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4 Lesser-Known Practices of Naturals with Long Hair

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By Chinwe (pictured above) of Hair and Health

What do Cipriana, Francheska, Geniece and most other long-haired naturals have in common when it comes to regimens?  Well, it is no secret that protective styling, low manipulation, minimum heat usage, and washing in sections are generally a must.  But what other components of our regimens have helped us to achieve long, healthy hair?  Here are four that are generally overlooked:

1. Washing: Conditioner washes or pre-shampoo treatments

When it comes to washing our hair, we either do an oil/conditioner treatment prior to shampooing (i.e., pre-poo) or we use conditioner as a shampoo substitute (i.e., co-wash).  Why?  Because pre-pooing and co-washing help us to avoid the drying effects of shampoo, which can lead to brittle, breaking hair.  Additionally, certain pre-poo treatments, like coconut oil, can strengthen the hair and minimize hygral fatigue (i.e., stress on the hair due to water uptake and eventual evaporation). Those of us who do use shampoos generally go for sulfate-free ones, which can further decrease any drying effects.   However, even with sulfate-free shampoos, many of us still pre-poo for added protection.

2. Trimming rarely or dusting instead

Many long-haired naturals go a year (yes, a year) between trims while a few go six months at the minimum.  Some long-haired naturals do not trim at all and just “dust” or do a “search and destroy”. A “dust” involves trimming ¼ inch or less off the ends.  Doing a “search and destroy” involves only trimming those strands that have visible split ends.  What is the bottom line?  Generally, we only trim when our hair absolutely needs it AND we keep our hair fairly healthy so that it does not need one often.

3. Staple Products: Oils and inexpensive conditioners

When it comes to staple products, we generally love oils and conditioners, and they do not have to be fancy, expensive brands either!  Conditioners help to reduce dryness and breakage. Oils either replenish or seal in moisture, depending on the type.  Additionally, oils help to minimize knots and tangles, which can be death to our length retention.  Some of us long-haired naturals also love to add oils to our conditioners to provide extra slip for detangling.

4. Detangling: Wide-tooth, seamless comb or fingers

When it comes to detangling, we generally use our fingers and/or a wide-tooth, seamless comb.  Those of us who use combs usually do so on conditioner-soaked hair and with the K‑cutter or a bone (or resin) comb to avoid snagging and ripping.  Those of us who finger detangle do so on wet or dry, lubricated hair depending on what works for us.  Whether we detangle with our fingers or a wide-tooth, seamless comb depends heavily on our hair texture, density, type, and styling process.  What about the brush and thin-tooth comb?  Many of us steer clear of them.

Though these are the more common techniques of healthy, long-haired naturals, you will find that a few of us stray from these basics.  Ultimately, what works for one individual may not work for another, so learn what works for YOU!  Hopefully this can be a guide, but most importantly, keep in mind these three concepts:

Less is more!  Keep it simple!  And leave your hair alone!

Ladies, what have been your experiences with these practices? Do you have any more to share?

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Malaika Adero
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Malaika Adero

Thank you for continuing the publication of this great site. You teach me, make me smile, and affirm the so-called unconventional beauty practices I was taught and practice such as the “4 Lesser-known Practices of Naturals with Long Hair.” Do tell, everybody!

Emma
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Emma

Hey, hope you dont mind me asking, your name? Are you African?

barbaranaturallyspeaking
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This sounds like my regimen. Cowashing with inexpensive conditioners, oils, detangling with wide tooth combs, and rarely trimming or dusting is my m.o. I used to trim more however since I rarely apply heat i’ts been more like every 6 months. I try to oil and truly take care of the ends of my hair. I also leave conditioner on my hair and make sure that the ends dry with conditioner as well. When I do go to get a flat iron the stylist rarely trims much off and my hair tends to maintain a healthy look and length. I’m… Read more »

Runawaygal©
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Runawaygal©

Yes yes :-):-) i do all that..patiently waiting for length like a woman in wwII yearning for a lover to come back from war *sigh*

O dear lover, how I yearn for thee..”

Rachel
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I absolutely love this reply 🙂

Runawaygal©
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Runawaygal©

Lol.. I got carried away a bit 🙂

Ja'can Girl
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Ja'can Girl

+1 🙂

MsTerrikaDene
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MsTerrikaDene

MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!!!!
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Ronnie
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Ronnie

+2!

