hair growth problems
Growth & Retention

Your Hair Growth Is Not The Problem

Length retention is.

hair growth problems

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 you hair never appeared (or appears) to changed. It seems/seemed like your hair was not growing but that new growth says otherwise.

The problem isn’t the growing of hair. Hair grows on average, at a rate of 1/2 an inch per month. Some will grow a little faster or a little slower 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 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
    • 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. You can check it out here: Protecting Your Ends From Breakage It’s a start.


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

2 Comment

  1. Thank you for mentioning diet. People don’t always understand that trash in = trash out.

    Also with the protein…I can attest to that. I’ve never don a protein treatment and have seen some negative effects as a result. As naturals we often focus so much on moisture moisture moisture that we forget to balance it out.

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