3a/3b Gurl, Just trying to get more!

iMarlyiMarly Registered Users Posts: 1
Hi Ladies (and Gents, if they even exist on this site),

So, after finally repairing my hair, I am having an issue. My hair isn't growing (in my opinion), well ok. No. It's growing, but I feel like it's getting "thicker" rather then "longer". My length has been about the same and a few months ago I got the dead ends taken care of, and from that point on I haven't cut it. Is there products that will "stimulate" A miraculous growth of hair?

Route: I wash my hair every other day, (3 day tops). I don't shampoo (well, I do once a month), I use all SheaMoisture products which have done incredible things to fixing my hair. Other then that...I don't do anything crazy.


  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    There's no real quick fix for hair growth (though some people have claimed to have good experiences with the 'inversion method').

    Your hair may just be growing very slowly. Do you have split ends / especially dry hair? It may also be that it's growing, but breaking.
    OOOOOR your hair may just have reached its terminal length.
    Or (yes, another or) perhaps you need to shampoo more? Does your hair feel a little 'clogged' at the roots? Build-up can block the hair follicles at the roots and slow growth (so I've heard).

    Head massages with oils are great to stimulate the roots and enhance blood flow, which encourages hair growth buuut it's not a miracle thing.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • ashkins09ashkins09 Registered Users Posts: 75
    Yeah build up and dry scalp can slow hair growth and other factors. I've been the victim of that. The normal rate for hair growth is about 1/2 of an inch a month. Some are lucky and grow more without doing anything special. Usually my hair grows a bit slow during winter time. But I've seen about 3 inches already since September. I measure my ends to see if there's any major breakage also.
    Only thing I've changed since being CG is using apple cider vinegar to balance the ph for my scalp and also helps a lot with my dry scalp. Too much massaging can lead to unwanted shedding from my experience that's why I don't do these growth sprays and all that. What you can do is measure from where your hair was before getting a cut and every few months measure to see how long it got/breakage checking. You can try these methods to see if it works for you. Its better than taking those pills and getting side effects that you don't want.
    Sent from my SGH-T999L using CurlTalk App
    3B fine & medium, medium density,low/medium porosity, semi protein sensitive
    NP: ACV
    COWASH: Suave Naturals green apple and coconut
    RO/LI: Tresseme Naturals, Oyin hair dew
    PT/DT: Ion repair solutions, my own concoction
    OIL: Coconut, grapeseed & jojoba
    STYLER: LA Looks nutra curl & AVJ spritz

    My disabilities don't change who I am.
  • Tive76Tive76 Registered Users Posts: 17
    You could also take a vitamin like Biotin that helps with hair health and growth.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using CurlTalk App
    2/C -3A I think ???
    No clue what type of hair I have. Waiting on hair analysis results.

    Low-poo : Giovanni TTTT
    Co-wash : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
    RO : GVP Conditioning Balm , Vo5 Herbal Escapes
    Leave in : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
    Styler : SM Curling Gel Souffle, Aquage Defining Gel (not CG)
    PT : GVP K-Pak
    DT : GVP Conditioning Balm

    New to all this, trying to find the best products for me. Soo confusing, soo many products and soo little time :tweety:

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