Long and lustrous curls are every woman’s fantasy. They say “the longer your hair, the harder they stare”. Talking about afro hair, their shrinkage and coarseness add nothing to make it look longer. Thus, in the race of longer tresses and defined curls, we hop onto various shortcuts like relaxing them, straightening them or trying heat treatments and what not. Here, we fail to realise that the hair which is stronger from the roots will grow faster and longer than the methods of the moment.
Firstly, ensure you take a balanced diet with the right amount of proteins and vitamins. These makes a nourishing ground for your hair to flourish. We’ve seen people going on and on about moisturizing products to apply on their hair but what about being hydrated? Drinking 4 to 5 litres of water every day will not only benefit your internal systems but provide moisture to your locs, preventing them from being dry and brittle. Even your mental health needs to be checked. In this fast life, we take too much stress about work, stuff and kids. That ain’t gonna help! In fact, stress is one of the primary reasons for hair fall. And how can you expect your hair to grow longer with symptoms of hair fall?
Growing your afro longer doesn’t mean not cutting them for months. It is a routine to keep them healthy and promote their growth. Damage and split ends are a barrier in this process. They can work their way up and damage the healthier hair. It is better to get rid of them and secure the quality of your afro. However, these ends can be guarded by putting on the protective styles. But be careful with it by not putting too much pressure on your edges or twisting them too tightly. Stress in any form should be avoided!
Befriend patience. Though it is a tough quality to achieve for this instant coffee generation, only patience will walk you through this entire process of making your hair grow longer and stronger.