Me and my hair, facing the camera...
Honestly, I really recently in the last few years just started to try and take better care of my hair. I had an episode a few years back where I had too many chemical treatments in my hair too close together and my hair suddenly came out in CLUMPS in my sink. Devastation is too mild a word to describe that whole hair loss situation. Then after that, wearing too many pony tails broke my hair off in the back to where the sides of my hair had length, but the very back of my hair was severely broken and short. THEN pulling my hair too tight in the front broke my hair along my hairline. It was like I couldn't win! So about 6 years ago, I cut my hair just under my ears in length to start over and try to grow it back healthy. I wanted to blog about it because I get asked a lot (lately) about what I'm doing to my hair [to make it grow] so I figured I'd put it in a blog post. And please keep in mind that this is what I've done for my hair. I don't want anyone to feel like I'm preaching at them to change their personal hair routine. Just letting you know what's worked for me, got it? Now, ready to hear it? Well here it goes:
One book that I read that made me shift the way I dealt with my hair is the book below. Ultra Black Hair Growth II. Now I realize that it sounds super cheesy to read a whole book on hair growth, but I'm telling you, I remember treating my hair differently after reading this book. I can't say that I still follow everything that she talks about in this book, but I still subscribe to a good bit of it. The book is not exactly a new edition, I actually ended up checking it out of my local library and reading it, but I added the link for you below if you wanna check it out for yourself.
Now onto my hair grooming steps. I've literally had one "go to" hair grooming product since 2007 and that's Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. Shout out to Nichelle at 55 Secret Street again for posting on it because that's where I learned about it. I even purchased my very first jar of it from the Carol's Daughter flagship store in Harlem back in '07. Now when I tell you that my hair LOVES this stuff, I'm seriously not kidding. And the fragrance? Heavenly.
As far as trimming goes, I usually do it myself or when I can't see what I'm doing, my husband Ron has gotten pretty doggone good at it. I also like to take a Biotin supplement which is a B vitamin, B7 to be exact. Biotin has been known to support strong nails and healthy hair. Now If you've seen pics of me with my hands in the frame (my nails are seriously SHOT), then you know that I'm not using Biotin for my nails, lol. Biotin is a complete hair supplement for me.