What To Do When Your Hair Does Not Grow At The Rate You Think It Should

Hair growth stagnated

Alright y’all , so I personally have a beef with stagnant growth. I mean I don’t know about y’all but when I feel that I have my stuff in order (which sometimes I don’t but who’s judging hehe) I expect to have my growth and retention to takeoff like a rocket.

But it does not happen that way all the time and it seems as if everything that I was doing did nothing to help me reach my goal.

If you have been in this same situation, then you might be going through a “slow growth” phase. Oh no! So my hair will be this [shoulder, bra strap, etc.] length forever? Ah, of course not!

Well if my hair does not grow at the rate I think it should what can I do about it?

There are actually a few things that you can do. We have listed four major solutions below for you. Keep on reading!

1. Reduce manipulation drastically

Okay, so as I’ve stated above low –manipulation is one of the top reasons why your hair growth can appear to be at a standstill. Why?


Every time you manipulate your strands you (depending on what you are doing to your hair) you can cause mechanical damage which means that you are probably breaking off more strands than you are saving (sounds like the situation that 99.9 percent of us have when it comes to first of the month bills hahaha). But yes, in all seriousness this is a major cause of stand still retention.

How to reduce manipulation?

There are 3 major ways to reduce manipulation. We’ve listed them below:

a. Wear a long lasting hairstyle – Okay so I know that you want your braid out to have those defined mermaid waves or that you want your roller set to have that bounce that it had on the first day, but if you keep re-braiding and re-rolling daily that can hurt your length retention efforts.

Try to wear a style that can last 1-4 weeks to avoid constant manipulation. So for example, if you want a braid out you can keep your hair in braids for about a week, then on the weekend you can remove your braids and wear the resulting braid out for 4-6 days and then maybe wear a puff or bun for a few more days. If you can do this, you can make a single hairstyle stretch for two weeks without much manipulation.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Alwina

Thanks for sharing this post. I’ve noticed some breakage or length retention issues lately and I went to my stylist for a trim. I feel like I need to get back to what I used to do to get healthy hair. But then again it may all be in my mind. As per my stylist, my hair is healthy and strong. Even after I straightened it in February 2014. I’m looking forward to growing my hair!

Karen Baker
Karen Baker

Thank You Danni for your article. I had considered ordering Liquid Gold Hair Sulfur Treatment for my hair, especially around my hair line and edges. I went to the Amazon website and looked at the price of the Sublime Sulfur and the cost is reasonable. I use coconut, jojoba, olive oil and castor oil on my hair and scalp and I would have no problem making my own “hair treatment”. Good Lord, I remember when my mom used Sulfur 8 on our hair when we were growing up. If sulfur used correctly and sparingly, I’m willing to give it a shot. Once again, thank you for this informative article!

Cee Cee Hye

my hair always grew slow?

Tiara Valley Salter

My hair grows and breaks at the same time

Iris Neziri

yes my also what can i do……what is isit good too grow hair fast and no breacks…..