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March 13, 2013

Tips for Growing Out Nape Hair- Natural Hair Care




What is nape hair?
The hair that is closest to the back of the neck. 

Why is nape hair growth an issue for so many women?
Many women have short or broken nape hair due to chemical damage, heat damage, mechanical damage from styling and just not getting the proper nourishment back there.

How can I repair my short or broken nape hair?
  • Massage the area with castor oil to stimulate blood flow and encourage hair growth
  • Don't use a comb or a brush on the area. De-tangle and smooth with your fingers only. 
  • If you use chemicals such as relaxers, perms and permanent hair dye, apply them to the nape last in order to process the area for the least amount of time.
  • Make sure the nape area is covered at night with a silk or satin scarf. Your entire head should be covered in fact.
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  • Be sure to moisturize the area using the L.O.C. Method (liquid, oil, cream for sealing) and opt for a thicker oil to seal in the moisture. I recommend castor oil.
  • Avoid styles that pull and tug at the area. I always leave my edges out when doing a sew in weave, and braid loosely around the edges for my single braids.
  • Always use a heat protectant and use heat on the lowest temperature setting possible when dealing with the nape.
  • Braid the hair in the nape straight across and leave it alone. It's just that simple.
  • Pick and choose the tips that work for you and start giving your nape the TLC it truly deserves.

Have you successfully grown the nape of your hair out? 
What's your secret? Let us know in the comment section below.



CN Says:
Also, see THIS POST and THIS ONE for more kitchen protecting techniques!

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