Journey to Longer Healthy African American Hair

October 5, 2015

10) Treat your hair from within by taking a multivitamin. Use a hair vitamin that will increase your hair growth rate and lengthen your natural growth phase. Also drink at least eight cups of water and eat healthy foods such as fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts, and by exercising regularly to provide good circulation to the scalp.

11) Relaxing – Now this is where all of your washing and conditioning treatments can either pay off or be sabotaged by damage. First of all, do not relax your hair more than once a month. Be careful not to relax hair “bone straight.” This robs the hair of its natural elasticity and causes it to break easily. Assess your hair before attempting to relax it. It may only need to be washed, moisturized, and straightened with a heat tool. If you must relax it, choose a mild relaxer.

12) Applying the relaxer: It is best to have a professional apply the relaxer because they have a full view of your head and will be sure not to over process. A professional will also be sure to apply the relaxer to the new growth only.

13) Keep a journal of your success. This will help you determine what is working and what’s not working on your journey to longer, healthier hair.