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Hair Sense pt1
In this series I will be looking at the factors important for healthy hair growth, whether your hair is natural or chemically processed. I have realised through the interaction with my clients that many people seem to be uninformed when it comes to attaining healthy hair and retaining length. Some persons with afro textured hair in particular tend to believe that their hair cannot grow long because of their genes. I would agree that genes have a major impact on hair growth; however, with patience, knowledge on proper hair care and knowing about the science behind your hair, you can control your hair growth and its health. Patience – something a lot of us do not have when it comes to our hair – is very important for us to practice if we would like to achieve our hair goals.
Many of us are focused solely on styles and keeping up with the latest trends and neglect the fact that in order for our hair to prosper, we need to provide it with the things it needs and not always what we want. I’m not saying that you should not have the latest styles, but you need to also take into consideration the needs of your hair in order for it to be healthy. Chicoro, the author of the book ‘Grow it!’ highlights six factors we need to look at in detail in order to grow healthy hair. These are detangling, cleansing, conditioning, moisturising, protecting and growing. Each of which require us to have patience with our hair.
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