Growth & Length Retention

Growth & Length Retention


We all want hair growth or more of it!!! Hair and length retention  are not the same but equally as important when to comes to reaching our desired hair length. Hair Growth  is the hair that grows out of scalp on a daily basis and length retention is keeping amount hair currently have from breaking off. They both work together giving us that amazing hair length.


Use your products as directed and be consistent. Oil your scalp every other day.


Moisture begin in the inside of the hair. Deep Conditioning is the holy grail of hair care. Deep conditioning replenishes the hair of much needed moisture, making it strong and healthy. Apply your deep conditioner after washing, it should ideally be moisturizing and provide a lot of slip. Cover the hair with a plastic cap and sit under the dryer for 20-30 minutes.  You should deep condition your hair every time you wash it. You won’t be able to retain real moisture without deep conditioning.


Your hair stands are mostly made up of protein. A lack of lack protein in the hair can cause the hair to become weak and mushy. Too much protein can cause the hair to become dry and brittle, causing breakage. This why a protein moisture balance is essential for the health of your hair. Protein treatments should only  be done every 4-6 weeks and must be followed up by deep conditioning.


Your ends are the oldest part of your hair, and you must protect them. Length Retention is an important step in reaching your hair care goals. If your hair is breaking off faster than it is growing then you will never reach your desired length.

A protective style is a style that keeps ends protected and tucked away from the outside elements. Buns, weaves, braids, and twists are all great examples of protective styling. 


Sleep with a satin bonnet on every night or make sure you have a satin pillowcase. A cotton pillowcase will suck the moisture out of the hair, causing friction and hair breakage. Satin allows the hair to glide across the pillow and keeps it moisturized.


When you wash your hair, use your magic comb aka your fingers to detangle. Also be sure your hair is completely coated with deep conditioner. Divide the hair into sections and use your finger to break up the tangles.

Make sure you're being gentle, you don't want to cause any unnecessary pulling and breakage of the hair. Then you want to take a wide tooth comb or a Denman brush and start from the bottom of the hair and work your way up. Ensuring the hair is completely detangled.  


Moisturize your hair as need. Use the L.O.C. or L.C.O Method. Dry hair causes brittleness and breakage.


Rubber  bands and hair ties with metal can pull the hair out.


Don’t wash your hair too often, washing the hair too often will strip away the natural sebum on your scalp. When the sebum is not allowed to replenish the scalp becomes dry and flaky.  Once a week is more than enough. I personally washing the hair every two weeks.


Heat tools such as blow drying can cause the hair to dry out. If you do use heat make sure you use a heat protectant  first

If you have relaxed hair, stretch your relaxer. Meaning don't relax your hair too often. Relaxing the hair too often can lead to over processing, causing the hair to become weak, thin, and damaged.

The longer you can go in between relaxers the better. You never want to relax anything but your new growth. I suggest that you let a professional hair stylist handle this process if you are not use to doing your own hair.

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