4 Ways To Maximize Slow Growing Hair

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I have had a few questions from women who have what I like to call ‘slow growing hair’. Slow growing hair is not easy to diagnose through computer screens and smart phones because to be honest it is purely based on genetics.

For me, some of the telltale signs are if someone says ‘my hair seems to only gain one inch per year’. Or if they say, “I am doing everything right but still, I am not able to retain any length”.

The truth is not everyone’s hair grows at the same rate and if you think your hair grows slowly your approach to retention should be very different from what everyone else is doing.

In this post, I want to suggest 4 ways you can maximize ‘slow growing hair’ and retain all the length you gain.

1. Protective style 90% of the time

I am being very generous with that 10% because honestly protective styling almost all of the time is the best way to retain all the length you gain. Your styles should protect the ends of your hair keeping them safe from wear and tear.

2. Trim less often

I know my stylist friends will be on my case for this one but it makes more sense to me that if your hair grows at a slower rate than others then you cannot trim at the same rate as the average jane.

Obviously, this is thought process is null and void if your ends are damaged and in desperate need of a trim. Trimming less can only apply to the woman who has very healthy ends and spends most of her time protecting them.

3. Do not take your scalp for granted

Your hair follicles need all the help it can get to foster great growth. This means using very healthy products and oils that help preserve your scalps heath. Keep your roots and follicles healthy though your diet, treatments and using all natural products that your scalp can benefit from.

4. Avoid tangles

You might have to make the decision to keep your hair stretched more often than the average girl. Stretched hair does not tangle as much as hair that is left shrunken and prone to intermingling. Tangle cause breakage and will sabotage your growth retention efforts.

Stretched hair can be styled in protective styles in a detangled state which is easier for you anyway.

Do you have slow growing hair? Comment below

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, I have very slow growing hair and as an adult woman it’s become hard to make decisions on what steps to take next. I have been to a dermatologist that gave me shampoo and told me not to perm my hair so much. I went to a tricologist who diagnosed me with short hair syndrome asked me to use her products and stop perms all together but that made little to know change. Currently I’m seeing another dermatologist that stated a have a form of alopecia and I have been getting shots in my scalp for a year now and I see some improvements but unfortunately after getting the big chop I have received very slowly growth. I wear wigs 90% of the time because of the very short hair at the top of my heart. Can you give me suggestions?

    • Hello Blue, You are doing everything you can actually because Alopecia is very difficult to treat. The only thing I would suggest is to ensure that your diet is 100% on point so that your follicles can get fed with great vitamins and minerals to help your hair to grow. Continue to work with your doctors they have the best options for you hon. My mother has Alopecia as well caused from trauma and like you she wear wigs 90% of the time, it can be very difficult to deal with.

  2. I was diagnosed with scarring alopecia because of braids that were too tight that left holes in my hair. Dermatologist says I can”t have ny tension to my hair. No pressing, no flat iron, no perms, nothing. I tried Afro. I have a receding forehead because hair is back off my face. Holes shows through. I have been wearing a weave, but I can now see balding more. What products can I use and what can I do. I really prefer straight styles but hair is thin. I live in Arkansas so it’s not easy to get to your shop. Any help would be appreciated.

    • ORA OWENS
      SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 AT 1:57 AM
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      I was diagnosed with scarring alopecia because of braids that were too tight that left holes in my hair. Dermatologist says I can”t have ny tension to my hair. No pressing, no flat iron, no perms, nothing. I tried Afro. I have a receding forehead because hair is back off my face. Holes shows through. I have been wearing a weave, but I can now see balding more. What products can I use and what can I do. I really prefer straight styles but hair is thin. I live in Arkansas so it’s not easy to get to your shop. Any help would be appreciated.

      • I do not own a shop love but the dermatologist is right you absolutely cannot have any tension. How do you feel about wigs? With a wig you can do a protective style and still have the option of wearing your hair straight. Roller sets are also an option as well, you will get the hair stretched without the use of a flat iron. Hope this helps

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