Sunday, March 23, 2014

3 Lessons On Growing Short Hair out

Lesson 1
There’s no need to take shortcuts to see results. You want to give your hair an opportunity to retain length and health without the intervention of methods that may cause side effects that can harm your hair and health. You also don’t want to apply methods that may improve your rate of hair growth but also lead you to false expectations. For example, if hypothetically you’re able to retain one inch one month, you might assume that you will be able to grow and retain a foot of hair in a year.  Set a goal to achieve the healthiest hair that you can, rather than achieving fast growth and I promise you will find your journey more enjoyable and less frustrating.
Lesson 2
Single strand knots, split ends and tangles are not your enemies. Annoying, yes but not the enemies you think they are. Early in my healthy hair journey, I found tangles and knots extraordinarily frustrating because I felt that each one represented 100 more that I had not yet discovered.  However, I eventually realized that other than regular trimming I didn’t need to do anything else to rid myself of these irritating hair nuisances. Again, let me assure you that tangles and small knots have not hindered my hair growth so don’t worry that every knot you detect will hinder yours.
Lesson 3
Protective styles that adversely affect other aspects of your hair health are simply not worth it. If a protective style helps you to grow hair down your back but causes bald spots or thin edges, it is NOT protecting your hair. Be sure to monitor both the health of your hair and scalp if you wear wigs or weaves to be sure that you aren’t unwittingly damaging your tresses.

34 comments:

  1. Thanks dear for this lesson. God bless. I'm mostly guilty of lesson 3.

    nkykate2.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for all your great tips. I find that my hair tends to get dry quickly, even though I use moisturizers. Which one would you recommend to help me on this? Feel free to respond here or on my blog.

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  3. Brilliant, taking notes of these lesson.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  4. Single strand knots bother me sometimes, but they are indicators that I need a trimming badly. Great post honey..very encouraging.

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  5. Great tips!! Maintaining a healthy hair routine is very important ;)

    xx,
    KUYEEK's blog
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  6. Lesson 3 I learned the hard way....while wearing braids for a while. SMH.

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  7. I really needed this. Thanks Uche

    Frankaakano.blogspot.com

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  8. I hate knots and I always thought they hindered my hair length from increasing after my hard earned taming process but I guess not.

    Thanks for that tip. Now they won't be a nuisance anymore

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  9. Kudos to you for dishing out points that are super helpful and realistic. Fantastic post.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  10. My natural hair is 5inches long,,,looking for some tips on how to keep it well,looking good,styling it...
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  11. I agree with you on rule 2...welldone
    www.fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

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  12. Good advice, I have been natural for almost 3 years in June. My hair has made a lot of progress but still has ways to go. Patience is key. Also to stop comparing your self to others. Some girls at 2.5 years are already at their bra strap, mm not me, but I ain't worried.
    http://sincerelymissj.blogspot.ca/

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  13. Nice one thank you, my natural hair is not going anywhere or coming, i think the lenght is always the same every time i check it.
    http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Such awesome tips especially the last one! I wish I knew that years ago.

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  15. Nice tips...braids can be harsh to the hair.

    xoox
    Stella

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  16. Such great tips here sis. You're very helpful to our hair oooo. Much love!!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Thanks but is growing that length of hair possible to we Africans

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  18. I love my braids! Tho I know they can be harmful.
    Nice tips.

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  19. Great tips...am quite adamant about the braids thingy, tho I know its side effects

    Ujesta.blogspot.com

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  20. Great tips. I like braids,especially right now that I want my hair to grow back. I feel combing my hair everyday, will increase in its cutting, so braids help me out to prevent cutting. Just for a while

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    XOxo :-)

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  22. Hey girl, been a while. haven't been to active with keeping in touch :( Hope you're good. Nice post. Time to start shaping up on hair for the summer.

    xoxo Gozika
    http://gozikasjournal.blogspot.com

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  23. Nice tips

    Belledazzy.blogspot.com

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  24. i was feeling bad about my growth rate, but lesson 1 is a good thing i ve learned: healthy hair and length retention don´t worry again

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  25. These are great tips. I recently had my hair braided and I was honestly doing it as a protective style. But while I sat in the church, I could feel the braider ripping my hair out in an effort to detangle it. I'm afraid of the potential damage:(

    ahhhsoneo.blogspot.com

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  26. I thought I was the only one going crazy over the single strand knots. Ugh! So frustrating.

    Fabulousperks.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks dear!! I'm def enjoying my hair journey. Stay blessed

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  28. Amen to tbe protective style tip! A lot of these so called protective styles are not protective! E.g most braids. Braids are my edges worst enemy! Also the point on split ends is quite interesting. Whenever I go for a hair treatment with my stylist, she always beats me up about my split ends. She says that it prevents my hair from growing ad fast as it should because it's making the strand thin and brittle. I'll do some research to see if she's just deceiving me to take my money.

    Lady G
    www.gabychronicles.blogspot.com
    XOXO

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