My miracle hair growth secrets

I recently put a picture on Instagram showing just how much my hair had grown in the last year. I had quite a few people asking what I’d been doing so I thought I’d try something different blog wise and write about it!
hair pics
Naturally, I’ve been blessed with decently long and thick hair (thanks mum and dad). My hair, however, was not made for the type of climate found in the UK. Between my sensitive skin and the rubbish weather, my hair became extremely damaged and just used to fall out.
I spend 3-6 months of the year with a weave (in the winter) so that when it’s cold and my hair is more likely to get damaged, my weave will protect my hair and leave it to naturally grow. I’ll then use an Olive Oil hair relaxer (chemical hair straightener) when I remove the hair which means I relax my hair 3-6 times a hair depending on how thick it is. I love Olive oil as it doesn’t burn my scalp! The hair relaxer can now be found in Tesco! It’s a bit too expensive though…
hair relaxer
Step 1:
Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to 1 tablespoon of honey (doesn’t matter what type you use) and rub onto hair as a max (as shown in the first top left picture). Leave for 30-60 minutes.
If the coconut oil is too hard, microwave for 10 seconds.
The hair mask helps repair and moisturise all types of damaged hair. You can add it to wet or dry hair but I choose dry as its easier. I use this hair mask every 2-3 weeks.
honeycoconut oil
Step 2:
Wash out with Head & Shoulders anti itch (or menthol) shampoo and finish off with the Head & Shoulders conditioner.
If I use any other shampoo my scalp goes super dry and I’ve also found the coconut oil washes out quickly with Head & Shoulders when compared to other types of shampoo.head and shoulders
Step 3:
Oil your scalp (after blow drying) with Doo Gro.
My scalp is naturally dried so I have to add oil. Doo Gro anti itch hair vitalizer is one of the only products I’ve found that agrees with my scalp and doesn’t make it worse. It also keeps my actual hair looking shiny and healthy.
doo gro
I’m lucky as I only wash my hair once a week or so but this whole process takes 2-3 hours! Totally worth it though.


  1. August 30, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips and products will definitely be taking them on board to assist me with my hair growth 🙂

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Thanks! Hope it works for you 🙂

    • September 20, 2016 / 7:21 pm


  2. September 15, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Wow your hair is long! I hope you also protect your hair while wearing hats/beanies during those long winter months.

    • September 20, 2016 / 7:21 pm

      I try to have a weave in over the winter months but yes, definitely! My hair is hidden where possible!

  3. September 21, 2016 / 6:41 am

    Hey there,
    Have you ever tried the Doo Gro stimulating growth oil? I am giving it a try these days and I think it’s really good so far, but I’d like another opinion too. 🙂

    • October 21, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      No I haven’t just yet but I’ll have to give it a go! Doo Gro is great!

  4. Annabel
    February 7, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    nice one Chikumo…..I love your posts! Am following..

    • February 7, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Aww thanks! Means a lot 🙂

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