Don’t lie, don’t you sometimes wish that your hair would just grow already? Having long flowing hair is one of the most popular goals in our hair community. I know I am sometimes guilty of lusting at a long hair natural woman and can’t wait till the day when I finally get to ‘that’ stage, whatever that might be. For instance Whitney from Naptural85 is my all-time natural hair crush and I never miss a hair video she does so I get it.
What worries me is that we get so obsessed with growth our whole journey becomes about how many inches we have gained month to month. But what if you do not realize that your focus has been a bit biased, how do you know when you are obsessing too much over hair growth? We have 6 hints you can use to gauge yourself:
1. You have a closet full of growth oils* and aids
Girl you hardly even have conditioner, every other product is some oil concoction boasting about how it can help your hair grow. Your hair will grow at its own pace based on how healthy you are and genetics.
Even if you get great growth, if you aren’t retaining that length you might as well stop wasting your money. Get rid of the growth aid addiction and focus on taking care of you and your hair.
2. You measure your hair every month
Remember that scale you locked up in your secret closet, throw the ruler and measuring tape in there as well because you need to stop. A watched pot never boils, so get rid of the measuring tools and give your hair some time and patience.
3. You have a folder on your computer dedicated to long hair pictures
Do not be a long hair stan, look at all types of inspiration, because short styles, twa’s and transitional styles are all inspirational and can help you enjoy every phase of the journey. So mix it up!
4. You never ever trim your hair
You need to at least dust your ends, search and destroy, something! But just hanging on to damaged hair in the name of length makes no sense. Optimum health should be your goal.
5. You purchase way too much Monistat cream
We know why you buy Monistat and it isn’t for its intended purpose. If your pharmacist is starting to look at you crazy, you might be a little growth obsessed. Put down the cream and purchase a few bottles of conditioner, you will need them.
Rochelle Corilette Liyah Warner says
All naturals are bloody obsessed with hair growth! Trying to find that magical pill to have their hair sprout out of the top of their head!!
I think women who are obsessed need to be realistic with the growth and realise that to gain the full HALF AN INCH they need to look at their DIET and GENETICS!
No oil. No pill. No spray. No nothing can and will gain you over half an inch of HEALTHY hair!
Malakah Angellia Gladston says
Haha! I was looking to see if anything on that list apply to me but thank goodness none of em don’t! I will NOT hesitate to trim if I see crusty ends, I have oils but just for regular use, no monastat LOL! I have no idea how long my hair is but it’s down my back somewhere and if I pull it, it’s a little pass my armpits. Take care of your hair girls and just ENJOY it! :p
Aliyah Morrison says
I’m obsessed with my hair not growth I just started checking how long my hair grew and it’s been a year . As long as I’m shoulder length with shrinkage in about 6 to 8 months I don’t care . I’ll get to my long term goal bra strap length eventually it’s not big deal my hair is growing .