How Do You Grow an Afro Fast?

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To grow an Afro quickly, use a gentle shampoo in addition to protein treatments and hair vitamins. It's also recommended to use moisture treatments, a wide-tooth comb and either a satin scarf or a satin pillowcase while sleeping.

Damaging sulfates found in shampoos can lead to hair breakage and loss of essential oils. Examples of sulfates include sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate and TEA lauryl sulfate. The only time that shampoos that contain these sulfates should be used is when the hair is being clarified, which should be done once a month while growing an Afro.

Using eggs as a protein treatment is an effective way to grow an Afro faster. The reason that protein is so essential when attempting to get hair to grow faster is that hair is comprised mostly of protein. Whenever chemicals are used to straighten hair, it causes the hair to lose much of its strength. A protein treatment should only be used every two weeks for hair that is either damaged or has been chemically treated.

Hair vitamins should contain ingredients such as folic acid, MSM and biotin. Vitamins help to extend the natural growth limit of hair, also known as the anagen phase.