Hair growth is slower in a black woman's hair due to its thicker texture. The hair is often coarse and dry, but using certain hair tools, shampoos and conditioners can help increase hair growth in black women.
Silk Wrap Caps
Use silk wrap caps instead of cotton wrap caps to help hair grow. Cotton tends to pull out hair at night, especially with active sleepers, but silk wraps protect the natural oils and reduce breakage.
Leave-in conditioners moisten, detangle and protect black hair, making it grow quicker. Natural and botanical oils also hydrate black hair, making it grow in healthier.
Hair oil products such as Luster's Pink Lotion and Parnevu oil keep the scalp moist and help eliminate dandruff. Apply oil to the scalp once every one to two weeks to eliminate flakes.
Dandruff causes the scalp to itch and may also cause a rash, which can cause hair loss. By using anti-dandruff shampoos such as Pantene Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Women of Color, dandruff won't build up and hair will continue to grow.
Vitamins can increase hair growth, especially multivitamins that include vitamins B12, B6 and B1, which also moisten and protect skin.
For a wrap hairstyle, use a feather comb rather than a fine-toothed comb. Feather combs will help detangle hair and are less likely to pull it out.