Hair Doesnt Grow?!?

NEED HELP!! my hair just doesnt grow!! i have been trying to grow my hair out for the past 6 months but it just doesnt seem to grow! i have type 3b fine/normal hair. is there anything i can do to make it grow out more??? i only straighten 1-2 times a month and never use blow drier, usaully try to aviod washing hair alot, which means i was it every2-3 days (sometimes 4 but it usually is really ugly by then)
i heard soem stuff about biotin, does it really work??
NEED HELP!! my hair just doesnt grow!! i have been trying to grow my hair out for the past 6 months but it just doesnt seem to grow! i have type 3b fine/normal hair. is there anything i can do to make it grow out more??? i only straighten 1-2 times a month and never use blow drier, usaully try to aviod washing hair alot, which means i was it every2-3 days (sometimes 4 but it usually is really ugly by then)
i heard soem stuff about biotin, does it really work??
Originally Posted by 7nicole3
...No growth-even while stretched/straightened?
Well,only thing I can suggest now is that you should check for splits,and if you have any - trim or "search and destroy"...

I donīt really know why it doesnīt grow,Iīm sorry,I hope you get some help there.
Getting back to my natural colour- inch by inch
Lady Celestina,Sailor of the Starlit Oceans and Cloudy Seas in order of Curly Crusaders.
well it grows but berly in the past 6 months it has grown like an inch and a half...
cant wait to grow it out!!
Mine is the same way, its so frustrating! As it gets longer it gets just a bit curlier so its always the same length.
NEED HELP!! my hair just doesnt grow!! i have been trying to grow my hair out for the past 6 months but it just doesnt seem to grow! i have type 3b fine/normal hair. is there anything i can do to make it grow out more??? i only straighten 1-2 times a month and never use blow drier, usaully try to aviod washing hair alot, which means i was it every2-3 days (sometimes 4 but it usually is really ugly by then)
i heard soem stuff about biotin, does it really work??
Originally Posted by 7nicole3
I started taking Biotin January 20th & my hair's grown like, 3 inches. I can tell because it's bleached & my roots are dark brown. I take 10,000mcg a day. (2 pills.) & it's done wonders for my skin btw, I haven't worn make up in so long.
as of 6/12/11.

COwash- Suave Juicy Apple.
Rinse-out- VO5 Passion Fruit Moisture Milks.

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NEED HELP!! my hair just doesnt grow!! i have been trying to grow my hair out for the past 6 months but it just doesnt seem to grow! i have type 3b fine/normal hair. is there anything i can do to make it grow out more??? i only straighten 1-2 times a month and never use blow drier, usaully try to aviod washing hair alot, which means i was it every2-3 days (sometimes 4 but it usually is really ugly by then)
i heard soem stuff about biotin, does it really work??
Originally Posted by 7nicole3
Calm down. If you are alive, your hair is growing. The problem is retaining the length that you grow. Growing out your hair is about keeping your ends healthy and intact for as long as possible. If you handle your hair roughly (straightening, improper washing, detangling, styling, etc) it may break off at a rate equal to that which it grows leading to an appearance of lack of growth.

Besides taking a multi-vitamin, all those hair.skin/nail vitamins don't really make a difference. It's about proper care of your hair.

How often to you detangle? How do you detangle? What styles do you wear? What products do you use? How do you wear your hair before you go to sleep at night? What tools do you use (styling, combs, brushes etc)? What's your haircare/styling regimen?
How often do you trim? (trimming too much hinders length retention)

The aforementioned play a role in length retention. Your hair is growing constantly you just need to keep it on your head)

Mine is the same way, its so frustrating! As it gets longer it gets just a bit curlier so its always the same length.
Originally Posted by thescholar
Your hair is growing. The curliness hides that a bit. It's like a compressed Slinky vs. a stretch out Slinky. Take a pic of your hair now and then take another pic of your hair 3 months from now. You should see some length (if you don't over trim or mishandle your hair)
Big Chop: 12/15/08

Detangle: Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner

Cleanse: SM Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Leave-In Condition: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
Moisturize: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Oils/Butters: Parachute Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Njoi Creations Ayurvedic Hair Butter;
Gels Eco Styler Krystal Gel


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Last edited by Fronomenal; 02-09-2011 at 06:30 AM.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I get gnarly split ends within 2-3 months. I went through my hair over the weekend, did some search & destroy operations, and did a henna treatment...

No 'cones, no poo... just conditioner and weekly treatments with some Burt's Bees stuff I have. I only detangle in the shower and half the time I wear my hair up.

I'm hoping I can retain this length. I dream about sexy, big, long curls!
type 3a/b, baby fine to medium, normal to high porosity except the canopy which is high.
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recently chopped off about 4" - HOW LIBERATING!!! Learning to love my hair again instead of hating it for being a knotty mess.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I get gnarly split ends within 2-3 months. I went through my hair over the weekend, did some search & destroy operations, and did a henna treatment...

No 'cones, no poo... just conditioner and weekly treatments with some Burt's Bees stuff I have. I only detangle in the shower and half the time I wear my hair up.

