Whit's hair rules
LET it GROW! Your hair really wants to grow!!! In order enjoy optimal results you'll need to treat it right and allow it to happily grow without stress and tension! Low manipulation/ low tension styles are key to retaining length & preventing damage. Simple styles that require manipulating your hair as little as possible are best so that you do not unnecessarily damage your hair and can retain length.
Practice PATIENCE! Remember that it can't grow overnight. Healthy hair typically grows about a quarter of an inch — to a half an inch max monthly & that's only if it is super-healthy and doesn't have a ton of split ends!
NOURISH & FEED your hair the GOOD STUFF! Apply HEALTHY GROWTH HAIR ELIXIR OIL! Keeping your fingers planted and moving them in a circular motion. Just like when you get a light back rub or shoulder massage. Don't scratch. Scratching your scalp creates tiny cuts that can slow or inhibit hair growth. To treat areas with thin hair growth, massage for 2-5 minutes For regular hair maintenance, a 1-2 minute massage is adequate. Use the time that you're massaging to relax. It may be your only chance all day!
CUT your split ends! Ironically, scissors are your friend. Although getting regular trims to snip splits won't make your hair actually grow faster, it will keep tips looking healthy and prevent splits from working their way up strands, requiring you to chop hair off more often. If you wait so long that splits are causing your hair to break off high up on the strand, your hair will actually be shorter than if you get consistent trims. Ask your stylist trim every 10 to 12 weeks to prevent extreme split ends before they start. (**Trims on Curly hair are best done in it's straightened state by a professional how knows how to safely use heat without heat damaging the hair. This enables the professional to get the ends on an even playing field so they can see all damage clearly and properly trim)
BE GENTLE! REMEMBER Low Manipulation! Our hair is very delicate. That statement sounds so simple, but it’s very true! How many of us have yanked and snatched through our hair to quickly complete a style? How many of us blow dry and flat iron our hair day in and day out? How many of us twirl our hair endlessly and mindlessly with little thought to how it affects our hair? These are all bad hair care practices that dramatically increase the opportunities for us to damage our hair. If you’re damaging your hair as fast as it grows, you’ll NEVER EVER see any meaningful amount of retention in length. The number one way to reduce your hair’s potential to break is to adopt a low manipulation hair care regimen. Low manipulation is a hair care practice where handling, styling, and maintenance of the hair is kept to a minimum.
Brush your hair like it's spun from GOLD Honey! Constant brushing can cause physical harm to your hair. When you detangle wet hair, be sure to saturate with conditioner first & start from the bottom then work your way up — we often instinctually go from the scalp down, but that just brings small tangles into one large knot and can cause you to lose a lot of hair.
Ditch that cotton pillowcase Girl! Switch to Satin so that it won't cause friction the way
that regularly woven cotton does with your hair, so you'll wake up with fewer tangles. Satin will not dry out your hair it' also protects your hair and edges!
COLD water is Key! Do a cold-water rinse at the end of each shampoo. This really does help to grow hair and keep long hair healthy for longer. Cold water lays down the outer layer of hair more smoothly, which helps prevent moisture loss, snags and heat damage. You only need to do it for a few seconds, but this one extra step over time can make a huge difference.