Growing your frizzy hair long

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Growing your frizzy hair long
Growing your frizzy hair long

As a black woman, you may think your hair is too fragile to grow long. Do not worry. You can get long shiny hair by putting more effort into grooming your hair.


Method 1 of 3: Taking care of your hair to make it grow

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Step 1. Moisturize your hair regularly

Frizzy hair often grows curly. These curly hair roots prevent the natural oils in your hair from sliding down the hair shaft and moisturizing the rest of your hair.

  • Try co-washing. This means that you only wash your hair with conditioner and do not use shampoo. Some women do this weekly and others every 5 days. It is better not to do this every day, because then your hair can dry out due to the accumulation of residues of hair care products in the hair. According to some women, washing hair takes a lot of effort and takes a long time to dry. Try to shampoo your hair only once a week with conditioner and shampoo if necessary. However, do not wait longer than 4 weeks and wash your hair with shampoo at least once a month. Some women wash their hair every day, but only use water.
  • Always use a deep conditioner when you wash your hair. A deep conditioner that contains olive oil, avocado oil, or sweet almond oil works well. Try different products and see which one works best for moisturizing your hair. Don't be afraid to use a product that isn't specifically designed for frizzy hair.

    • Warm your hair and wear a shower cap while you wait-the heat activates the conditioner. You can sit under a hair dryer or wrap a towel around your head that you've soaked in hot water (just make sure the water isn't so hot that you burn yourself). You can also use your body heat.
    • Avoid getting the deep conditioner on your scalp. The conditioner can clog your pores and cause alopecia, clogged and inflamed hair follicles and hair loss.
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Step 2. Apply a moisturizing agent to your hair

Make sure to use a product without petroleum jelly, petrolatum, or mineral oil.

  • Wet your hair with water. Start about 2 to 3 inches away from your roots and apply the moisturizing agent all the way to your ends.
  • Moisturize your hair daily or as needed so that your hair feels soft and flexible. You may have to experiment a bit to find what works best for you.
  • Make sure the moisture stays in your hair. You can do this by applying a natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil immediately after using the moisturizing agent (this can also be water). So just applying oil to damp hair can also work. Apply the oil piece by piece, because it's easier.
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Step 3. Squeeze the excess water from your hair with a microfiber towel

If you have a terry towel, don't iron it over your hair, or strands of hair will catch on the rough fabric of the towel. When you move your hand down you will hear a lot of snapping noises, which means you are breaking her off. To use a terry towel, grab a strand of hair and grab it with the towel over your hand. Squeeze the strand of hair. You should now feel the towel getting wet. Don't let the towel slide off the strand, just let the strand go.

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Step 4. Comb your hair gently

By combing your hair a lot, you can remove the protective layer from your hair.

  • Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb. Divide your hair into several sections. Start combing at the ends and work towards the roots.
  • Don't be afraid to lay down the comb every now and then. Sometimes you will have to use your fingers and manually untangle your hair if you encounter a knot or if the section is very frizzy. If you can't get a knot out of your hair, soften the hair with water or leave-in conditioner to help detangle the knot. If you still can't untangle the knot after that, cut it out of your hair with good hairdressing scissors.
  • If you want to smooth your hairline brush your hair gently with a soft boar bristle hairbrush. If your hair stays up or curls up along the hairline, try wetting your hairline and covering your head with a scarf or do-rag. Let your hair dry until it is flat.
  • See if it's best to do this when your hair is completely dry and hydrated or if you're better off detangling your hair when wet. Your hair may break very quickly or you can easily pull it out of your scalp at the roots when it's dry.
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Step 5. Nourish your hair from the inside out by taking multivitamins

Use vitamins specifically designed for your hair that help your hair grow faster and lengthen its natural anaganese (growth phase).

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Step 6. Instill healthy habits

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water and eat healthy foods such as fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
  • Exercise regularly to improve blood flow to your scalp.
  • Control stress by doing relaxation exercises and meditating. Stress can cause your hair to fall out.

Method 2 of 3: Know how fast your hair is growing

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Step 1. Expect to have shoulder length hair from one to one and a half years if you start with shaved hair

Frizzy hair grows just as fast as other types of hair. If you take good care of your hair, your hair will grow about 13 millimeters per month.

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Step 2. Wait another 6 to 15 months for your hair to reach your armpits

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Step 3. Wait another 9 to 18 months for your hair to reach your bra straps

It will take about 3 years for your hair to be that long.

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Step 4. Expect it to take 3 to 4 years for your hair to reach your waist

How fast the hair grows varies from person to person. Don't compare yourself to others as you will only get frustrated. Just keep taking good care of your hair and be patient. Eventually you will see results.

Method 3 of 3: Styling your hair while you let it grow

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Step 1. Opt for protective hairstyles that don't require you to constantly remodel your hair

Twists and bantu knots are examples of suitable hairstyles.

