How To: Growing Long Afro Textured Hair

By . - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I am at a critical point in my hair journey. I have shoulder length hair, but I really want bra strap length as my
first goal. I got to thinking about what I need to do in order to insure that I actually reach that point. Less manipulation is definitely key! I mean what woman with really long, and healthy hair do you see constantly handling it? No one! Not never! So, I decided to make a list of what long haired people do. Here goes...

People with long and healthy hair:

1) Do not over manipulate their hair. So you don't see them messing in their hair a lot. Most often than not, they usually do their hair once a week or go to the salon to get their hair done. Then wear it in a bun or an updo until their next appointment.

2) Wear simple styles. You rarely see them with a lot of different styles like braids, weave, tight twists. These styles often do more damage than good. Most women with long hair usually wear a wrapped style or loose up do's.

3) Keep their hair in protective styles to keep it from breaking, i.e. up do's, damp buns, etc.

4) Rarely apply heat to avoid damage, but instead resort to wrapping hair, pin curls or roller sets.

5) Do not obsess over their hair. The old saying "out of sight out of mind" really goes a long way when trying to grow hair. When you continuously touch it or fuss with it, you can further cause damage to it. So it's best to put it up and leave it alone and watch it grow.

So I am officially putting myself on a mission of less manipulation. Besides moisturizing and sealing daily, co-washes 3 times a week followed by a twist out, I will not fuss with my hair at all.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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