Tips for the Transgender and Cisgender woman
As a transgender women in transition, you are going to want to either grow your hair out to be long as fast as possible, or wear a wig. Wigs can be awesome, but for the purposes of this article we are going to assume you have decided to grow your hair out as fast as you can. You can do this while wearing a wig. However eventually the wig is not going to fit very well with your new hair growing in underneath it. It starts to slide around and look crooked. But at that point you can probably go with your own hair anyway. Vitamins and your diet can help, But here is a deep conditioning treatment that can help your hair grow longer, faster and more luxurious than when left on its own.
Use this deep conditioning treatment once a week. Leave it in your hair overnight and wash it out in the morning. If it is at all possible you want to leave it in your hair for a day or two. However just leaving it in overnight can reap you a lot of benefit.
Glass Mixing bowl, cup or container. (it does not have to be bit, glass size will do)
100% Olive oil, Coconut oil or Almond oil(Almond oil being the best of the three)
100% Peppermint essential oil(you can get this at a health food store)
Mix well, two tablespoons of 100% Almond oil with eight drops of 100% Peppermint essential oil. The mixture is now ready. Dampen your hair with a spray or run it under the shower. The warm water will help melt down the oils and absorb into your scalp. Be generous with how much you apply and massage it into your scalp for two to three minutes until it is totally absorbed into your scalp. Make sure you also saturate the mid-shaft and ends of you hair well, as these are the areas that are going to be the most damaged. Once your done saturating and massaging the oil into your scalp and hair, comb your hair through just to make sure the mixture is well distributed through your hair. You may also want to dab some on your finger and massage it specifically into your hairline or part in order to make sure those areas are covered. Don't put so much on that you are dripping all over the place, just enough to saturate the hair and scalp. The peppermint stimulates the blood flow too your hair which will help it grow faster. This is very good for hair that is thinning because of its stimulating properties. Almond oil will help bring oxygen to the follicles and make your hair shiny and healthy. This is an amazing deep conditioning treatment that does not use the usual chemicals that wind up in hair masks, etc. Do this every week religiously and you will see results!