Growing Long, Healthy Natural Hair – What You Need to Know - Part 1

There is so much bad information circulating about black hair growth.

Let’s first address the myth that Black Hair Doesnt Grow.

First of all, if that was the case people wouldn’t need relaxers every two months. So yes, our hair does grow, and it can even grow long.

The problem is many people have trouble retaining length (breakage) — which is a big difference from not growing.

We will talk about length retention later, but let’s go back to growing black hair.

Genetics Play a Huge Role

Everyone is always searching for that miracle product that will give them the long tresses they’ve always desired. But the truth is hair growth is largely determined by genetics.

Look at the women in your family and see if you notice any kind of length pattern.

Some people simply have genes that help their hair grow faster and longer than others.

Many women on both my mom and dad’s side have longer hair, and my hair has always grown at a pretty good rate.

Now, don’t get discouraged. Genetics aren’t the end all be all. It’s just something to keep in mind when you’re comparing your hair to someone else’s.