Dear KCCM…What are the Tricks to Growing Healthy Hair?

Dear Readers of KCCM,

What are the best ways to keep my hair at it’s healthiest?

Can you give me advice about Shampoo’s & Conditioners to use as well as how often?

What are your moisturizing techniques?

I’ve heard about protein treatments, what are they good for and how often should the be done?

What else should I do to keep my hair healthy?



C’mon help her out ladies!

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Alicia James

    I'm not sure if there are any real tricks to actually growing longer hair, but I do know that one of the most important things is making sure you are healthy in the inside and it will definitey show on the outside; meaning skin, hair, nails! Drink plenty of water, take your vitamins take care of yourself. Then, focus on the rest. I think the best thing is to not make it too difficult with hundreds of products. Find what works for you. Get a good moisturizer or oil, and remember that water water water is one of the best moisturizers your hair can have! You can do hot oil treatments to make sure that your ends and hair strands stay healthy! In the end, no one elses hair is like yours, and it takes research and sometimes fails to finally find what makes your hair happy!

    Alicia James

  • Lisa

    Great advice from Alicia. I would also like to add that trimming your hair regularly helps. Some people don't need to trim that often because they wear protective styles and their ends stay intact. But the ends are the oldest parts of our hair and if they aren't managed well you will lose length to split ends that ultimately cause breakage.

    Also, I am a firm believer in keeping the scalp clean. If your scalp is not clean, your pores get clogged and hinder growth. I never oil my scalp anymore after learning how much that clogs up pores.

    I'm not 100% natural yet but these are things I did to keep my hair long when I was relaxed and I kept long tresses. The overlapping was what damaged my hair but when it was healthy, I attribute my long hair to trims, clean scalp and using a good natural moisturizer 3-4 times per week. I do the same thing to my transitioning hair and it is growing like a weed!