Reach Your Length Retention Goals and Avoid the Breakage Cycle

Your hair is growing all the time. So if you are thinking to yourself, “Then Why am I not seeing any growth! : (” The answer is simple, you are not retaining length or in other words your breaking off the ends of your hair. So when your new growth comes in, you do not see any difference. Your hair is a fiber that can be preserved or destroyed. To gain length you have to keep your fragile ends from breaking.

Do Your Genetics Limit You?

Some people have come to believe their genetics are the reason why they cannot grow longer hair. Yes, genetics does play a role in your hair growth. However, in many cases, looking to your parents’ hair growth is not always a good indicator of how long you will be able to grow your own hair.

In our culture, we have had many long generations of bad hair care practices. If you happen to come from a family where the knowledge of proper hair care was simply not known and therefore not taught, then you cannot look to your familial hair growth as an example.

Once you have cut off any damage that you may have have, maintain moisture protein balance and take a low manipulation approach with long term consistency (we are talking months and months here) you will reach your length retention goals. Remember our hair grows an average of 1/2 inch per month which equals 6 inches per year so be realistic when setting your goals.

8 thoughts on “Reach Your Length Retention Goals and Avoid the Breakage Cycle

    1. If you want to get your hair o grow out evenly, taking good care of your hair, is a good first step. also, you can get it shaped into an even cut at the salon or you can shape it yourself ( only if you’re brave enough and you trust yourself) if you can’t shape it yourself, you should probably ask a friend to do it for you that knows their way around a pair of hair shears.

      If you have more questions or any others, please contact me at aeugene15@yahoo.com

      Hope this helps,
      Have a Great Day!
      Alexandra

  1. I’m going to try this and see about the results…… now I’m a performer, so my belt gets sweaty a lot. At times my scalps would be so itchy. How do I prevent itchy scalp? How doiknow if my hairneeds more protien?

    1. Hello, I am Alexandra, a future blogger that will be launching in February. If you’re having problems with an itchy scalp, check how much water you’re putting into your body. That could drying out your hair making the scalp itchy. Also, if you have a skin condition such as eczema, like myself, your eczema might be reacting to the stuff you put in your hair; also if you do have eczema you should moistuirze more than usual. Another reason your scalp is itchy is because of product buildup, if you’re not properly taking care of your hair after your workout, then that can also cause the pores on your scalp to clog, making your scalp itchy. As for protein, if your hair looks weak, limp, and is very brittle and you just recently got a trim, you might need a protein treatment. you’re supposed to do a protein treatment at least once a month to keep it healthy

      Hope this helps you with your questions, if you still have questions, please email me at aeugene15@yahoo.com
      Have a Great Day!
      Alexandra

  2. I’ve been natural for 2 years now and I feel stuck. It seems as though my hair just isn’t growing. I’m a 4b natural, any suggestions? I feel like I’ve tried everything.

  3. Hello,

    I was doing a long transition and started last January 2015. Now i am finally totally natural. However, I have a question regarding my hair texture. it used to be a 4B and when i was washing and deep conditioning or doing a mask each week, the texture was fine and less kinky. Now it’s been 2 weeks, it became very kinky, just like how my hair was before i started doing perm. I am just wondering what would be the reason of this sudden change of hair texture. I’ve been using the same products it’s been now 3 months.

    Thanks in advance ! 🙂

  4. A healthy diet also comes in to play when you think of reasons why hair does not grow, there have been may people who say just get you ends clipped and moisturize, those things are great but put the right foods in your body and taking the right vitamin daily make a big difference. And lets not forget to drink lots of water, water water. eat right and cut the heat and stop the coloring/relaxers/texturizing. we wanna look good but forget what it takes.

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