Help, My Natural Hair Will Not Grow!

There are two reasons why you may not be seeing growth. You may have unrealistic expectations for how fast it is suppose to grow and the care that you are providing your hair with may not be so great.

Now, finding the right product that will keep your hair moisturized is important, but people need to realize their care is equally as important if not more so.


People spend so much time searching for that magic product that will make them grow all of this hair over night, that they neglect bad habits that they need to improve on.

Our hair is always growing and we grow on average 1/2 inch of hair a month (6 inches a year). If you are not seeing growth this means that you are either being impatient or you are not retaining the hair that you have grown.

If you find that you are not retaining your hair or it is breaking off as you are growing it, this means that you have to change how you care for your hair.

Kinky coily ladies, especially you because the tighter your curl is the more prone it is to breakage. Protective styling, detangling, and combing your hair properly or finger combing will help you to see a major difference in the health of your hair.

Heat is another enemy so when you find yourself constantly clinging to that blow dryer every once in a while give your hair a break. Its okay to use heat, but trust me if you lay off of it for a while you are going to be rewarded with more defined curls and yet again healthier hair.

Focusing on keeping your hair healthy rather than being obsessed with length will help you to reach the length that you are genetically capable of.

Trims are an important of any healthy hair care routine. When you don’t trim your ends your hair will continue to grow, but it will look as if it isn’t growing because  it will take on a thinned out appearance.

The longer you wait to remove those pesky splits the further they will travel up your hair shaft. If you take good care of your hair you may find that you only have to trim your hair as needed, however if you use heat more frequently for example you may have to trim more often.

Stop rough housing with your hair and your hair will thank you with less hair breakage. When caring for your hair think of it as a delicate material that you are preserving. Handling your hair with care is one of the most significant factors contributing to its growth.

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78 Responses to Help, My Natural Hair Will Not Grow!

  • Hi! I’ve never had a relaxer so, I guess I’ve been “natural” since birth. My hair used to be about mid-back length (past my bra band), but in the last 4ish years, my hair has taken serious decline in health and quality. About 3 years ago, I decided to stop straightening my hair and avoid heat and instead, opt for wearing my hair in it’s natural curly state. Since then I feel like all hell has broken loose; almost all of my ends are constantly split, the crown of my hair has crazy-bad breakage, I feel like my scalp is always dry and overall, I feel like it hasn’t really been growing. I really don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

  • I’ve been growing out my natural hair since the day I was born. Luckily, my mother looked after it well and well now I’m only 11 and my hair is just above my bellybutton. I’m 3C/4A type btw.

  • Hi,
    I’ve been natural since August 2013. My hair stopped growing (only reaching to mid neck length) in March 2016.
    I relaxed my hair in September and got a trim professionally. NOW, my hair is shedding crazy.
    Note: I’ve been moisturizing, applying oils and maintain a diet/exercise.

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