Michaelle
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Michaelle

I wish this was posted months ago! Before, I was convinced my hair hated coconut oil and many other ingredients, and blamed them for drying my hair out. My hair absolutely loves coconut oil now that I FINALLY stopped washing it so much. Also, I’m already noticing some great results from doing a pre-poo after only starting a week ago. I’m also beginning to wonder if many think they are protein sensitive because their hair gets brittle when using a protein based conditioner after they SHAMPOO. Think about it, protein makes the hair stronger, so if this occurs after your… Read more »

lindy
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lindy

OOOh Michaelle, Thanks for that tip about protein. Makes so much sense.

hairscapades
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Michaelle, I learned last year that protein should be followed with a moisturizing conditioner (I use a DC). Game changer. Now, I’m constantly trying to get those who think they are protein sensitive to try it again the right way if I suspect, based on their complaints, that they are over-conditioned. I just wonder why most protein conditioners/reconstructors don’t indicate that they should be followed by something moisturizing to restore suppleness!! Maybe fewer of us would think we were protein sensitive and avoid protein unnecessarily and to our hair’s detriment!! Anywho, I also wanted to agree with all of these!!… Read more »

hairscapades
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I’ll just point out about the last pic that it’s thinner at the bottom because I have layers and the crown is the curliest hair on my head, whereas the nape is almost straight :/. So, it shrinks at different rates and always gives an “interesting” rear view. *lol*

Shelli

Michaelle
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Michaelle

Hairscapades, I agree with you 100%. My hair is looking so healthy now that I pree-poo and deep condition. Just like you said, so many naturals are probably not protein sensitive as they think.

Valeria
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Valeria

Hairscapades,

Your hair is gorgeous. It looks very healthy, too.

hairscapades
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Thank you Valeria!!

Michelle B.
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I thought I was the only one who didnt trim all the time. Whew glad to know im not the only one!

Michaelle
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Michaelle

No problem Lindy!

Michaelle
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Michaelle

By the way, thanks for posting! 🙂

amh2215
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amh2215

I’m also someone with long, natural hair. I trim my hair about once a year mostly because I get split ends so soon after trimming that doing it everytime they show up seems futile (I have alot of hair but very thin strands). I have notices that my split ends reach a sort of equilibrium after a while lol. I wash once a week and put totally raw jamaican castor oil bought from the market in my hair for a couple of hourse before shampooing.

Mariah Clay
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Thank you!! I love them all, but I am just starting to build up a regimen and now I love to co-wash, but with what? I noticed that some cheap conditioners that some naturals use (Aussie, Dove) have alcohol in it and was curious as to what would work that doesn’t have any harsh chemicals in it. Right now, I’m using Africa’s Best Conditioner, can you recommend some quality conditioners that aren’t expensive?

Gee
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Gee

There is a difference between the type of alcohols listed in ingredients. Some are drying but the ones used in conditioners are fatty alcohols which moisturizes the hair. For example, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol etc. These are not harsh chemicals.

leslie
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leslie

Have you tried Trader Joes Spa conditioner? The conditioners I use to co-wash: Giovanni Direct Leave-In, Aubry Organics,Trader Joes($2.99) and Shea Moisture Restorative. I pre-poo with %100 pure coconut oil and Shea Moisture’s anti breakage mask left on for 1/2 hour or more. I tried this once over night and my hair was like BUTTTAHH!After all is said and done, I go in with my BEE MINE products.
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lindy
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lindy

Tresemme naturals.

Corynne
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I started with Suave Naturals now I use mostly V05 Moisture Milks less than a dollar at Wal-Mart.

KaraJ
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KaraJ

Using those cheap conditioners has always been a plus for me, I have never felt that I have to use expensive conditioners in order to achieve maximum results. Also the use of oils, recently I have noticed with the increase in using oils on my ends (castor oil or olive oil) my hair is now free from single strand knots.

