Going natural to Get Long Hair
Does women with natural black hair have an advantage when it comes to growing long, healthy hair?
People are fascinated with the thick, full texture of natural hair.
Many women are abruptly becoming natural, could this be to get long hair?
Are you interested in becoming natural just to get longer hair?
Could there be a hair education gap between you and someone with long natural hair?
Does it seem that us natural girls are on to something? I'll be honest, we are!
If your hair remains short and you notice someone with natural hair experiencing long, thick hair; then it is very likely that the latter has access to information that you do not.
The first thing you should do is use the internet or preferably books to learn the basic needs of black hair.
The internet is a great resource for information because there are a plethora of black hair websites and video content just a click away.
One thing I can promise you is that even with all the wonderful information on the internet you will still be missing a beat if you never pick up a book and read facts about black hair.
I recommend books written by dermatologist or black women with long black hair. if your hair is relaxed, follow women with relaxed long hair. If your hair is natural follow women with long natural hair.
It is important to seek support from those with a hair texture and hair goals similar to yours.
Does Black hair grow faster and longer when natural?
No. Going natural will NOT make your hair grow faster.
Black hair grows the same whether it is natural or relaxed. Hair growth comes from the scalp. The trick is keeping the hair that is growing.
Your hair will continue to grow at the same rate it always has. Through steady correct efforts to care for your hair, you will become more skilled at achieving longer and longer hair.
Keeping the older ends that have been on your head for years is a skill; but it is also a process. There is no way around it.
There are thousands of hair tactics and regimens available to you on the internet, but there are four basic things that the hair (whether relaxed or natural) must get in order to thrive.
One's hair texture vs. One's hair tactics:
Women who have long natural hair could have better hair tactics not necessarily a better hair texture.
If your hair suffers from chronic shortness or does not seem to be growing; then there is a greater issue than the texture of your hair.
Try not to hop back and forth between hair regimens that you think will quickly produce results. Learn the reasons why certain tactics work positively for your hair.
Do not blindly copy the hair care systems of others; you will be disappointed in the end. Gain a strong understanding of which techniques help your hair thrive.
Do you know how to build an effective hair regimen? If the answer is no; then you will find yourself trying every hair care routine and hair product under the sun.
Long hair on African American women is an accomplishment.
Keeping hair on your head for long periods of time is an accomplishment. It is an accomplishment based on hard work and an effective hair care system.
If your key strategy for acquiring long, healthy hair is to go natural; then you will be disappointed with hair that is likely to remain short.
Don't get me wrong, going natural is a great way to improve the condition of your hair since you won't be applying damaging chemicals. But natural hair requires more careful grooming.
Relaxers can be damaging; so ridding your hair routine of them can be a huge first step in achieving thicker, longer, healthier hair.
Natural black hair is structurally stronger than relaxed black hair because the protective protein of the cuticle has not been depleted and dried-out by chemical processes.
your natural hair will have a stronger protein structure entact when compared to a chemically altered hair strand.
But event a healthy hair strand can gradually be broken down.
For example, failure to properly condition, moisturize and/or detangle your hair, will lead you right back to the frustrating hair breakage cycle you wanted to avoid.
You can grow long hair WITH a relaxer; you can grow long hair WITHOUT a relaxer.
Long hair is possible. Do not assume that your hair is remaining short simply because you get relaxers or use chemicals. Many women apply chemicals to their hair and manage to achieve healthy, long hair.
To improve the length of your short-hair, you will have to do things almost completely opposite of what you are used to doing.
Don't be a no hair growth fool!
A no hair growth fool repeatedly uses the same short hair care techniques, while expecting to grow longer hair.
Do not be nieve and think that wearing natural will act as a bandage and fix your hair growth problem. Natural hair alone will not eliminate your chronic short hair, especially if you are practicing the same hair techniques.
Both relaxed hair and natural hair come with their own set of unique challenges and opportunities. Learn what those challenges are and decide if you can realistically stick with the process.
Achieving long black hair is possible.
Your hair is growing whether you are natural or not. You just have to learn how to keep the older hair at the ends and the new hair pushing through the scalp.
Each time you neglect your hair, you increase its chance of breakage. For example, if you do not detangle your hair thoroughly, then you may experience damaging single strand knots.
If you are just beginning to actively care for your hair, allow hair-length to take a back-seat to your hair’s health.
At times, attaining long black hair can become cumbersome. Can you commit to the challenge?
Whether you achieve long hair or not will largely depend on your capacity to edure time-consuming hair preservation techniques.
The good news is with any process that is done repeatedly, it will slowly become intertwined into your lifestyle.
Growing long black hair is a waiting game.
If you are excited about going natural because you cannot wait to embrace your long, kinky natural hair; that is great. But do not be mislead to believe that natural hair is somehow easier to maintain than your relaxed hair.
Both hair types have potential to reach amazingly long lengths. It all depends on the use of appropriate grooming habits when caring for your hair, such as protective styling and such.
Are you willing to go the distance to achieve the long, beautiful black hair that you always wanted?
One thing I charis most about becoming natural is the factual information I gained about how to care for my black hair.
I look to Youtube and black hair care books for information when I am struggling with my hair. Who or what do you look to when you experience difficulty with your hair?