Let’s face it, regardless of your hair type some of us have what we like to call ‘slow growing hair’. This means that the rate of hair growth that you have in comparison to another person is slower and you gain fewer inches over time.
There are a lot of people who have to deal with this on a yearly basis and it is purely based on genetics which means there is really nothing you can do to change it.
With that said how do you make the most out of slow hair growth? In this post, I want to give you four tips on what you absolutely must do if you have slow growing hair.
1. Protective style
This is a must for women who want to keep all the length they do gain on a yearly basis even if it is just a few inches per year. When you protect the ends of the hair consistently you have a better chance at preserving your hair daily from wear and tear and manipulation.
2. Trim less often
Trimming is a requirement for ends that are damaged split and otherwise irreparable. However, if your ends are protected and healthy you can actually trim less than the average recommendation from a stylist. Keeping your ends healthy means keeping your hair moisturized and protected as much as possible.
3. Avoid tangles
Tangles are one of the most common culprits for hair loss on a day to day for most curly girls. Keeping your hair stretched and tangle free will keep your ends safe from breakage and will help you to meet your goal of maximum retention.
4. A healthy lifestyle
If your hair grows slowly you need to give it all the help it can get back practicing a healthy lifestyle. Eat well and stay active and you will give your hair the boost it needs to keep growing even if it is a slower rate.