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Ultimate Guide To The Best Routine For Hair Growth For All Hair Types: All The Secrets To Achieve Beautiful Hair

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So you want a good hair growth routine? What if you could have healthier, thicker hair in just a few weeks? Imagine what that would do for your self-confidence! 

Thanks to this Ultimate Guide to a Hair Growth Routine, that dream is no longer out of reach. The proper routine can make a difference in how fast your hair grows and how healthy it looks.

Routine for hair growth (Straight hair)

Healthy hair, healthy body! Developing the proper routine is an essential part of any beauty regimen. From your facial care routine to your eyebrow grooming practices, you have concrete steps that help you look and feel good daily. 

I am going to show you how to make your hair care routine just as effective.

Shampoo properly

Start with a clean scalp and hair by using a good shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo and condition your hair regularly, even if it is just a quick rinse to remove product buildup. 

For best results, I recommend buying shampoo and conditioner that targets the health of your specific type of hair:

Dry/Damaged Hair – Look for moisturising shampoos that contain natural oils to help replenish your hair.

Oily Hair – Look for a shampoo that contains natural ingredients, like tea tree oil or peppermint, to minimise buildup on the scalp and reduce excess oils.

Fine/Thin Hair – The right shampoo and conditioner will be lightweight, so it doesn’t weigh fine hair down or cause frizziness!  Avoid heavy products that can make thin strands appear greasy or flat. 

Moisturize during your hair growth routine.

To reduce frizziness or flyaways, apply a leave-in conditioning spray to your strands before you style!

If blow drying is part of your daily routine, invest in a good heat protecting serum that will protect your locks from damage caused by hot tools.

Hair oil can help add extra moisture into fine/thin hair types while regularly controlling split ends and breakage. I recommend using a natural oil treatment once a week on damp hair overnight. Just make sure to use sparingly as too much product may weigh down thinning locks!

Keep the heat away

Stay away from using hot tools like flat irons and curling wands, which can cause damage over time! 

If you do use heat styling tools, make sure to invest in high-quality hair care products that will protect your locks against the damaging effects of these appliances.

Switch up your hair styles

Constantly wearing tight braids or ponytails can cause hair thinning over time. 

Try switching up your style with loose buns, half updos, and low chignons for a looser look that is feminine without the pressure of having it all pulled back!

When you’re styling your hair, avoid using too much product. Too many styling products clogging up your strands can cause buildup that weighs down hair and leads to breakage.

Start using a hair mask 

hair mask recipes for straight hair

You can do this once a week to give tired locks a boost of hydration.

Try this easy DIY Hair Mask made with natural ingredients only!

  • ½ cup of coconut milk (preferably organic) 
  • Add ½ cup of honey 
  • ½ avocado
  • Blend the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
  • Apply to your hair and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water (this will help seal moisture into strands).

Another simple DIY Hair mask with banana and avocado! 

  • Mash a ripe banana into a smooth consistency 
  • After that, include one or two tablespoons of plain yogurt and blend together with the banana 
  • Include a bit of avocado and blend until creamy, then apply to hair for 20 minutes before rinsing.

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Start massaging your scalp

Incorporate a massage routine to stimulate hair growth using an essential oil like rosemary, lavender, or peppermint.

Apply a few drops of your essential oil and carrier oil of choice to the palm of your hands and rub together before massaging your scalp with your fingertips.

Lastly, after you’ve massaged your scalp, place a warm towel over your hair and leave it on for about ten minutes before rinsing and shampooing as usual.

Here’s an article on scalp massaging

Routine for natural kinky hair growth

hair growth routine for natural kinky hair

 Whether you are looking to speed up or slow down the growth of your hair, it’s essential to create a solid regimen that will be easy to maintain and give noticeable results over time! 

The proper routine will make a difference in how fast your hair grows and how healthy your curls will look.

Try a pre-poo treatment

Start your hair growth routine with a pre-poo treatment to ensure your hair is detangled and hydrated, especially if you have really dry hair.

