Frequently asked questions
WILL GOING NATURAL HELP MY HAIR GROWTH?
Going natural will NOT make your hair grow faster. Your hair will grow the same whether it is natural or relaxed. Hair growth is based on the cell reproduction happening within your scalp. The trick letting your hair grow while preventing it from breaking.
IS A BIG CHOP BETTER THAN GROWING OUT MY RELAXER WHEN TRANSITIONING?
When considering transitioning from chemically treated to natural texture, this will be a personal choice. Keep in mind growing out your relaxer will cause a hard demarcation line (where two different textures or colours) meet. A hard demarcation line causes the hair to be more susceptible to tangles and breakage.
WHY DOES MY HAIR KEEP BREAKING?
Some causes of hair breakage can be attributed to; lack of moisture, over processed hair, tension from styling, using excessive heat, tight ponytail, tight braids, over manipulation and or improper detangling.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT SHEDDING?
Shedding is normal. The average head sheds 40-100 strands daily, this is an internal process, it may not respond to topical or external treatments. Excessive shedding maybe a response to hormonal, mineral deficiency or health influences on the hair follicle. If your shedding seems to have increased significantly or you are concerned that it could be medically related, consult your medical professional.
HOW DO I KEEP MY HAIR MOISTURIZED?
The key to locking moisture within the strands, is with the assistance of oil or hair butter. A light coating of oil on top of your moisturizer product will help to seal the moisture inside. If your hair isn’t properly moisturized before the barrier goes on, you can expect dryness.
WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
Firstly, you need to understand your hair. No two heads are the same. You need to know your texture (coarse, medium, fine) density (number of active hair follicles per square inch on the scalp) and your hair porosity level.
HOW DO I CONTROL MY SHRINKAGE?
Shrinkage is a good thing! It is a sign, your hair is telling you that it is resilient and has good elasticity (bounce back). If you feel the need to stretch your hair, try using African rubber thread. Make sure it is not too tight at the roots, for the ends make sure you wrap it up before knotting to prevent any risk of your ends being exposed.
*Do not try this on low porosity hair*
CAN POOR HEALTH IMPACT MY HAIR JOURNEY?
The cells that are produced within the hair follicle are among the fastest growing cells in the human body. Stress, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, illness, medications, hormonal shifts, mineral deficiencies and simple day to day life can redirect the energy from growing the hair to reinforcing more critical bodily processes.