My Hair’s Not Growing.
Women tell me this all the time. And the truth is that that can not be any futher from the truth.
The truth about natural hair growth is:
hair grows about half a millimeter each day, about one-half inch every month or approximately six inches (15 cm) in one year.
If you are not noticing growth its usually for 3 reasons.
Lack of Patience
Like previously stated your hair IS growing. You just can’t tell because you’re looking at it every day. To prove it to yourself keep a hair journal. Check out my natural hair journey.
Shrinkage is simply one of the quirks of curly hair. Your curls naturally draw up as they dry. Shrinkage is also a sign of good healthy. Hair that shrinks or curls when dry has good elasticity.
Your hair is damaged and is not retaining length due to split ends. The best way to prevent damage ends is by protective styling and getting a proper trim regularly. Or your hair is breaking at the same rate that its growing. Breakage vs Hair Growth affects most African American women.
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