Before you shampoo, apply a generous amount of oil (I recommend coconut, olive, or argan oil) to your hair and scalp. 

Cover with a plastic cap for at least an hour before you shampoo as usual. This will help your hair maintain moisture and prevent breakage when you shampoo.

Cleanse your hair properly

Pick an excellent moisturising shampoo with rich ingredients like shea butter, honey, or argan oil to hydrate curls. 

Having a clean scalp and hair gives you an excellent foundation to start styling and helps to reduce knots and tangles.

Deep condition every time

Deep condition after shampooing your hair. this will help to restore moisture to dry curls, reduce frizziness and tame unruly strands. 

Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing. You can use a warm towel to add heat and help the deep conditioner penetrate better.

DIY Deep conditioner recipe for natural hair

  • ½ cup of coconut milk (preferably organic)
  • 1/2 cup of Aloe vera gel
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • Blend the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth and apply to your hair.
  • Leave on for 45 minutes before rinsing with cold water!

Coconut milk benefits for hair

Coconut oil contains essential fatty acids that nourish the scalp and prevent dandruff buildup.

The proteins in coconut milk help strengthen the hair and keep it hydrated

Aloe vera gel benefits for hair

Aloe gel is a natural conditioner and leaves hair feeling silky smooth

The antioxidants found in aloe vera gel have anti-inflammatory properties that promote the growth

Fenugreek recipe

  • Soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds overnight in enough water to cover them. Use the excess liquid to blend the seeds. 
  • mix two tablespoons of Amla powder into the fenugreek mixture and Strain this mixture through cheesecloth to remove any remaining chunks . 
  • Apply this to your scalp and leave on for 45 minutes before rinsing with cool water!

Fenugreek seed benefits for hair growth

Fenugreek seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins that help to strengthen hair follicles.

They contain high levels of cysteine, an amino acid that can help prevent hair loss.

Amla powder benefits for hair growth

Amla powder is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that help prevent hair loss by repairing damaged strands.

It also contains high levels of vitamin B, which helps to increase blood circulation and stimulates the scalp.

Slippery elm recipe

  • Mix one tablespoon of slippery elm powder into three tablespoons of flaxseed gel and apply to your scalp.
  • Leave on for 45 minutes before rinsing with cool water!

Slippery elm benefits

Slippery elm bark is known to be a very effective hair growth stimulant. It contains mucilage that reduces inflammation and swelling, allowing hair to grow more quickly.

Flaxseed gel benefits for hair growth

Flaxseed gel contains omega-fatty acids that moisturise hair and scalp, reducing inflammation. Omega fatty acids also promote circulation to the scalp, which stimulates growth!

Check your hair porosity

Find out your hair porosity type to know which products are best for your curls. 

A simple porosity test is to drop a strand of freshly shampooed hair in a glass of water and watch how it absorbs or repels water.

Types of hair porosity

Low Porosity Hair is very susceptible to buildup and dryness.

A good way of handling low porosity hair is by applying a steaming cap or a hooded dryer for 20 minutes to allow the hair cuticles to open up and absorb moisture from deep within.

Medium porosity is characterised by the ability to hold moisture but is more susceptible to damage from too much heat or chemicals.

High porosity hair has cuticles that are damaged or lifted, allowing moisture to escape. It also absorbs water quickly but can easily become dry and brittle if not appropriately moisturised!

A good way of dealing with high porosity hair is by using a hot oil treatment or deep conditioning overnight.

Moisturize regularly

Moisturise damp hair only based on your hair porosity. Water is vital for kinky hair because it helps to activate curl patterns. 

Don’t moisturise dry hair. This can lead to a heavy buildup of product and dry, curly hair. Choose a leave-in moisturiser with water and a plant-based gel like aloe vera or flaxseed gel to moisturise curls from the inside out.

Use protein treatments

Add a protein treatment once a month if your hair is prone to breakage. Protein treatment benefits for natural hair include sealing, reducing breakage and restoring strength. 

