Signs that your hair is growing...

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Hi Ladies,
Last month (Aug 0, I took some measurements for my hair. Well, this month, I measured again and the measurements look like they are the same. I think my hair grows at least half an inch per month, so I was expecting a little visual difference. But I had nothing, if not shorter results The crazy thing is, I know my hair is growing. For instance, when I put my hair in a pony tail, when I wrap my hand around my pony tail, last month, I used only one fist and 3 fingers. Now, this month, I can use 2 fists and my ends are exposed from the second fist. It's just a little frustrating or disappointing when I think it's growing but I can't tell...

What are some of you tall tale signs of growth? Please share...


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current products:
homemade conditioners
homemade twist'n hold stuff(not quite a gel)
homemade moisturizers (water/glycerin)
jamila henna-quarterly use to stretch hair for length check
giovanni smooth as silk conditioner
creme of nature shampoo and conditioner

If u do what u always did; u will get what u always got... author unknown
Coloring my hair is a fun way to see new hair growth. On June 2008 , I dyed my hair a medium brown tone... Now, I see my natural hair color growing from the scalp (Probably 1 1/2in of growth.) I'm not planning to re-touch the roots. I'm actually trying to grow out the dyed color. I want virgin hair! lol

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Gel: Eco Styler Argan Oil
After i conditioner my hair I always braid it and let it dry overnight. I can tell when my hair is growing because my braids will be longer.
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I call that - fitting into your skinny jeans, yet the scale says you didn't lose a pound LOL

I know exactly what you mean. I also think that maybe hair grows uneven so maybe the bunch of hair that you measured could have been the wrong bunch to grab. Who knows.

I can tell my hair has grown by little things - this month I was finally able to part the front of my hair and slick it to the side, tuck it under my ears. I wasn't able to do that 2 months ago. My ponytails looks longer... I can do a longer and thicker braid... I guess its all about the milestones.
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Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I can tell because my [2 small patches of] heat damage has new growth.
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this sounds disgusting but it's the truth and i've seen it proven twice!

senior year of high school i got a bad case of dandruff for a few months...something that had never been a problem for me. EVER. i didn't kno what was wrong and i tried everything....tea tree oil, hair grease, sulfur 8 mixed with tea tree oil, dandruff shampoo, drinking lots of water. NOTHING was working. then one day it was just gone! shortly after that i had one of those moments when i was like damn my hair has grown back! ( i always had super long hair...got a perm one day in 9th grade..it started breaking off..aunt said i'll TRIM it for you but the finshed result was a CUT and so i was anxiously waiting for the length to return. and it did with a vengeance!! lol)

2 years later,shortly after i became the person who cared for his hair my boyfriend got dandruff like crazy. i was having to do simple styles so that it could be washed and re-done every few days. then one day it just stopped. we blamed it one a new hair grease i started using ("nature's blessing". still love it to this day!) his hair had grown significantly too!

then one day when he was visting home in dc his old hair braider said all the dandruff was just his hair growing at a really fast pace and the scalp wasn't prepared for it! isn't that weird???


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My gray roots are a real good sign. However, my main metric is not growth, but length retention. I take good enough care of my health to ensure growth. But my ends are like fragile puff balls that can blow away in a stiff breeze, so that is where I focus.

I no longer measure. I'm going by where I feel my hair. At the back I feel it grazing the top of my shoulders.
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Coloring my hair is a fun way to see new hair growth. On June 2008 , I dyed my hair a medium brown tone... Now, I see my natural hair color growing from the scalp (Probably 1 1/2in of growth.) I'm not planning to re-touch the roots. I'm actually trying to grow out the dyed color. I want virgin hair! lol

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Originally Posted by BabydollRinglets
That's what I was planning to do with my hair to see it grow. Lighten a patch and measure the initial length plus the new growth. I agree with mariag about hair growing at different rates on different parts of your head. That's the way it is with my hair so I would rather measure what I think is the slowest growing part and let the other parts do what they do, since I don't want a lighter overall color.

