I'm African American and I would always have my hair relaxed ever since I was 4-5 ish. When I was 10 my hair went all the way down to my butt, now at 15 it's at my collar bone because I got it cut at 12, over processed at 14 so I had to shave and cut my hair which went all the way up to my ear. Now I'm 15 and it seems like my hair isn't growing as fast as before. When I was younger I wasn't aloud to wash my own hair, I was forced to keep it up in ponytails or beads and I was never aloud to go swimming without a cap. I don't know if that's what made my hair grow long or not but I did reaserch about putting hair in a ponytail and it says that your hair can break off from that, is it true? Does puberty affect your hair growth? and any tips for growing relaxed hair? I already tried vitamins and coconut oil but it doesn't work
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Putting it in a hair tie which has a metal bit on will cause the hair to break a bit, just get one that doesn't have the metal bit. Have you tried biotin? Read up on it first before you do. It's supposed to promote hair and nail growth. I have no idea how to deal with your type of hair I'm sorry, but over brushing will damage it. Rosemary, fresh, in your shampoo is also supposed to promote hair growth. Hormones and puberty will definitely affect your hair growth. I shaved all my hair off when I was 15 and it took a very very long time for it to grow back, no it grown pretty fast so puberty may be having an effect.
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