How To Get 4b Hair To Waist Length In 3 Years

 

How To Get 4b Hair To Waist Length In 3 Years




If you watch the below video you might think that getting your 4b natural hair to waist length is kind of easy, I mean protective styling, drinking water, supplements, deep conditioning, moisturizing and cleansing all seems easy enough right?

Then why aren’t we all on #teamwaistlength then? Well it is that easy and then again it isn’t, we are all human and we have setbacks sometimes but the most important thing is having the regimen down and sticking to it no matter what, which is where may of us fail.

We will allow the lady in the video below to expand on her secrets to waist length hair in 3 years, but before we do that we have a few tricks up our sleeve too.

1. Focus – If you really want to get to waist length in 3 years then come up with a plan on paper or in your head, just make sure you know exactly how you plan to get there. Sometimes planning might mean a little math too, so calculate how many inches you grow in a year, and how many inches you will need to get to waist length on your body.

2. Make the plan realistic – This just means knowing how your hair performs and what it can do within 1 year with your very best regimen. If you retain one or two inches of hair in four months by protective styling then you know that protective styling will be a huge part of what you will be doing for the next three years.

3. Stay away from things that cause setbacks – Heat is a perfect example of something that you can do often or occasionally that can cause setbacks. With that said it doesn’t mean never use heat at all for the entire time you are focusing on getting to waist length but it does mean that if you know your hair does not do well with heat then avoid it. Its kind of like red velvet cupcakes, if you know you cant just have one then stay out of the bakery baby.

4. Don’t be afraid to start over – Yes you have a goal, yes nobody likes to start over but maintaining damaged hair is not quite the idea we had in mind and it shouldn’t be yours either. If you have to trim or chop what you are starting off with the just do it! The faster you do it the faster you can get on track to your goal.

Check out afrolengths’ take on the whole thing in the video below:

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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  • I need help with mind

  • its going to take me about five years simply bc im so tall -_-

  • How do you thicken hair? My hair about this length, but it is thin.

    • There are lots of ways to do that…I use vitamin pills…msm, biotin, hairfinity, hair-skin & nails..etc..I also use hair oils and shampoo & conditioner called F.A.S.T…

      • poupee

        Hi Blessedfrom Above,
        You used biotin, msm, hair skin &nail while you are using the infinity?

    • Thanks dear. 🙂

  • I love it. How can I get hair like hers

  • Still along time took 3 yrs

  • I don’t believe it 🙂

    • you dont to believe something for it to be true

  • I couldn’t play the video

  • Please somebody tell me what is 4b hair? I hear it used alot but I have no idea! Give me knowledge. Thanks in advance!

    • Curl pattern..4B – Coily Crimpy℠

    • some ppl go by this method. i personally think its another way of good hair vs bad hair. just my opinion..

  • Idk either, what is 4b?

  • How do I find out what my hair type is

  • Thats my goal…100% natural!!!!!!!!!!!

  • My option Marj Desius, now maybe I need to try it, and then I can have my own story to tell, I just cut off all my hair, I might just see if this can grow it back, just to see. Then I’ll tell my story.

    • Kimberly

      Congrat’s on cut your hair!! It will grow big out before you know it. I did my big chop 2years ago 4/16. My hair is almost armpit length. My first 2 years I was more focus on health now I am trying to get my hair back to my longest length with a relaxer which was bsl. Enjoy your natural journey.

  • I’m still super new to the natural thing. I just wavy a simple, no fuss regimen that won’t take forever. That’s the hard part: finding what my hair really loves so that I know what to stick to.

  • You can get waist length in less then a year. My hair grows fast. My hair has been natural since birth and it’s been past waist length for years.

    • everyone is not predisposed to having long hair and not everyone’s hair grows fast. DNA plays a larger role in things of that nature, than how often u get your ends trimmed and what products u use. Your hair grows fast, whereas another woman’s may not.

    • @ Jamillah…Thank you for correcting her lack of knowledge!!

    • NubianPrize

      Jamillah is right on point ,esp about the DNA. How fast your hair grows & your hair’s terminal length ( the maximum length it can grow before the growth phase ends & it falls out ) are all genetically determined. If your growth rate is 6″ a year & your growth phase lasts 3 years, then you’ll have 18″ of hair if there’s no breakage. Waist length for most people. However, if your growth rate is only 4″ or 5″ a year..(and there’s a naturalista blogger who says that’ hers is about 4″ ) then you’ll have 12-15″ of hair in 3 years. A good length but may not be waist length. May have to go another year to get waist length, but if your growth phase only lasts 2 years then your maximum is 12″ if you grow 6″ a year and and 8″ – 10″ if you grow 4″-5″ a year. Some articles I’ve read say black people’s hair grows slower than Asian & Caucasian hair & other articles say not true. Who knows? We see lots of white girls with long hair but some of them have short cycles,too. I’ve known several who were not able to get longer than about shoulder length. All I can say is this: take care of your hair the very best you can; make a plan & see what happens. I don’t think any of us have ever seen our terminal length because of relaxers, breakage, & everything else our hair has endured.

