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Blaurr 10-17-2012 03:36 PM

Desperate to grow my hair! Please help!
 
I think I have 3a/3b hair and I'm African American but everyone says they think I'm Hispanic because of the quality and thinness of my hair. I've been trying to grow my hair for year and I've recently started putting Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp and massaging it in everyday for 3 days. I also added some to my conditioner and it has made my hair softer. Does anyone have any other tips I can try? I'm fed up with my just barely shoulder length, thin hair. My goal is to have thick, full mid back length hair. And so far it seems impossible! SOS! Help! I've attached a picture on my hair currently and my goal. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...3&d=1350508413 http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...4&d=1350508459

Livvydivvy96 10-17-2012 04:45 PM

The basics for long healthy hair :)

Minimal heat and chemicals.

Moisture. Moisture. Moisture! Try baggying your hair at night with deep conditioners or your own concoction. And deep condition at least twice a month.

If you use heat or chemicals on your hair than do a protein treatment once or twice a month as well. If u don't use heat/chemicals than u can get away with doing it like 4 or 5 times a year.

If you notice split ends or single strand knots than trim those when necessary.

Protective styles help lessen split ends and dry hair. So try to keep your hair off your shoulders at least 2-3 times a week.

Supplements like MSM, garlic, biotin, and V vitamins help aide long hair growing as well.

Good luck (:

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Blaurr 10-17-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Livvydivvy96 (Post 2053603)
The basics for long healthy hair :)

Minimal heat and chemicals.

Moisture. Moisture. Moisture! Try baggying your hair at night with deep conditioners or your own concoction. And deep condition at least twice a month.

If you use heat or chemicals on your hair than do a protein treatment once or twice a month as well. If u don't use heat/chemicals than u can get away with doing it like 4 or 5 times a year.

If you notice split ends or single strand knots than trim those when necessary.

Protective styles help lessen split ends and dry hair. So try to keep your hair off your shoulders at least 2-3 times a week.

Supplements like MSM, garlic, biotin, and V vitamins help aide long hair growing as well.

Good luck (:

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Thank you SO Much! This is the most helpful response I've gotten so far. But I just have one other question, I don't straighten my hair often actually I've decided to stop using heat all together. So can I still do the protein treatments? I'm very interested in trying them however I've read some things that said some people hair that doesn't agree with the protein. How can I know?

anonymous_127430 10-17-2012 05:44 PM

You will only know if it does not feel right, always try. Something protein based, you probably mean like a deep conditioner? I use Organic Root Stimulator Hair mayo, and it is for damaged hair I use it once a month, and it is the best deep conditioner for ethnic hair, in my opinion. But you just need to figure out whats right for you.

Blaurr 10-17-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by vmed (Post 2053632)
You will only know if it does not feel right, always try. Something protein based, you probably mean like a deep conditioner? I use Organic Root Stimulator Hair mayo, and it is for damaged hair I use it once a month, and it is the best deep conditioner for ethnic hair, in my opinion. But you just need to figure out whats right for you.

Thank you, that sounds like a good product I'll give that one a try first. Thanks so much!

Livvydivvy96 10-18-2012 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaurr (Post 2053610)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Livvydivvy96 (Post 2053603)
The basics for long healthy hair :)

Minimal heat and chemicals.

Moisture. Moisture. Moisture! Try baggying your hair at night with deep conditioners or your own concoction. And deep condition at least twice a month.

If you use heat or chemicals on your hair than do a protein treatment once or twice a month as well. If u don't use heat/chemicals than u can get away with doing it like 4 or 5 times a year.

If you notice split ends or single strand knots than trim those when necessary.

Protective styles help lessen split ends and dry hair. So try to keep your hair off your shoulders at least 2-3 times a week.

Supplements like MSM, garlic, biotin, and V vitamins help aide long hair growing as well.

Good luck (:

Sent from my DROIDX using CurlTalk App

Thank you SO Much! This is the most helpful response I've gotten so far. But I just have one other question, I don't straighten my hair often actually I've decided to stop using heat all together. So can I still do the protein treatments? I'm very interested in trying them however I've read some things that said some people hair that doesn't agree with the protein. How can I know?

Yeah you can still do the protein treatments. Just start out light. Deep conditioners usually have some protein in them. Or you can make your own with egg, mayo, bananas, and oils. The aphogee leavein spray is good too. Or the infusium leavein

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Blaurr 10-19-2012 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Livvydivvy96 (Post 2054372)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaurr (Post 2053610)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Livvydivvy96 (Post 2053603)
The basics for long healthy hair :)

Minimal heat and chemicals.

Moisture. Moisture. Moisture! Try baggying your hair at night with deep conditioners or your own concoction. And deep condition at least twice a month.

If you use heat or chemicals on your hair than do a protein treatment once or twice a month as well. If u don't use heat/chemicals than u can get away with doing it like 4 or 5 times a year.

If you notice split ends or single strand knots than trim those when necessary.

Protective styles help lessen split ends and dry hair. So try to keep your hair off your shoulders at least 2-3 times a week.

Supplements like MSM, garlic, biotin, and V vitamins help aide long hair growing as well.

Good luck (:

Sent from my DROIDX using CurlTalk App

Thank you SO Much! This is the most helpful response I've gotten so far. But I just have one other question, I don't straighten my hair often actually I've decided to stop using heat all together. So can I still do the protein treatments? I'm very interested in trying them however I've read some things that said some people hair that doesn't agree with the protein. How can I know?

Yeah you can still do the protein treatments. Just start out light. Deep conditioners usually have some protein in them. Or you can make your own with egg, mayo, bananas, and oils. The aphogee leavein spray is good too. Or the infusium leavein

Sent from my DROIDX using CurlTalk App

Thank you!


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