Ever wondered what is required to grow long natural hair? Over the years, I spent countless hours on hair regimens and even spent a small fortune on hair products but is this necessary? No! Let me share why…
I relaxed my hair every 4 to 6 weeks and did nothing to my hair in between salon visits. My products consisted of pink oil moisturizer and Supergro grease. I washed my hair infrequently and combed my hair from root to tip with seamed combs yet my hair thrived.
Around this time, I wore poetic justice type braids for three to four months straight without washing my hair. When self-relaxing, I overlapped and let the relaxer stay on longer than advised. I never got trims and continued to used seamed combs yet my hair thrived.
I frequented the salon every 2 weeks and gave my stylist total control over my hair. My hair was micro-trimmed every 6 weeks with each relaxer yet my hair thrived.
What is Really Required to Grow Long Natural Hair?
In the past, my hair thrived despite using the wrong products and haircare techniques. However, I have experienced more setbacks than I care to count since being on my hair journey. I attribute most of these setbacks to me doing the most when it really wasn’t necessary. I now realize less is more. Therefore, I ditched overnight deep conditioning, tea rinses and other unnecessary steps. My current hair regimen consists of pre-shampooing, cleansing and deep conditioning. This basic hair regimen is working well and my hair is thriving.Incorporate This 1 Simple Tip To End Your Struggle to Grow Long Natural Hair! Click To Tweet
Don’t Be Afraid to Revise Your Regimen!
If you’re experiencing one hair setback after another or your hair is not growing at a reasonable rate, it’s definitely time to revise your hair regimen. Do away with techniques that are unnecessary and simply stick to the basics. My progress has been rewarding with following a basic regimen.