Here are some of the things I did that helped me out!
1. Cut my dead ends.
In 2014 I dyed my hair light brown. I used one of those hair dyes from Walmart that come in the purple box. I remember it wasn’t the color I wanted so I ran to Walmart every two weeks. I dyed it about 3 or 4 times. I eventually loved the color but the ends of my hair were horrible! My ends were super dry andmy curls were more like waves. At that point I was over it. I dyed my hair black and then I went to a beauty school to get my hair cut to the top of my shoulders. I HATED it! I hated the fact that I could bearly fit it in a pony tail but I just rocked My Dora the explorer hair cut until My hair grew back.
If your end are dry,brittle, split, or heat damaged i would suggest letting them go! For one your hair is going to look and feel healthier and two if you have split ends your hair is going to continue to break off.
2. Slow down on heat.
In high school I straightened my hair everyday on top of having perms. Come to think about it my hair probably smelled like a hair salon every day. My older sister would ask me why do you wash your hair and straighten it everyday I really didn’t have an answer but once my mom told me I couldn’t get any more perms I was HURT! I literally was in tears telling her my hair was so damaged I couldn’t put the comb through it.
Fast forward to after high school about 2012-2014 I finally started wearing my curls out so i would still straighten my hair but maybe once every 2 months.
In March 2017-feb 28 2018 I didn’t use any heat! My hair had grown so much but i forgot to trim it it so once it was finally straight I had a few inches cut off.
Heat causes heat damage,and honestly it screws up your beautiful curl pattern.
I started taking Hair Vitamins around 2015 but once i got pregnant with my son in 2016 I stopped and instead took prenatal pills. Between being pregnant and those pills my hair grew tremendously. Even after I had my son I remained taking the prenatal pills.
Not only do hair vitimans help your hair grow, they usually have the benifits of a multivitamin. Some times our diets aren’t the healthiest and vitamins can provide the nutrients we need.
3. Growth oils
3 months after I had my son my hair started falling out. I mean like big clumps in the shower to the point I was crying in the shower because it just wouldn’t stop! by the time it was all said and done my edges were almost gone. I researched some oils that work great for your hair I put them together and eventually my edges were fully back.
4. DEEP CONDITIIONING
I specifically wrote that in bold because that’s how important It was for my journey. I made so many deep contionders at home. I would have my sisters try them out on their hairs. I honestly felt like it was hair crack. The way your hair feels after you deep condition your hair and you can run the comb through my curls.