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 naturalista what one of their goals is, you’ll more than likely hear them say “grow long natural hair.” 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 care practices. Although there will be 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

If you want to grow healthy natural hair, remember that growth starts at the root. You have to maintain a clean scalp!

Washing your hair and scalp regularly with a quality shampoo 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 wash once a week.

Related Post: 6 Amazing Sulfate-Free Shampoos for Natural Hair

Keep Your Hair Moisturized

If you deal with excessive dryness, this can lead to 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. Here are ways you can add moisture to your hair:

  • Deep condition your hair
  • Use a hair steamer
  • Follow the LOC method
  • Use good-quality products

Deep Condition Regularly

Deep conditioning should be a priority in everyone’s regimen. Doing this step regularly provides your hair with nourishing ingredients that help to replenish moisture and add strength.

It’s important to alternate between using moisturizing deep conditioners and protein treatments. Keeping the perfect balance of moisture and protein will keep your hair healthy and flourishing!

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 tools
  • Not moisturizing your hair
  • Improper use of hair tools

While you’re detangling, you want to be gentle. Start at the ends and work your way up with a good-quality hair tool such as the Felicia Leatherwood Detangling Brush.

If you decide to use heat on your hair, use the lowest setting and apply a heat protectant. It’s also beneficial to use a protein treatment beforehand to ensure your hair has enough strength.

Use Natural 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 to see if 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!

Check out 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.

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.

When you do scalp massages, 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.

I enjoy using a handheld scalp massager while doing this step. 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 length will follow!

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14 Comments

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

    Zuri

    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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