You’ve watched all the YouTube tutorials, read all the articles and solicited all your curly and kinky girlfriends for advice, but your natural hair is still struggling to retain length. Maybe you’ve been natural for three years or more, but your strands are still stuck at the same shoulder length. Meanwhile, it seems like every influencer’s natural hair is growing like a weed all over the gram. Does this sound familiar? Has this made you ask yourself if something is wrong with you? Of course the answer is no, but something may be wrong with the way you’re caring for your strands.
The simple truth is many of us share a lot of small, everyday habits that are actually inhibiting our hair’s ability to thrive. But we all know when we know better, we do better, so keep reading to learn nine questions you should be asking yourself if your natural hair is breaking off and fighting to retain length.