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Imaginary 06-27-2012 12:55 PM

Make hair grow out faster?
 
Hi, I have 3b hair, and it's currently just a bit past my shoulders. I really want to grow it to waist length, and I've been getting it trimmed but it really isn't growing. I usually straighten my hair a lot, because I don't like the tight spiral curls. I want looser curls, and I know if I grow it out, my curls will be just a tiny bit looser.


Any suggestions?

elenaa 06-27-2012 03:03 PM

straightening your hair that much is actually damaging.. the only way to make your hair grow out faster is if you stop damaging it. and also when do you trim? every month? you could just be cutting off your growth try trimming once every 3-4 months
you cant force your hair to get the looser curls and maybe the best way is using henna to loosen it a bit but i cant help you with henna cause idk how to use it, i hope i helped alittle

Imaginary 06-27-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by elenaa (Post 1983137)
straightening your hair that much is actually damaging.. the only way to make your hair grow out faster is if you stop damaging it. and also when do you trim? every month? you could just be cutting off your growth try trimming once every 3-4 months
you cant force your hair to get the looser curls and maybe the best way is using henna to loosen it a bit but i cant help you with henna cause idk how to use it, i hope i helped alittle

I get it trimmed every 2-3 months. And I don't want to stop straightening it because I hate my natural hair. When it grows out longer that's when I'll stop. What I think I'll do is I'll keep getting it trimmed then buy some rollers, and just us the rollers to get nice loose curls. And the rollers won't have any heat damage so I think that will work.

Thank you !

CurlyJelly 06-27-2012 07:29 PM

Story of my Life! Im a 3b with hair just a little bit past my shoulders and I'm trying to grow out because longer it'll be looser.
I took biotin and it seemed to work pretty well for me and now I'm taking a go at mane n tail.
If I were you what helps me is to rub my scalp everyday day softly with me finger pads and even better with oil. And hot oil treatments are amazing and they help me maintain my hair.

CurlyJelly 06-27-2012 07:31 PM

Sorry I'm talking so much 😳 but it's nice to find someone going through exactly what I'm going through. My hair actually looks good but I don't want to wear it loose until its long becuase it just I don't like volume. I actually would rather have limp flat hair then voluminous curly hair. So now I play the waiting game......

Imaginary 06-28-2012 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by CurlyJelly (Post 1983297)
Sorry I'm talking so much 😳 but it's nice to find someone going through exactly what I'm going through. My hair actually looks good but I don't want to wear it loose until its long becuase it just I don't like volume. I actually would rather have limp flat hair then voluminous curly hair. So now I play the waiting game......

I am exactly like that haha! But my hair doesn't look good. When my hair grows out longer, I'll completely stop damaging my hair, and go natural :)

katintheoc 06-28-2012 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary (Post 1983048)
Hi, I have 3b hair, and it's currently just a bit past my shoulders. I really want to grow it to waist length, and I've been getting it trimmed but it really isn't growing. I usually straighten my hair a lot, because I don't like the tight spiral curls. I want looser curls, and I know if I grow it out, my curls will be just a tiny bit looser.


Any suggestions?

I am going thru the exact same slow process, with 3b/3c combo hair. I have been taking Shen Min & Biotin. This seems to be helping the process. I stopped getting trims as often, too depressing. I go 3-4 months now. Good luck!

curlyprincess91 10-09-2013 03:19 PM

If you keep damaging your hair it wont grow so you'll have to cut it....

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kcdauda 10-12-2013 05:18 PM

Trust me, your hair will not grow if you continuing straightening it.. as your ends when you straighten become damaged and will just keep breaking off no matter what 'miracle' product you use. Seriously I learned this lesson myself and I have the same type of hair as you. I actually hated my curls when I first went natural but honestly if you give your hair a little time to breathe without manipulating it it will grow... I wrote about my curly hair transformation on my blog you should have a read it could really help you http://kumbear-xo.blogspot.co.uk/201...r-routine.html xx

sixelamy 10-12-2013 07:29 PM

Instead of straightening, why don't you try twist outs or braid outs for more "wavy" looking hair? Honestly, I would kill to have 3b hair.

