We would be fooling ourselves if we didn't admit that length retention and growth was not an integral part of our journey. We all want healthy hair and with healthy hair, comes growth. For inspiration, we have included a video of Kimmaytube's growth over her natural hair journey. She is truly a testament that afro-textured hair can grow long and beautiful.
It is evident that hair DOES grow, but some of us may get in the mindset that our hair is not growing. However, you should be happy to know that on average, our hair grows 1/4-1/2 inch every single month. What prevents us from seeing our growth is breakage. It is important to understand the difference between shedding and breakage because many people tend to confuse the two. On average, we can shed anywhere between 50-100 hairs a day. We should be concerned with breakage which usually takes the form of short hair strands without the white bulb on the end (this means it did not shed from the scalp)
You can find more information on shedding and breakage HERE and HERE!
You may want to check out this video as well!
Are any of you suffering from breakage? What are you doing to curb/stop it?