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4 Ways To Grow Your Hair Naturally At Home

Our natural hair is exposed to chemicals and extreme heat usually from styling tools all in an attempt to make our natural hair appear longer, smoother and straight.

Growing our natural hair faster doesn’t require so much. It all depends solely on knowing the perfect and right product for your hair type.

4 ways to grow your natural hair faster

1. Apply Mostly shampoos : strip the hair of its natural oil after use. So it is advisable for all natural hair to begin their wash days with a pre-poo treatment. A pre poo treatment is a treatment that is applied on the hair before using shampoo. You can make your own pre-poo treatment from the comfort of your home, using a protein-based conditioner or any essential oil of your choice.

2. Always use a conditioner after every wash : Conditioners help to restore oils and moisture to your hair.

3. Keep your hair moisturized always: This is actually one of the best things you can do for your hair. Having enough moisture helps to promote fast hair growth and protects the hair from breakage and split ends. All you need to do is get a spray bottle, fill it up with water, glycerin and any essential oil and just go ahead to give your hair a good spritz from time to time.

4. Use hair growth oils( or Sheabutter): It is important to use oils that protect and promote hair growth. These oils are very good at encouraging natural hair to grow faster. When applying such growth oil, it is important to massage deeply to ensure it gets into the hair follicles.

How to encourage your hair to grow (for Africans)

If you an African, your hair might find it tough to grow fast and well without unnecessary breakages but here are some tips on how to fix that problem:

Determine your hair type.

This will help you choose the right treatments and products. Here are the basic types of hair:

  • Wavy hair (type 2), generally thin and easy to handle
  • Curly hair (type 3)
  • Coily hair (type 4), usually very fragile and hard to grow out

Wash your hair only when you must.

Washing hair too often makes it loose it’s oil. Try washing it once a week.

To reduce damage, wash hair in lukewarm water and rinse in cool water.

Also try to find a shampoo that doesn’t leave your hair feeling too dry.

Use conditioner each time you wash.

Shampoo strips your hair of natural oils. Restore these with conditioner suited for African hair.

Periodically deep condition your hair as well.
You can use leave-in conditioner in between washes.

Let hair dry on its own.

The heat from blow a hair dryer can cause a lot damage, leading your hair to break before it grows to the desired length. Instead, plait your hair, wrap it in a silk scarf, and let dry overnight. You can also towel dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel and simply rubbing your head for a while.

Apply hair oil daily.

This will help prevent it from breaking before it grows too long. Castor oil, Moroccan oil, or lavender oil are all good options.

Covering your hair with a satin scarf can help your hair take in the oil.


Water strengthens dry hair and may stimulate your hair roots. You can apply water, moisturizing conditioner, or a mixture of half olive oil or half coconut oil.

For extra moisture, apply each one, in that order. The oil will help seal in the moisture.

If you use gel or mousse in your hairstyle, try hair jam instead. This will hold your hair, then eventually melt into oils to add shine and moisture.

Consider protein conditioner.

These can strengthen some types of hair, but may damage dry hair. Try brushing your hair: if your strands stretch significantly before breaking, you may need more protein.

Do not leave in protein conditioner longer than instructed on the label, or it may turn hard and brittle.

Read also: 8 nice tips to ensure strong and healthy nails

Grease your scalp when dry.

About every other day or when your scalp feels dry, apply coconut grease to the tip of your pointer finger. Apply at the top of your part and sweep back until all the grease has been applied.

Stop if you notice dandruff, as oil can feed the fungus that causes it.
If you have a perm, grease only once a week, or apply hot oil instead.

Remove products with neutralizing shampoo. Once a month, use a neutralizing shampoo to clean all products out of your hair. If you use a lot of sprays, gels, and other styling products, use it every other week.