Si
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Glad I’m doing three out of the four things (co-washing, finger detangling & using sulfate free conditioner and oil) bring on the long hair! 🙂

Zenith
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Zenith

Like this post! I agree with what these ladies are saying and doing. I cowash 2x per week with cheapie condish, because I work out every day and don’t want sweat build up. I DC once a week (prior to second cowash) and henna once a month. I use pure argan oil (or a coconut/argan oil combo) on the ends after each cowash and application of a leave-in. I dust my ends every 4–6 months to prevent knots and splits. I use my fingers 80% of the time for ‘combing’. I use no heat whatsoever. I have seen the health… Read more »

Rene
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Rene

Why do I feel like its hopeless to finger comb my hair? It’s 3c but gets really really tangled when I wake up so I wet my hair practically every day

Miz B
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Miz B

I’m a natural who still shampoos, I use Dr. Bronners peppermint soap.
When I first started my transition, I co-washed but I cannot find the time anymore! The motto of “keep it simple and leave it alone” does not work for me because I have to twist my hair every other day or else I will look a hot mess!

Jareca
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Jareca

A pre-poo that has worked really well for me goes as follows:
about 1/2 a cup of regular sour cream
2 or 3 tbsp. of your conditioner
2 or 3 tbsp. of honey
1 egg
2 or 3 tbsp. of whole milk

Leave it on your hair for 30 min. to an hour before you shampoo. It protects your hair from the shampooing process(if you use a sulfate shampoo) and leaves your hair very soft.

Miz B
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Miz B

Thanks Jareca!

Dana
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Dana

I experience a lot of breakage when I wash my hair. Those SSKs get me before and after a wash and condition. So i’m gonna try and wash in sections. I can’t wrap my brain around prepooing. You’re producing more product buildup when the goal is to clean the hair from product buildup. idk. When I did try it, i didn’t notice anything better then when I didn’t do it. Maybe I need another concoction. being natural=mad (product) scientist…lol.

Amy
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Amy

Prepooing works for me because my hair is extremely thirsty. I prepoo to protect my hair from the harsh effects of the shampoo. If I shampoo without prepooing then my hair tangles up a looot.

Melissa
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Melissa

after a while preepooing does build up so what you can do is use a clrifying shampoo once a month or bimonthly.…that way you can start fresh

Danielle
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Danielle

The great thing about pre-pooing with coconut oil is that it has the ability to penetrate your hair shaft and help prevent hygral fatigue.
Check out the article, mad scientist 🙂

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11413497

Shira
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Shira

I have arm pit length natural hair (is that considered “long”?) and do all of these practices except for co-wash. I have issues with my scalp so I have to use a medicated shampoo on my scalp at least once a week. For my hair though, I use sulfate free shampoos and make sure to DC to combat the drying affects that the medicated shampoo may have. I notices that a lot of the people who are product junkies and like to spend a ridiculous amount of money on the latest/greatest/expensive hair products usually have mediocre, short to medium length… Read more »

TINA SMITH
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TINA SMITH

No.your hair is short

nubia
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nubia

I have the same length almost BSL, but not quite yet and I do not consider my hair short mid length yes short no. I do not co wash simply because I have never nor will I ever leave my house with wet hair no matter the season.. this is how I was raised and it is what works for me. I keep it simple as well and actually now wash and DC every other week due to time and I am having good retention. So to each her own and you truly have to find what works for you… Read more »

caribbeancurl
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caribbeancurl

Your comment about co-washing = leaving the house with wet hair tells me that you do not understand what co-washing is. It is simply washing the hair with conditioner/s only instead of shampoo. When that process is done you carry on as usual.…whether drying, styling, twisting, combing etc. Hope that clarifies

nubia
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nubia

I do totally understand, but most people that I know who co- wash also constantly wear w&g. So, yes it can be done and then dried, but that isnt what I normally see.….

Miz B
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Miz B

I feel you! I’m not a wash and go naturalista either…can’t do it. I practiced co-washing but my life is too busy now to do this extra step so I section my hair, clip it with the butterfly clips and only cleanse my scalp. I deep condition afterwards. I do this every two weeks. I agree with Nubia, you have to do what works for you and as long as I deep condition I’m good to go.

Jessica
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Jessica

I co-wash and I never do wash-n-gos. I just cowash once a week in place of shampooing.

Barbara
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Barbara

APL is not short, stop it.

nubia
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nubia

+1

Pecanprincess southernstyle
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Pecanprincess southernstyle

Arm pit length is short????? Since when????

Pecanprincess southernstyle
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Pecanprincess southernstyle

Oops, replied too soon hahahaha anyway, +2!!!!!

