Let’s Start Growing!
Are you looking to start your natural hair care journey or just want to grow longer hair? Well, you’ve come to the right place, so let’s start growing!
Over the last 4 years, I developed the Gold Energy Blend that was specially formulated to address the root causes of lack-luster hair and hair growth. My hair growth oil promotes thicker and stronger hair by clearing the hair growth path and increasing nutrients and blood flow to the scalp, in which it restores beauty and allure with remarkable results.
NOTES FOR YOU:
- Beauty takes a good bit of maintenance. You have to develop a solid hair-care regimen in order to keep your hair looking healthy. Begin with an abundance mindset and imagine what you want your hair to look like and then put in the work!
- I created the Gold Energy Growth Guide that you can use as a reference throughout your natural hair journey. It features a list of products and tools that I personally use or have used to grow and maintain my natural hair.
- Below is a list of 5 crucial steps to get you started on your hair care journey. Everything about you and your self-care is an investment, that includes your hair! These steps are very important to ensure proper hair growth especially to maintain that growth.
Step 1: Trim or Chop?
- Don’t think to hard about this! You can start entirely fresh and do the “Big Chop,” or, you can simply trim the dead ends of your hair, this one is up to you. A big chop is not completely necessary, but it is highly recommended for ridding hair of damage and for tracking new growth.
- Cutting off any dead ends is imperative to growing long, beautiful hair. I recommend visiting a licensed hairstylist to discuss your healthy hair goals and the frequency of trims that will be needed.
Step 2: Let that Heat Go!
- Get rid of heat styling tools ASAP! Let it gooo (as Keyshia Cole says).
- Applying heat is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE if you are wanting your hair to grow. I’m not sugar coating anything here. We are on a natural hair care journey and heat is not our friend!
- Excess heat can damage the hair strands to create frizz and dry out your scalp – you don’t need heat – that’s it!
- My hair tremendously changed once I stopped using heat on it, but If you are stubborn (like me sometimes lol), or just want to do a length check, be sure to always, ALWAYS use a ceramic or titanium flat-iron (they heat evenly and cool quickly) with heat controls; not just a low or high setting.
- It is recommended that you go to a professional hairstylist for a proper blowout, but if you must do it yourself, please use a silicone-free heat protectant on your hair.
Step 3: Products and Tools
- Begin your new hair care routine with new, tailored products and new tools that will cater to YOUR needs and YOUR hair goals. Don’t worry about what the next person is doing. Discover your hair type and work from there. You will want to be sure to stay away from things that don’t benefit you – that means buying unnecessary products, or ones that don’t have the right ingredients, etc..
- The Gold Energy Growth Guide has the exact products that I use and of course, you are welcomed to modify as needed. All of the advice I give below is based on my own personal experience and results.
TOOLS & PRODUCTS TO BUY
A Proper Detangling Brush – The goal is to prevent split-ins and keep curls moisturized while also spending less time in the shower. The Tangle Teezer is a life changer for curly or coily natural hair, and your whole head will be tangle-free in under 10 minutes!
Shampoo – You won’t use this often, but it will be needed for specific wash days. The type of shampoo needed is based on your hair type, but always use a sulfate-free shampoo if your hair is naturally oily or you develop a greasy scalp easily. Shampooing will remove buildup and allow your scalp to breathe which is important for healthy hair growth.
- Fine/Thin Hair – Shampoo every day.
- Medium Hair – Shampoo once a week or co-wash 2-3 times a week.
- Course/Thick Hair – Shampoo once a week or once every two weeks and co-wash every day.
Deep Conditioner/Hair Mask and Co-wash -Your deep conditioner should be specific to your hair care needs. A repairing hair mask is recommended to provide moisturizing and strengthening benefits to your hair. Your co-wash is going to be a conditioner that you will use in place of a shampoo every day, or, 2-3 times a week to keep your strands moisturized and growing strong from the roots.
Leave-in Conditioner – While your hair is wet, it’s important to lock in that moisture with a beautiful leave-in conditioner. This is a must-have for kinky, thick, curly, and wavy hair ! Depending on your hair type and density, you can choose between a leave-in spray for medium hair or cream for thicker hair.
Hair Growth Oil – The Gold Energy Hair Growth Oil is imperative for promoting fast and healthy hair growth. Once you have used the product for 1-2 weeks and have experienced no scalp irritation, it is perfectly safe to begin using daily. This oil will need to be applied twice a day and massaged into the scalp for maximum results.
Anti-Frizz Serum, Ultra Hydrating Serum, or Shine Serum – After the moisture is locked in from your leave-in conditioner, a serum is used as a styling tool to treat a number of hair concerns from out-of-control frizz and adding shine, to protecting hair against environmental aggressors. It’s different from the growth oil that works mainly to condition on the inside, whereas serums are used as a quick fix to treat hair at the surface. This will be a part of the LOC or LCO Methods if you choose to follow that routine.
Edge Control – Your edge control will need to be alcohol-free! Alcohol infused products and slicking hair back makes the hair dry. Adding tension to hair that is dry can cause thinning and hair breakage. Furthermore, the area around your hairline is subjected to acne if you are not careful or keeping up with a proper skincare routine. Edge control is perfect to keep down flyaways, but be sure you are applying it as close to your hairline as possible and not on your forehead!
Additional Styling Products – I like to use a curl activator cream to make my curls bouncy and frizz-free all day. If you choose a gel, hairspray, or mousse to hold curls in place, just like the edge control – it needs to be alcohol-free!
Step 4: Create Habits & Routines
- Start your routine now! Research and write out your natural hair routine and it will 100% ensure your desired hair growth length.
- Have someone take a before picture of your hair and again in 4-8 weeks.
- Have a plan for which day you will shampoo, as that is usually an all-day task. It can definitely be turned into a beautiful self-care day, too. I love to shampoo, deep condition, and do a face mask on Sundays when I can relax or anytime while I’m doing chores around the house.
Step 5: Develop Self Love
- Don’t forget to develop a self-love and self-care routine! Growing your hair is a challenge, so don’t be discouraged if it is taking a while to see results or you don’t really like how your hair turns out some days. Growth is all about patience, and it allows you to discover new things about yourself.
- Make it a fun process; keep a photo journal on insta and write down products you love using. You will want to keep a record of what is working and what is not so that you can modify your routine and keep growing long, beautiful hair.
- It takes a lot of time and money to find the right products, so knowing what you are putting in your hair will save you in the long run.
- Lastly, take selfies, turn on some music, and don’t forget to braid and protect your hair at night, especially while using the growth oil.
Love yourself, because self-love is the best love, and that is the key to any growth in life.Tatiana