  • almost..but needs those ends trimmed..still a nice length though!!

  • Thank you Valery Ridore! How do I learn my Hair type?

  • Yes how do I learn my hair type

  • Ms Blessedfrom Above do u use all that stuff every day the different vitamins ?

  • OK, if my daughter has soft spongy hair, and if you wet it, it tightly curls up, but if you blow dye it, it becomes thick and kinky, what kind of hair is that?

  • A website called Black naps has a lot of information on how to type your hair & how best to care for it “naturally”. I’ve learned a lot off this website on how to care for my daughters hair, she has 4c hair.

  • Ok

  • If only it was that simple for everyone

  • How can I make the order?

  • mine grow like that, like one lady said it depends on your genes, trim ends, and how you care for it

  • 3 years is a long time

  • I have seen it done in 45 minutes lol

  • why must people put limitations on things? Whether the rate of growth is fast or slow shouldn’t matter whether other family members never had hair longer than shoulder length shouldn’t matter. if you practice good hair habits and love your hair it will grow long. Me personally I dont believe in terminal length and all that bull crap. I believe in healthy hair practices and length retention.

    • NubianPrize

      I first heard of terminal length from a trichologist & a dermatologist so it is not bullcrap. I’ve also read articles about it . The best you can do is to take the best possible care of your hair & it will grow as long as your growth cycle lets it grow. It’s like a child growing up. They are programmed to grow to a certain height & then stop. It may or may not be their parents height, maybe shorter,maybe taller depending on ancestor’s gene influences, but they will eventually stop growing at a certain point. If they’re malnourished they may not grow to their full height. But if they get the very best care they will grow as tall as their genes will let them. Same goes for hair. if hair didn’t stop growing at a certain point there would be loads of people with hair dragging the ground if they didn’t cut it.

  • Thank you so very much! Now at least I have a clue! Knowledge is Power! You ladies are very patient & informative! Much appreciated!

  • she’s almost waist length mid back she needs a good trim you go girl!

    • Aliyah Morrison

      Her hair when straightened is waist length that’s what she means . With shrinkage it’s mid back .

  • A book called the science of black hair by Audrey Sivasothy is a must read for understanding and growing long healthy hair. Genes play a part but knowing how to retain what we grow is equally important.

  • Y3s!!!

  • The information in this article is pedestrian and ridiculous! You can say those four little steps about ANYTHING!

  • My hair is past my shoulders in two years with no perms in two years, so in weave term my hair is 10 1/2 in long but only thing its all growing from my head

  • How long your hair will grow depends on your biological makeup. Everybody cannot grow hair this long. That’s a fact. It doesn’t matter what grease or oil you use.

  • Girl U got to be mixed or u own a pharmacy

    • Aliyah Morrison

      No you just need to trim and take care of your hair almost all the woman in my family are natural with hair down their back and half of them are fully black not mixed . My grandma is fully black always had long hair ever since she was in her 20’s she use to sit on hair than she cut it to her back .

  • Idk but keep dreaming…working on it…let’s see

  • Ummmm her hair is not at her waist ijs …

  • Go for it ,” TO THE FLOOR ” !!!!!

  • Biotin keeps the hair in the growing phase it’s can double ur growth rate

  • Beautiful

  • My goal!!! #motivation

  • Not your hair who hair is that

  • My Goal!!!

  • I’m every where Chelsea 😛 lol plus my ex was black 🙂 lol

  • Lol na I look smexier when it’s short 😛 lol

  • Lol Tim Sapp

  • how do u know whats your hair type?

  • I love a woman with natural hair!

  • Three years what was she doing I’m at a year n 9months my hair is down past my shoulders

    • Aliyah Morrison

      Um I’m 3c/4a my hair has been growing faster than expected only the first few months that I had setbacks then It started growing fast . I’m Two my years my goal with shrinkage is bra strap length and past bra strap length when straightened. Waist length is too much I’m fine with just bra strap even arm pit length is ok with me .

    • Aliyah Morrison

      Your hair grows faster also waist length is amazing for three years .

  • The average growth for a woman’s hair is 1/2 inch a month.