How To Grow A Long Nigeria Hair : 10 Tips,Natural Steps,Herbal Methods
Your hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the skin,what that means is that since your hair is a protein filament, before you can grow a long healthy Nigerian hair,
you must take care of your hair and have a healthy scalp.
--The same way you try to eat healthy and exercise in other to stay healthy.
This post contains quick tips on how to grow a strong Nigerian hair fast,tips,natural steps,herbal growth products and facts about Nigerian hair that you never knew.
How To Grow Nigeria Hair Fast
Apparently you must have noticed that most Nigerians don't have long hair,especially the females,and most often they resort to patronize and use expensive artificial hair extensions like the Brazilian,peruvian hair Etc without making an effort to take care of their natural hair.
--When it comes to growing a long and healthy Nigerian hair fast,there is no shortcut,it takes time,effort,trial and errors,choosing the right cosmetic or herbal product,but it is also necessary that you check out, practice and know how you can grow your Nigerian hair.
How To Grow A Long Nigerian Hair
1. Hair Growth Rate
The rate at which your hair grows depends on your genes,some Nigerian hair grows much quicker than others,but on the average a Nigerian hair grows about a quarter to half an inch every four to five weeks.
2. Trim Your Hair
Researchers has found out that when it comes to Nigerian hair,you have to carefully trim the root of your hair with a scissors,thus creating space a new and healthy hair,carefully trim your hair every 4-6 weeks.
3. Vitamin Rich Hair
Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post,your hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles of the skin,what these means is that what you eat and your general health status will trickle down to the quality of hair you have.
--If you want a long rich and healthy Nigerian hair,consider supplementing your diet with rich vitamins.
Start eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins because it stimulates the speed of hair growth.
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It is always advised to enrich your body with vitamins from natural fruits and foods and not over the counter supplements because of the long term side effects off OTC.
Eat food rich in vitamins:
A,B, C, E, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and selenium
Eat more foods and fruits like:
- Aloe Vera
- Carrot Juice
- Banana Etc
4. Eliminate Dry Hair Scalp
A lot of women want to keep their hair long and healthy without addressing the basic issues.
The number one reason why your hair seems to be breaking after a while is because of dry hair scalp.
--When your scalp is dry your hair will eventually end up breaking,however you can stop this by Massaging your hair regularly with an essential oil.
The oil will stimulate the blood flow to your scalp and also will nourish your scalp.
Try using olive oil, linen oil,coconut oil Etc,massage for about 10 - 25 minutes, wait for 30 - 35 minutes before washing it away with a hair shampoo.
5. Try Herbal / Natural Methods
I've seen a lot of ladies achieve great results from trying herbal / natural methods of growing long hair.
You can try out these following natural methods:
Banana contains rich vitamins that are good for your hair.
- Buy a ripe banana
- Mash it up to a paste ( you can use your blender)
- Apply to your hair
- Apply these to your hair two or three times in a week.
- Take two or three eggs and beat in a bowl.
- Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- Add one cup of milk
- Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Mix and massage thoroughly on your scalp.
- Allow it to stay for up to 45 minutes.
- Repeat 2-3 times a month.
Coconut oil and curry mask is an efficient combo when it comes to enriching your hair follicles and growing longer Nigerian hair.
Coconut Oil & Curry Mask Preparation:
- Put fresh curry leaves and some coconut oil in a bowl.
- Boil together until a black residue forms.
- Allow the content to cool off,the apply to your scalp directly.
- Keep it on your hair for about 1hr 30mins.
- Wash off with a shampoo.
- Apply this hair tonic two to three times for a healthier long Nigerian hair.
- Wash and peel a few potato, 3 or 4
- Grate the potatoe
- Squeeze the juice out of the mesh
- Apply thoroughly to your scalp
- Leave for about one and half hour
- Wash away with lukewarm water
6. Hair Conditioner
The first step to take when it comes to growing a long healthy hair is to make sure,your scalp is healthy and not malnourished,once your scalp is super healthy, your hair will grown long naturally.
In order to keep your scalp healthy,consider washing your scalp with a good conditioner at least one every week,it helps to detoxify and keep the scalp healthy.
7. Brush Skills
A lot of people prefer to brush their hair,when its wet,because its seems to be easier,never do that if you plan on growing your hair.
Wait for your hair to dry,then gently brush your hair.
Also you should know that constant brushing of your hair is not a good habit,as it can cause your hair to break.
8. Water Therapy
Generally drinking a lot of water is great for your health,consider drinking your way to great health and awesome hair by drinking about 10 -15 glasses of water daily.
--The human hair contains about 5% of water,a well hydrated body,helps to regulate the circulatory system, which feeds the hair follicles and it turn stimulates hair growth.
9. Hair Styles
Some nigerian hair styles are tight on the root of your hair,and thus encourages hair breakage.
Some types of african and Nigerian hair braids exert tight pressure on the scalp thus breaking the hair and making the root of your hair weak.
A tight hair style also hurts,so its advisable that you desist from making hair styles that are too tight,if you have plans of growing your hair.
10. Toxic Hair Products
Avoid using any type and kind of hair care product you see in beauty shops,most of these products cause more harm than good.
A lot of these hair products and creams contain toxic chemical substances that are harmful to the hair scalp,and causes more damage than good.
Also avoid applying any hair cream product often.
11. Sun Alert
Always protect your hair from the harsh sun rays of the sun,as simple as it may sound,exposing your hair to the sun always ends up damaging your hair,always try to wear a hat or cover your hair.
--Because of this fact,it is recommended that you keep your hair moisturized.
In conclusion,you have to be committed in your quest to growing your hair,a typical Nigerian hair is coily and wont grow long unless given proper attention.
If you know of any proven method you have used to grow your Nigerian hair,don't hesitate to share with us in the comments section.