Braids can be a protective style but if done improperly they can be more damaging then beneficial. I personally did not use individual braids with extensions much at all on my hair growth journey. Watch the video above to find out why. Try these tips to keep your hair healthy while wearing braids Do not […]
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
So I asked you all to let me know if you had any questions. Over 30 people sent me messages and the #1 question asked was “How do I grow my hair longer?” Now people asked it in various ways but essentially it was the same question. How do I get from where I am […]
If you are learning how to grow your hair it is critical that you understand the hair growth cycle and how it works. This will help you make the right decisions to maximize you own personal hair growth. There are a lot of misconceptions and myths taught about hair growth. Check out this video by […]
So I know I mentioned to you all that I was seriously thinking about cutting my hair. I was just tired of the time it was taking me to style it at this length particularly with a new baby. Long hair of any texture takes time. This is something to really think about if you’re […]
If you’re trying to grow longer hair faster or prevent hair loss you may be considering hair vitamins or a supplement. While you should not rely on supplements to reach your goals, they can be beneficial to helping you reach your hair growth goal faster. One that I personally like is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). Simply put […]
Now I will be the first person to tell you that ditching the excess heat was one of the best things I did to help grow my hair. However, heat is not “the devil” to be avoided at all costs. While heat is definitely not essential to hair growth, there are some benefits to using […]
Proper scalp care is an important part of growing long healthy hair. Neglecting your scalp can directly impact your hair growth. Basic proper scalp care includes cleansing the scalp regularly by shampooing, cowashing, or using alternative cleansers and keeping the scalp moisturized. Scalp Massage helps to grow hair by stimulating blood flow to the scalp. […]
Sometimes I look in the mirror and my hair just doesn’t look or feel long to me anymore. I think I’m just so used to it. Also with shrinkage my natural hair honestly looks about the same length it did 6 or 7 years ago. I’m sure some of you all have been through the […]
It’s not often I get into opinion pieces, I try to stick the facts but I thoughts this piece about natural hair was necessary… I have noticed that when other Black women (particularly those not familiar with natural hair or involved in the “movement”) notice the length of my hair I am suddenly disqualified […]
Over the years I have had many women approach me and share how their hair seems to grow faster when it is “dirty”. They share stories of their grandmothers or moms telling them about growing dandruff, and washing hair as little as possible. Yet their hair seemed to flourish and grow under those conditions. Now […]