Lon
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Lon

Lol, i think she was being sarcastic!

Amy
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Amy

Some naturals become product junkies because they want to experiment and find products that work for them. And there are also people with long hair who have found their staple products but just want to try other products. Is that a crime?

goyta
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goyta

not really but most of the women who frequent beauty supply stores have the most godawful hair. it’s an observation.

Joan B. in S. C.
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Joan B. in S. C.

@goyta, now because of you, I will have to stalk the ladies shopping at Sallys.

Jo Somebody
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Jo Somebody

Great post. Also have to remember no matter how steadfast you are in your regimen, you must have patience. It will take time whatever you do!

treece
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treece

I see no differences in hair length in women who use cheap vs expensive products. How well you care for your hair will aide length retention

Dancin' Mama
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Dancin' Mama

So what is the best thing to do for sweating? I own a dance studio and I sweat almost everyday. I feel like my hair gets funky fast so it needs to be washed. Should I just co-wash it between washes? And how often is too often to wash/co-wash my hair? That may be why it is not growing!!!

Zenith
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Zenith

Hi Dancin’ Mama Just thought I’d throw my 2 cents in in hopes that it may help. I run and/or spin 7 days a week and sweat a ton. For me, using a wide sweatband (either old school terry cloth or something like Lululemon’s band made with super absorbant material) during my workout then removing it and replacing it with a dry one right after and leaving it on for my hair to dry works. I co wash twice weekly. I sometimes just rinse my hair with water and apply a leave-in if it is feeling like it needs it… Read more »

Dancin' Mama
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Dancin' Mama

Thanks! I recently bbought a bottle of that not so inexpensive argan oil but I have not used it much. I guess I need to start using it more. I was afraid I was rinsing/washing/co-washing too much. Do you mind sharing what kind of conditioner you use? I have started using redken smooth down butter treat because I can leave some on my hair and I noticed that it is not as dry.

goyta
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goyta

i tend to wash my hair several times a week, and in my opinion so long as you’re not getting breakage it’s okay to do it as often as you wish.

Eboni
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Eboni

Yep! This is exactly what I do for my hair. Each of these pratices are essential for me. Yesterday, for the first time I was actually able to co-wash & install braids (for a braid-out) in about 4 hours, versus 6–8 hours believe it or not, lol.

So not only are these practices essential for hair maintainence(as far as decreasing SSKs, dryness, etc.), but they also save time.

Candice
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Candice

How do you you dust your hair especially the back? I recently had a trim and a whole lot of hair was cut , I don’t want to go through that again!

ANASTASIA
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ANASTASIA

Hey Candice! When I get a “trim” I clearly explain to the stylist that I only want my hair/ends cleaned up. I ask them to show me in the mirror how much they plan on taking off before I allow them to trim. Also inform the stylist that you are “growing” out your hair and wear it “natural” most of the time. I always flat iron my hair before I get my ends clipped. I know this may sound crazy, but I only allow male stylist to clip my ends! LOL..Good luck next time:)

zimza
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zimza

Anastasia, I had to laugh out loud on “but I only allow male stylist to clip my ends”. Women can be so unreasonable with one another sometimes. Personally, I wouldn’t trust anyone to trim my hair except me.

Vonnie
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Vonnie

My comment below was meant for your question.

Pecanprincess southernstyle
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Pecanprincess southernstyle

You should read the curly girl method book by lorraine maisey (may have spelled that wrong) in it she shows how to cut curly ends…

Sherron
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i co-wash my hair 2–3 times a week with Suave Naturals conditioner ($1.75 for a 22.5 ounce bottle) and use 100% natural unrefined African shea butter as my leave-in conditioner i comb my hair with my fingers or a wide-tooth plastic comb ONLY when my hair is WET i use alcohol-free protein styling gel (the dark brown gel)on my hair and spray water on it almost daily i do NOT use heat or chemicals on my hair my hair has been natural for only 17 months & it is already much longer than several people i know whose hair has… Read more »

Vonnie
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Vonnie

Either that, or you could bite the bullet and dust your hair yourself. Naptural85 has a tutorial on YT on how to “trim” your hair, but essentially she is dusting it. I follow that procedure about every 6 months.

