This is the continuation of my article, “The Truth Behind the “Black Women Can’t Grow Long Hair” Myth” and if you haven’t read that, I highly recommend you go read it now, as it covers some possible reasons your hair is seemingly “not growing”!
What Did I Do That Resulted In Waist-Length Hair?
1. Stopped chemically processing my hair with relaxers! Yeah, yeah…I know you don’t want to hear that if you’re currently wearing a relaxer. Well, I’m sorry but that was the first step in my personal journey to healthier hair.
And as I said in part one of this article, this is not to say that YOU have to stop relaxing your hair and once again…this is not to say that women with relaxed hair can’t grow their hair past their shoulders, BUT realistically speaking…
You and I both know that it is NOT very common to see, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be here reading this article!
And again, this is mainly due to the very science behind relaxers, as well as the over-processing that typically occurs in their application, coupled with damaging combing/styling practices too! So in essence, SOMETHING has got to change in what you’ve been doing, right?
Now, you can either continue to relax your hair and do things the way you’ve been doing them OR… you can do something much different and healthier for your hair and your body overall, as I’m suggesting and highly recommending that you do!
2. Internal cleansing and detoxification. And no, I don’t mean taking laxatives either, but true colon/bowel “re-educating” using an all-natural, gentle herbal supplement. And I know you’re probably wondering…
“What in the world does THAT have to do with HAIR?!?”
Well in brief…the colon is where nutrients are absorbed and if your digestive system is not functioning in tip-top condition (having a “healthy” bowel movement 2-3 times a day…EVERY day) then your body could be lacking many of the nutrients it and your scalp needs to produce healthy hair, amongst other things.
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3. Lessened the amount of manipulation in terms of combing, heat styling, etc. – what I like to call “permanent braids” or in other words...Bradelocz! 🙂
And if you’re thinking, “Well, locs grow long anyway…big deal!”
Think again because, while locs are in a better position for visible length due not being manipulated as much as loose hair; not all locs are created equal. I’ve seen (and I’m sure you have too) very unhealthy locs that are dry, brittle, broken and not very appealing from a ‘healthy hair perspective’.
I have people all the time asking me what I do to get my hair to be so soft and healthy looking and feeling because theirs may be very stiff, dry and brittle.
So it’s NOT just about locs…but it’s also about incorporating the other tips in this article as well, for maximum results and healthy hair!
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4. Got started on the road to getting healthier by increasing my intake of water, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as supplementing what I may be lacking in my diet with a liquid vitamin supplement (GREAT if you’re not quite ready to change your diet yet) that gives me 243 vitamins and minerals – 18 of which are hair-healthy-specific – essential fatty acids, an anti-stress blend and more!
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I personally use & recommend!
So as you can see, I made both outward as well as inward changes…the inward, in my opinion, being the most significant! And as a result, my hair grew not only past my shoulders, but ultimately ended up at my waist! What a milestone, right?
So if YOU want that long hair and for years (in spite of the products, the hair growth formulas, etc. you’ve tried) you haven’t been able to achieve it with the hair that grows out of your scalp, then first and foremost pinpoint the ROOT cause (no pun intended) of why your hair is seemingly not growing and address it!Blessings & Warmest Regards,