MYTHS ABOUT HAIR GROWTH
Curly girls around the world understand the struggle of trying to grow out their hair. Since curly hair is more prone to breakage, dryness, and shrinkage, trying to grow out your natural tresses can sometimes feel like an unachievable task. To add to that burden, the internet is rife with misleading myths about hair growth. Here are some of the most prevalent myths out there to avoid when devising a plan to grow out your hair.
CUTTING YOUR HAIR MAKES IT GROW
While beginning your journey to longer locks, how many times have you been told that cutting your hair makes it grow? This is a long-standing myth that continues to bewilder curly girls everywhere. Although regular trims are an important part of your growth strategy, it certainly does not speed up the process. As hair is exposed to the elements, heat, and friction, the ends begin to dry up and will often become weak and fragile. To ensure the health of your growing hair, it is best to consider trimming your ends every 6-8 weeks to keep the strands looking shiny, healthy, and strong.
NATURAL HAIR DOESN’T GROW
Ladies with kinky-coily hair can attest that it seems like natural hair doesn’t grow. You wait, and you wait, only to give up hope that you will ever see new growth and longer curls. The basis to this myth is the extreme shrinkage that comes with kinky-coily curl patterns. The coils are so tightly wound that they show very minimal growth, despite the fact that your hair grows just as quickly as anyone else’s. Another culprit to this myth may be that natural hair is often more prone to breakage, as it tends to be dry and more brittle. The breakage, if not controlled, may give off the illusion that the hair is not growing at all.
PROTECTIVE STYLES MAKE HAIR GROW FASTER
Many women have heard that wearing their natural hair in protective styles will make it grow faster. While this statement is false, protective styles may still aid in the growth process. Protective styles in and of themselves are not effective in speeding up the rate in which your hair grows. They do, however, protect your hair against elements that would otherwise cause damage, breakage, and therefore thwart your ability to grow longer tresses. When your hair is kept moisturized and protected, it will be less prone to breakage that prevents the hair from reaching your desired length.
WEARING YOUR NATURAL HAIR HELPS IT GROW
Another myth that we hear often is that wearing your natural hair helps it grow faster. Allowing your beautiful, natural hair to shine is one of the best things you can do for the health of your curls. It will not, however, speed up the growth process. When you begin wearing your natural hair, you tend to give up the harmful products and heat tools that were causing unnecessary damage to your delicate curls. Tailoring your hair care routine to suit your natural hair’s needs will make it stronger, healthier, more resilient, and less prone to breakage that will often counteract any growth that occurs.
To give your hair the nutrients and protection it needs while you grow it out, you’ll want to use a high-quality growth oil such as the KhalidaNaturals Original Kinky Girl Growth Oil. This best-selling growth oil is perfect for all hair types, and has been formulated to reverse damage and fully penetrate the hair without the use of harmful ingredients.