Myths and Legends Afro Hair - Part 3

MYTH: Black/Afro Hair will not grow long

Note first of all that hair grows from the roots not the ends. Where the problem really lies is at the ends where breakage can occur.
How many times have you heard black women say "My hair just doesn't grow!" or have you even said this yourself.

You can do many things to combat breakage but the one that people always commonly make the mistake of doing is not protecting their ends.
  • Hair breakage on the collar of your shirt, prevents hair growing past shoulder length.
  • Wear protective styles
  • Hair breakage on your pillow - wear a silk /satin scarf at night - cover your hair every night
  • Moisturise and Seal the ends of your hair daily with a leave in and a carrier oil
  • Deep condition your hair weekly and don't forget to use a reconstructive conditioner like Joico K-Pac Deep Penetrating Reconstructor or a hair masque like PhytoSpecific Vital Force Creme Bath at least once a month.
  • Balance betweenMoisture and Protein is Key!


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Olu said...

Sorry if this is a dumb question... How do you get a silk scarf to stay on your head all night? Mine always falls off.



Leilu Dallas said...

Hi Olli

It is so not a dumb question and is something I have struggled with for years. Mine always falls of too.

One way round this is to get silk bedding or just silk pillowcases, so your hair isn't rubbing on cotton.

Otherwise like me you can wrap a scarf around your head and then cover with a bonnet which has elastic edging.
The silk pillowcases are probably a better bet though.
I will post on this in the new year and let you know where to buy these products.

Let me know if you need more info