Taming New Hair Growth

January 9, 2009

New Hair Growth

This post will discuss my method of taming my new hair growth. I’m coming up on week 16 of an 18 week stretch and my hair is officially rebelling. The key for me is to make sure that I am using the right products to moisturize my hair because the new hair is super dry.

Right now it looks like I have between 1-1.5 inches unstretched on my head. And it’s sooo not fun to deal with two different textures. What I do is either moisturize with Elasta QP Mango Butter or Sta Sof Fro and throw on a satin scarf before I go to sleep. When I wake up my hair is super soft and I’m able to style it. Since hair manufacturers don’t make special new growth hair products, I also tend to try products specifically made for naturals to help me out too.



{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

L J September 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm

This is exactly the stage I’m in right now! I’m sooo glad that I found your blog:) Do you use one of the products you mentioned on the new growth only? And how often do you co-wash? I will definitely be returning to read more:)

L. J.~

Dani September 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Hi L.J.,

My regimen and products that I use have changed drastically. I still recommend the two above, but when I have issues with my new hair growth now… I just spritz my hair with water and apply coconut oil. When I need to pull my hair into a bun or another sleek hairstyle, I’ll use Syntonics Edge Define or Elasta P Glaze to handle my edges and flyaways.

I rarely cowash unless I need to go somewhere on the fly. I’ve been wigging it during most of the week and wearing twistouts on the weekend or if I have somewhere special to go.

Dani

tahishia December 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

are your twist like a braidout? are you growing your hair out of a relaxer?

Shelia December 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm

My hair has been natural for about two yrs now. I had kept it in braids to grow it out (1 yr 8 m). Now that it is totally natural I don’t know what to do with it. I try “placking” it in twists (is that what a twistout is). But it is wavy on the ends and my roots are “poofy”. I almost look like I have a wig or bad weave on top of nappy hair. And that only last about a day, then I have to re-wash (which dries my hair out) and do it again. Or else my so called “twistout” will get so tangled up I pull my hair out trying to comb it. Please help me anything will be appreciated.

Dani January 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm

@ Tahishia – Instead of styling my hair in cornrows, I twist them back. And yes, I’m transitioning out of a relaxer.

@ Shelia- You might want to experiment with other hairstyles. I was tired of wearing my usual buns and twistouts and straightened my hair recently. A new look may help you with your dilemma.

janice July 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm

my hair is a little bit past my back & my new growth is unbelievable its about 4-5 inches but im tired of permed hair i want to go back to naps for good! lol

teachermrw August 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

I read somewhere recently that braiding the roots and twisting the rest of the hair helps with the poofy roots. I’ve tried it and it works.

charles wool October 27, 2010 at 2:46 am

Well natural solution for hair growth treatment is the right option and and stay away from artificial methods. You did the right thing by selecting the natural resources. The Omega 3 and 6 saturated acids are two of the best ingredients you’ll want to look for in a treatment…..

antwain denise mcdowell November 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm

i will my hair to growth will product work

kathryn November 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

What does co wash mean?

Octavia July 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

@Kathryn a co-wash simply rids of the product that builds up in your hair. Too much product is not healthy just as too little is not healthy for your hair. You use a co-wash instead of a shampoo to keep moisture in your hair unlike shampoo which dries your hair out if you shampoo too much. I normally do a shampoo, that following week do a co-wash, then two weeks after do a deep condition.

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