How to Make Black / Afro Hair Grow Faster?

If you're looking for effective ways to make black hair, including afro hair, grow faster, we have many tips below to help you achieve your goal. While rapid hair growth requires consistent effort, following these practices can improve the speed and quality of hair growth.

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1. Use Afro Hair Growth Products

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2. Use a Sulphate Free Shampoo

Opt for sulfate-free shampoo when caring for black hair. Sulfates are harmful chemicals that can damage your hair, resulting in frizz and dryness. Look for natural ingredient-based shampoos, especially those enriched with nourishing oils, to make your hair softer, sleeker, and promote faster growth. Consider using Grow Me Shampoo

3. Use a Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioning plays a vital role in promoting hair growth. Differentiate between regular conditioning and deep conditioning. While regular conditioner should be applied sparingly to the ends of your hair, deep hair growth conditioner conditioning should be done on wet hair. Create sections or parts in your hair and leave the deep conditioner on for 5 minutes to half an hour. For severely damaged hair, overnight deep conditioning can be beneficial.

4. Use Post-Shampoo or Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatments

Enhance your natural hair routine by incorporating post-shampoo or pre-shampoo hair treatments. These treatments can provide additional nourishment and promote faster growth, especially if your hair feels dry after shampooing. Consider using our hair growth serum - the key component is lightning-quick hair growth.

5. Cut off Split Ends

While it may seem counterintuitive, getting regular trims can actually help afro hair grow longer and healthier. Trimming split ends prevents them from traveling up the hair shaft and causing further damage. Aim to trim your hair every 8-12 weeks to maintain its health

6. Avoid Heat Styling

Minimize the use of heat styling tools, such as blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, as they can damage your hair and slow down growth. When using heat styling tools, apply our heat protectant spray and keep the temperature as low as possible. Embrace natural hairstyles and avoid excessive blowout styling to ensure healthy hair growth.

7. Limit Shampooing and Rinse with Lukewarm Water

Avoid excessive shampooing, as it can strip natural oils from your hair, leading to dryness. Limit shampooing to once a week or as needed based on your hair type. Additionally, rinse your hair with lukewarm water instead of hot water. Finish with a cool rinse to help seal the hair cuticle and promote shine.

8. Massage Your Scalp with Hair Oil

Regularly massage your scalp with hair oil to stimulate blood flow and promote hair growth. Choose oils like pumpkin seed oil, jojoba oil, or argan oil, known for their benefits in growing black hair faster.

9. Try Different Hairstyles

Protective hairstyles like braids, twists, and buns can help protect afro hair from damage and promote growth. These styles minimize manipulation and reduce the risk of breakage. Remember to keep the scalp clean and moisturized while wearing protective styles

10. Comb Your Hair Gently

Be gentle when combing your hair to prevent breakage. Divide your hair into sections and use wide-toothed combs or detangling brushes to prevent tangling and minimise hair fall.

11. Protect Your Hair at Night

Avoid leaving your hair free at night, as cotton pillowcases can cause friction and breakage, slowing down hair growth. Use silk or satin pillowcases or satin or silk durag. Tie your hair into a loose ponytail or consider protective hairstyles before bed to minimise damage.

12. Maintain a Healthy Diet

Proper nutrition is essential for healthy hair growth. Make sure to include a variety of nutrient-rich foods in your diet, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Drinking plenty of water and taking supplements like biotin can also support afro hair growth

13. Manage Stress

Stress can impact hair growth, so adopt stress management techniques like regular exercise, meditation, and relaxation practices. Maintaining a balanced lifestyle and managing stress levels can positively influence hair growth.

14. Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Avoid tight hairstyles such as braids, weaves, and ponytails, as they can pull on your hair and cause damage, slowing down growth. If you choose to wear tight styles, ensure to take breaks and allow your hair to rest.

15. Avoid Chemical Treatments

Chemical treatments like relaxers, perms, and hair dyes can damage your hair and hinder growth. Minimize or avoid the use of such treatments. If necessary, use a deep conditioner to help repair any damage caused.

16. Consider Hair Growth Supplements

Consider taking hair growth supplements containing biotin, folic acid, and vitamin D to promote hair growth. Consult with your doctor before starting any new supplements to ensure they don't interact with any medications you may be taking.

17. Avoid Wearing Tight Hats

Avoid wearing tight hats that can exert pressure on your hair and cause damage. Opt for looser hats or hats made from soft, breathable materials like cotton to minimize hair breakage.

18. Exercise Regularly

Engage in regular exercise to promote blood flow to your scalp, which can stimulate hair growth. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, such as jogging, cycling, or yoga.

19. Use Protein Treatments

Use protein treatments to strengthen your hair and prevent breakage, which can slow down growth. Use a protein treatment once a month to keep your hair healthy. You can purchase protein treatments or make your own using ingredients like eggs or mayonnaise.

20. Be Gentle When Towel -Drying

Avoid rough towel-drying, as it can cause damage and slow down growth. Instead, gently squeeze your hair with a towel to remove excess water or use a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt, which are gentler on the hair.

21. Avoid Using Hot Water

Hot water can dry out your hair and cause damage, hindering growth. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and finish with a cool rinse to seal the hair cuticle and promote healthier hair.

22. Protect Your Afro Hair from Chlorine

Chlorine can damage your hair and slow down growth. Before swimming, wear a swim cap or rinse your hair with water to protect it. Consider using a clarifying shampoo after swimming to remove any chlorine buildup.

23. Use a Humidifier

Use a humidifier to keep the air moist, especially during dry seasons. Moisture in the air helps prevent your hair from becoming dry and brittle, supporting healthy growth.

24. Use a Shower Filter

Install a shower filter to remove minerals from the water, such as calcium and chlorine, which can damage your hair and impede growth. Filtered water helps maintain the health of your hair.

25. Protect Your Hair from the Sun

Shield your hair from the sun's harmful rays, which can dry out your hair and cause damage. Wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair when outdoors, especially during the summer months. Consider using a leave-in conditioner with SPF to provide additional protection.

26. Use Products Sparingly

Avoid excessive use of hair products, as they can weigh down your hair and impede growth. Use only small amounts of product and focus on applying them to the hair strands rather than the scalp. Choose products suitable for your hair type and free from harsh chemicals and alcohol.

27. Grow Natural Hair without Chemicals

If you prefer a chemical-free approach to growing your hair, use gentle shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for your hair type. Incorporate deep and leave-in conditioners to moisturize and protect your hair. Embrace natural hairstyles that enhance your hair's natural texture and pattern.

28. Moisturize Your Hair Regularly

Afro hair tends to be dry and prone to breakage, so keeping it moisturized is crucial. Use a moisturizing hair mask specifically designed for afro hair, and follow up with a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to lock in moisture.

29. Avoid Using Hair Extensions

Avoid using hair extensions that require glue or adhesives, as they can damage your hair and scalp. The weight and tension from extensions can hinder hair growth. Opt for protective styles that don't strain your hair excessively.

30. Manage Stress Effectively

Stress can negatively impact hair growth. Incorporate stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as exercise, meditation, and relaxation practices, to promote overall well-being and healthier hair growth.

Dr. Amy Revene
Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Revene M.B.B.S. A dedicated General Physician at New Hope Medical Center, holds a distinguished academic background from the University of Sharjah. Beyond her clinical role, she nurtures a fervent passion for researching and crafting hair care and cosmetic products. Merging medical insights with her love for dermatological science, Dr. Revene aspires to improve well-being through innovative personal care discoveries.

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