My hair growth always gets a boost during Summer time as the heat, being out and about and frequent conditioner washes help in that department. If you’re looking for ways to grow your natural hair out this Summer, check out my top 5 tips!
1. Protective Styles
I love my fro so I want to wear it out as much as possible. At night however I do use protective styles to ensure that my ends and hair stays moisturized. Sleeping with a braid- or twist out also ensures that I give my hair a hairstyle I can wear that day. If I don’t my hair looks like a conehead, flat on the sides and pointy on top
2. Conditioner Washes
Water and conditioners are my hair BFF’s and I cannot live without them When my hairstyles don’t hold up as well it’s because my natural hair is craving moisture. Conditioner washes are perfect for me to give my hair a moisture boost and help with the detangling. Aussi conditioners have a thick texture and serve both as a regular and deep conditioner. The opening also prevents it from dripping so it’s perfect to dosage it and take it with you when travelling.
3. Take supplements
My hair grows slowly but steadily so if I want to see a real change in a month time I take supplements. MSM and Biotin have done wonders for me, helping me achieve up to 2cm of hair growth in single month! Although they don’t write it on the package, MSM is really good for your skin, nails and hair. A friend of mine who suffered of acne got clear skin and my mum and sister saw their nails grow strong. Drinking enough water is essential and do note that a side effect might be that your unwanted hair also gets a growth boost. Yikes!
Exercising is good for all of us. I know that but my lazy behind sometimes doesn’t want to get off to work it! When somebody mentioned to me that jogging/running is the only sport you can do everywhere even when traveling I decided to give it another go. The reason I stopped 90% of the times is because I travel so much and it’s quite difficult to take your workout equipment with you when your luggage limit is 20 or 10kg
Besides the numerous health benefits you get from exercising, it also helps you boost your hair growth. More blood circulation = more blood flow to your scalp and therefore more nutrients can feed your hair follicles who then reward you with more hair!
5. Oil Rinses
On Black Hair Care Media Forum there was a whole thread on the many benefits of oil rinsing. Although I was reluctant at first I gave it a try because it’s cheap and I always have olive oil in my kitchen. Instead of overnight hot oil treatments when it’s warmer I prefer doing oil rinses. I leave it in for 2 minutes making sure all my hair gets soaked with it. Now to get the maximum amount of detangling effect from this, the best is to go under the shower and rinse (most of the times I wash my hair in the tub) and see the detangling magic happen. My fingers glided right through, it was amazing. Detangling was never so easy. I finish off with a regular or deep conditioner and end up with the softest hair.
How do you plan to grow your hair during the Summer?
Thanks for reading!