When it comes to our personal hair goals, a lot of times they have something to do with growth and maintaining length. If you are looking for hair length retention remedies that are completely safe, natural, and easy to follow for the beginner to the experienced natural, then check try adding these to your daily regimen.
1. Give yourself a scalp massage
I am asking you to massage your scalp daily- even if you are wearing extensions of any type. Carefully massage with the soft part of your fingertips also known as your finger pads, never your nails as they can tear into your scalp and create follicle damage and cuts. You can add an essential oil based in a carrier oil like almond, grapeseed, sunflower or warm olive for added healing qualities. Use 15-30 drops per ounce of liquid, less for stronger essentials like cinnamon, cinnamon bark, tea tree, rosemary to name a few.
2. Use a tea spray
These types of refreshers are not only moisturizing, but detoxing depending on what kind of tea you choose. The herbal infusions of tea sprays are healing for the scalp and help keep strands soft for easy detangling. Easy detangling regimes will promote hair growth because you are not pulling out more hairs than would release naturally. Choose an organic tea line since pesticides in your tea do not assist with hair health and growth, steep your tea 15-20 minutes and pour your liquid into a spray bottle or use as a rinse. Take it to the next level by using spring distilled or structured water to boil for your mix.
3. Detangle in 12 or more sections with conditioner and oil
50/50 blend is fine for curly & kinky coily hair types. Doing this during your co-wash routine will help you to grow longer hair because you are able to feel more areas and become more aware of your true length when you treat your hair and scalp massaging–like traveling on the New York City subway. “North South East West and all points in between” Every hair must get some attention through saturation. The T square is a thing of the past.
4. Protect with twists or braids–with your real hair
Depending on your hair’s texture, density, length, and type, styling may be your best ‘natural’ remedy. Kinky coily hair, you need more braids, flat twists, two or three-strand twists, and no hairs should be missed. Growth is key. Tight curlies, wavies, or loose curlies should do a French or herringbone braid. Use a bit of castor oil to manage the frizz, or cinnamon essential oil. For straight hair, go light on the oil–grape seed should be fine. Fortify with avocado or olive oils. Exfoliate with my Felicidad Hair Sugar to lift those dead skin cells blocking growth. This will also draw moisture into your hair.
5. Co-wash and deep condition every single week
Having a consistency will help your hair grow faster and healthier. Light brushing of straight and wavy hair is a beneficial natural remedy–with lavender, bergamot , ylang ylang or rosemary essentials oils in your soft to medium boar bristle brush along with organic coconut oil. Brush some in, massage and also eat a spoon or two for the omega fatty acids. Thicker textures should opt for lighter semi-drying oils like sunflower and safflower –blossom like the sun and absorbs the rays for protecting hair. Commit to the time and be disciplined about your regime for the best results.
Have patience and persevere.
Happy Healthy Hair and Body,
Ahava Felicidad Hair and Body holistic care, styling and trainings for
naturals. This native of Montclair, New Jersey uses ayurvedic concepts,
homeopathy and holism for hair health and growth and is the creator of
Felicidad Hair Sugar.