Are you trying to to grow your type 4 kinky hair long and healthy this year? It’s that time of the year when a lot of us make resolutions, goals and plans.
A resolution is a strong desire or decision to do something. What are your hair resolutions for the year? Do you desire to maintain healthy practices with respect to growing your hair? You may prefer to call them goals or plans but the most important thing is that you outline a strategy to achieve them.
Last year was a fantastic year for my hair. I hope it was for you but if not, here is another opportunity to get it right and crush it!
If you are looking to grow your kinky this year, there are a few things you need to pay close attention to. I have itemized the most important ones below.
1. Create a regimen for your hair.
A regimen is simply a set of rules you set and follow judiciously in order to achieve your desired outcome for your hair. It is very important to write down things you plan to do daily, weekly, or monthly to your hair.
You should decide how often you will wash your hair, how often you will deep condition, whether or not you will style your hair with heat and so on. The importance of a regimen is that it keeps you on track so you will not keep changing your routine hair care and treatment.
Your regimen should include what works for you and not what everyone else is doing. Your hair will be better for it if you are consistent.
2. Protective Style
A protective style is a hair style that keeps the ends of your hair tucked away. You might be tempted to create different hairstyles as often as you desire but you need to know that low manipulation styles do better for the overall health of your hair.
Type 4C hair belongs to the kinky hair type which is the most fragile hair type because of its coily nature which makes it easy to break. If your goal is length retention, you should consider protective styles.
3. Check your Hair Products
It is easy to get confused or carried away by the hundreds of hair products in the market. Some are so popular due to vigorous marketing strtegies by the manufacturers.
However, to make a good choice which would make sure you get value for your money you should check the product constituents before paying for them.A few of the harmful ingredients in your hair products are:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
- Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)
- Polyethylene Glycol
- Potassium Sorbate
4. Trim your hair as needed.
It takes awhile for new naturalistas to understand the logic behind regular trims because most of us want to reach a desired hair length in a short while so how on earth does a trim help you get there faster they ask!
Sorry to scare you but it is actually true! Your hair does need a trim my dear! Trims help you to remove knots and tangles that would hinder your hair growth and the sooner you get rid of them the better before the whole hair is damaged greatly.
Trims are helpful if carried out once in three to six months. You can simply use the search and destroy method or a complete removal of uneven growth around your ends.
5. Track Your Progress!!!
When on a hair growth journey, it is very easy to get bored and loose focus: You might find yourself questioning your intentions again. That is why you should stay accountable.
Discipline, motivation and perseverance are the main things you need to remain on track. After a big chop, it is easy to get bored because you cannot see the growth you so badly want!!! I encourage you to keep a record of your progress.
Take pictures, make short videos, try new hairstyles and keep the dream alive. You will soon be there!
What level of your hair journey are you on presently? I would be glad to answer your questions as soon as I’m able.
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