Protective styles and hair growth go together like peanut butter and jelly. Yes, they can be done by themselves but they’re so much better together, and this growth balm from GIRL + HAIR makes it super easy to do so.
But first, let’s be real—protective styling only leads to growth if you’re actually engaging in healthy hair behaviors.
That means doing all the moisturizing and sealing, but no pulling or tugging. If you can manage to do that than this growth oil is yours for the taking!
Now that we’ve got all of that squared away, let’s get into the basics and the benefits of this awesome product from GIRL + HAIR.
RESTORE+ Restoring Hair Growth Balm For Curly Hair: The Basics
BEST FOR: Kinky, curly, and coily hair types. The bottle actually states that it’s for curly hair types, but upon further review and usage, it’s actually appropriate for all textures.
USES: Moisturizing and nourishing hair and scalp when it’s in a protective style such as braids or faux locs. However, it can be used on the scalp while your hair is out of a protective style, as well.
KEY INGREDIENTS: Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Sunflower Oil, Abyssinian Oil & Olive Oil
PRICE: $15.99; With a monthly subscription, you can get it for just $14.
ABOUT BRAND: GIRLandHAIR is a black-owned brand founded by Camille in 2009, a marketing professional turned doctor who decided to create her own products to cleanse and maintain protective styles when she couldn’t find any she liked. The rest is history.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff: The Benefits
So this balm is designed for daily use while your hair is in a protective style and that’s something that’s a bit rare to find in a product. I mean sure, you can mix your own oils in an applicator bottle, but why when this formula does all the work for you?
Blended with nourishing and strengthening ingredients like shea butter, castor oil, and sunflower oil, the balm works to protect and soften your hair (and its cuticles!) while also encouraging it to grow.
And you know what the real benefit is here? Girl, you can kiss that itchy scalp goodbye! Protective styles show no mercy to those of us with chronically dry and itchy scalp, but this balm soothes it wonderfully.
This is a great feature for two different reasons. 1) Constantly scratching your scalp makes it inflamed which will slow your hair growth 2) The more you scratch, the more frizz you create at the roots. So, no scratch? No problem.
On top of that, it works fantastically with damaged hair by preventing further issue and working to restore already damaged hair back to its previous state.
How to make it work for you
This balm works best when you use the applicator tip to squeeze the oil right onto your scalp and then massage it in thoroughly and entirely until you’re satisfied with how your hair and scalp feel.
You don’t need to worry about getting under your extensions, either. Because not only is the oil light and fluid enough to get to the hard-to-reach spots, but it won’t leave any build up behind in-between wash days.
The verdict? RESTORE+ Restoring Hair Growth Balm For Curly Hair is equal parts soothing and effective. If you need to speed your hair growth up a bit and calm your scalp in the process, then you’re in for a real treat.