Im having a hard time figuring out how to go about growing my hair past the traditional/expected short fade. its not very moisturized but when it is, it looks about the same (if that matters).Im guessing that its a little bit longer than an inch and has been growing for about three weeks. I dont know what to do to manage it concerning washing and nutrients or styling. I currently just use a brush and regular shampoo, which is probably taboo. So please give any suggestions on typing, and care ideas for growing it without it looking awkward or messed up in general.

oh by the way, the curls are smaller around the sides and back of my head.. and it is nearly straight around my sideburns and behind my ears at the moment. thanks in advance

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