5 Reasons Why Your Natural Hair Will Not Grow

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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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24 Responses to 5 Reasons Why Your Natural Hair Will Not Grow

  • Hi my name is Kat i have extremley coily hair that i’m convinced has many problems because it refuses to grow no matter what i try. The only style my hair is able to do is an Afro and i’m not talking about that beautiful, lush and long Afro, No, i’m talking about that ugly, short Afro that makes me look like a boy twenty-four-seven, I hate it and quite frankly it just shatters my confidence. My hair is natrually uneven as the front its longer and the back is closer to my scalp, whenever i stretch the front its able yo reach just the bottom of my eye but thats before i wash it but once its washed it shrinks so much to the point where it reaches the top of my eyebrow when i stretch it, i feel like i have no growth going on after i’ve taken out my braids and at this point its getting frustrating. I try to stay away from relaxing my hair cause i did that once and it just ruined it completely so i’ve resorted to hair foods and i’ve tried majority of them to moisten my scalp but the only thing the hair foods and oils do is give my scalp an excessive amount of dan draft. I’m convinced the unhealthy amount of dan draft i produce a day is whats causing the prevention of hair growth and i can’t do anything about it because my dan draft flourishes under moisture and even more when my scalp is dry. I really am desperate to get that beautiful, long Afro and at this point i don’t know what do, i’ve decided to stop braiding my hair for a while as my hair line is also receeding but i know this time off won’t help my hair grow cause i’ve tried the natural care treatment for a full year and there was no hair growth whatsoever so at this point i don’t know what i can do to get this hair growing. Any useful tips, tricks and hair products would be apperciated as i am tired of the dissapointed feeling i get everytime i see my hair shrink after i’ve washed it or combed it.

    • I stumbled onto my new look one evening and boy was I on top of the world. It was very short then but the look was stunning since then lots of people took to that style. Take a section about the size of your thumb roll it, not tight between your index finger and the thumb it because you have longer hair you will need to take your index and pull from the root taking the roll half from middle to end rather than from root to end. When you are ready to style you run you hand over your hair with a some leave in moisturizer and your have the curl coil look at the end.

    • TAke a good hair skin and nail vitamin and apply wild hair growth oil to your hair eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and lemon water and exercise and massage your scalp with a natural oil such as coconut oil olive oil Argan oil or grape seed oil.Hope this helps

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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 🙂

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