So after about 5 years of having waist length hair I am seriously considering cutting my natural hair. I have 2 children and a busier lifestyle than I did when I first decided to grow my hair long. Yes I keep it simple but caring for long natural hair still takes time. Overall […]
Welcome to Natural Hair Growth 101
My name is Latrice (aka Ms Lala) and I am here to help you on your hair growth journey. I have had natural hair for over 12 years. I grew my hair long with a simple method I call the 3 M’s of Hair Care- Minimize Breakage, Maximize Growth, Maintain Progress. Take the quiz below to determine where you should start on your journey to long healthy hair.
1. When combing and styling my hair I notice
a. Small pieces of hair on the sink or in the comb when I am done
b. A few pieces of hair but mostly longer strands of shed hair
c. No breakage, only shed hair
2. When I touch my hair it feels
a. Dry and brittle
b. Soft but it could be more moisturized
c. My hair feels completely moisturized
3. Look at the ends of your hair. What do you notice?
a. Split ends and or single strand knots on many strands
b. A few splits or knots here and there
c. None of the above
4. Which of the following best describes your hair growth?
a. I can tell my hair is growing but it seems to stay the same length
b. My hair appears to grow slowly
c. My hair is growing but I would like to retain more length or continue to maintain the length I have
5. How would you describe you hair routine or hair regimen?
a. Regimen, what’s that?
b. I have a regimen but it needs to be improved
c. I am happy with my hair regimen but I’m looking to adjust it or to try new products
Mostly A’s– start with Minimize Breakage
Mostly B’s– start with Maximize Growth
Mostly C’s– start with Maintain Progress
My answers were all mixed up!- start here
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