Natural Hair

Grow Healthy Natural Hair Quickly With These 6 Tips!

January 1, 2019
A black woman touching her natural hair

If you ask any natural what one of their goals are, you’ll more than likely hear them say “grow long natural hair.” I mean, who doesn’t want hair down their back these days? Unfortunately, some people tend to look for shortcuts or believe there are miracle products that will grow their natural hair faster.

To grow healthy natural hair, it’s all about following healthy hair practices. Although there will be a lot of trial and error involved, these 6 tips will help you reach your goals!

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How to Grow Healthy Natural Hair

Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Have you ever heard the saying “dirty hair grows faster?” Well if you believed that, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s not true! If you want to grow healthy natural hair, remember that growth starts at the root. You have to maintain a clean scalp!

Making sure your hair and scalp are cleansed regularly will get rid of product build-up that could interfere with growth.

How often you wash your hair is up to you. Some people can go for two weeks while others, like myself, wash once a week. Whenever your scalp feels irritated, then it’s best to wash your hair.

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Keep Your Hair Moisturized

Moisture is important when it comes to taking care of natural hair. Water is essential for your hair to flourish! If you deal with excessive dryness, this can lead to more breakage and shedding. This is why you want to properly moisturize your natural hair as needed!

Moisturized curls are the perfect foundation to boost growth. Some ways you can moisturize your hair are:

  • Deep condition regularly
  • Use a hair steamer
  • Follow the LOC method
  • Remove product build-up
  • Use good-quality products

Deep Condition Weekly

When I was relaxed, I never deep conditioned my hair. I didn’t know it was necessary to maintain the health of it. All of that changed once I started my transitioning journey and began researching how to take care of natural hair. 

Deep conditioning should be a priority in everyone’s regimen. When you deep condition regularly, it provides your hair with nourishing ingredients that help to replenish moisture and add strength.

Deep conditioning can promote healthy hair growth as well. You want to make sure that you’re keeping a good moisture-protein balance by alternating your deep conditioning treatments.

Related Post: 10 of the Best Deep Conditioners for High Porosity Hair

Avoid Damaging Habits

There are habits we can practice in our regimen that could lead to more breakage. Some of those include:

  • Rushing while detangling
  • Excessive use of heat
  • Not moisturizing your hair
  • Improper use of hair tools

Avoiding these habits will help promote healthy hair growth. Be gentle while detangling – make sure you start at the ends and work your way up. Excessive heat styling can cause dryness, breakage, and damage to your texture. When you decide to use heat, apply a protectant and use the lowest setting.

Use Clean Ingredients

There are a number of harmful ingredients we should avoid using on our hair such as:

  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Mineral Oil
  • Isopropyl Alcohol

Before purchasing products, check the label and make sure the ingredients are safe. You can also look for ingredients that stimulate hair growth such as Biotin, Ayurvedic Herbs, Peppermint Oil, and other natural extracts!

You can check this website to see if a product is safe to use on your hair. Although I don’t follow all of the rules included in the curly girl method, it’s still a helpful resource if you aren’t sure about a few ingredients listed in products.

Scalp Massages

Scalp massages are beneficial for hair growth. Not only does it improve the health of your hair and scalp, but it can also strengthen your roots. You can do scalp massages as many times per week as you want. It doesn’t have to take long, a few minutes is good enough!

When you do your scalp massages, it’s great to use a nourishing oil that stimulates hair growth while providing conditioning effects. Some good ones to use are Tea Tree, Rosemary, Peppermint, Castor, Avocado, and Almond Oil. Before using essential oils on your scalp, make sure you dilute it with a carrier oil to decrease the chance of irritation.

I enjoy using a handheld massager to do my scalp massages. It reaches my scalp easily and doesn’t cause tangles or frizz. I’ve been using this for a while and it leaves my scalp feeling refreshed!

Following these tips will increase length, improve moisture retention, and stimulate healthy hair growth. Although growth is an amazing goal to have in mind, the health of your hair is the most important. When your curls and scalp are healthy, then the growth will eventually follow! Be patient on your journey and stay consistent.

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  • Reply Lon January 20, 2019 at 11:33 pm


    I love being natural. I will admit i don’t keep my hair moisturized like i should. But when i do i put almond oil with a deep conditioner, and coconut oil on my hair and sit under the dryer for 30 min, wash my treatment out. It seems to work for me because my hair stays soft for days. I really love your blog. Keep up the good work.

    • Reply Madisen January 22, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you for reading! And that sounds great. Deep conditioning is truly helpful for maintaining our natural hair! And thank you so much. I appreciate that!

  • Reply Victoria January 30, 2019 at 8:07 am

    How do i deep condition my hair bcos my hair is not growing.

    • Reply Madisen January 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      After you finish shampooing you apply a deep conditioner all over your hair and leave it on for 30-45 minutes with or without heat.

  • Reply claudette Harris April 15, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I am on my journey of natural hair I could use all the help I can get . The hardest thing is finding the correct product thaqt works for me. any help would do.

    • Reply Madisen April 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm

      I mention a lot of different products in my blog posts that have worked for my hair. You can check out my post: “Why You Should Buy Black”, I mentioned small black-owned brands that sell all natural and/or organic products for natural hair care. That would be a great place to start. Your journey will be trial & error and it’ll take time to figure out what works best for you.

  • Reply Myrtle Olonikadi July 29, 2019 at 7:42 am

    This is good information
    I am in a older gen6and my hair is thinning what products can I use
    I have protective style right now. Love this article!!

  • Reply Meenu January 12, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    A very precise blog to read!Thank you. Can you suggest a good deep conditioner for dry hair?

  • Reply Jennifer January 23, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    I am so late to scalp massages and feel like I should have been doing this all along. I just saw someone use a handheld massager a couple of weeks. Talk about mind blown. Such a simple but useful tool. I remember oh so long ago my mother hanging her head upside down in order to get the blood flowing to her scalp. I much rather use that tool than hang my head upside!

    • Reply Madisen January 25, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Lol yes the inversion method! I remember reading about that when I first started my journey but I never tried it. Scalp massages are much better and quicker to do!

  • Reply Cherop May 18, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Your blog is interesting. I now know the tips of natural hair growth. What if one wants soft hair texture? And one that would be easy to style.

    • Reply Madisen May 20, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you so much! As far as texture, everyone’s is different and unfortunately, you can’t change the natural texture that you were born with. You’ll have to go through trial + error to find good-quality products that’ll work well for your curls and keep it moisturized + soft! I feel that all textures are easy to style once you have the right technique and products!

  • Reply adele October 12, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    great info! especially about the scalp massaging….very overlooked . We need that circulation going like everything else in the body.

    • Reply Madisen October 14, 2021 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you for reading! And exactly, they’re so important!

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