Like, I said in my earlier blog post, I have always had relaxed hair. This had to come to an end considering all the breakage, thinning and weakening I had to experience with relaxers. I therefore made a decision to chop off all my hair and start growing my hair out natural.I am two months natural now and the growth regimen I gave in my earlier blog>> http://www.irenekamau.com/2014/09/16/growing-out-healthy-african-hair/ has really worked for me.
My elder sister has been a a natural for year and together we tried out these tips and indeed we saw progress in the health, length as well as texture of our hair.
Below are some of the tips my sister and I noticed to bring forth positive change in our hair.
Though I must add that,different people respond differently to various products. This means that you cannot compare your hair to another not even your sister.
1.Massage your Scalp; massaging your scalp at least for like 60 seconds everyday,increases blood flow in your head that is very helpful to hair growth.
2.Fundamental Oils; make it a habit to rub in essential oils on your scalp such as coconut oil,rosemary oil,castor oil,at least 2-3 times a week.
If your hair is a bit weaker use hot oil treatments as often as you possible can,when Washing.
3.You are what You eat; well this a true statement that ought to be wisely adhered to so that one can achieve hair growth.Foods like,eggs,beans,nuts-proteins and vegetables actually do contribute largely on the kind of hair texture you get as well as hair growth.So eat those proteins and the vegetables.
4.Vodka;This is going to sound so weird,but a mixture of good quality vodka and coconut oil and Rosemary oil,or you can use castor oil mixture,can help in hair growth.It should be mixed together each potion being two table spoons of each.
5.Biotin;this is medication that helps hair grow,although in Kenya it cannot be bought over the counter,because it has to be recommended well,but I do not use biotin,because when taken, it is like introducing a hormone into your body,and different bodies react differently.Personally I would not advice the intake of Biotin medication, but they do accelerate hair growth.
A pharmacist once told me,that biotin,is best for people who are bald headed,so if your hair grows normally kindly skip the biotin process.
If you want to know how fast your hair grows,then check how fast your nails grow,if your nails grow as fast,then that equals to how fast your hair will grow.This hair and nail growth rate theory,is not 100% accurate,but health specialists have over the years observed the connection.
Always measure your hair length so that you will be able to notice once you achieve even half an inch of hair growth ,in this way you will know how to best handle your hair.
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