5 Reasons Why Your Natural Hair Will Not Grow


Hair that is tightly coiled will experience extensive breakage if it is not cared for properly. If you are not seeing the natural hair growth that you would like to see you are breaking hair off at a greater rate than you are growing it. In this case, the way you care for your hair has to be changed.
detangling natural hair
Detangling is an aspect of natural hair care that all too often is overlooked. Proper detangling involves some form of moisturization, whether it be a conditioner or moisturizer, something that will give you some slip is needed.
combing natural hair
Combing the wrong way is another thing that will cost you some hairs. When combing your hair always start from your ends and then work your way up. Do it the other way around and you are making your job harder, losing more hair, and causing yourself more pain.
protective natural hair style
Going to bed without protecting your hair is a sure way to break it off. By protecting it, I mean more than just wrapping it up with a satin scarf.  You should either be braiding or twisting it to avoid your hair from becoming matted and tangled.
protective natural hair styling
Our hair is very prone to damage from our environment, so it is important that we implement protective styling to prevent breakage. Any style where the ends of your hair are tucked away qualifies (you could were a bun, French roll, twists, or braids).
shea moisture
Moisture is the one thing that every curly girl seeks to achieve. You don’t have to spend tons of money in search of the perfect product. Keep it simple. Don’t use sulfate shampoos as much, try natural oils like olive oil or argan oil, don’t skip conditioning, and moisturize as needed with a product that gets the job done.

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  1. Bonolo Tlhotlhalemaje says

    Hi my name is Bonolo and I’m 20. I got my hair cut, pretty short in February and my hair growth isn’t as ‘fast’ as it used to be. One side of my hair is far shorter than the rest of my head and that is bothering me a lot as going out in public without any headgear is a little embarrassing. I changed my diet before cutting my hair and became a pesceterian, could that be one of the reasons my hair is ‘acting out’ and do you have any suggestions. Im in dire need of help here.

    • says

      Surprisingly your diet has nothing to do with it, especially if you are already well nourished. You may have to work on determining if your moisturizing routine needs to be improved and if your hair is getting matted on that one side and breaking off. If your hair is long enough to twist or braid, you may need to start doing that. My hair use to break off like crazy if I didn’t twist, braid or pineapple it at night because it was getting matted, tangled, and by the next morning it was too hard to comb out.

  2. Temitope says

    Hiii, my name is temii, ma natural hair is lyk a year and half old.i always dread d day I will wash my hair, cause it thicker and very hard 4 me to comb, I get headache combing ma hair after washing, so I don’t wash my hair, till lyk a month and half.,, dats bad aiit.and ma back hair is so slow, and kind of softer than the rest part of ma hair.

    • ladyB says

      I had the same issue with my hair tangling up immensely but i finally figured out how to handle it. My hair was tucked away like i always do in some weave but after a month or so i decided to take it down and just like you i dreaded the combing and washing episode. Well this is what i did. After i took the weave down i had my hair out,i tried to part my hair in to little sections using my HANDS ONLY. Every section i held up in a hair band. Then i had about six little bundles.I have SUPER nappy hair so i skipped the shampooing in the begining and instead sophisticatedly conditions my little bundles.I twisted the bundles after conditioning. Dont forget to comb while conditioning. I conditioned intensely and when i was done put on a plastic cap,wrap up and went to bed. Woke up next morning and washing was easy breezy easy lol. I swhampooed after that and put on a leave in conditioner later. Hope this tip helps i just felt the need to share cause i undrstand the battle of me against my hair.lol :smile:

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