Length retention is the key to reaching your natural hair goals.
Whether you want your hair to reach your booty, waist, or bra strap - you need to be retaining length Your hair grows every day without a fail. If your hair wasn't growing then you would have bald patches along the scalp. Therefore, you're not seeing the length because you are not retaining the growth.
For many people with natural hair, length retention can be a frustrating and challenging process. It can feel like no matter what you do, your hair just won't seem to grow past a certain point. However, there are a few secrets to length retention that can help you achieve your hair goals. Here are three key strategies for maintaining healthy, growing natural hair.
1 - Focus on Moisture
Moisture is essential for maintaining your length.
Your length especially your ends the oldest parts of your hair.
As your hair gets longer, you have to double down on your moisture.
Once your hair is moisturized at all times, you will be able to retain your length. Moisturized hair reduces breakage, knots, and tangles. All of which can hamper your hair length goal.
There are multiple products you can use to keep your hair moisturized:
1) Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Deep Conditioner
2) Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Leave-In Conditioner
3) Tailored Beauty Everything Butter
Our Tailored Beauty Deep Conditioner is formulated with ayurvedic ingredients that can penetrate the hair shaft to impart moisture. As well as, it will repair, renew and rejuvenate your hair to prevent breakage, split ends, and single-strand knots.
Our Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Leave-In conditioner is an herbal blend of Gotu Kola Extract and Neem Oil to restore moisture and awaken hair. This leave-in treatment strengthens strands, keeps hair manageable, and makes detangling a breeze.
Our Tailored Beauty Everything Butter is one of our best sellers! This is because it allows you to retain as much moisture as possible. Therefore, you can retain as much of your length as possible to read your hair length goals.
2 - Protect Your Ends
The ends of your hair are the oldest and most delicate part of your hair, and they are prone to damage and breakage. We are aware that one of the ways to protect our ends is by moisturizing them. Another way to protect them is by keeping them tucked away.
This ensures that the moisture stays locked in as well as reduces split ends, single strands, knots, and tangles. Protective hairstyles allow us to keep our ends tucked away underneath a style, scrunchie, and/or synthetic hair. You can wear braids, twists, as well as buns! These styles prevent your ends from rubbing against your clothes, the car seat, your sheets, and different pieces of furniture in your house. You able to avoid as much friction as possibel
As well as, incorporate different steps in your natural hair regimen that allow you to protect your ends. So you must be sleeping a satin cap, and/or using satin scrunchies. And more importantly, be gentle when you are handling your hair when you are washing or styling it.
3 - Be Gentle with Your Hair
Last but certainly not least is to handle your natural hair with care. Our natural hair can be fragile Avoid using rough towels to dry your hair, and instead, use a microfiber towel or t-shirt to gently blot away excess water. Be gentle when detangling your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up to the roots. You can also use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle your hair while it's wet, which can help prevent breakage. Lastly, avoid tight hairstyles that pull on your hair, as this can cause traction alopecia and prevent hair growth.
In conclusion, length retention for natural hair is all about focusing on moisture, protecting your ends, and being gentle with your hair. By following these three secrets, you can maintain healthy, growing natural hair and achieve the length you've always wanted. Retaining growth is not an overnight success. Remember, natural hair is beautiful and unique, so embrace your texture and enjoy the journey to healthy hair growth.