Does it feel like your hair just stopped growing? Well, your hair is always growing, it just feels like it stopped because you might not be retaining length. There really isn't anything you can do to speed up the growth process. Your genetics already predetermine your hair growth rate and on average hair grows about half an inch per month. That's six inches per year and that's actually a lot of hair to grow in a year. So what you want to focus on is retaining length with the help of a good haircare regimen.
Building a good haircare routine
First, you want to make sure you have a good wellness routine that includes some form of exercise. Exercise has benefits for hair growth. You know you got the blood rushing you have the serotonins and the endorphins. All the good hormones are happening and what's good for your body is good for your hair. Now is the time to start building your haircare regimen.
How to figure out Haircare Regimen
You can start tweaking and figuring out what your hair likes, and what your hair doesn't like. But as your hair grows you might notice that it's going to change. Lifestyle changes, coloring your hair, and even the weather will have an impact on your hair. You need to learn the nature of your hair to build a good haircare regimen.
Start with the basics, weekly washday. Shampoo and condition your hair each time and then pay attention to your hair. Is your hair getting wet quickly, are your products sitting on top of your hair? This will tell you what your hair’s porosity is. Low-porosity hair doesn’t absorb water quickly, so you’ll need to use cleansing shampoos and water-soluble products. High porosity hair is hair that has been damaged and doesn’t lock in moisture. If that’s you, then you’ll want to use moisturizing products. And then you can tweak your Haircare Regimen every time you wash it and then you can start to create a consistency based on what you're finding that is working and what isn't working for your hair and of course.
When you are choosing your leave-ins, then you’ll want to look at your hair’s porosity, structure, and density. My rule of thumb is that thick hair needs thick products. If your strands are fine, then you might find thick products too heavy for your hair. If that’s the case, you want to look for products that have more water content and fewer emollients. On the other hand, if your strands are thick, then you want thick products.
Finally, as you are paying attention to your hair, each week you will want to learn the right water-to-product ration. This is very important because too much water and your products will be diluted. Too much product and your hair might be crunchy.