Do I have a slow hair growth rate or is it breakage?
Are you convinced that your hair isn’t growing?
No need to fret because the truth and a scientific fact is your hair is growing. And after you leave this world your hair will continue to grow as your body decays. Sorry to be so graphic. But I just need you to understand that your hair is growing each and every day.
The average rate of hair growth is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch a month. That’s about 15 centimeters or 6 inches per year (half a foot).
Why Aren’t You Seeing Any of This Growth?
Decreased Hair Growth Rate: There could be a few reasons why you are experiencing a decreased hair growth cycle due to health, medication, hormones, stress and etc. These are also common causes of hair loss in women. If you suffer from hair loss read: Ways to Prevent and Treat Hair Loss and 5 Things You Should Do When You Spot a Bald Spot.
Breakage: Your hair is breaking at the same rate that its growing as a result you’re not retaining length. This is the most common reason that hair doesn’t seem to be growing. Its an illusion. Once you figure out what your hair regimen needs for length retention you will be that much closer to your “Long Hair Don’t Care” goals. We will talk more about ways to prevent breakage later. Read: 10 Ways To Stop Breakage From Happening
Some other reasons for not seeing noteworthy hair growth are shrinkage and lack of patience.
My Growth and Breakage
my hair did not grow I didn’t have any noticeable hair growth. Matter of fact, my hair looked a little bit shorter than the year before. See picture below. Just in case you’re new and want to know what my hair looks like now.
I won’t bore you with that story again. But you can read it here: Growing Long Hair Challenge. It was easy for me to identify the thief (the cause of my hair breakage) but for others its not so easy. There could be a long list of hair breaking factors some caused by you yourself or physical and external hair saboteurs. Once you identify what’s breaking your hair you will see growth.
I will identify tips for retaining length, building a healthy regimen, preventing breakage and much more. Stay tuned to www.naturalhairrules.com and subscribe.
In the meantime here are a few post that will help: