1. Relaxed or Natural it’s the same principles for hair growth.
Let’s get this one out of the way first. Doesn’t matter what team you are on the FACTS to growing your hair long are the same for both. While a relaxer is a chemical alteration to the hair follicle, it can be properly done to still allow healthy hair growth. Natural hair Nazis, please put down your guns. You can also heat train your hair while growing it out and you’re still following the same general principles that Team Natural will for long hair. I own two books on hair growth for Black women, one by Chicoro who has widely shaped a lot of the natural hair practices that are in vogue today and the other by Cathy Howse, who has relaxed hair. When I was learning to take care of my very coarse natural hair these were the two authors that were recommended. And they both preach the same thing about growing hair to long lengths.