11 Best Ways to Grow an Afro Hair That Really Works

Afro hair is hard to manage always! It has a mind of its own. Afro hair has many types but all of them face one issue, growth! Growing afro hair takes extremely long. They are generally curly or coily. Curly hair is generally dry because the sebum from your scalp doesn’t travel to the ends


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Afro hair is hard to manage always! It has a mind of its own. There are too many types of afro hair but all of them face one issue, growth! Growing afro hair takes extremely long. They are generally curly or coily. Curly hair is generally dry because the sebum from your scalp doesn’t travel to the ends of your hair as easily as it does in straight hair. So, what should you do to grow your hair better?! Read on to know more!

11 Best Ways to Grow an Afro Hair Faster


The most important step to take for you to keep your hair from breaking or being brittle is moisture. Moisture is your best friend. Never use a comb on dry hair, it will make your hair break and fall more. Always opt to use it after you have put conditioner in your hair or after you have washed your hair use Palmer’s coconut oil moisture gro hairdress. This is a great product if you want to help your hair grow while retaining ample moisture. Use this product on wet hair and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair, once done you can style your hair as you like.

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Product Knowledge

This is by far one of the most important things to keep in mind. Product knowledge is important because it showcases what is good for you and what isn’t. Products like alcohol, sulphates for your afro is an absolute NO because they dry your hair out further. It also causes more hair fall because your hair becomes weaker. One such styling product is Original Africa’s Best Fertalizing Hair Therapy. it is great for thinning hair. It also locks in moisture in your hair.

Read: Best Ways To Curl Your Natural Afro Hair

No To Heat Styling Tools

The more you style with heating tools the more you will damage your hair growth. This will also dry your hair out further. Afro hair is more prone to breakage because it is brittle and is extremely dry. Your afro will have more split and burnt ends than needed if you keep using a straightener on your hair. Always opt to heat style only when absolutely necessary, and even when you do that always, without forgetting to use a heat-protective serum on your hair. It protects the hair shafts from damage.

Wrap It Up!

Curly hair is always prone to frizzing and breaking more than straight hair. Opt to tie your hair up with a silk or satin scarf. If you wish, you can also use a satin bonnet. If you find that uncomfortable, you should use a satin pillowcase, that helps your hair from breaking and drying out.

Hair Trimmer

Regular Trims

Trims are great. Split ends need to be regularly trimmed. This allows your hair to be healthy. This makes sure that your hair will always grow better. Frayed ends tend to make hair dry looking and rough. Not to mention the more frayed they are, they will travel further up your hair shaft, cause your hair cuticle to become thinner and make your hair weak.

Oiling Hair

This is a great step to get your hair to retain some nourishment. Oiling hair helps your hair be detangled easily, moreover oiling an hour or two before a hair wash helps to keep your hair’s moisture locked in. Oiling your ends is a great way to get your hair to be more nourished and makes your hair looks healthier. Palmer’s Hair Food Formula is great for oiling purposes.

The best results are achieved when you apply this after washing your hair because it cleans out all the dirt and opens up the pores to allow your hair to take up all the nourishment. You can cover it up and use a hairdryer on a low heat setting to have better results.

The Art Of Tying Your Hair

Those measly thin hair ties are an absolute no, those damage your hair more than you can imagine. They get caught in your hair and break them. Use hair ties that are made with satin, a satin scrunchie is your best friend and companion. It also makes for a great bracelet if you wish to open up your hair!!!!

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Colour – To Do Or Not?

An eclectic colour change is absolutely tempting but when you are in the process of growing out your afro, avoid all possible colours for your hair. It causes immense damage to your hair. One great option for colouring your hair is coloured hair wax. This is temporary and doesn’t cause a lot of damage to your hair. All you need to do is take a dollop and rub it between your hands. Apply it on dry hair.

Over Washing Is A Crime

We have committed a crime, all these years we have been washing our hair too much. This is called over washing and that causes your hair to dry out further.

It is a vicious cycle that we create where our scalp produces more sebum to compensate for the dryness and that in turn makes us believe our hair is dirty because of the oiliness. The only way to fight this is by washing only when needed, keeping longer gaps between your washes.

Keratin treatment


Consult your hairstylist for any treatment which will give a boost of nourishment and moisture to your afro. Look for treatments that will put a boost of protein or nourishment in your natural hair.

Protein Vs Moisture

Curly hair is generally in need of moisture or protein, because well our hair is made up of keratin which is a protein and moisture helps your hair be healthy and not frizzy. The best way to decide this is by taking a strand of hair.

If it snaps easily means you need moisture and if your hair strand stretches long enough and then snaps means it is laden with moisture and needs protein.

The above points are great to follow for your afro to grow out, but always use your discretion and experiment!


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