I'm hoping I can retain this length. I dream about sexy, big, long curls!
Originally Posted by LexLioness
How do you detangle? What do you detangle with?

Do you use heat at all?
Big Chop: 12/15/08

Detangle: Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner

Cleanse: SM Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Leave-In Condition: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
Moisturize: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Oils/Butters: Parachute Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Njoi Creations Ayurvedic Hair Butter;
Gels Eco Styler Krystal Gel


~ iHerb Discount Code: EFE310 ~
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I get gnarly split ends within 2-3 months. I went through my hair over the weekend, did some search & destroy operations, and did a henna treatment...

No 'cones, no poo... just conditioner and weekly treatments with some Burt's Bees stuff I have. I only detangle in the shower and half the time I wear my hair up.

I'm hoping I can retain this length. I dream about sexy, big, long curls!
Originally Posted by LexLioness
ya same here! i dont understnade why it doesnt grow, i only blow dry once every 1-2 months(special occasions/concerts) i use a wide tooth comb and use a treatment every 3 - one week. :'(
cant wait to grow it out!!
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I get gnarly split ends within 2-3 months. I went through my hair over the weekend, did some search & destroy operations, and did a henna treatment...

No 'cones, no poo... just conditioner and weekly treatments with some Burt's Bees stuff I have. I only detangle in the shower and half the time I wear my hair up.

I'm hoping I can retain this length. I dream about sexy, big, long curls!
Originally Posted by LexLioness
How do you detangle? What do you detangle with?

Do you use heat at all?
Originally Posted by Fronomenal
I hop in the shower, wet my locks, then I cowash. After that I will apply more conditioner and very carefully detangle with a brush. I stick my head under the water and let it get soaked, then apply a moisture treatment. I will usually squeeze out the extra moisture so it's not dripping when I step out of the shower.

I recently have stopped using a terry cloth towel and instead using some old tshirts to dry my hair.

Absolutely no heat on my hair. I air dry.

Just did a protein treatment today and I'm trying to kick it up a notch and really be gentle. I am determined!
type 3a/b, baby fine to medium, normal to high porosity except the canopy which is high.
-
recently chopped off about 4" - HOW LIBERATING!!! Learning to love my hair again instead of hating it for being a knotty mess.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I get gnarly split ends within 2-3 months. I went through my hair over the weekend, did some search & destroy operations, and did a henna treatment...

No 'cones, no poo... just conditioner and weekly treatments with some Burt's Bees stuff I have. I only detangle in the shower and half the time I wear my hair up.

I'm hoping I can retain this length. I dream about sexy, big, long curls!
Originally Posted by LexLioness
How do you detangle? What do you detangle with?

Do you use heat at all?
Originally Posted by Fronomenal
I hop in the shower, wet my locks, then I cowash. After that I will apply more conditioner and very carefully detangle with a brush. I stick my head under the water and let it get soaked, then apply a moisture treatment. I will usually squeeze out the extra moisture so it's not dripping when I step out of the shower.

I recently have stopped using a terry cloth towel and instead using some old tshirts to dry my hair.

Absolutely no heat on my hair. I air dry.

Just did a protein treatment today and I'm trying to kick it up a notch and really be gentle. I am determined!
Originally Posted by LexLioness
Maybe you could try a wide tooked comb. Try that and/or finger combing befor using a comb/brush. That would put less stress on your strands and lead to less splits and tangles. You could also try apply extra leave in conditioner or a oil/butter to your ends to protect them and prevent splits.

Other than that your regimen looks great. Good luck!
Big Chop: 12/15/08

Detangle: Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner

Cleanse: SM Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Leave-In Condition: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
Moisturize: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Oils/Butters: Parachute Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Njoi Creations Ayurvedic Hair Butter;
Gels Eco Styler Krystal Gel


~ iHerb Discount Code: EFE310 ~
Try coconut oil on your ends for a hour or few before you wash your hair. It's one of the best strengtheners for our hair. Your tips will love it. Be patient and good luck
I'm late, but I agree...maybe you need to add a couple of drops of oil to your regimen. Don't add so much that it's greasy, just enough to protect the hair shaft. Maybe you hair is super porous and is letting go of those conditioning agents as quickly as it's absorbing them. Make sure you have a decent diet and you're exercising. If you're doing all those things, it's possible that your hair has reached it's terminal length and can't grow any longer (like how the hair on our legs/forearms/eyelashes will only grow but so long...the same applies to the hair on one's head). BUT, you can only come to that conclusion after you've attended to diet, exercise and possible porosity issues.
My signature style: the "braid n' curl"
High porosity, normal elasticity, high density, thick strands, DRY (must moisturize/oil and DT a lot), tangles easily. Highly textured...curl softener+demi-perm color.
Straightened length: Waist (layers)
Textured length: (variable) full SL to BSL

Condish/Shampoo: VO5
Pre-poo: mild protein(VO5)+castor oil+tea tree
Steam treatments: 1-2x weekly
Daily routine and DT: Moisturize w/ Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose+Olive oil and seal w/ Avocado oil

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