Myths and Legends Afro Hair - Part 4

Myth: If you have good hair, ie curly/ fine hair  you can grow your hair longer than someone with bad hair.



First off, there is no such thing as good hair/bad hair! Learning to manage your hair type gives you healthy hair, it can only be called bad if you don't treat it with care and that is not genetic, that is just you giving your hair the care it deserves. All hair is good hair! 


Using the right products is only the start, our diets all dictate how healthy our hair is. Other things like stress can also affect the health of our hair. I had severe hair loss after a particularly gruelling project at work! So eating correctly and reducing stress can also be important for the helth of your hair.

If you have thick curly hair, wavy thick hair or curly thin hair, you still have to know how to maintain it, in order for it to grow.

For thicker hair, I recommend lots of moisture for a start, both inside and outside the body, this will help combat any coarse effects. So drink lots of water and use moisture based products to combat coarseness. Once the hair feels softer the world is your oyster. I would love to have thicker hair. Getting thicker hair under control is most of the battle.


For thin hair, my hair secret has got to be anything with castor oil, coconut oil or ylang ylang oil. Great for thickening up hair - Jamaican Black Castor Oil every time. Stick to a good regime with these products and you are already half way there.

Love your hair, thick, thin, curly, straight and work with what you've got.

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu


2 comments

Julia Mansi said...

Hello!

love your blog.

I have fine curly hair that can get very frizzy, you mention castor oil but how shall I incorporate this into my hair regime? Use it as a hair mask once a week?

Thanks!

Leilu Dallas said...

Hello!
Thanks for stopping by!
Castor Oil is an incredibly versatile oil. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and has a variety of benefits from helping with dry scalp and scalp conditions, making hair look shiny, sealing in moisture, drawing moisture into the hair as it is a humectant and helping hair look fuller and give it the ability to grow by helping maintain an overall more healthy scalp, cuticle and follicle.

You can use as a hair mask, pre shampoo treatment, hot oil treatment or even add to your usual conditioner.
For fine curly hair adding to your conditioner is possibly the easiest way to incorporate into your regime. You could do this 2 -3 times a week depending on how often you wash your hair.

For fine hair the pure oil can be very thick and difficult to remove. Mixing with Coconut Oil or Jojoba oil makes for a much thinner oil that can be more easily absorbed into the scalp. Fountain Jamaican Black Castor Oil Liquid Hair Food already mixes Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. The combination results in increased circulation and blood flow on the scalp and a much thinner less smelly oil which is less likely to clog pores and create more problems.

Jamaican Black castor Oil differs from normal clear castor oil as it is darker and thicker and is made the traditional Jamaican way. This results in an increased ash content. The ash is beneficial as it contains nutrients that are beneficial for hair growth.

Hope this answers your questions, but there is so much more here on the blog that can help!
Email me if you would like to know more
Leilu
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