Genetics plays an important role in the type of natural hair that you have and characteristics of your hair. The combination of your genetics and the products that you expose your hair can affect your hair.
Hair growth occurs in three cycles: 1. Growth (Anagen) 2 Resting (Catagen) and 3. Shedding (Telogen). Hormonal hangs in the body play a large part in the growth phase. Different hormones affect the stages differently and hormonal imbalance can have substantive impacts on the growth of hair.
Maintaining a healthy nutritious diet as well as keeping properly hydrated is a critical part of your natural hair journey. If you are taking hair vitamin, and you are dehydrated your hair will not get any benefit from the vitamins because your vital organs come first.
Exercise happens to be the most underutilized and underestimated factor in overall wellness and hair growth. Exercise is just as important as a healthy diet when it comes to natural hair maintenance.
Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you can handle more than your use to. When it comes to maintaining you’re your natural hair stress can cause your hair to begin The resting (Catagen) phase prematurely. Once the Catagen phase has started it’s only a matter of time before the telogen phase begin.
Protective styling is an important factor for maintenance. There are several things that the hair must be protected from including ultraviolet light, dryness, tangles with other hairs, lint, debris, and dust just to name a few examples.