- Practice a good hair care regimen which includes shampooing and conditioning hair regularly. Penny goes through this process weekly using various moisturizing shampoos and deep conditioners. The best products are those that are natural and/or organic, sodium lauryl sulfate-free and paraben-free.
- Use moisturizing products. Penny does not believe that you can over-condition your hair. Pamper your hair with things that lock in moisture which helps to promote growth. Not just deep conditioners, but there are several leave-in conditioners and styling aids that are moisturizing.
- Trim your ends on a regular basis. This should be done at least every six to eight weeks preferably by a professional.
- Wear "protective hair styles" when possible. Protective styles will cause the least amount of stress on the weakest part of your hair, the line where relaxed hair meets new growth. Protective styles will also keep the ends of your hair from drying out. Styles that are beneficial during the growing out process include buns, ponytails, braids and twists, but try not to pull the hair tight too often.
- Be patient. It is said that hair grows an average of one-half inch per month.
- KeraCare - (they have a great product for dry itchy scalp. http://www.avlon.com/)
- Creme of Nature - (they have a good moisturizing shampoos)
- Motions - (they have a new natural line with Marula Oil)
- Aphogee - (they have a good products for damaged hair)
- Keratase - (Oleo-Relax line treats dry, course hair, is pricey but has gotten great reviews)
- Pantene Relaxed and Natural - (they have a good conditioning/moisturizing products)
- Queen Helene or Lekair Cholesterol - (deep conditioning treatment; a Penny pick!)
Penny asks that you please share your favorite products and additional tips if you have been successful in your attempt to go natural. Penny and the posse would be grateful. Hope this was helpful.
Be blessed. Be beautiful.