If you are a curly girl, despite whether your hair is considered to be more on the wavy side or on the tightly coiled side, you know it is very important to be taking good care of your hair. Of course everybody’s hair is different thus the way you have to take care of it will be different as well. My hair personally would be best described as, wavy/curly. Below I am going to be talking about some of the things I found that have really helped me to grow out my hair.
- No Heat!
I know you’ve probably heard this a million times but it is honestly very true. For someone who heat styles their hair everyday, this is much easier said than done. I myself struggle with this, as I used to be the person who would heat style their hair everyday. This does not have to be achieved overnight. This process can be slow and steady. For example, if you are used to using heat on your hair everyday, try wearing it natural once a week or even once every couple of weeks. After you have been doing this for a while you can gradually wear your hair natural more and more often. When I first started using heat on my hair less I would leave it natural every other week. Now, I’ve learned to work with my natural hair and love it more, so I only use heat the odd time.
2. Do Not Wash Your Hair Everyday!
Again, I’m sure you’ve probably also heard of this tip a million times throughout your life and I know for some people this is also much easier said than done. When you are starting off it is important to remember that this is a process, you cannot expect to go from washing your hair everyday to twice a week immediately. When you first start training your hair to get greasy less often, your hair is going to look a little greasy. It is important to power through this stage because I promise you the results will be totally worth it! A few things that might make this process easier include; using dry shampoo on your non-wash days, wearing a hat, putting your hair up into a bun or into a braid.
3. Protective Hairstyles
For those of you who don’t know what I mean when I say protective hairstyles, these are any hairstyles that protect your hair from the elements and from rubbing against things such as your clothes. This will decrease breakage which will allow your hair to grow longer as it will on be breaking off at the ends. These hairstyles can include things such as braids and buns. I promise they are not going to be as boring as you may think they are going to be. Take braids for example. There is so many different kinds of braids out there for you to try! These include braids such as crown braids, dutch braids, french braids, waterfall braids, and many more.
4. Healthy Diet
if you are a junk-food lover like me, this can often be the hardest part of trying to grow out your hair. That being said, not only will you see results in your hair when you start eating a healthy diet, but you will also notice a difference in your skin and overall well- being. For me, when I started being healthier, starting with something as simple as drinking more water, I noticed my hair was shinier and my skin was a lot more glowy.
I know these tips are all pretty popular, and if you have been looking into growing your hair for a while you’ve probably heard these a million times. However, they have always seemed to make a positive impact on my hair and the speed in which it grows. I would definitely recommend these tips to anyone who is trying to grow out their naturally curly or wavy hair.