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how long does it take curly hair to grow?

fluterbrd1fluterbrd1 Posts: 1Registered Users
I straitened my hair from age 14 to 20 basically constantly. But my hair never grew longer than the top of my breasts (straitened). It went to my collar bone curly. Eventually, it started getting shorter :banghead: Now I'm not using any heat tools on it, eating about 50 grams of protein every day, taking ultra hair plus vitamins, conditioning it daily, using hot oil masks on it, spending 5 minutes every day upside down, and giving myself scalp massages. It's been about a month... I can't tell if it has grown yet or not :sad11: Does anyone have any experience growing out curly hair?

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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    The more you worry and stress about growing your hair, the more difficult it will be.

    Just maintain a decent regimen and take hair supplements/regular vitamins and your hair should grow 1/4 to 1/2 inch per month.
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  • SweetummsSweetumms Posts: 37Registered Users
    Hair can grow anywhere from 1/4 to 1inch a month. Your growth rate will determine how long it will take. With curly hair it can be harder to see the length because of shrinkage. Not stressing about growing and setting realistic goals are the best way to grow your hair. To figure out your growth rate measure your hair in various places from month to month. You will find that the time of year has a lot to do with it too. I grow faster in winter than in summer. Also make sure that you keep your ends well moisturized and protected to keep them from breaking.
    Your hair is always growing. If you are not getting length then your ends are breaking.
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  • NaturalRemedyNaturalRemedy Posts: 371Registered Users
    I honestly think the reason a lot of curly girls can experience a low growth rate or at least feel they don't experience as much growth as their straight-haired counterparts is because of two reasons:

    1) Our hair shrinks so it just looks shorter, even though it grows at the same rate.

    2) We love to straighten our hair, and the damage can add up, breaking off our ends and keeping our hair short.

    Just take care of your hair and don't focus on length, focus on health. Length will come with proper care and a good haircare routine. 14-20 is A LOT of heat damage, your hair just needs to be loved right now. Cut down the amount of heat you use..I really argue all curlies should cut it out completely, but it's up to you.
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  • Samantha111Samantha111 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Here R a few steps on how to grow your curly hair faster!!
    In my case I have been searching the web for all these ideas on how to grow out your hair :-| but then I found this one thing witch is using coconut oil:hockey::blob4: this actually works!! My hair has been just below my chestarea for months and after using coconut oil hair mask it grew out just above my belly button!!! :blah5: in just 6-8 months for me it was hard because I had been straightning my hair witch makes the hair growth longer so if u do straighten your hair or apply any heat at all it will take longer but because I used a lot of heat it took 6-8 months don't worry it would most likely be faster for people who rarely apply heat!! find out how to do the coconut oil hair mask on YouTube!!!:blah5::laughing4::thumbleft::thumbleft::thumbleft:
    Hopefully this was helpful
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users
    Hair grows at different speeds depending on the person – some people experience quicker growth than others. I think the main 'issue' with curly hair is that, because of our shrinkage, it just never looks like it's growing. My hair seems to be perpetually stuck at the same length, but when I wash it and it 'straightens' in the shower I can see how ridiculously long it's getting. It's annoying to not be able to see the difference when it it's in its dry/curly state.

    Growing out curly hair is just a game of patience really. You'll see the results, but it might take a long time!
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  • fridastylistfridastylist Posts: 4Registered Users
    fluterbrd1 wrote: »
    I straitened my hair from age 14 to 20 basically constantly. But my hair never grew longer than the top of my breasts (straitened). It went to my collar bone curly. Eventually, it started getting shorter :banghead: Now I'm not using any heat tools on it, eating about 50 grams of protein every day, taking ultra hair plus vitamins, conditioning it daily, using hot oil masks on it, spending 5 minutes every day upside down, and giving myself scalp massages. It's been about a month... I can't tell if it has grown yet or not :sad11: Does anyone have any experience growing out curly hair?

    It will take you for about 2-3 months at most.

    Just keep doing it and eventually you will see.
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    Curly and straight hair both grow at the same rate. Heat and chemical processing can cause hair to become brittle and break. OTOH, curly hair can spend a tremendous amount of its length going around in circles, so it can be hard to see changes. My own hair even climbs itself at times, like some vines do. It has an insane amount of jump. That stopped feeling like a problem as I became more comfortable with my curl, and started loving it the way it is naturally. Eventually, it grew.
    Peace,
    Morgan

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