Uneven hair growth can make growing out your curls a frustrating experience.

Growing your hair out can be a long and exhausting process, and adding uneven hair growth to the mix can make it that much more agonizing. But fear not ladies: we will uncover the truth about uneven hair growth and figure out how to overcome it!

There are many different reasons behind why your curly hair may not be growing evenly. Each reason is specific to the situation of the person currently going through this issue.

Uneven hair growth can be caused by the food you eat, your level of stress, the amount of moisture that your hair is receiving and just plain old genetics. If you are currently experiencing uneven growth in your curly hair, take a look at your lifestyle as a first step to diagnosing the problem. After that, look at how you care for your hair, and the way that your parents' hair grows, as well.

Myths & Facts

The Truth Behind Uneven Hair Growth

Many people believe that the way they are taking care of their hair doesn’t have anything to do with the way that it is growing, or what is going on underneath your scalp. This is definitely false. Since curly hair can be the most delicate of all the different hair types, you must be careful about the treatments, tools, and products that you're are using on your hair follicles. Chemicals, heat, and relaxers all play a huge role in the growth and breakage of the hair.

Another huge myth is that it doesn’t matter how you take care of your hair, because it will always grow the same. The growth of the hair is actually directly related to the way that your hair is being cared for. Using deep conditioners and high quality products will keep your curly hair healthy and growing properly.

Which Products Are Best?

Combat the Problem with Proper Hair Care

Many people believe that the way they are taking care of their hair doesn’t have anything to do with the way that it is growing, or what is going on underneath your scalp. This is definitely false. Since curly hair can be the most delicate of all the different hair types, you must be careful about the treatments, tools, and products that you're are using on your hair follicles. Chemicals, heat, and relaxers all play a huge role in the growth and breakage of the hair.

  • Rosemary oil - Rosemary oil has been used for centuries to help both stimulate hair growth as well as act as preventative method for hair loss. This oil is typically used by adding a few drops to shampoos, conditioners, lotions and rinses.
  • Vitamins - By taking a daily multi-vitamin, you will be providing your body with essential vitamins and minerals that will help to stimulate healthy hair growth. The process of growing hair in a healthy manner depends just as much on how you are treating your hair on a daily basis as it does with what foods, vitamins, and minerals you're eating.
  • Jamaican black castor oil - Jamaican black castor oil has been used for thousands of years to enhance your overall hair growth. This oil can be used with all different hair types by massaging a few drops each day on the part of the scalp that needs to be growing appropriately.
  • Organic root stimulators - Organic root stimulators help stimulate the roots of your hair follicles naturally, and can be applied in the morning and at night to encourage parts the roots of your scalp to grow properly again.

The Process

Start Growing Hair Evenly

Because everyone is different, every woman must find the best process for her in order to help stimulate even hair growth. The following is a general guide to help you on your journey.

  1. Health first! Eat a nutritious diet and get an adequate amount of exercise for healthy hair.
  2. More fun, less stress. Live a stress free lifestyle. Be sure to prioritize your duties on a weekly basis. Planning will help to relieve stress, as will lots of bubble baths! 
  3. Moisturize! Moisture is essential to curly hair care. Be sure that you are doing a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to ensure that your curls are getting all the moisture they need.
  4. Experiment. Try out top of the line curly hair products and treatments with quality ingredients, and if you haven't gone sulfate free yet, it's time to rid yourself of the bad-for-your-curls products and ingredients.
  5. Be gentle. Make sure that you are always taking care of your hair by keeping it clean and being gentle. Remember not to pull too tightly when braiding hair or pulling it back in a ponytail. This can cause scalp stress as well as hair breakage, and eventually, hair loss. Wearing a silk cap to bed also helps a great deal!
  6. Ask for help. Talk to your doctor to find out if any prescription medication you are taking may be limiting your hair growth. If it is, then ask to be switched to a different prescription medication, if possible. If you don't ask, you'll never know!

Hard & Fast Take-Aways

  • Identify what is causing your uneven hair growth: medication, products, genetics?
  • Start using higher quality products that are sulfate free and encourage hair health.
  • If all else fails, talk to your doctor to see if your prescriptions may be causing the uneven growth. If so, swap them out!

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