Length Retention

Why I Stopped Doing Growth Challenges to Retain Length

  In the beginning of 2014, I was a little length obsessed. …No, I was TOTALLY length obsessed. Fresh off my big moderate chop, I no longer had the additional length that my heat damaged ends provided. And although I loved my new natural hair, I couldn’t wait to grow it out more. So when The... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Length Retention At Night

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com (pictured above) If you’re anything like half the naturals in the US, you’ve got some kind of a night time routine that may or may not consist of spraying on some glycerin mix, re-plaiting your hair and wrapping it up in the $3 polyes- urrr…I mean satin scarf you bought at your... Continue Reading

The New Max Hydration Method Promises Moisturized, Defined Wash and Go’s for Type 4 Hair: Is It for You?

Photo courtesy of maxhydrationmethod.com   The Max Hydration Method (MHM for short) is, according to maxhydrationmethod.com, “a 5 step regimen that systematically increases moisture levels in the hair until Max Hydration is reached.” This method, championed by Black Hair Media Forum VIP Member PinkeCube promises to turn the notion that wash and go’s don’t work... Continue Reading

4 Tips To Take Your Natural Hair from Neck Length to HEALTHY Waist Length in 5 Years or Less

Neck length hair is about 4-5 inches stretched for some naturals. If you can retain at least a little over 3 inches a year, then you’re on track to reach waist length in almost five years. This sounds easy, right? Well, not so quite. The hard part for many of us is actually retaining that... Continue Reading

How Long Does It Take For Natural Hair to Show Its Length?

If you are in the process of growing long natural hair, you are likely aware of how much your hair grows each month and mindful of practices that limit length retention. If your hair is regularly retaining length then you should never be impatient about seeing the fruit of your labor, correct? Well, I can... Continue Reading

How Hair Grease (Yes, Grease!) Can Help Retain Length in Natural Hair

I’m sure many of you remember the days of being a young girl sitting between your mother’s or aunt’s legs to get your hair done. Dax, Blue Magic, Doo Gro, or another hair grease was on the scene to replace that dry look and feel with smoothness and shine. It was a necessity. When there... Continue Reading

Breakage, Shedding & Thinning: How I Overcame All 3 to Achieve Waist-Length Hair

by Kara of NaturalCurliesTV (pictured above) Breakage, shedding and thinning I have experienced them all! I am almost 100% sure that most of you have experienced at least of one them. I am going to give you a rundown of times in my life when I have experienced breakage, thinning and shedding and how I managed to... Continue Reading

3 Oil Mixes that Boost Natural Hair Length Retention

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com I’ve got a thing for quality oil mixes since learning that a myriad of hair issues can be mended with just the right oily potion. It takes a little experimenting to come up with your own ride or die, holy grail mix, but once you do, the difference it makes could mean... Continue Reading

4 Tips to Maximize Your Length Retention this Summer

Not too long ago, I wrote a post on how to reduce breakage and retain length this summer from the standpoint of protecting one’s hair from the sun, chlorine, etc. Well, now I want to talk more about maximizing your length retention and from the standpoint of manipulation and moisture this season. If you are... Continue Reading

5 Indian Traditional Secrets for Longer Hair

We previously covered the bases of traditional long hair practices and products from various countries in Africa as well as from the Caribbean specifically Haiti and Jamaica. This time we turn to India where many traditional practices are taking firm roots in today’s natural hair practices as more people move away from commercial products to... Continue Reading

Manetabolism Hair Vitamin Review: Decreased My Shedding, but Messed up My Skin!

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured above) Hey everyone! I hope your summer is going well and you’re staying cool in the heat. Personally, Izzy (my hair) is loving the warmer weather and the humidity, even if it’s making her huge. And this year, I decided to have a little fun with my hair... Continue Reading

My Natural Hair Growth Took Off When I Started Using Natural, Raw Ingredients

by Kara of NaturalCurliesTV (pictured above) I remember watching Kimmaytube on YouTube as she was discussing the pH balance of hair and how it is important to use products that are close to the same ph as our curly hair which is between 4.5 and 5.5. Using hair products that are similar in pH cause the cuticle... Continue Reading

3 Hairstyles That Can Keep You From Reaching Your Goal Length

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com Eight years. That’s exactly how long it took me to get to my current lower back length, but when ladies ask me how long it took I hesitate to say 8 years because that’s not inspiring at all. It just makes long length seem impossible to get to.  I mean, 8 years... Continue Reading

3 Key Things I Learned About Hair Maintenance Once I Hit My Waist Length Goal

I believe the biggest hurdles to overcome when attempting to grow and retain longer hair are: 1) believing that you can grow and retain your desired length of hair and 2) finding a regimen that aids in hair retention. Once you’ve achieved these goals, you’re pretty much on cruise control, until you reach your goal... Continue Reading

Why I Don’t Believe in Using Hair Vitamins for Growth

by Tori (pictured above) When you go to a pharmacy or supplement shop, you can find a supplement for pretty much anything. And, if you ask someone who is on his or her hair journey what their goals are, it would probably be to have healthier and/or longer hair. With the increasing desire for longer... Continue Reading

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