I get questions all the time about how to grow tresses fast, but what they really want to know is what do I need to stop doing, so that I can see my growth? Experts say we grow around 6 inches a year and many of us can fall somewhere around that number. One of the biggest reasons some women do not feel their tresses are growing at optimal levels, is their bad habits that counter the health of your mane. We are here to get you your best hair practices in order!
We all want to care for our mane as best as possible. We buy all our products, stick to our regimen, and pay attention to our mane’s needs. Sometimes, we get accustomed to doing things that harms our tresses instead of nurturing it. If we do it for so long, it turns into a habit which causes major damage to our tresses in the long run. Here are five bad hair habits to break!
Once we have mastered the art of keeping our strands moisturized and soft, we have the tendency to always want our hands to feel just how soft and moisturized our tresses. This causes a major problem. When touching your halo of beauty so often, your fingertips are removing much needed moisture. Also, although you may not be able to see it, your fingertips and under your nails carry lots of dirt that is placed into your hair when you touch it.
We all know to be gentle with our natural hair, but some days, being gentle with ANYTHING is the furthest from our mind. When you realize that you’re having a hard day or have just stepped away from a frustrating situation, take a moment to do something that will ease your stress. Read your favorite quote, call your grandmother, watch a little bit of TV, or call your best friend. If you’re in a rush, take at least 30 seconds to take a few deep breaths. Your mane will thank you later.
We all know that we should be sleeping with our satin bonnet on or on a satin pillow case. This doesn’t mean that we all do it. Once or twice after a long day or long night of partying won’t do you any harm, but once it becomes a habit your mane is in a lot of trouble.
Cotton pillows absorb moisture. Therefore, when going to bed without your satin bonnet or pillow results in a great amount of moisture lost from your head and can cause dryness and frizz!
If you’re one of those people that absolutely loves long lengths, it’s normal to feel like the most important goal for your mane’s length. If you think about it, healthy hair grows. For your tresses to achieve length, your mane must achieve a great amount of health. Therefore, if you dedicate yourself to healthy living, long tresses will come without you even monitoring it.
We all have a hair crush. One thing you must remember when drooling over your halo of beauty crush is to admire their tresses, not compare it to yours. Comparing your hair to others can make you discouraged about your hair and you may start to neglect your hair.
Next thing you know, you’re not deep conditioning as often or have started slacking on daily moisturizing. Therefore, the number one rule of a mane crush is to NOT COMPARE.