HeyHeyHey
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HeyHeyHey

One thing I’ve seen is that most naturals with long hair have a very good health routine; i.e. they take care of their bodies as well. Most long haired naturals I’ve come across have very healthy diets rich in nutrients and exercise consistently. This is almost just as important, if not more, as good hair products and practices IMO.

Pecanprincess southernstyle
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Pecanprincess southernstyle

So true!!!!

Nky
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I think it was Plato who wrote we learn by doing . No how-to books, writing coruess and workshops can match the value of just putting pen to paper every day, writing with discipline and perseverance in defiance of all the world’s muteness (Nabokov). Good luck to you and write on

merry
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merry

had i not had scissors in hair (sir) syndrome over the last year, i probably would have retained five inches of hair instead of four. lol.

claudia
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claudia

I have mid-back length hair. Co-washing makes my hair very limp. As of yet, I can’t figure out why my hair doesn’t like co-washing. I have tried TRESemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner, Hello Hydration…etc. I really believe it’s the alochol. What has helped me to save time and money by not using as much water is .…once a month on dry hair, I section wash my hair with a dye bottle that is filled with a shampoo (sulfate-free) and a water spray bottle. First, with my water spray bottle, I spray water onto my scalp then apply the shampoo. Using the… Read more »

NicciNaturale
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NicciNaturale

All of these are key points to reaching my hair length goal. My hair almost seems to smile at me after I prepoo/ finger detangle with coconut oil, cowash (using either Tresseme Naturals, Trader Joe’s Tingle Tree, or Suave Tropical Coconut), and deep condition with As I Am deep conditioner. I use Kimmaytube, leave-in recipe and viola!! :-). I am definitely going to try more protective styles with my natural hair to see if it makes a difference. I’m a nail tech and I work at a Salon with 13 stylist. There are only 3 I would let come close… Read more »

Auset
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Yeah, I’m definitely going back to co-washing only. Sometimes I think moisturizing shampoos are a myth.

She She
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She She

I love this post, and soooo agree with everything that was written, in fact using these methods have made my hair grow the longest that it has ever been in my life! I thinking keeping ur hands out of hair, conditioning it alot! adding alot of water-which in the summer time I wet it almost every other day sometimes, and use sulfate free ‑shampoos and pre poo and bam-hair is down to BSL. My goal is to my hips. I admit I struggle with HIH syndrome, but I cover my hair due to religious reasons so that helps with my… Read more »

Nana
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Nana

I must say I am very thankful for you gals!!! <3 on my way to my hair goals by going back to basics<3

mangomadness
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mangomadness

I agree 120% with this article!

I always do a pre-shampoo treatments with conditioner/oil before cleansing my hair, I dust my ends about every 3 — 4 months, I finger-detangle exclusively and I use oils for haircare [coconut oil for pre-poos | castor oil for sealing and pre-poos].

I would like to add two more practices — detangling hair before shampooing and washing in two-strand twisted sections. These practices reduce breakage and thus help retain length.

Michelle B.
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I thought I was the only one who didnt trim my ends so much!!! I do all these!!!! 🙂 and I LOVE CO- WASHING!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jo
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Jo

+100

Etomi
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Etomi

While my hair isn’t long, it’s long for me. For most of my life, I could grow about a three inch natural — it would never grow beyond that. And as with most AA women of my generation, I abused my hair with relaxers, texturizers and hair coloring. Two years ago, I learned about co-washing, and I’ve been doing it ever since. Right now, my hair is a little longer than shoulder length. Even with that, I suffered quite a bit of hair loss — from the scalp, but no breakage. This has worried me to no end. I regularly… Read more »

NubianPrize
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NubianPrize

Good information here ! My 4a hair isn’t long yet; just about mid neck length if stretched out. I follow all of these practices: I’ve been using WEN Fig since June as a co wash/shampoo but sometimes,to save $$ I will co wash with Trader Joe’s Moisturizing condish…that stuff’s DA BOMB ! Has plenty of slip for easy detangling… & I might add a little baking soda if there’s buildup.I also prepoo with EVCO,ayurvedic oils,or other oils: jojoba, JBCO, avocado,etc.I’ve been doing trims & dusting to get rid of scab hair & now it’s all gone so no more dusting… Read more »

