How often do you comb, brush, color, heat style, or manipulate your hair in general? Depending on your answer to that, it may offer you an explanation as to why you're struggling to make progress on your growth journey. But it's not just touching and chemical processing that stunts the growth of your hair; sometimes styles that are too tight or stressful can be the culprit as well.
"It's best to avoid styles that require a lot of manipulation on your hair and scalp," Eaddy said. "Most people don't understand that their hair is always growing; they just have trouble retaining it because they are over styling their hair, over-processing their hair, or wearing styles that cause stress on their hair and scalp."