One phrase I seem to hear a lot is “My hair doesn’t grow.” I don’t want to sound stern but this is wrong. All hair grows unless there is a problem with the hair cuticle or its your pores itself. The problem for most people is length retention. Now while all growth rates are not created equal, it doesn’t mean that the hair isn’t growing at all. There are some exceptions to this for those who have special circumstances such as scalp issues but for the majority, that’s not the case. Different ways to retain length would be:
- Protective styling because it protects the ends of your hair and stops them from drying out and getting breakage.
- Keeping your ends moisturizer. The baggy method is a great way to do this.
- Doing low manipulation styles. Styles that you can keep in for a while such as twists and braids
The ends of your hair play a huge part in length retention because it is the oldest part of your hair. That’s why i always stress the point to care for your ends. If you are trying to grow your hair to its longest possible lengths you have to make sure that you take care of your ends. The get the driest first and fastest so make sure you special attention to them. While you don’t have to get trims every six weeks, you should at least make sure you’re paying attention to them to know when its time. Your hair will feel rough and rugged on the ends. I trim at least 3 times a year. If you use heat of course this number will increase.
If your chopping off your hair every six weeks, your probably wont see that big of a difference. Also, if your not using heat, there is no way your trims should be this frequent
So again i say, it’s not that your hair IS NOT growing , your just not retaining the length that you are receiving. Be sure to take care of the moisture and protein levels in your hair and your ends and i promise you it will make a world of difference in retaining length