January 04, 2019 7 min read 5 Comments
Hey loves welcome back to my blog! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are setting yourselves up for a prosperous year!
Something that I think I finally got the hang of in 2018 was length retention! Although I was natural for years prior, I didn’t feel like my hair was growing at all. Looking back on what I did then and what I do now - I can definitely tell what has worked in my favor. When I posted the photo aboveon my Instagram, I got a lot of great feedback from my followers and I also got quite a few questions. Instagram isn’t the best place for long captions, so I had to put together a blog post! EDIT: This post turned out way longer than I expected! I really didn’t want to miss a thing, and I feel all points are equally important as they work together.
Like I always say, keep in mind that other factors affect your hair growth rate. These include genetics, and your overall health and diet.
According to livescience.com, and a number of other sources, the average head of hair grows between a third and a fourth of an inch a month. So 4 inches or so a year! Seems like a lot of hair. But what if your hair is breaking off at the ends at the same rate? Or even a quicker rate? It could happen quicker due to damaging activities/techniques, or lack of care, for example. If that is the case, you’re more than likely going to say things like “my hair never grows!”
This is why length retention practices are important in growing longer, healthier hair. If you want to see length, you need to focus on preserving the hair you already have. Remember, your hairwill grow regardless.
Below are some tips that were game changers for me! I hope they help you in your healthy hair journey as well. Let’s achieve our length goals in 2019!
Wooosaaaa! I know that was a ton of information, but I really do believe every tip I mentioned has helped my hair for the better and it can help you too!
In terms of products, if you aren’t new to my blog then you already know I use Black-owned brands exclusively. I share products on my Instagram regularly, and I also have this blog post you can check out with lots of favorites. You’ll see Annabelle’s Perfect Blendsall over that. It’s truly one of my favorite brands and has been for about 2 years now. You can now use my codeCONSY10at checkout to save some money!
I highly recommend the entire line of Kalahari Melon Mint Products, the Passionfruit Curl Glaze, the Peach Hibiscus products, and the hair and body butter! I use both the butter and creamy oil on my skin.
I also have been loving the deep conditioners from She Scent It, and I’m using one of their moisturizing creams right now too! Loveee it. I reviewed two of the deep conditioners here. If you’re looking for a deep conditioner with protein, I recommend the Avocado Deep Conditioner from Naturally United Curls. If you join her email list or follow her on Instagram you will know when it's available. She Scent It and Annabelle’s have deep conditioners with protein as well.
I hope you enjoyed this lengthy, but thoughtful post. If any of these tips help you or you have your own, definitely leave me a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.
Happy New Year!
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