I also think knowing the rate your hair grows you can better gauge length retention, which like SBB points out is what the main focus should be when trying to grow out fragile hair. It's been mentioned numerous times on this board how often people had to go for relaxer retouches but never seen the growth reflected in an increase in length.
this sounds disgusting but it's the truth and i've seen it proven twice!

senior year of high school i got a bad case of dandruff for a few months...something that had never been a problem for me. EVER. i didn't kno what was wrong and i tried everything....tea tree oil, hair grease, sulfur 8 mixed with tea tree oil, dandruff shampoo, drinking lots of water. NOTHING was working. then one day it was just gone! shortly after that i had one of those moments when i was like damn my hair has grown back! ( i always had super long hair...got a perm one day in 9th grade..it started breaking off..aunt said i'll TRIM it for you but the finshed result was a CUT and so i was anxiously waiting for the length to return. and it did with a vengeance!! lol)

2 years later,shortly after i became the person who cared for his hair my boyfriend got dandruff like crazy. i was having to do simple styles so that it could be washed and re-done every few days. then one day it just stopped. we blamed it one a new hair grease i started using ("nature's blessing". still love it to this day!) his hair had grown significantly too!

then one day when he was visting home in dc his old hair braider said all the dandruff was just his hair growing at a really fast pace and the scalp wasn't prepared for it! isn't that weird???
Originally Posted by shake
Really? That is the first time I've heard of something like that! No wonder the traditional dandruff remedies wouldn't work.
Coloring my hair is a fun way to see new hair growth. On June 2008 , I dyed my hair a medium brown tone... Now, I see my natural hair color growing from the scalp (Probably 1 1/2in of growth.)
Originally Posted by BabydollRinglets
thats how i can see my growth. or flat ironing. also when my curly hair looks super wide. shirnkage prevents it from looking long, but it definitely gets wider the longer it gets.
It is supposed to grow 1/2 an inch per month, and yeah it is so weird and annoying how you can tell something has grown (or shrunk) but measurments say otherwise. Sorry, i'm really just posting this to see my new signature!
I grew an 1.75 inches in the last two months. The way i can tell besides measuring is my head drives me nuts. I get supper itchy but i don't really flake. I'm assuming that .75 is my winter average per month because the ;ast month cooled down and my hair slowed. I'll be happy with .5 and up per month though.
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Mariag and Jeamaria: That's a very good point about measuring the hair. I will have to use the fist method I mentioned earlier. Shrinkage can be very deceiving...


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current products:
homemade conditioners
homemade twist'n hold stuff(not quite a gel)
homemade moisturizers (water/glycerin)
jamila henna-quarterly use to stretch hair for length check
giovanni smooth as silk conditioner
creme of nature shampoo and conditioner

If u do what u always did; u will get what u always got... author unknown
My cornrows are thicker when I braid the same amounts of hair prior to growth.
I know that my scalp is growing when my scalp itches like crazy but I have no dandruff at all. Also, my scalp feels tingly.
I know that my scalp is growing when my scalp itches like crazy but I have no dandruff at all. Also, my scalp feels tingly.
Originally Posted by NickkiBCurly
I know what you're talking about! I used to think I was going crazy LOL Because it feels like you have bugs walking around your scalp
Now I realize that its my hair growing
I think anyway
Maybe it IS bugs LOL
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Buggy scalp...dandruff...tingles...you guys are weird!
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I can tell my hair is growing when

-taking a shower, my hair is actually brushing my shoulders
-my hair hangs down more (!)
-my twists look thicker and longer than the last time I did them, and I can do them in bigger sections
-when I use henna and it stretches out my hair
-my puffs get noticeably bigger and I can move the headband back more (still not ponytail comfortable yet)
-I pull down the hair closest to my forehead and when I pull it down completely I see that it's moved from my eye lashes, to below my eye, to the tip of my nose!

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Hair type: 4b near the temples, 3c in the back/nape and 4a everywhere! Mostly coily-curly with medium-fine strands and medium thickness.






I have to be careful not to get it stuck under the strap of my shoulder bag.
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Quote:
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