6 Steps to Growing Long, Biracial Hair

Updated on November 20, 2016

Like black hair, maintaining and growing biracial hair can be a challenge—but it's far from impossible. It's time to unlock your hair's potential. By following these six steps, you'll grow your biracial hair long and unleash the luxurious locs you've always wanted.

1. Limit Shampoos

Daily shampooing of biracial hair depletes it of moisture, leading to dryness and breakage. This hair type varies greatly, so there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Start out by shampooing once a week. If your hair gets oily quickly, switch to every four or five days.

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2. Get Regular Trims

When you're trying to grow your hair, cutting it is the last thing you want to do. As much as you may dread it, regular trims every 8 to 10 weeks are necessary to keep your hair healthy. They stop split ends and breakage before they progress further up the hair shaft.

3. Avoid Chemicals

To grow healthy biracial hair, limit the harmful chemicals you put on your locs. Relaxers change the structure of the hair shaft, leading to breakage.Hair dyes, too, are harmful and should be avoided. (Some stylists recommend using henna, which can be less damaging than traditional hair dyes.)

If you do use a chemical, consult with a professional to help reduce damage.

4. Deep Condition

A deep conditioner is an essential part of a healthy hair routine. Use a product designed to add moisture to your hair, like Mixed Chicks. Add a generous amount of conditioner to your hair and place a plastic cap over it for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with cold water to lock in moisture and seal the hair shaft.

5. Limit heat

Heating tools lead to dryness and breakage. Wearing a curly hairstyle can help you avoid such damage. If you chose to wear your hair straight, limit use of heating tools to less than once a week. Also, choose tools that require less direct heat. A hooded blow dryer, for instance, will be less harmful on your hair than a flat iron.

6. Wrap Hair at Night

At bedtime, cover your hair with a silk scarf. Not only will this prevent breakage, but it will help maintain your hairstyle. If you wear your hair straight, first section it and carefully wrap it around your head clockwise, securing it with bobby pins.

To grow your biracial hair long, follow these steps with consistency and patience. More importantly, always style your hair with a loving approach. With extra TLC, you’ll have shinier, healthier hair.

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        Brightijohn 

        2 years ago

        really good steps i will surely try them on my hair

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