A couple of months ago, I shared with you guys the dilemma I was having with my daughter’s hair not growing from 2008-2010. After trying a bunch of products I finally found some products that gave her EXTRA moisture and length. Well since 5 months has passed let me SHOW you where my daughter’s hair is now!
Caution: Here comes a lot of pictures…
2010- 2011 (May)
For a complete recap of products I used to get her hair to this point click right here.
|Do you notice the length? the moisture?|
|Look at the nape of her neck..at least 3-4 inches longer..|
|Her back is completely grown back and is thick all over.|
So the question that I always get on Facebook, Twitter and on here is what did I do to make her hair grow? IN addition to using all the products I listed here , I have found some MORE products and techniques that work for her. Here goes:
1. I try to style her hair in styles that I do not have to do on a daily basis. For example, for months I would allow her to wear afro puffs..EVERYDAY. And everyday I had to “do” her hair. I decided to try twisting her hair into small plaits so that I only had to redo them 1-2 times a week.
2. I apply all products to her hair while it is SOAKING wet. So after I co wash her hair, I lightly towel blot with a cotton shirt and then I apply the product. It allows the moisture to be sealed in.
3. I rarely wash her hair. That’s right I only wash her hair once a month any other time I co wash it. One of my favorites lately has been Doris Haircare’s Conditioner and Ouidad’s Curl Quencher conditioner.
4. I have found that pure Shea butter is wonderful for keeping her hair moisturized on a daily basis. I got sent some of Bobeam’s Shea Moisturizer is PERFECT. Once I apply it, her hair is so well oiled that I don’t need to apply any more product for a couple of days.
5. I still lightly oil her hair. Since it is getting colder, I notice she will scratch her scalp more. If I do this once a week she does not scratch at all.
6. I still use a small (and BIG) tooth comb. One for detangling (BIG) and one for combing out the twists. Try Ouidad’s Double Detangler…WONDERFUL PRODUCT!!
7. I make the husband stay FAR AWAY from doing her hair… SMH
8. When her hair refused to grow in the back and would bunch up, I always made sure to pull it out (with a hair tie). I didn’t do it tight but enough to train the hair to straighten out.
Okay that was a quick recap… Any questions?