How To Find A Regimen To Grow Black Hair To Its Full Potential

Woman with huge afro in white smiling featuredFind out what works for you and what doesn’t in your journey to longer healthier hair

In this world of instant gratification, the 6 inches per year average rate of human hair growth is almost too slow to bear for some people.

Some products try to fill that gap by offering us hair growth vitamins, oils and potions which claim to double the hair growth but in reality have little effect and invariably lead to disappointment.

Growing your hair is a process but it doesn’t have to be long and tedious. It can be an enjoyable learning journey.

The first thing in your journey is to find a suitable hair regimen. This is a routine of how you plan to take care of your hair on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis to get the health and length you want.

The regimen has to be based on your hair type as different hair types have different needs. The regimen should also accommodate the current state of your hair.

The next thing is to tweak your regimen removing processes or products that do not agree with your hair and adding anything that you have tried and loved.

There is no one-size-fits-all regimen that will guarantee you success as your hair has different needs at different times of the year.

The most important step is to stick with it!! Hair and especially black hair which tends to be dry and prone to breakage is very fragile. Religiously taking care of it for a few months then forgetting your hair care can set you back months in your progress so it is important to set yourself achievable goals.

There is little point saying that you will wash and deep condition your hair daily as this is impractical and difficult to keep up over the long term. A regimen that is more suited to your lifestyle and also maintains the best level of care for your hair is best.

Building a regimen simply involves you making a decision on a few things:

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About Alma

Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.


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    Anonymous says:

    Curious what you think of 

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      I read the article, but you already know my position on pills for hair growth. Useless until your regimen is faultless . . .

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    my name is maria and i am from germany. my mother is german and my father is from ghana. 22 years i was so fed up with my hair cause i did not know how to handle it. this homepage gave me a new hope! THANK YOU !!!

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      Christina Bo says:

      Hallo Maria!
      Ich bin auch aus Dtl., halb Ghanaerin, halb Deutsche;) (ich bin 27). Ich wusste auch nie, wie ich meine Haare richtig pflegen kann bis ich auf diese amerikanischen Websites gestoßen bin:) 

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    Translated above (just had to make sure there were no profanities!) Hello Mary!
    I am also of Dtl, half Ghanaian, half German;.) (I am27). I never knew how I can properly care for my hair until I came across these American websites:)

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    Greenlee says:

    Great info! A hair regimen is the ONE thing I really wanted information about and I found this to be really helpful. I put a new one together for myself and hopefully it all works out. Thanks again!

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