Tips on Growing hair Long Please???

teleca25teleca25 Posts: 2Registered Users
I have hair type between 3A/3B
and I am trying to grow it long and it doesn't seem to grow 2" past my shoulders and I want it to be at my lower back. I have tried for years to grow it long and it never seems to grow longer than the above length.

I have tried professional extensions and they were not thick enough even at 220+ strands of hair added.

So I am desperate I really want long hair bad and always have... Any one have tips as to what I can do to promote length. My hair is really healthy and my scalp is pampered.

Anyone have any recommendations? :banghead:

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  • misfitcurlsmisfitcurls Posts: 736Registered Users Curl Novice
    alot of people (myself included) like biotin supplements.
    some also use msm supplements

    you could also try bunning it for like a month to reduce any friction or breakage (there are posts about bunning challenges that should show how to do it and how well it worked for other users)

    you may also be at your terminal length (its different for everyone and it is the length when hair stops growing!)
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  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The tighter your hair curls, the slower it seems to grow because it's curling around itself instead of growing straight.
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  • multiracialcurls89multiracialcurls89 Posts: 204Registered Users
    Well I know there is massaging your scalp every night increases blood circulation and that can help with hair growth. Also there is some oils that are said to promote healthy hair growth.
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  • multiracialcurls89multiracialcurls89 Posts: 204Registered Users
    alot of people (myself included) like biotin supplements.
    some also use msm supplements

    you could also try bunning it for like a month to reduce any friction or breakage (there are posts about bunning challenges that should show how to do it and how well it worked for other users)

    you may also be at your terminal length (its different for everyone and it is the length when hair stops growing!)

    Oh no! You're scaring me! lol I thought terminal length was just a myth. Does it really exists?
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    alot of people (myself included) like biotin supplements.
    some also use msm supplements

    you could also try bunning it for like a month to reduce any friction or breakage (there are posts about bunning challenges that should show how to do it and how well it worked for other users)

    you may also be at your terminal length (its different for everyone and it is the length when hair stops growing!)

    Oh no! You're scary me! lol I thought terminal length was just a myth. Does it really exists?
    I've heard it does,but I don't really know?MSM and Biotin are excellent supplements!
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  • multiracialcurls89multiracialcurls89 Posts: 204Registered Users
    I sure hope not! If it does I wonder if I'm at my terminal length.
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,031Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    when i was getting my hair cut every 3-4 months, it would never get past shoulder length because the stylist was always cutting off the "dead ends" and the hair did not grow. now that i am doing CG for 4 yrs and getting a haircut about 1x year it has grown a LOT.
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  • I am: CurlySuperBlasianI am: CurlySuperBlasian Posts: 30Registered Users
    i totally feel for you multiracialcurls89.

    my hair is like, going through the same way...:cry:
    but nonetheless, it's growing-- and somewhat fast...
  • drawmuhfreedrawmuhfree Posts: 402Registered Users
    ewenique wrote: »
    The tighter your hair curls, the slower it seems to grow because it's curling around itself instead of growing straight.

    NOOOOO, not what I want to hear!!! It is so sad because its true. *shakes fist* Curse that stupid shrinkage! And lets just pretend I didn't see the mention of "terminal length".
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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    terminal length sounds horrible, like some sort of fatal disease... As if some dr is gonna bust in while your tracking your length and say..."im sorry kid...but youve got terminal length...try to stay strong and pray..pray...theres not much we can do now but keep it well conditioned and hope for the best..." haha.
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  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sweetmx85 wrote: »
    terminal length sounds horrible, like some sort of fatal disease... As if some dr is gonna bust in while your tracking your length and say..."im sorry kid...but youve got terminal length...try to stay strong and pray..pray...theres not much we can do now but keep it well conditioned and hope for the best..." haha.
    LMAO! I about died reading that. :D

    I think staying healthy in general helps me to grow my hair. It grows a LOT in the summer (I think it's because I'm less stressed then - I'm a teacher :D ), and when I'm well hydrated and eating right... just seems to go better.

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  • MiyaniMiyani Posts: 37Registered Users
    ewenique wrote: »
    The tighter your hair curls, the slower it seems to grow because it's curling around itself instead of growing straight.

    NOOOOO, not what I want to hear!!! It is so sad because its true. *shakes fist* Curse that stupid shrinkage! And lets just pretend I didn't see the mention of "terminal length".


    That's not true lol. My little cousin's hair is really coily and her hair was waist length when she was little but then she got a relaxer and now it's shoulder length *cries* lol but I'm going to help her grow it back again. I know her secret hahaha. :rabbit:
  • GorgeousGorgeous Posts: 2Registered Users
    You shoold use biotin, coconut oil, vitamin C.
    And by the way, don't forget scalp massage...
    Also I suggest you to read about "terminal length":
    http://howtomakeyourhairgrowfaster.org/how-to-make-your-hair-grow-faster/
  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    I think a lot of great suggestions have been given. Id say once u got a solid routine going just FORGET about it! The "watched water never boils" applies to hair too. Progress looks like progress when ur not checking everytime u do ur hair. If u measure do it less often.

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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think a lot of great suggestions have been given. Id say once u got a solid routine going just FORGET about it! The "watched water never boils" applies to hair too. Progress looks like progress when ur not checking everytime u do ur hair. If u measure do it less often.

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    thats really true. ive noticed with my hair that it goes through stages, where itll shoot out n ill really notice how much length im getting or ive got. Right now my hair seems to be sleeping, i havent changed my routine, or been doing anything different its just like having a break. it wont last long, in a few weeks or so ill probally notice it again.
    has any one had any luck with rosemary oil? i love this stuff, i message my scalp with it every day apart from that it feels amazing, and smells great its also a great growth booster.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
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  • ellaquentellaquent Posts: 4Registered Users
    does rosemary oil really work that well? and if so, do you have to wash your hair more? I dye my hair ( naturally a brunette but it's a really brilliant red colour now ) and over-washing makes it oxidize quickly and turn a hideous orange. i'd love to try the rosemary oil but am wary of overwashing.

    i'm currently taking GNC Ultra Nourish-Hair as well as extra Biotin. My hair is just a bit longer than my shoulders when curly and i'm trying to get it to be loooong - like, to my waist long!
    3a curls - dyed red - just past shoulder length, trying to grow to my waist!
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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ellaquent wrote: »
    does rosemary oil really work that well? and if so, do you have to wash your hair more? I dye my hair ( naturally a brunette but it's a really brilliant red colour now ) and over-washing makes it oxidize quickly and turn a hideous orange. i'd love to try the rosemary oil but am wary of overwashing.

    i'm currently taking GNC Ultra Nourish-Hair as well as extra Biotin. My hair is just a bit longer than my shoulders when curly and i'm trying to get it to be loooong - like, to my waist long!

    well i think it helps me, (n my bf, he LOVES scalp messages with the oil :D) n he always complains that his hair grows that long n he has to go to hair dresser more often. but always begs me for the oil. :tongue5: so that it helps yea i would say so.
    with rosemary oil, its really stronge so you cant put it directly on your scalp. you need to find a good base oil that you can use. if your worried that oils will weigh your hair down, try a light oils: argan, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, aprecot oil, ive used all these oils.
    ive made up a super growth oil mixture, that smells amazing and really works!
    i use argan and evening primrose oil as a base, i then add rosemary and peppermint oil and a few drops of Vit E oil. i use this every night.
    it doesnt weigh my hair down, it doesnt make me greasy and i dont need to wash it out.
    HTH's

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:

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