Is my hair growing?

Growth is one of the biggest issues for lots of black women. I know that my hair is growing, but it does not feel like it for most of the time.

At the moment, my Afro looks about the same that it has done for a year, and I know this is partially my fault with the stress from my personal life effecting my hair by making it dull and breaking.

However, I am trying to break the cycle and the first thing I am going to do is cut a few inches off my hair. I feel like this will give it some room to grow, because God knows that I need it, it is so uneven at the moment.

Do you have any strategies for growing your hair, besides eating well? I’d love to hear them.


9 thoughts on “Is my hair growing?

  1. Oh wow, I just stumbled onto this blog and one of the first comments I read is wash your hair less. Um FALSE. I realize most of the people that follow this blog are natural but whether you’re natural or relaxed, you shouldn’t clean your hair less just because it’s coily. That’s a huge misconception. I relax my hair. As soon as I dropped the false idea that my hair was so different from Caucasian or Indian hair, I started caring for my hair the way one should and none of you would believe how fast and how long my hair has grown. Hair is hair no matter what color you are or where you’re from. If you don’t care for it properly, you won’t retain any length and you’ll remain at the same length or shorter. If you want to see what I’m talking about, then look at my video.
    It’s one thing to hear someone say they know what they’re talking about and quite another thing to actually SEE it with their own eyes.

    • Irene, for you washing your hair less might work but all black women have different experiences with their hair, so I don’t think you can say it is false for all women. I think it’s important to respect other people’s techniques as well.

  2. I dont do much but I make sure that what I am doing isnt detrimental.

    keep my hair clean
    DC every week
    low manipulation(twist(outs), flattwists, bantuknotouts)
    listening to my hair

  3. You need to put your hair in a protective style, like flat twists, twist, bunti knots, etc, also you need oils for your scalp, such as olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, aloe vera gel mix them together and put on your ends and your scalp. Use moisturising shampoos and conditioners, also make a hair spray, with water, aloe vera juice, glycerine, add some vitamin E, also one drop of alcohol, preferentally vodka or any other alcohol, which the alcohol content is very high, spray on your hair at repeated intervals, that will help to make your hair moisturised.

    • My hair right now is in a protective style so it’s going really well so far.

      Thanks for mentioning aloe vera, I want to try this.

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  5. Being that our hair is dry, wash it as less as possible, twice a month, if you can. Use GREASE daily (most blacks people do not get that). Your scalp needs stimulation daily. Brush every day, if you wear braids, you may want to braid every 5-6 weeks if possible (grease).I found that Shea Butter jell, and pink lotion mixed is a great set for afros too. Your hair has nothing else to do, but grow! Our hair grows 256 micrometers a day, but the spongeness we are blessed with gives it a shorter look, it is also important to clip those ends every few months, oh yeah, sponge rollers is our hairs’ enemy, unless it is braided first.

  6. Yeah I got few tips for you. First of all forget about it. There are certain phases when your hair is stagnating, growing faster and dying (maybe you’ve noticed when you brush it sometimes it falls off in very large amounts and sometimes it doesn’t).

    It’s a natural process and there’s not much you can do. Of course you should eat healthy, digest enough protein and don’t stress too much. Get a hair cut and maintain it. Don’t wash it everyday.

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