August 21, 2013

Your Hair Is Growing- Learn to Retain Length!

by Michelle of

Your hair growth is not the problem.

Unless you have some form of a disease that stunt’s your growth, your hair is growing.

If you have ever had a relaxer, you know that “new growth” sprouts out within less than 6 weeks. Yet, it may be that the length of your hair never appeared (or appears) to changed. It seems/seemed like your hair was not growing but that new growth says otherwise.

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The problem isn’t the growing of hair. Hair grows on average, at a rate of 1/2 an inch per month. Some experience slower or faster growth based on genetics.

If you are not noticing your hair getting any longer, the problem is being caused by damaging your hair in one or more of the following ways that’s causing it to break off:
  • Use of chemicals
  • Direct and/or extensive contact with heat
  • Over-manipulation
  • Over-exposure to the elements
  • Lack of moisture
  • Lack of protein
  • Destruction of the cuticle from: brushing and/or combing and hygral fatigue 
  • Poor nutrition
While there are numerous ways to damage your hair, there’s also a number of ways to protect your hair from the damage that leads to breakage. If you missed my post from last week, I shared 3 ways that you can protect your ends from breaking off.

Have you experienced breakage during your journey? What was the culprit?

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