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My hair never grows. It's never grown longer than my shoulders. Around my hair is already thin, but it doesn't grow long and I'm so sad as lots of girls or friends look beautiful in long hair. I always have short hair so give me ideas how to grow it!
Everyone's hair length is programed in their genetic makeup. Just like short hair cats or dogs. Mine would never grow long either. What you can do is make the best of the hair you have. If the ends split have them trimmed a little often. Split ends break off and make your hair look thin. Find a hair style for shorter hair that flatters you. Shorter doesn't mean short, just enough to keep your ends healthy. Unhappeness is often caused when we want what we don't have. Look at models with shorter hair, not ones with long hair. Hair isn't everything. Kindness and helpfulness goes a long way further than long hair.
Well the first thing you need to know is that hair is dead skin. It doesn't so much grow as is replaced by new skin cells. Given that, it never "grows" much more than 1/4" a month. If your hair is thin that might be why. I would find some really cute styles for shoulder length hair and embrace what you have. Some people have no hair at all...enjoy what you still have.
When I was a kid my hair was cut like my 3 brothers. Later I decided to grow it. My thick hair grew to almost my knees. I would get shocked reactions sometimes, and the same question. Remember that hair is dead protein. It has a lot to do from within. Eat healthy, don't smoke, take prenatal vitamins, exercise, low stress, trim, etc. Now I have shoulder length hair because it was donated. Although it was fun to experience it, it gets hot, a lot of shampoo, brushing and management. It felt so light and fresh when it was cut ! There are cool clip on hair extentions at discount stores you should try. Fun to change styles temporarily and not have the same boring look or have to deal with the maintenance. ;)
I know you want long hair - I did too but it just didn't grow much at all. But here's the thing Kaci - why must you look the same as everyone else? I would assume you're pretty young? When you're older, you'll appreciate your individualism. In the meantme - have you seen the new styles out of Hollywood? Short, short, short. Find a cute short hairstyle and stand out as the unique person you are and revel in it. Imagine . you're with a bunch of other girls. Guy comes along, looks the girls over - they all look alike with their long hair. Who does he see? The one that stands out - you. The cutey with the little perky short hair cut. Voila!
If you have fine-hair and perm it I found that it will seem like it doesn't grow because it breaks off rather than growing longer hair.
Once I gave up perming my hair it is healthier and does actually grow!
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My hair takes a long time to grow and when it does it only reaches just below the ear. Is there a simple home remedy to help my hair grow past that length or at least just past my back?
One suggestion is to get pregnant. Works really well.
Not for you just yet, then try jello or geletin tablets. Suppose to help your hair grow longer.
How are you brushing it? If you use a comb, thats not good, it rips the hair when you get to a knot. You should use a good brush. Only brush from the bottom an inch or a half an inch at a time. Never pull knots out, gently work thru them.
Not everyone's hair can grow long. Some people have a limited growth factor and that's it. Although it grows quickly, my hair will not grow as far as my shoulders and I have tried everything possible for the last 50 years. It certainly didn't grow when I was pregnant! My dermatologist told me that it's a matter of genetics.
I am a former cosmetologist. While it is absolutely true that genetics play the most important role in hair length, there are things to do to maximize what you have to work with. First, look at others in your family, and ask questions, to determine what your average length might be. Then, while it helps to regularly involve a cosmetologist who is interested more in hair care than the latest fad style or color, haircare is a team effort, because if you are not caring for your hair between visits going to a stylist does no good.
When you care for your hair at home, use decent, not cheap shampoos and conditioners; ways to save money when using quality products are 1)unless your hair is really dirty (you should shampoo it at least once a week but if it is dry not every day), rinse it well, shampoo once, rinse again (no need to repeat); and 2)most shampoos and conditioners can be diluted quite a bit with water and still be effective, or just use a smaller amount. If your hair is dry use a quality oil; if just the ends are dry use it just on the ends. A tiny amount will work, and get some that does not list mineral oil or petrolatum in its ingredients. If you use chemicals, be careful; if you relax or put permanent wave in, don't use color, and vice versa.
Use a reconstructor every 1-2 months on your hair, get chemical retouches on schedule, and, this is the part everyone hates at first, GET REGULAR TRIMS! You may start out getting a lot cut if you have been avoiding trims, but after that once every 2 months will keep damage from spreading, and only a small amount will need to be trimmed. My new customers would panic when I had to cut a lot at first, but a year or two later when their hair was at their waists even after regular trims they didn't complain. Seems like a lot but once you settle into a routine it will be as simple and familiar as washing your face. Good luck!
I've read somewhere that if you take Biotin (1500 mcg) will help your hair grow faster. My hair naturally grows roughly about 0.56 inch a month (yes, I measured it), however, I am on a quest to grow knee length hair that's healthy and thick. Well, I got the thick part down pretty good by dust trimming my hair whenever I see split ends. The healthy part I'm still working on it because I highlight and color my hair...so far so good. The growth part was definitely taken care of by Biotin because now my hair grows an inch a month. I went from almost above hair length of January 2008 to near my shoulder blade as of August 2008!
I'm frugal so I try to utilized homemade products as much as possible and I hate harsh chemicals to my hair even though I do use hair coloring. This is why I conditioned my hair with homemade egg conditioner and shampoo while stimulating my roots with Rosemary Oil. I also bought a gallon of Jojoba oil to use as a daily hair conditioner and anti-frizz treatment.
Also, I would recommend sort of 'hands off' to your hair. Meaning....don't stress out your hair by over brushing, combing, tight braids, etc. Relax and leave it along. It'll grow!
If you use Mane N' Tail it will make your hair stronger and shinier. It really makes your hair grow longer. And don't use a brush use a good brush and don't brush to hard.
I think if you go to walgreens they would have it, but I am for sure that they sell this at CVS, but other pharmacy stores as well, it is called SUPER GRO it is a green product but it also has vitamins for your hair. You can wear it like if you wear to put it in a ponytail as well so it really helped for my hair I saw improvements in 1 week.
Alot of Vitamin A...it helps your fingernails too!
I started letting my hair grow a year ago. It was about a inch long all over my head. Now it is past my shoulders. I go to the farmer's almanac on line & look at the best days to cut your hair for growth. I think it works! I also take prenatal vitamins daily. They help your nails & hair.