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#QOTM: April 2021: What is your best-kept haircare secret?

If you had to choose one to attribute to the betterment of your hair which would it be?

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I'm sure that most of y'all on the LHCF get stopped constantly to be asked "What's your secret?". Whether it's a best friend, colleague, or random admirer, there's always someone asking you to spill the tea on your haircare! :coffee2:

"How do you get your hair so shiny?"

"When did your hair get so thick?"

"How did you grow your hair so long?"

"This locs is goals— explain?"

Little do they know they are in for a 17-minute reenactment of "how you big chopped twice until you discovered ACV rinses, now you only use a raw shea butter that you've grown in your garden" or "that you used to relax every month and then you started to stretch your relaxers by using the baggying method only when the full moon is out".

AND somewhere in between all of that, overwhelmed, they check out. When all they want is that one tiny special key to unlock the transformation of their hair.

Now, we know there isn't ONE key that's gotten you to a hair goal BUT if you had to pick ONE HAIR CARE BEAUTY SECRET to share with the world, what would YOUR'S be? (or a couple, if you feelin' generous).


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I'll go first

If I had to choose one, it would be D.C.ing with heat. I used to be the deep conditioning overnight type of girl and chile that did VERY little to my hair. It wasn't until I bought one of those cheap Amazon heating caps that deep conditioning actually did something to my hair.

An extra bonus secret (that's not really a secret), is Shea Butter. I slather on wayyy too much and I'm okay with that, tbh. Messing up my sheets and my drains but that is the cross I decided to bare.



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1. Hot oil treatments
2. Being consistent with products
3. Regular trims
4. Deep conditioning with heat (best: steamer, second best: hooded dry)
5. Moisturizing and sealing regularly
6. Conditioning weekly
7. Biweekly protein treatments
8. Using the best products for your hair

After that its just patience. I'm always alarmed by my hair growth. Its like one day I wake up and I notice its longer then its ever been. Maybe because I don't track it, or that shrinkage is real, but its hard to see gradual growth with my natural hair. I usually need 6 months (3 inches of growth) to see a difference. I think if I didn't know this I would have gave up a long time ago. Consistency is what really makes hair grow, but sometimes it hard to be consistent when you don't see immediate results. My advice to someone would be to keep pushing until you see the results you want.


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I was going to come in and add consistency. This really is something lol. I've done all of the above but only when I am consistent with a handful, do I see positive gains. Being gentle with your hair. Regular and thorough trims. Deep conditioning with steam or some kind of heat. Head massage. Consistency. Oh and wearing your ends up and protected if you want to see faster progess retaining length.


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Most people compliment me on the shine of my hair and I regularly get asked if my colour is natural. None of these things are going to be ‘secret’ but incorporating consistent good practices, DCing, protective styling, low mani, trimming etc etc, you will surely see good results.