Have you ever wondered what the secrets to long hair are? I think we have all wondered from time to time, the truth is the growth part is no secret, if you are healthy your hair should grow. The real question is what is the secret to retaining length.
Over the years I think I have narrowed down my top five.
1.) Moisture – water, co washing, water based products
2.) Protein – strength to help with breakage, the sun, the weather, my fingers,
3.) Low tension protective styling – buns, tuck and rolls, scarves
4.) Using my fingers instead of combs and brushes
5.) consistent regimens/patience – Deep condition every week or every two weeks as long as you are consistent.
Then I decided let me check what my favourite youtubers are saying their secrets are:
DenimPixie, she has had amazing growth by just pretty much perfecting her wash and go and maintaining a great balance with moisture based products and protein based products
Naptural85Â Whitney’s hair is amazing, she goes through periods of protective styling, simple regimens and natural products, she finger detangles mostly with her fingers and keeps her hair moist with co washing and consistent water spraying .
Richeau, I honestlyÂ don’tÂ know what her secret is,Â I’veÂ watched her cut her hair and regrow it faster than I have with only one hair cut!.. I chalk her up to great genes, but if not that, again a very consistent regimen and caring for her hair.
African Export:Â Her Â hair is gorgeous, and its growing like crazy, her secret is consistent protective styling using wigs and making sure her hair is moisturized under the wig with co-washing.
so what are your secrets to retaining length?