May 28 , 2021

Nkey Chibuzor


Most of us would like our natural hair to be described with words like luscious, voluminous, lush, full-bodied, luxuriant, etc. Unfortunately, for many this sounds like mere wishful thinking that can only happen in our wildest dreams.

Have your natural hair been stagnant or growing at a snail's speed that you just had to conclude that your hair is irredeemable as far as achieving a full volume is concerned? Well, these top secrets to growing fuller hair might prove you wrong. Your hair can actually be described with such words like full-bodied and voluminous. The solutions lie in the tips below.

How To Grow Full Afro Hair

Moisturize Your Hair Properly

The three greatest needs of Afro hair are moisture, moisture and more moisture. A well moisturised afro hair is healthier, more elastic and easier to handle and manage.

African hair texture is very dry and needs adequate hydration to stay luscious and supple. Dry hair is brittle, forms tangles faster, more prone to frizzing, and breaks easily. 

The challenge in maintaining a healthy afro is on how to make a steady supply of moisture available to the thirsty roots. All the debates around LOC vs LCO and which method is best for you, are centred on finding the best way to provide moisture to the natural African hair. 

From our discussions with expert afro hair stylists, the best way to moisturize African hair of all types is to:

- start by washing the hair with a good moisturizing shampoo.

- deep condition your dampened hair with a moisturizing conditioner. Then rinse off the conditioner. Part your hair into sections and thoroughly apply moisturiser to every section of your hair. Work in the moisturiser into your hair follicles and scalp using your fingers.

- Finally follow up with a 'sealant', an oil (such as coconut oil) or a butter (like shea butter) to seal in the moisturizer onto the hair follicles.

You can make this practice a daily routine or carry it out once every two days, depending on your hair's needs. Everyone's hair is different and unique, and same applies to your hair's needs. From the texture and appearance of your hair you can deduce how often your hair should be moisturised.

Whatever routine you choose make sure you're consistent and never allow your hair to get dried out and coarse. Also, deep conditioning can be done every week or once in two weeks.


Protect Your Hair

What you nurture grows, and what you protect thrives. Protect your hair from harsh conditions and treatment, friction, and rough handling. 
The ends of your hair strands are particularly vulnerable, having been around longer than the roots (new growths), and so are more delicate and prone to damages. This is where split ends and breakages would normally occur, and so the length and volume of your hair is usually determined by this part of your hair.
Take good care of your ends. Ensure your hair ends are always well moistured. Trim down your hair to get rid of split ends, get even hair length, and encourage better growth.
In addition, go for hair-dos that tuck in and hide the ends of your hair.

For bedtimes, sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase or wearing a silk bonnet or scarf is advisable as this helps to keep your hair protected from damage arising from friction.

Natural Hair Growth Oils

Natural oils such as coconut oil, Jamaican black castor oil, rosemary oil, olive oil, etc not only help to seal in moisture to your hair but also effectively serve as rapid hair growth boosters. Read how you can grow your hair with natural oils here.

We recommend these natural hair oils for maximum hair growth and increasing hair volume.

Growing your natural hair is easy when you adhere to the tips above, and stay away from hair care mistakes that could cause damage to your hair. It isn't too late to start afresh. Give your hair a chance to grow fuller using the recommendations above.