For Women Who Want The Ballerific Life!
Shoulder length is hard for a lot of people to get past because that's the length that the fragile tips of your hair brush against the fabric of your clothes all day, and it makes it break. Do you notice little hairs on the back of your shirts when you take them off? Maybe you can wear ponytails or buns or sew-ins for a few months, until your hair gets past shoulder length. Also, when you get blow outs, have them roller set then only blow out your roots, not the ends.
when your hair stays at a certain length for years like that, something is def. up. Either you are not doing something(s) or doing something that is the culprit for lack of growth. Scalp massages also stimulate hair growth
From what you are saying you're having a hard time retaining length, which can make it seem like your hair is staying at the same length and not growing. Take Biotin and hair vitamins. If you're going to continue relaxing and doing blowouts to your hair, make sure you keep moisture in your hair, especially at your ends since it is the oldest. You can use Shea butter, Aragan oil (some people call it Moroccan oil, but that's the brand name not the actual name of the oil) and jojoba oil, just to name a few. Also, try doing a deep conditioning every week and try Aphogee products to keep your hair strong and prevent anymore damage from relaxing and blowouts http://www.aphogee.com/
Thanks for all the advice ladies. I thought about going natural (briefly) but honestly I dont think I have enough heart. I did get it cut to chin length (had to) maybe 2.5 years ago, and it grew back to my shoulder within about 6-8 months, but thats where it stopped. Never really thought about my diet, other than prenatals, or the fact that it rubs against my clothes all day. I think Im going to go with a sew-in or get it braided constantly for the next six months to see if it grows.