Ronnie
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Ronnie

I know some naturals are wholly against brushing the hair. But I think brushing has helped my 4b daughter’s hair greatly with length retention. My youngest daughter has bra-strap length hair stretched and she started from a boy short haircut because she had her locs cut off. Her regimen: I only brush my daughter’s roots — not through the length of her hair on a daily basis. I only comb on wash day. Her grandmother brushes her natural hair regularly and has hair that naturally rests a little bit below bra-strap unstretched. She told me that her mother taught her… Read more »

essentialbeauties
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I do a dc with an oil mix, shea butter, honey, and sometimes egg. Leave on for 30min-hour, and then wash with my african black soap. I finger detangle and sometimes use a denman? brush while my hair is wet. I havnt had a trim since i let my hair back out in jan and im still kinda confused on how to dust…i saw someone twist their hair and trim the hairs sticking out the twist but is that a good way to do it? Im shoulder length striving for butt length.

BlackAngelPlayah
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And the use of curl activator might be #5. LoL! Lots of us use old school curl activator aka jheri curl juice! It’s mostly water, aloe and glycerin. And moisturizes and defines curls like nobody’s business. 🙂

napfrocurlzgirl
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I just realized this is a recycled post, but still worthy of reading. I’ve had the best luck with this regimen”
1. Prepoo w/deep conditioning treatment mixed with various oils under my steamer each week.
2. Detangle with wide tooth comb and twisting hair in sections prior to washing.
3. Minimal heat and if I do use heat, I use the Moptop Maven method to blowdry my hair.
4. I trim once a year.
5. I wear my hair in twists under a wig ALL winter and since I’m in Michigan, that can be for 6 months. But, I do wash and retwist every week.
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Andrea
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I do all of those. I’m between BSL and MBL(if not already there) and I think the most important of those is pre-pooing, finger detangling, and dusting. I hardly ever trim but I dust a lot because SSKs are still a battle for me. I’ve miraculously achieved length but I still struggle with breakage, even while adhering to all of those. What my journey has shown me so far is that I must continually assess the health of my hair periodically. I mean stepping back and thinking about how my hair has been fairing, why, and what the next game… Read more »

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[…] — How I retain Length ( I guess my secret LOL) I don’t clip my ends often ladies!!! Maybe once a year! I have not had my ends clipped since last year! But, My stylist said my ends and hair was healthy because I take care of it and they didn’t need to be clipped often. I know many long-haired naturals that do this. There is also an article on it found here: http://bglh-marketplace.com/2012/08/4‑lesser-known-practices-of-naturals-with-long-hair/ […]

Michelle@RadiantBrownBeauty
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I have to say I buck the co-washing only regimen. I don’t feel it gets the scalp as clean. now that’s not to say that I would use shampoo with sulfates. I alternate shampoo and co-washing weekly to ensure I get my scalp clean. Otherwise, it itches. Shea Moisture Raw Shea shampoo is my shampoo of choice and I alternate it with As I Am Cowash.

Now to grow out these darn layers. I hate them when I straighten my hair annually. They’re only becoming to me when my hair is in it’s naturally curly state.
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Shamel
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Shamel

Michelle@RadiantBrownBeauty, We have an almost IDENTICAL hair regimen. I shampoo my hair every other week (typically twice per month) and alternate it with co-wash in between (also twice a month). I am a fan of Shea Moisture Restorative shampoo and condition. I colored my hair so it is great for maintaining my moisture, shine, and luster. My hair is also cut in layers (LOL). However, I love them when straight but not so much when my hair is natura (curly) because it looks short in the front. I am pleased to say I regularly follow all of these steps :).

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[…] when I first started my healthy hair journey, but since then I’ve gotten lazy. After reading this article on Black Girl Long Hair, I’m convinced I need to start pre-pooing again. Below is an […]

Tyler
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Lesser known?”
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NoTime4Bimbos
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NoTime4Bimbos

Now tell us something we don’t know please.…..

Juston N Virginia McKinley
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Juston N Virginia McKinley

Yup that’s it! & this has worked all of my 27 yrs of living. I have never had a perm to date???? love my Parents for that but I don’t really trim as recommended. On avg maybe once every 2 years is my method (BSL /avg 14.5 inches).

Lisa
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Lisa

I do all these things and I’m not natural

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[…] posted on BGLH. What do Cipriana, Francheska, Geniece and most other long-haired naturals […]

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