Natural hair is here to stay! So many women have decided to ditch the creamy crack and embrace their natural curl pattern. Once you decide to be #TeamNatural it can be tricky to develop a hair routine that’ll work with your hair. Through countless trial and error one can find which products go best with their hair texture. The difficult part of going natural, however, is that even when you develop a hair routine it seems like your hair just isn’t growing. We’ve asked hair beautician, Gabriel Wade of Always Karma Hair, to give us the 411 on why your natural hair is in a stand still phase.
The main struggle we have with natural hair is patience! We don’t allow ourselves to give it time to grow because African-American hair is delicate. We have to take care of our hair more and embrace it. Our hair is our crown and should be watered daily and tended to. The types of products you use have a huge affect on your hair growth. I use Design Essentials and since I’ve been learning new textures of hair, I honestly believe it’s one of the best products available for natural hair. Drinking water should always be your #1 priority. Furthermore, protective styles like flat twist, two strand twist, wearing wigs and Bantu knots are a huge help for growth and maintenance.