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.