|Don't wait till your hair gets like this before you act. ACT NOW!!|
Love, love, love your hair! Loving it will make you take better care of it. Any reason why you shouldn’t? Patience is key when it comes to growing our hair longer because of the fragile nature of kinky hair. I started out by challenging myself to stop some bad hair care practices.
I stopped using the small blue tail comb to comb through my hair! I bought myself the biggest comb I could find. I went on to leaving more than 4 weeks between relaxers and relaxing new growth only. Then I continued to protective styles where I combed my hair only twice or thrice a week or got braids. I stopped straightening my hair for months except once recently to straighten my 3 month new growth. I bought better hair products....a little difficult if you are on a budget but I estimated that since I did my hair at home since I embarked on this journey, it comes to almost the same since I don’t have to pay for salon services unless for braids and relaxer services.
All the above have help to retain more length and thickness but some more will do....lol!! I have been using castor oil in my hair but don’t really have it as a staple in my regimen. Castor has germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties, and cleans the scalp to help protect it and hair from infections which cause hair loss thereby speeding hair growth. It nourishes the hair and prevents the scalp from drying out as it is a humectant. It is believed to thicken hair within 3 to 6 months of its use.
Here comes a 6 month challenge for all who want thick gorgeous hair!!
Begins: 1st February, 2013 Ends: 1st August, 2013
LevelsBasic Level: Apply Castor oil to the scalp twice a week and massage it in for at least 5 minutes.
Intermediate: Apply Castor oil to the scalp 3 times a week and massage it in for at least 10 minutes.
Advanced: a. Apply Castor oil to your scalp every other day. Use sparingly and massage it in for at least 10 minutes.
b. Add 1 teaspoon of Castor oil to your deep conditioner weekly with heat and rinse thoroughly.
Please Note: Take Before and After comparison photos at least monthly as there will be a selected winner at the end of the challenge with the most improved hair i.e. increased thickness, length etc. JOIN NOW by commenting under this post stating your level and product you will be using!!