  • braid: make a simple braid on top of your head and tie it at one end. You can also wear a hair band.
  • twists: Divide your hair into rows. Then divide each row into 2 separate sections.

    • Start at your hairline and twist the 2 sections in the first row around each other.
    • Keep twisting your hair as you work toward the back of your head, picking up a little more at a time.
  • bantuk nuts: Section your damp hair and use a comb to create precise partings.

    • Twist each section of hair into a kind of long cord and rub gel or pomade into your hair as you twist. Keep your hair taut until you have twisted the entire section into a cord.
    • Twist the cord a few more times until it begins to curl up on its own. You will then get a solid spiral at the bottom.
    • Wrap the cord around the spiral to make a bun. You can secure the bun by tucking the end under the rest of the bun, or by using pins or hair ties.
  • Be careful and watch out for traction alopecia. If you style your hair too tightly, there is constant pressure on the hair follicles, which can cause your hair to break and you can get bald spots. The first sign is often pain in the affected area and inflamed hair follicles, which feel like bumps. Loosen your hair when you have inflamed hair follicles and let your hair breathe.
  • Keep taking good care of your hair while wearing it in a protective hairstyle. Your hair will still dry out and your scalp could use some attention as well. Grab a spray bottle, fill it with water, aloe vera juice and some natural oils (choose oils that moisturize your hair) and spray the mixture all over your hair. If you have enough time, put your head under the shower head when you get ready for the day and let your hair air dry for the rest of the day. If you wear your hair in a protective hairstyle for a long time, you can also wash it with conditioner alone. You may need a special bottle with a spout to get under your braids or buns.
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Step 2. Opt for natural hair

You can get beautiful natural hair if you know what you are doing. To straighten your natural hair while protecting it from heat, blow dry your hair with a comb attachment on the wet setting. Then treat it briefly with a flat iron.

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Step 3. Get a Brazilian Keratin Treatment

This will give you straight hair and get rid of your curls without using chemicals. Your hair stays smooth for 1 day to 6 months. Frizzy hair is washed less often and your hair stays straight longer than the time indicated.

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Step 4. Use a relaxer if you don't want natural hair

Straighten your hair only once every 8 to 10 weeks, or 4 to 5 times a year. A relaxer contains harsh chemicals that can damage your hair. It is good not to use such a product too often so that you do not treat the same part of your hair twice.

  • Start by applying a protectant or petroleum jelly to your scalp and hair shaft. Apply the relaxer to your roots according to the directions on the package. Do not leave the product on for longer than recommended on the packaging.
  • Wash the relaxer out of your hair with warm water and a neutralizing shampoo. Wash and rinse your hair 3 times. The fourth time, leave the shampoo on for about 10 minutes before rinsing your hair for the last time.
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Step 5. Use a protein mask after using relaxer

Shampoo and relaxer remove nutrients and protective layers from and from your hair, leaving your hair dry and fragile. A protein mask helps prevent damage and makes your hair stronger.

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Step 6. Get your ends trimmed every 8 weeks or every time you straighten your hair

If you have split ends and don't cut them, your hair will split further upwards, causing it to break. To keep your hair growing steadily, cut no more than 2.5 to 5 inches off your hair at a time.


  • Wrap a scarf around your hair to protect your hair at night. If the scarf slips quickly, you can also sleep on a satin pillowcase.
  • Comb your hair gently.
  • Make sure you have a healthy scalp.
  • Do not use hot tools such as flat irons, curling irons, hair rollers, etc.
  • Treating your hair twice a month with a protein product and a deep conditioner will keep your hair healthy and able to grow long.
  • Let your hair air dry instead of blow drying it. Blow-drying your hair will make it even hotter and combing can break your hair.
  • Come up with a simple hair care routine and start it one step at a time.
  • Keep a hair diary. Sometimes you forget which tools work and which don't. In a hair diary you can easily look up what you did with your hair last time and how you felt.
  • Try using a sulfate-free shampoo on shampooing days.
  • Try clipping your ends every 2 to 3 months instead of every 6 to 8 weeks. The most important thing is to keep your hair long.


  • Do not apply heavy oils, grease and gel to your hair. Gel often makes your hair hard, causing it to break. Heavy oils and grease cause your hair to have less volume and move less. They also prevent moisture from entering the hair shaft. So stick to light, natural oils.
  • Do not use hair care products that contain alcohol. Read the list of ingredients and see if you see these words:

    • Isopropyl alcohol
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Mineral oil or petroleum
    • Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
    • Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate
    • chlorine
    • Diethanolamine (DEA)
    • Ethanolamine
    • Triethanolamine
    • Imidazolidinyl urea
    • DMDM Hydantoin

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