Growing out shoulder length hair

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Any tips?
I have the same question!I am trying to grow 5-6 inches in 6-7 months. I don't have any tricks or tips, but I am just as anxious as you!
I'm a whirly curly girl, like 3 something, and I wash my hair once a week, then I just put it in a pineapple @ night. My hair has always been shoulder length, except when I was 9 and had it to my back
Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pin it in a protective style or a bun weekly.


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Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pin it in a protective style or a bun weekly.


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Originally Posted by CURLYanddy_
*pinned


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Yes. That was the best thing for me. Especially during the colder months. I didn't do it on wet hair. Just dry.


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Making sure your ends are moisturized is very important
Some tips...
1. Moisturize daily
2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day
3. Protect your ends as much as possible by having your hair up as much as you can
4. Be careful when detangling hair. Take your time
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Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
Some tips...
1. Moisturize daily
2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day
3. Protect your ends as much as possible by having your hair up as much as you can
4. Be careful when detangling hair. Take your time
Originally Posted by Rusycurly
"Moisturize daily
2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day"

for thin hair but med hair strands. You think butters for ends only better then oils? Idk how I should moisturize everyday when I try it looks nasty and feel nasty
And if you add butter or oils on your ends everyday can it leave build up?
Some tips...
1. Moisturize daily
2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day
3. Protect your ends as much as possible by having your hair up as much as you can
4. Be careful when detangling hair. Take your time
Originally Posted by Rusycurly
"Moisturize daily
2. Apply a butter or oil on your ends every day"

for thin hair but med hair strands. You think butters for ends only better then oils? Idk how I should moisturize everyday when I try it looks nasty and feel nasty
And if you add butter or oils on your ends everyday can it leave build up?
Originally Posted by *M!x*Ch!ck*
It would depend on how your hair absorbs these. My hair soaks it up so that's why I do this daily. It depends on the individual
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.
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fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.
Originally Posted by lcl0706
This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!
I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.
Originally Posted by lcl0706
This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!
Originally Posted by NiftyEpiphany
I would go with the layers. Thinning is generally a bad idea for curls and a relaxer can damage the hair and will give you different textures as it grows out.
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I would go with the layers. Thinning is generally a bad idea for curls and a relaxer can damage the hair and will give you different textures as it grows out.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
Thank you!
Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pinned it in a protective style or a bun weekly.
Originally Posted by CURLYanddy_
I'm fairly new to curly care and styles; can you elaborate on types of protective styles? Follow up question: what do you use to hold your hair in place with these styles--hair ties? Bobby pins? Clips? (My staple hair device is 'no-breakage' hair ties for ponytails, buns, and braids, but maybe even these are damaging?) Also, when you say you braid, do you mean while your hair is still wet/damp, or after it has dried naturally?
I'm stuck at this length too and it's maddening. When wet or straight it's an inch or two past my shoulders. When curly it's a shaggy mess & just irritating. I hate this length & need to just put it up so it'll grow & quit bugging me. It's not a style anymore, it's annoying. But my hair has always grown soooo slow.
Originally Posted by lcl0706
This is my exact situation! I'm a 2C: S-waves on top, curls underneath, with medium texture (not coarse, but not fine). My hair doubles in size from wet to dry!

In 2011, I'd had a couple of bad cuts that turned my hair into a 'fro, and consequently I decided I needed a change. I chopped 4 or 5 inches off and got an inverted bob style. The problem was, of course, that this style looks much better straight than curly, so I was flat-ironing my hair every other day. Finally, I got sick of spending all that time and effort on it and wanted to go back to no-muss, no-fuss natural curls--but that meant I had to grow my hair out. My short hair grew quickly at first, but plateaued at a length just above my shoulders. I've had it cut since: put angles in the front and trimmed the overall length so that it's no longer shorter in back, but I'm at a loss now. My hair has that "Christmas Tree" look: it's flat on top and poofy on bottom due to all the body. I'm trying to be patient and just let it grow, but I need a short-term solution on how to wear it in the meantime. Should I get a trim and have more layers put in to even out the Christmas Tree (I currently have minimal layers)? Should I thin the ends? Should I get a straightening treatment to keep my hair manageable for the next 6 weeks? Please help!
Originally Posted by NiftyEpiphany
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2C curl pattern, medium porosity, high density, medium width, shoulder length.

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