New growth is much less vulnerable to dryness because sebum (the oil naturally produced by the scalp) can travel part of the way up the hair shaft. In addition, new growth is stronger and more resistant and protected from the elements.
- For extra protection, bantu knot your twists so the ends are out of sight.
- When you venture out throw a hat or scarf on for extra end protection.
- Baggy the hair ends. Some people twist their hair into four sections at night and put a plastic bag over the hair ends to help condition them. The shorter your hair the more sections you'll need and vice versa.
Although new growth is less vulnerable, I personally encourage my hair to grow by massaging our essential oil infused hair oil, Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator, into the scalp.
Even if you have braids with extra hair/mesh attached, treat the plaits as though they were your hair by spritzing daily and applying a leave-in condition conditioner, oil and cream regularly. Your ends will thank you by not breaking off!