Are you a guy trying to grow out your natural hair? You can change your whole appearance by just growing some length to your hair! There are "awkward" phases to this process, but it's well worth it. The truth of the matter is that if you're going to go through the process of growing hair that is healthy, you're gonna have to "step up" your hair care game! Especially during the upcoming dry winter season. What is required to grow healthy hair you ask? Plenty of moisture. This way, your length will maintain because your hair ends are not breaking off. Dry hair acts like dry grass. It dries up and is easily broken. I know you guys want to keep it simple, so I'll break it down for you.
- Switch up your bar soap shampoo (you know, the one you use on your body too)! Exchange that for a shampoo that adds moisture (it will state moisturizing on the bottle). A good one that I know of is the Shea Moisture moisturizing shampoo. It's pretty creamy, has no sulphates, and provides a good cleansing.
- Some guys like to skip the fancy conditioning process--that is a no-no. Find a conditioner that provides moisture and "slip". The "slip" makes it easy for the hair to be detangled (either by finger, comb, or brush).
- Find a good leave-in moisturizer, and a good oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, grape seed oil) to "lock in" that moisturizer. It's really that simple--the daily maintain. How much you wash your hair depends on how quickly your hair gets dirty. This simple routine will maximize your hair's true "self", and discourage dry, ashy, frizzy hair.