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

Young african american woman making braidsb. Reduce detangling and detangle gently – So this is an important one guys. Detangling is another make or break technique (literally) depending on how you go about detangling your hair and guess what? Did you know that every time you comb your hair, according to a study you are essentially giving yourself a micro trim? So if you are a more than-once-a-week detangler then this could be your culprit.

But if using a comb or brush can cause damage to my strands how do I get out those tangles that plague my hair? Through finger detangling my friend, through finger detangling.

Finger detangling is essentially just taking your fingers and running it through a small sections of your hair at a time, feeling out the tangles and gently pulling them apart.

 cDon’t do more than you need to do with your hair – Yes, I said it.  While we do have our product junkies out there (I can be one occasionally.. I ain’t gonna lie), we also have technique- aholics.

You know those of us who have to oil rinse, caramel treat and tea rinse all in one wash session? Yea, you will definitely have a problem especially when it comes to retaining length.

Most of the time all we really need is a wash, deep condition, moisture, sealing, and styling, with a co-wash added every now and then.


If that routine doesn’t work then maybe try new products in your regimen, such as a different DC or shampoo, and if that does not work then you can bring in new techniques to aid with your hair regimen.

2. Step up your protective styling

While there are some exceptions to this rule, most of us can agree that protective styling is extremely important to get us over many plateaus. No I know what some of y’all are saying “I did not need to protective style to get to my length goals”.

And this is probably true, but your hair type might be different from someone who may absolutely need to use protective styling. For example, you might have thick strands that can handle “out”styles forever while someone else needs to wear buns most of the time to retain. So with that said…

What are good protective styles to wear to retain length?

► Wigs

► Weaves

► Buns

►Braid/Twists Extensions

► Tucked in Cornrows

Originally posted 2014-03-30 18:00:14.

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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Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Iris Neziri
    Iris Neziri

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

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