If you have natural hair, you’re probably looking forward to those moments when you can quantify how long your hair is growing!
But first a few facts about hair growth to keep in mind!
- Most people grown an average of ½ inch of hair a month. That’s about 6 inches a year!
- Everyone needs trims, even the person with the healthiest and longest head of hair.
- If you don’t trim, your split ends could damage your hair and lead to breakage.
- Occasionally, your hair will experience a “growth spurt” but don’t think that means your hair will grow at that rate for the remainder of the year.
There’s nothing wrong with setting hair growth goals for yourself, just make sure those goals are realistic! You’ll need to be gentle, stay moisturized, and stock up on patience! Now, either you’re just starting our you’ve noticed a bit of growth in your hair. Let’s get to how you accurately measure the results.
What You Will Need:
- a tape measure
- a spray bottle of pH balance water (ex: Fiji)
- A comb
Start by separating your hair into 6 sections. Spray and detangle each section with the pH balance water and veggie glycerin (?). Hold your measuring tape to your scalp and slide the tape down the cuticle of the hair, gently straightening the hair straight to get maximum length. Repeat and firmly hold with your fingertip to mark growth down to the nearest quarter inch.
Tip: If you don’t have a tape measure, use a piece of string to measure your hair. Place the string where you’d place the tape measure, making sure to notice where your measurements are. Then take that string and compare it to a ruler.
Write down the results in your healthy hair journal! If you’re looking for a great place to start, measuring your hair every 30 days or once a month will yield fairly accurate results! Don’t forget to take pictures along the way to get a visual of the progress.