Afro Hair Care Questions & Answers
Question: Why is it that it seems our hair does not get past the shoulders?
Answer: The hair will get past the shoulders. Remember that Afro hair has a regimen of its own as far as growing the hair longer. The hair does not get past the shoulders because the ends are sweeping the shoulders (clothes). Since Afro descent hair is dry by nature, the friction of the hair being on the shoulder making contact with your clothing is vulnerable to breakage. However, if you wear your hair up when it is nearing the shoulders or use braid extensions during this stage, your hair will get past shoulder length.
Question: I have 4a/4b hair texture, can I achieve the same hair growth without wearing braid extensions wearing my natural 4a hair?
Answer: Yes, If you're healthy and eating nutritious foods or taking supplements that are potent. The Afro Detangler will help you maintain and grow your hair longer without the excessive breakage and dryness.
Question: My hair tangles so much especially when I shampoo it. Do you have any suggestions on how to avoid so much breakage?
Answer: Yes, You can section your hair in loose braids and shampoo your hair.. See this link. Shampoo your hair using the Shampoo Regimen.
Question: Does the bun hair style breaks off your hair?
Answer: Yes, if you twist the bun too tight.
Question: My hair breaks off every time it grows an inch. What could this be?
Answer: Your hair may not have enough moisture in the strands. You may need to deep condition your hair weekly. There could be excessive stress in our life. Stress dries out your hair and skin. Also there may be chemistry changes in your body such as menopause. Other factors are birth control pills, immune deficiency, change in medication, heavy medications, lack of important vitamin and minerals, poor food diet, excessive coffee drinking, excessive alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking, rough combing, using hair products that strip natural oils from your hair, not shampooing your hair on a regular basis, chlorine from the swimming pool, certain no-lye relaxers, bleaching and dyeing the hair frequently, applying a relaxer over an older relaxer instead of just the new growth. Leaving a relaxer on your hair too long.
Question: I have 4a/4b hair. When I wear braid extensions, my hair breaks off where the new growth starts. Could you give me any information on how I could prevent this?
Answer: Yes. The Afro Detangler can be used on the 2 textures. Take a sections and add the detangler to the root and a little past the root. Braid the section and allow it to dry. After it dries, unravel the braid. The moisture would be sealed into the new growth and you have less chance of your new growth breaking from your relaxed hair. SEE THE AFRO DETANGLER.
Question: Isn't long hair hereditary?
Answer: Extremely long hair is hereditary, but hair that grows 12 inches to 24 or even 28 inches is normal. Ordinarily your hair can grow 6-10 inches a year and sometimes more. I believe Afro textured hair can be that long or longer if you are re-educated on how to grow your hair longer.
Question: Why is 4a/4b hair so dry?
Answer: Afro textured hair is a bit dry by nature, but more of the dryness has to do with what is lacking in your diet and using products that do not add moisture to the hair strands. Also not understanding how to care for your relaxed and permed hair can cause even more dryness.
Question: Is there another hairstyle besides braid extensions that I can wear to grow out my natural hair?
Answer: Yes, a natural, a relaxed style, or cornrows and twists. Llook at all the links of the CROWN & GLORY TECHNIQUE TO CARE FOR YOUR HAIR.
Question: Can I wear extensions over my relaxer?
Answer: Yes, for a short period of time, no longer than 2 months and follow the Crown & Glory Technique. I do not suggest that you wear extensions over a NO-LYE Relaxer unless the NO-LYE relaxer is not one that is too drying. Use the braids spray to keep the moisture in your braid extensions regardless of if it's a LYE or NO-LYE relaxer.
Question: How long do I wait to put the braid extensions back in after a relaxer?
Answer: Ordinarily 2- 4 weeks or more if you prefer. Deep condition your hair weekly . Do this for al the time that your hair is out of the braids, then check for elasticity in your strands before you apply a relaxer. (See below.)
Check For Elasticity In Your Strands
Hold a couple of hair strands and slightly stretch. It should not snap. Allow the strand to slowly spring back. Test the strands in the most vulnerable areas: near the nape of the neck, right in the center back of your crown, right above the ears. If these strands spring back, then your hair has elasticity. Your strands are healthy. Still keep in mind to have a professional look at the condition of your hair before you apply relaxers, heat, braid extension, or any chemical applications.
Question: My hair line is gone. Can I get it back?
Answer: If your hair is damaged because of tight braids it can come back but it will take a while. The follicle may be shocked and need rest. Only a dermatologist or Trichologist will know if your follicles are truly dead. Follicles can be revived with time by giving your scalp a rest. A full wig and wig cap lined with a gel will help you rest your scalp and follicles. Remove the wig daily so your scalp can breathe. If your hairline is gone due to getting older, foti root extract can bring in your hair line in a bit. If your hair line is gone due to sponge rollers, your hair can come in if you stop wearing them and leave this area alone only by shampooing and brushing the hair line. The SCALP OIL BALM (used to be called Scalp Oil™) grew my hair line in fuller.
Question: Why do I have dandruff when I keep my scalp Clean?
Answer: These problems may mean a zinc deficiency; Omega 3 fatty acids help to prevent dry skin and a flaking scalp. Foods that are naturally oily such as sardines, mackerel, trout, salmon and herring prevent dandruff. If dandruff and scalp problems persist in spite of using shampoos and eating the right foods, consult your Dermatologist or Trichologist (hair and scalp doctor).
Question: Do you still wear braids?
Answer: No, I used them only to reach my hair goal.
Question: Do you have a book out?
Answer: No, the web site growafrohairlong.com is an ongoing copy written book.
Question: Are you affiliated with any other website?
Answer: No, we are not affiliated with any other website or company. The products such as Afro Detangler™, Flat Ironing Creme™, Scalp Oil Balm™, Mega Multi Hair Vitamins & Minerals™, Super High Potency hair Vitamins and Minerals™, and Amino Protein For Hair™ are only sold here at growafrohairlong.com™. The crown and Glory Technique™ is also originated from growafrohairlong.com
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