Hair hasn't grown in 4 years!!!

jcfrizzlejcfrizzle Posts: 90Registered Users
So, I cut my 3b/3c hair that was maybe 2-3 inches below my shoulders to a just above the shoulder look in middle school. Now that I'm a junior in high school, my hair is still the same length!! I don't color my hair, I don't use heat styling tools, I don't use sulfates or silicones, I deep condition, I exercise regularly, eat pretty healty, trim my hair when it needs it, and I'm addicted to water. I don't know why I'm having this problem when I'm doing everything that people say to do to grow out hair. I've tried a hair and nail vitamin that has biotin in it, but it has done nothing for my hair. I REALLY need help! I just want hair long enough to do a side braid, so maybe 4 inches below my shoulder(but preferbly more!). Any suggestions?
Love my auburn 3b/3c curls!! Favorite products are Treseme Naturals conditioner and DevaCare ArcAngel(<---miracle for definition!) I really just want to GROW MY HAIR OUT!! It's not really working...


  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    How often are you trimming and how much do you take off?

    Hair stylists often tell you you need to trim a lot. I never experienced much hair growth until I quit listening to their advice. Now I trim 1/2" about every 4 months. It's enough to keep my hair healthy and allow for some noticeable growth. I've gone from shoulder to waist since I joined here in May of 2009.
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    also know that every body has a hair growth limit. my hair stopped growing for two years when i tried to grow it out. mine slows down right at shoulder lenth but then i cut it off and treated my hair right, its been growing amazing
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    id go to the docter, really
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    I think I heard that you reach your hair's terminal length when it stops growing.. But I might be wrong
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    That's how mine was but I think its because I had a lot of breakage. Do you wear your hair up in a ponytail or bun like every single day?
  • elenaaelenaa Posts: 190Registered Users
    i doubt its the terminal length.. it could be breakage or maybe even the trims like someone else said
  • snowhoneysnowhoney Posts: 2Registered Users
    I have a similar issue, however, mine is due to breakage. Because of work, I have to wear my hair up in a bun every single day. I didn't realize it wasn't growing due to breakage until it was a little too late and a noticeable amount of hair had already broken off, but since then I have been trying extra hard to combat breakage. My hair has currently grown two inches past shoulder length since my whole breakage fiasco. I agree with the user who mentioned trims as well. I feel as if constant trims are stunting me....I may cut back to every 4 or 5 months and see if that makes a difference....

    Good luck, jcfrizzle! Keep us updated! :D
  • UP LisaUP Lisa Posts: 98Registered Users
    If your hair wasn't growing, you probably wouldn't have much left. Most of it would have fallen out by now, and not been replaced

    Must be some other issue.
    2b. Dark Golden Blond. Very fine texture. Medium thickness. Thrilled to find waves!!!
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    It probably is length retention issues because I was shoulder length for 3 years.I was convinced it wasn't growing eventhough I got constant trims so I dyed it.And sure enough my hair was growing but the ends were being cut at the same rate.I guess hair dressers assume I wanted to stay the same length.