Tips for Growing Out
We all remember when musician Solange Knowles big chopped, right? She even wore a textured wig to get a taste of big afro life! And now, It looks like she's decided to grow one out for herself!
Some ladies decide to rock the big chop look as a style and continue to cut it to achieve a short, cropped look, but if you decide to see how far your fro can go, here are some tips to help you reach your goals.
Cut down on washing
Our scalps make a natural oil called sebum, but the bigger your fro, the harder it is for sebum to travel around and around your tight coils to naturally moisturize the hair. That's why highly textured hair always feels dry.
Overwashing your hair can actually dry it out. Play around with washing schedules and see how long you feel comfortable without washing. Focus on your scalp when you wash since the oil and dirt is rarely able to travel to your actual strands.
You can also experiment with conditioner or co-washing. Conditioners have slight cleansing properties, but won't strip your hair of the little oil it does get, unlike most shampoos.
Pump up the moisture
More hair means more potential for dryness. Make your own spritz by mixing water, aloe vera gel/juice, and jojoba oil. The water and aloe vera add moisture, and the jojoba oil seals it into your hair!