Abuelita’s Nonsensical Tips She Swore Would Help Us Grow Our Hair

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No one knows how to get you telenovela hair quite like sweet, little abuelita.


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You know, the lush, full, shiny type of hair we grew up watching weeknights.

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Or in commercials.

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Abuelita swore she always knew best, especially when it came to your tresses.

Con la #abuelita ♡ #friday

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But now that we think about it, she was pulling those tips out of god-knows-where because they make absolutely no sense. Like…

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Braiding your hair every night before bed.

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Umm… What’s the logic behind this?

Trimming dead ends during full moons, especially on equinoxes and solstices.

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What does the moon have to do with my hair? I’m not a witch.

Banning the brush and letting your greñas run wild.


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Or brushing your hair 100 times a day.

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Thought you said NOT to brush ?.

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Sleeping on silk like a royal queen ?.

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OK, I can get used to this ?.

Getting rid of residue, aka hair grease, with jabón zote.

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Maybe not.

Lather in mayo, olive oil, coconut oil – even onions and carrots.

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No matter how absurd some of abuelita’s tips were, we listened and we tried because we adored her ?.

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