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How to Make your hair Grow Long and Soft in Nigeria
Many don’t believe Nigerian hair grow long and soft unless it is relaxed due to the African ancestry believe that the hair does not grow long and is sometimes prone to breakage. The good news is that Nigerians could have soft and long hair be it natural or relaxed as it known that long hair gives a classy, awesome and versatile look.
The problem we have is maintaining the long hair which is the essential part of nurturing long and soft hair just the way other countries do such as regular washing and appropriate conditioning, moisturizing, proper feeding, massaging of the scalp and many other steps which would be looked into later in the article.
Steps to Growing a long Hair
Below are the steps we should take note so as to hair long and soft hair. With these steps, you could promote your hair growth and get the hair you want, so you will be able to hang down and try out exciting styles.
1. Wash and Apply Appropriate Treatment
Washing the hair too often strips it of the natural oil instead it should be done once in a week or three times in a month. Get a salon employee to help find out the characteristics of your hair so as to get the right treatments and products to apply to your hair. Let your hair dry on its own; the heat from the dryer might cause damage leading to hair breakage instead wrap a towel around your hair and rub your head.
2. Nourish the Scalp with required products
The scalp is the soil from which the hair grows, doing a scalp massage with the application of recommended products that are gentle on the scalp fasten the hair growth making it stronger, healthier and not prone to breakage. Washing the scalp with a tough and harsh product could cause hair breakage make you stuck in one length of hair.
3.Brush with caution
During and after washing your hair, ensure you brush the hair gently; brushing the hair from the tip and moving upward to detangle hair when washing or after washing, take your time to work out tangles slowly and try not to pull or tear your hair when brushing.
4. Massage your Scalp daily
With the use, the tips of your fingers to making a gentle circular motion on the head is to give your scalp a soothing massage. This simple process increases blood flow to the scalp, resulting in hair follicles growing faster. The best time to do a scalp massage is in the shower while you are shampooing your hair. When the hair is dry, simply apply a few drops of hair oil to your scalp to prevent too much tugging on your hair.
5. Moisturize and Nourish daily
moisturizing the hair helps in stimulating the hair roots. Water strengthens the hair, the hair that grows out of the scalp is a living tissue because the hair is oily and the natural oil on the scalp cannot flow down to the hair. When the hair is not moisture or nourished it could cause dryness making the hair hard to touch and could break. To avoid breakage, you could have a mixture of olive oil and coconut oil so as to moisturize the hair always.
6. Use Shampoos with Natural Ingredient
Use Shampoos with natural ingredients coupled together in it. Check the ingredient label before using it. Try to get shampoos that don’t leave your hair too dry, reduces damage and grease the scalp these qualities are embedded in natural ingredient shampoos. Avoid shampoos with the ingredients sodium lauryl sulfate they cause great harm to the hair instead look out for ingredients like parabens, fragrances, sodium benzoate and many more that could enhance the growth of the hair. Remember to condition your hair so as to replenish oil lost.
7. Avoid too much heat
Heat on the hair could cause a great damage if proper precaution is not taken. Too much of heat could lead to hair cell or tissue damage and hair breakage. Whenever you want to straighten your hair or blow dry it, a quality heat protectant should be applied all over the hair before blow-drying or straightening it this helps in reducing the heat treatment helping the hair grow faster and secured of no breakages. Avoid exposing the hair to heat often.
8. The use of natural ointment or hair cream before and after bed
The use natural hair oil, spray and hair cream nourishes the hair cells giving a rapid growth of hair and making it healthy all the time. Applying of the required oil or cream to the hair and massaging gently into the scalp improves the hair growth; for hair oils, this kind of oil is recommended; coconut oil, palm oil, lavender, rosemary thyme grapeseed, Moroccan oil, and argan oil. For the hair cream, there are varieties of hair creams to be used but choose the ones that won’t be dangerous to your hair.
9. Have a balanced diet
Having a balanced diet gives your hair the proper nourishment it needs to grow. The foods that help with hair growth include salmon, walnuts, spinach, blueberries, sweet potatoes, and greek yogurt. In addition to eating healthy foods, work on cutting back on unhealthy foods such as processed foods, sweets, and junk food.
10. Reduce your Stress
Overworking yourself could cause harm your overall health. This can result in slower hair growth or even hair loss. Find ways to reduce stress in your life. Try stress reduction techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditation. Try taking up an exercise routine. Endorphins could help you manage stress and have additional health benefits.
11. Using of Multivitamins
Most of the vitamins necessary for healthy hair come in the fruits and vegetables we consume each day. To get an additional punch from these vitamins, take somewhat additional every day. Choose a multivitamin, or try taking body supplements for vitamins A, B2, B-Complex and E which all benefit hair growth. Try talking to your doctor before introducing vitamins into your diet.
12. Take plenty of water
Take plenty of water before the meal and after the meal, water moistures and nourishes the hair scalp. Try to take water with you throughout the day, avoid drinking of other beverages like juice, soda with meals. Taking water increases greatly the increases the growth of cells in your hair making your hair grow faster and longer.
It is apparent that the hair that grows out of your scalp is relatively not a living tissue. Healthy, soft hair starts from the scalp. Since our hair is super coily which is natural, the natural oils on our scalp cannot flow down to the ends of our hair. (this is applicable even when you’re relaxed. You can’t get all the kinks out without damaging the hair). A light covering of the natural oil day by day helps greases up and protect the strands and retain moisture to avoid dryness is the reason our hair feels hard to touch and the reason it breaks.
This is the complete way to gain long, soft and amazing natural hair. I believe with the few steps listed above we could have a long, soft and beautiful hair in Nigeria. If you have further question regarding this topic, you can use the comment box below.