Hair Care

How to retain length for more hair growth.

Hair growth butter

There are many products out there that claim to help with hair growth. While some of them are true, the main goal should be to learn how to retain the growth you actually do achieve. If your hair is breaking at the rate of growth or faster then any efforts you are making to grow your hair will not be fruitful. In this post, I will suggest how you can retain the length you do get since that may be the key to you actually reaping the reward of your hard work.

Embracing a moisture rich regimen

The first thing you need to do is to make sure to incorporate moisture fully into your hair regimen. I believe this has been highly emphasized in the natural hair industry. Weather changes lead to a higher or lower need for moisture. However, it is important to  ensure there is a balance of moisture in your hair. You don’t ever want too much or too little. After washing your hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, you will need to apply a leave in conditioner and a moisturizing sealant. We highly recommend a simple spray on water based leave in conditioner. Our aloe and lemongrass leave in is a great moisture rich detangling leave in. The sealant you apply will go a long way in determining how long your hair will typically stay moisturized and soft. Our hair growth butter really rises to the occasion here. It is packed with rich hair softening ingredients to condition the hair and leave it super soft for a long period of time. It is a pure delight for the hair, absorbs seamlessly into the hair strands and nourishes and protects the scalp. Furthermore, your hair will grow wildly with this butter, no joke! This all in one silky soft butter contains fantastic softening and conditioning ingredients for different types of hair . Infused with acai, horsetail, fenugreek and moringa extracts. The butter comes in two versions, scented and unscented.

Incorporating frequent hot Oil treatments

This simple treatment is an incredible way to provide your scalp with nourishing goodness of oils but without the risk of build up and possible irritations. Carrier oils are great but leaving them on your scalp all the time may expose your scalp to build up problems thereby causing more harm than good. Hot oil treatments involve first washing your hair and scalp with your cleanser of choice, warming up your chosen carrier oil lightly and then applying it to your damp hair. You will want to cover your hair to generate the heat needed to open up your pores and allow your scalp to absorb the treatment properly. After 30 minutes to an hour, you can go ahead and rinse out your scalp. Using oils that are packed with anti-inflammatory goodness is key to obtaining the most benefits from hot oil treatments. We highly recommend our hair massage oil which is designed specifically for hot oil treatments. Shop Oslove Hair Massage Oil.

What you need

4 oz Oslove Hair massage oil

Towel & Shower/heat cap


Wash your hair thoroughly with cleanser of choice or African Black Soap

Apply hair oil and cover with cap for 30-45 minutes

Rinse out oil from your hair and style as desired.

Applying deep conditioning treatments

You cannot retain length without frequently taking your hair through deep conditioning treatments. It’s so easy to get lazy and simply wash and condition your hair but its important to note that taking the extra time to deep condition your hair will pay off in the short and long run. Your hair typically goes through a lot every single day during the warm and cold weather seasons. Every weather type poses the threat of drying out your hair strands. The sun bears down in the Summer and the Winter cold is relentless in its harsh cold and dry winds. A deep conditioning treatment is time for your hair to unwind and get pampered. Neglecting this highly significant routine can lead to breakage and thinning of strands. Our banana deep conditioning treatment is packed with superstar ingredients like provitamin B5, organic banana juice and hydrolyzed oat protein. Give your hair the tender loving care it deserves with this amazing addition to your hair regimen. It quickly adds moisture and shine to the driest of hairs. Our mango deep conditioner is able to nourish the hair due to the presence of Hydrolyzed Oat Protein and Provitamin B5. It contains Organic Banana Juice which is renowned as a spectacular ingredient that helps create healthy and shiny hair. As an added bonus, it smells divine and is naturally fragranced with Mango Fragrance Oil which is sweet and fruity without being overpowering. Shop our banana deep conditioning treatment.

How to use:

  1. Apply necessary amount to wet hair after shampooing.
  2. Let conditioner set for a few minutes to absorb nutrients.
  3. Rinse away, until no conditioner is left in hair.
  4. Use frequently for best results.

We hope you enjoyed reading this piece. Please let us know in the comment section if you use these methods for retaining length or if you’d try them out.

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