraging them to be proud of themslves …a very good venture indeed all the best …young gitfed and black

  5. farsla mutila

    i love what im reading… keep it going girl… im quite encouraged by the message… I wonna try that and see if itll work on me

  6. james kevin karangi

    The essence of african hair is that it can be muolded into different shapes…and its fantabulous to have someone like irene tell the story and explore its mystery.God bless awesomest

  7. i luv being natural i dont do too much weaves.i trim and treat my hair so often and it has really grown.its long n healthy.strong.i had shaved half of it and i have seen achange..thanks for the article.

    • Virginia, you are welcome,natural Hair rocks……am writing an article about how to maintain Hair length and various protective styles and am sure it will help…..subscribe with your email,so that you will get a notification when I update the articles.
      Wish you the very best!

  8. my hair is natural and i tried out no. 2 and 3, and trust me the texture of my hair has improved.i dare say that this blog is awsome 4 anyone who loves thei r natural hair!!…thanks to u irene.

  9. wow i like wat av read…that stop fo 5 min chat was worth it…thanks fo the tips n advice:-)..al sureli spread the gospel

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