Updated: Mar 3, 2020
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So I get lots of questions on how I grow my natural hair. What I do for my own hair isn't any different then what I do for my clients; I protective style, consistently care for my hair, and I'm patient with my hair.
#1 Protective style at least 6 months out of the year
Protective styling is any hairstyle that allows you to keep the ends of your hair tucked away to help with length retention. Some protective styles included Marley twists, braids, crochet braids, and faux locs. I highly recommend not leaving your protective style in longer than 6- 8 weeks and taking breaks in between installs.
#2 Adopt a consistent hair regimen
When you aren't doing long term protective styling you should always have a consistent hair regimen. My regimen includes weekly shampoo and deep condition treatment, moisturizing using the L.O.C (Liquid, Oil, Cream) method, trimming my ends as needed. When I'm in between protective styles my everyday hairstyles are usually braid-outs on wet or blown-out hair.
#3 Be patient with your hair
Be patient! Rome wasn't built in a day. If your consistent and good to your hair it will grow like weeds. If you neglect your hair and don't keep it properly moisturized in the protective style then you won't get the results you're looking for. Put in the work and you'll get inches.