Johari 10-27-2013 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary (Post 1983480)
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Originally Posted by CurlyJelly (Post 1983297)
Sorry I'm talking so much 😳 but it's nice to find someone going through exactly what I'm going through. My hair actually looks good but I don't want to wear it loose until its long becuase it just I don't like volume. I actually would rather have limp flat hair then voluminous curly hair. So now I play the waiting game......

I am exactly like that haha! But my hair doesn't look good. When my hair grows out longer, I'll completely stop damaging my hair, and go natural :)

Omg that's what I'm saying!! "oh I'll stop straightening once I grow my hair out and it weighs it self down"

But no actually that wont happen if hair is damaged and breaking off! Your hair grows but at the same time the ends are brittle and its like your hair never grows.

---Now I've stopped using heat so often and my hair IS showing growth! I'm even thinking about straightening my hair 2-4 times a month instead of 6-12.
I love seeing healthy curls and my twist/braid outs don't unravel at the ends.

Try taking long breaks so your hair can recover from damage. If you don't like your curls you can put it in a French braid, bun or ponytail. It's better than using heat.

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BotticelliBrit 10-28-2013 11:10 AM

Straightening damages your hair and damaged hair breaks, so even if it's growing it won't look like it is because all of your ends are snapping off. Take this from a girl who was straightening her hair and trying to grow it for around ten years lol. I never got past shoulder/arm pit length.

Now that I'm natural my hair grows at the speed of light ... well, okay, slight exaggeration, but it grows A LOT quicker. I recently cut off all my straight ends and my hair was earlobe length and now it's shoulder length and it's only a month later. Point being, healthy hair grows and damaged hair just snaps, so you need to start nurturing your hair.

Some tips:
Use oils like coconut oil that really penetrate your hair and moisturise.
Cut out the sulfates.
Deep condition once per week.
Finger-detangle.
Cut out heat or use it A LOT less.

You should try just doing two pigtail plaits in your hair overnight for nice, loose and defined waves. Or other heatless styles for curls. That's what I did while transitioning. It'll stretch your curls to waves, which is what you said you were aiming for and help you to cut the heat :)

bringingcurliesback? 11-02-2013 10:38 AM

Curly hair is very versatile so it shouldn't be hard to find stuff to do. BoticelliBrit and the others have some excellent advice. And not that you need anymore experience but I straightened my hair for years. It would always go back to the same length after trims because what grew would be damaged. Pssh it was coarse and dry etc. Now I went through quite some transitioning (more like ignorance). I'm obsessed with hair lol
So sometimes forgetting about it can do it some good. But then again don't completely forget about it haha!
The results are so worth it! And the journey is amazing. That's why chopped my hair and started over (after it had become healthy lol). Cause once I reached the length ehh it was kinda well Boring. Now its fun again! Plus I canbe like by the time my hair is blank length I'll have blanked. Etc.
Sorry im going on and on haha
Just love your hair and it will love you back!
Think about using heat on your skin. .. now imagine your hair. OUCH.
Hair cruelty. Its a damn shame.

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AnsleyBirch13 01-17-2014 01:15 PM

I'm going through the same thing. 3b/c hair. 3 years ago I got a horrible hair cut and my hair has been screwed up ever since. It's all different lengths and I hate it. I just want it to grow. I've never used heat on my hair so I'm all natural. Biotin has really helped me, and I'm doing the inversion method for the first time this week! Also, GNC ultra nourish hair pills are supposed to be amazing! I'm getting them this weekend, they're on sale 3 for $25! The best thing you can do is go natural, otherwise it's not gonna grow. Get it healthy and it'll grow

mysty211 02-06-2014 04:55 PM

I'm the same my hairs about just below my face mediumish length.
I want it to grow faster I used to straighten it all the time but I get my hair highlighted every few months so I stopped straightening it so I wouldn't damage my hair as much. I've gotten used to the curly hair I still don't wear it down curly. I prefer my hair straight I'd love my hair curly when it gets longer. I trim it every 3-4 months too it's just so slow at growing other hair types grow so quickly.

AnsleyBirch13 02-06-2014 06:14 PM

It sucks, but I refuse to give up! I'm going to try Ultra Nourishhair!


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