Examples of hydrolysed proteins effective for natural hair care include collagen, silk amino acids and wheat protein.

Unlike the popular egg yolk treatments, Hydrolysed proteins have been broken down into smaller units, making them easier to absorb and more effective in your hair.

DIY Protein treatment recipe

1% hydrolysed protein (wheat, silk, rice or milk protein)

99% of your favourite deep conditioner

Mix and apply to damp hair for 30 minutes. Avoid the scalp during application. Rinse and moisturise and style.

Protective styling routine for hair growth

Do a simple protective style, especially for winter. Protective styling is a protective hairstyle that protects your ends from damage and breakage while allowing you to retain length by avoiding harsh chemicals, heat and manipulation.

A simple low maintenance protective style can be done in as little as an hour!

There are many options when it comes to protective styles. You can opt for a faux mohawk, mini twists or twist your hair into two buns on both sides of your head.

You can also try a lazy wrap for extra protection!

Protect your hair when you sleep with a satin bonnet.

Satin is a breathable fabric that prevents damage and breakage while preventing frizz and providing the perfect surface for your hairstyles.

Satin bonnets are perfect for kinky hair because they prevent breakage and reduce tangles! You can even find satin pillowcases that are perfect for natural hair!

Keep up with moisture

Apply a leave-in conditioner to damp hair throughout the week. Leave in conditioner benefits for natural hair include detangling, moisturising and protection.

A good leave-in conditioner should contain water, humectants to absorb moisture from the air and seal it into your hair. Some examples of ingredients that are great for natural curls are glycerin, panthenol and aloe vera.

You can choose between a cream or leave-in conditioner, depending on your preference!

Stimulate natural hair growth

If you want to speed up hair growth, consider adding a tea spray. Herbal teas like rosemary, nettle and green tea contain antioxidants that prevent hair loss.

Rosemary is also great for hair growth because it stimulates the scalp to increase blood flow and hair growth!

Green tea contains polyphenols that block DHT, a hormone linked to thinning hair.

Nettle contains silica, which is excellent for hair growth because it aids in collagen production.

A tea spray can be made with your favourite herbal teas. Steep your herbal tea and let it cool down before spritzing on damp hair!

Incorporate scalp massages

A weekly scalp massage routine can improve hair growth.

Massaging your scalp increases blood flow to the follicles, contributing to a healthier and speedier growing cycle!

You can use a carrier oil like coconut to massage your scalp. Coconut oil contains capric and caprylic acids that clear away dandruff and prevent itching, impeding hair growth.

Other carrier oils that are great for massage include grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and argan oil! If you like using essential oils, add a few drops of rosemary, lavender and thyme to your carrier oil to boost hair growth.

More tips for natural kinky hair growth

Kinky hair is not difficult to manage once you find the right products. It’s essential to look for moisturising shampoos and conditioners that won’t leave a buildup on your scalp or make it feel heavy.

While daily conditioning is ideal for preventing breakage, using too much product may weigh down the kinky/coily hair roots.

Try using a boar bristle brush to distribute the natural oils of your scalp throughout your strands! This will help moisturise and stimulate kinky/coil types, but use caution as too much brushing may cause damage over time.

Stay away from heavy products that can make thin coiled hair types feel weighed down.

Oils like coconut, avocado, olive oil or castor seed oil can be used to moisturise your hair overnight! Massage the oils into damp strands before braiding for an easy way to give your coils some added moisture throughout the week.

Take a break from heat styling and avoid harsh chemicals like relaxers, dye and bleach that can cause severe damage to natural kinky curly hair.

Key takeaway

You can achieve healthy long hair by making sure you are using the right products and sticking to a good hair care regimen like the ones I share in this article.

Use these tips as your guide to creating healthy, beautiful locks!

Leave me a comment below if you enjoyed this blog post or have any questions about how I can help get rid of thinning hair for good!

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