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Grow Healthy Natural Hair With These Tips!

January 1, 2019
How to grow healthy, natural hair

If you ask any natural what one of their hair goals are, you’ll more than likely hear them say “grow healthy 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 natural hair faster.

However, in order to grow healthy natural hair, it’s all about incorporating healthy hair practices into your current regimen. Although there will be a lot of trial and error involved, using these tips in this post can help you reach your goal of long, healthy, natural hair!

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Grow Healthy Natural Hair Following These Tips:

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, it’s important to know that growth starts at the root. You must maintain a healthy scalp!

Making sure your scalp is cleansed regularly will get rid of product build-up that could interfere with healthy hair growth. You can also maintain a healthy scalp by doing regular scalp massages (more information on scalp massages later in this post!)

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.

If you want to grow your natural hair, it’s important to know that growth starts from the root. Your scalp health should be a priority. Click To Tweet

Keep your hair moisturized

Ensuring your hair remains moisturized will help to promote healthy, natural hair growth. |

Moisture is important when it comes to taking care of your natural hair. Water is essential for your hair to flourish! If your hair is excessively dry, it can lead to more tangles and even breakage.

Ensuring your hair is properly moisturized will provide healthier, stronger strands. This is the perfect foundation for you to grow healthy natural hair.

Although moisture is a good thing, you want to make sure you don’t over-moisturize your hair. Give it just enough when it’s needed!

Keeping your curls moisturized will provide healthier, stronger strands and is the perfect foundation for healthy hair growth. Click To Tweet

Related Post: Five Ways to Effectively Moisturize Natural Hair

Deep condition weekly

When I was relaxed, I never deep conditioned my hair. I didn’t know it was necessary in order to maintain the overall 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 improves the overall health of your hair and can promote healthy natural hair growth as well. You also want to ensure you’re keeping a good moisture-protein balance by alternating your deep conditioning treatments.

For example, I use moisturizing deep conditioners 3 weeks out of each month and then I switch and use a protein. You’ll know when it’s time for a protein treatment by paying attention to your hair.

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Avoid habits that can cause damage

Unfortunately, there are some things we can do in our natural hair regimen that may be causing breakage and affecting healthy hair growth. Some of those habits include:

  • Rushing while detangling your hair
  • Excessive use of heat
  • Using chemicals (dyes)
  • Not remaining consistent with your regimen
  • Not moisturizing your hair properly

Limiting and/or avoiding these habits will help you see healthy hair growth. Whenever you do your hair, be gentle when detangling and start from your ends. If you decide to use heat, apply a heat protectant and use the lowest setting that you can. 

Like we discussed earlier, moisturizing your natural hair is important. Use the LOC/LCO method to ensure your hair retains moisture for a longer period of time

Related Post: LOC Method: The Best Way to Moisturize Natural Hair

Look for natural ingredients in products

Using products that contain organic ingredients will create an environment for healthy natural hair growth. |

There are some ingredients we should avoid using on our natural hair:

  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Silicones
  • Mineral oil

When buying natural hair products, you want to check and make sure it contains natural ingredients. You can also look for ingredients that stimulate healthy hair growth such as Biotin, Ayurvedic herbs, Peppermint oil, and other natural extracts.

There’s a website you can use to check and see if a product contains all-natural ingredients. You can click on the link below to check it out. You would simply copy and paste the ingredients and the results will show if you should avoid using it on your natural hair.

I do not follow the curly girl method, however, this has been helpful for me since I’m avoiding certain ingredients in my products.

Ingredients that stimulate healthy hair growth: Biotin, Ayurvedic Herbs, Peppermint Oil, etc.. Click To Tweet

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Scalp Massages

Scalp massages are beneficial for healthy natural hair growth. Not only does it increase the health of your hair and scalp, but it can also strengthen your roots and promote growth. You can do scalp massages as many times per week as you want, I usually do mine 2-3 times. It doesn’t have to take long, a few minutes is good enough!

When doing your scalp massages, use a nourishing oil that can promote healthy hair growth and also provide conditioning effects. Some good oils you can use are Tea Tree, Peppermint, Castor, Avocado, and Almond oil. When using an essential oil, make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil.

When I do my scalp massages, I love using a handheld massager to get the job done! I purchased my scalp massager from Amazon and it has worked great for me. It easily reaches my scalp and it doesn’t cause tangles or mess up my styles as other massagers have done in the past. You can check it out below!

Scalp massages increase the health of your scalp, strengthens your roots, and promotes hair growth. Click To Tweet

Following these tips will help with length retention and also stimulate healthy natural 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.

What are some things you do to promote healthy hair growth?

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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!

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