Hair length retention is the process at which the hair that grows from the scalp is retained along the ends of the hair strands. The hair growth process starts from the roots or follicles of the scalp, but hair length has to be maintained with care in order to achieve long hair.
On an average, hair grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month which adds up to 6 inches a year. This growth occurs in an individual consistently as long as no medical or genetic health issues exist.
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So if you have no health issues, your hair is growing.
If you do not see the longer lengths, then the big question is how poor is your hair length retention?
You should ask yourself:
- What is causing my hair breakage?
- Do I have a good hair regimen?
- Am I using the right products for my hair texture?
- Am I excessively damaging my hair with my style choices?
Get down to the root of your length retention problem and immediately stop what is not working and find out what does work for your hair.
A key tip to growing hair and retaining healthy lengths is keep it simple, less is more.