It is possible to have long black hair without using any products. The hair care market is filled with various products that are designed to grow black hair long. Some of these products are expensive. With others of them there is no guarantee of results. But there are methods a black person can utilize that promotes hair growth. Taking good care of your hair is probably the best way to get the hair long and keep it long.

Massage the scalp by placing both hands on the head. Spread out the fingers to reach both the crown and the back of the head. Move fingers back and forth to gently move the scalp. The article “Can Scalp Massage Stimulate Hair Growth” on the HairLossExpert website recommends massaging the scalp for 1 to 3 minutes regularly to improve blood flow to the scalp. This brings more nutrients to the hair follicles so the hair can grow faster.

Rinse out shampoo and conditioner with cool water. The article “Learn How to Grow Long Hair and Keep It Healthy” on the LongLocks website suggests using water as cold as you can stand. Cold water is less drying and damaging than hot water. The cold water also helps to make hair shinier.

Towel dry the hair instead of using a blow dryer. Or let the hair air dry. If you must use a blow dryer do so, only on a low temperature setting suggests the article “Black Hair Care Tips” on the HairCareGuide website.

Comb hair with a wide tooth comb to remove tangles. Don’t use a brush on hair, not even dry hair, suggests LongLocks. Brushes can break the hair strands. Use the fingers to also remove tangles.

Trim hair every month. Cut off one-half inch suggests LongLocks. Go to a hair salon or trim the ends yourself.