Starting your hair care journey on the right foot is essential. The worst way to go about this is asking questions the wrong questions and undermining the mental and emotional transition of potentially accepting your self. Misplaced expectations and poor hair care practices can be detrimental to your journey, so make sure you're asking the right questions, ie not these.
How can I make my hair grow?Nothing "makes your hair grow." If your health is in good condition, meaning your are eating a balanced diet and exercising according to your doctor’s orders, then your body is performing at its optimal health, which cannot be surpassed. If you have improved your diet, incorporated vitamins and supplements, and started cleaning your scalp regularly and noticed increased growth, then that is evidence that your health or regimen was lacking before. Things that impede hair growth are medication, poor diet, alopecia, dirty scalp, poor blood circulation, physical trauma, and stress, which all affect the hair follicle. In the event that you have experienced physical trauma to the scalp, then consult a trichologist so he or she advise you on the next steps.
If you want longer hair, the first item to address is your health. After evaluating your health, the next question is how do I retain length? If you are not experiencing permanent hair loss or scalp trauma, then evaluate your regimen. Are you using moisturizing products? Are you handling your hair roughly or too often? Are you keeping your scalp clean and trimming your ends when necessary? These will provide answers to why you are experiencing breakage. Notice I said breakage and not reduced hair growth. If you are not retaining length, then you are experiencing breakage not loss or slowed growth.