The beginning of natural haircare rehab is choosing natural hairstyles that aid in hair growth. But, it also includes choosing hair care products that promote hair growth. More than likely you are here because you’ve graduated from the first stage of natural hair rehab, which is to successfully let go of slicking, tightening, and gluing those tresses.
We’ve already established that one will need to ditch the tight braids and weaves, despite how fabulous they make your edges look. Once you’ve ditched those kinds of natural hairstyles, it’s time to load up with products to start you on the path to natural hair care recovery.
Here are five products and methods that will promote hair and hairline Growth. Be sure to remember that all hair grows differently and that these are suggestions to help with edge retention and growth.
Product #1: Jamaican Black Castor Oil. The older version of Jamaican Black Castor Oil smelled pretty bad. Today’s version with added fragranced is far better. Nevertheless, Castor oil is an amazing detoxifier and is great at stimulating hair growth. Just be cautious to avoid mixtures that contain mineral oil or petroleum.
Product #2: MSM. MSM or (Methylsulfonylmethane) sounds like a scary concoction or scary chemical compounds that can spell hair disaster, however, it’s not. MSM is a natural part of every cell function and is particularly concentrated in the tissues of the skin, nails, and hair. It promotes healthier skin, nails, and get this,…..hair. It also improves blood circulation which has also been linked to increased growth.
Product #3: Coconut Oil. I’m sure this is an integral part of all natural hair types. Coconut oil is said to have a plethora of benefits for the scalp. It promotes hair growth by renewing the skin of the scalp and promoting exfoliation.
Product #4: Aloe Vera Gel or Juice. Aloe vera includes a lovely little enzyme that stimulates new hair production.
Product #5: Rosemary Oil. Rosemary oil or even just rosemary leaves do the trick. I often employ the method that involves making a cooled Rosemary Tea mixture and using it as a rinse. If you are going to use the essential oil of Rosemary, be sure to double it with a carrier oil (Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, etc) to avoid irritation. Rosemary is known to increase blood flow.
Incorporate these products into your everyday routine, often by massaging into the affected areas (Don’t rub MSM on your scalp though). But remember, patience is key when it comes to any hairline hair growth.