Here are some tips to help you in your journey.
1. Do daily scalp massages: This is very essential for hair growth. Using natural and Essential oils to massage one's scalp helps in encouraging hair growth and improve blood flow in the hair follicles.
2. Deep condition hair weekly
This is very important as it helps to better manage your hair and keep it soft. Just incase you feel your hair is stubborn/dry, why not try a deep conditioning treatment weekly. You would see changes in no time.
3. Moisturise and seal ends daily
As a natural, moisture is your best friend. The big challenge for some of us is how to moisturize and keep our hair moisturized especially if you have really thick hair. Try the LOC method (liquid, oil, cream) or LCO (liquid, cream, oil). Just find what your hair loves as our hair types differ.
You can also seal with shea butter.
4. Always dry your hair with an old T-shirt.
Towel-drying your hair can break your hair strands and can cause frizz. Every natural should have that one COTTON t-shirt.Towels are too rough and tend to tangle/break your hair.
Even with a t-shirt,try not to rub too vigorously, place the shirt on your hair and scrunch your fingers to absorb excess moisture.
Simple practices like these are very important especially when it comes to maintaining hair length.