Hi! I recently big chopped from an APL to a TWA. Can anyone give me some suggestions on growing out my hair? I've never done anything to help grow my hair out before I started going natural. I know that there's no magic pill to make my hair grow 6 inches (I wish lol) but is there anything I can do to promote growth?
What I do is every other night, I massage my scalp with olive oil, mixed with a little peppermint oil because it smells so wonderful. Then I wrap a plastic bag over it (attractive, I know). I put a winter hat over that. If it's hot, I compensate by wearing less clothing to bed. The theory is that it creates a perfect climate for hair growth and moisturizing. It's called the "greenhouse effect". It looks disgusting after I take the bag off in the morning, all sweaty and oily, but it feels wonderful after I shampoo it. This is what I believe grows my hair most effectively.
I'm going to create a thread for information about the results of my experiment. I have a visual of the hair growth from last month's henna and the month before that peroxide (bad idea), and I do believe this month's grow out is more significant than last month. I'll let everyone know for sure if it is!
Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.
I chopped my hair off four years ago before I knew what BC was or CG. I just wanted natural hair and it was a spur of the moment kind of thing. I did not do any research before hand and did not have any friends/family who could give me advice.
Advice I would like to give you is that you should be patient when trying products. When I first did the BC many products worked well with my hair. As my hair grew, so did its needs. I wanted to give up a few times and chop it off again but now I have learned what my hair likes. I am still learning new things every day!
If I can turn back time, I would make sure I detangle more. A few years ago and had no clue that actually taking the time to detangle is very important, mainly because I heard that I do not have to detangle. For some reason I never questioned it and just went with the flow. I would wonder why products weren't working and then I started getting huge tangles and chances of hair actually started coming out. I had to cut a bunch of hair off, which sucked big time.