How to Grow Long African American Hair

I can’t agree with a couple of the points regarding Relaxed hair in this article from since I feel relaxing is too damaging for Black women’s tresses.  Despite that, I find this piece rather informative and beneficial. 

How to Grow Long African American Hair

January 13th, 2011 – By Veronica Wells

Earlier this month in my Biggest Myths about African American Hair piece I mentioned that African American hair has the ability to grow as long as other races or ethnicities. Several disagreed, some rather rudely. (Never underestimate the fervor, passion or vigor black women have about their hair!) Either way I still stand by the statement.  You don’t have to be of multiracial origin to achieve the hair so many of us covet.  Honestly, you’d be hard pressed to find many African Americans who don’t have a little or a lotta bit of “something else” in their blood.

But that’s beside the point, African American hair can grow if properly maintained and that’s the key. The natural, coily texture of our hair is fragile and frankly many of us are very ignorant about what it takes for it to thrive. (Hence the YouTube tutorials.) So if you’re interested in tresses that graze the top of your booty, here are some tips to grow long, luscious African American hair.

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  1. April 15, 2011 / 2:12 am

    This is very informative and find it to be true for me. I have let my hair grow naturaly and it has grown fast and strong. It is the healthiest it has ever been since I was a child. When I had a perm in my hair it would break off easily and only grew so long. Yes our hair does grow beautifuly!

  2. April 18, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Yea, my sister (above) takes supplements as well and has been very smart in her Natural hair journey. She's learned from my failed mistakes! Her hair is growing like a weed.

  3. August 17, 2019 / 3:37 am

    Find it really informative.

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