Yes, it's still growing, but at the traditional rate of half an inch per month.
Most humans grow hair at that rate, which is genetically predetermined.
Some people grow hair faster and some slower, but in general, if your hair is still actively growing you can count on approximately six inches of growth per year.
Even though I grew healthy hair to my hips it's been a long slow process.
I can honestly say I've tried every imaginable hair growth tip, trick and suggestion.
Ultimately I grew my hair super long by being patient, eating right, minimizing stress, remaining hydrated both internally and externally and making sure my hair was always as healthy as possible.
I also focused on maximizing my natural genetic hair growth of six inches per year.
There is no magic or silver bullet which grows hair faster than your genetics dictates.
It takes care, work and patience to grow hair to my length. But it's definitely possible.
Although the market is bursting with oils, creams, lotions, shampoo formulas, vitamins, herbs and even pills which promise to "grow hair faster" they will not accelerate hair growth.
Minoxidil is the only FDA approved ingredient for hair growth in the U.S..
If the hair growth accelerator products you buy don't contain Minoxidil, adjust your hair growth expectations.
One part of the overall hair growth journey is to maximize your natural genetic growth rate.
Another part is to avoid shredding, breakage, splits and rips. If damage occurs, it requires major hair trims which neutralize all that hard earned growth.
Although some hair experts encourage regular hair trims for healthy growth, in reality, only the ends should be dusted only 3-4 times a year. A good dusting will only remove approximately 1/8th to 1/4th of the hair ends.
What they do offer is surface level strand lubrication and hydration which may help prevent rips, splits and shedding.
The healthier you manage to keep your hair during its growth cycle, the easier it is to grow hair to it's maximum terminal length.
Some of the best healthy hair oils include rosemary, jojoba, wheatgerm and cedarwood herbs or essential oils.
Other oils which are beneficial for keeping hair healthy to encourage maximum hair growth include castor oil, shea butter, thyme and grapefruit, lemon and/or orange oils.
Rosemary which means "dew of the sea" is a genus of three species of hardy and half-hardy evergreen flowering shrubs.
This herb is probably the best-known and most used of of the aromatic herbs.
Keep a bottle of the essential oil handy and inhale it when you feel like you're about to wilt or get frazzled.
Take a deep whiff of rosemary essential oil (authentic, not synthetic oil) and instantly feel cooler and calmer.
Mix the ingredients listed for a great Do-It-Yourself Hair Growth Oil
In a clean amber or deep blue glass bottle with a dropper or spritzer top mix the following:
3 1/2 ounces of organic jojoba oil (liquid produced by Simmondsia chinensis shrub)1/2 tsp wheatgerm oil (the hair friendly oil is rich in proteins, Vitamins B & E)
2 teaspoon of organic essential rosemary oil (authentic versus synthetic)1 teaspoon of organic cedarwood oil (authentic Moroccan versus synthetic)
Note: The best cedarwood oil is manufactured in Morocco.
Always be sure to a skin patch test before using the formula. Cedarwood is considered a stimulant. If you have light colored hair, be aware that Cedarwood and Rosemary essential oils have a tendency to darken hair.
Mix all the ingredients together and shake the bottle to combine the oils.
Let the oils settle for a few days. Store the bottle in a dark, cool, space.
Right before you wet wash your hair, gently detangle your hair in small sections from the ends up to the roots.
Use a hair friendly wide tooth comb.
Apply 1-2 drops of the oil into the clean palms of your hands. Massage your palms and hands together.Use just the pads (only) of your fingertips to massage the Best Hair Growth Oil into your scalp for 5 minutes. Be careful not to scratch your scalp with your fingertips which can leave tiny tears or rips on the surface.
If all of your hair dry to very dry, use 1-2 more drops of oil and rake the oil through the length of your hair from the roots to the ends. Apply a little oil to the ends.
Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap topped with a hot towel to help oil absorption.
Although jojoba, wheatgerm and cedarwood oils are all hair friendly oils, rosemary oil is a well-known hair oil.
Rosemary hair oil is best known for its effectiveness as an amazing hair treatment.
t's a tonic and conditioning oil, especially for dark hued hair. It can help refresh the hair color.
It's also known to be helpful for the treatment of dandruff and alopecia. A few drops of rosemary essential oil can be added directly to your shampoo and/or conditioner.
The fresh herbs can be infused as a tea which can be cooled and use as a final shampoo rinse.
Rosemary is also very healing for the skin which includes the face, hairline and scalp.
According to the renowned book: Aromatherapy, The Complete Guide to Plant and Flavor Essences for Healthy and Beauty by Daniele Ryman "rosemary was one of the key ingredients in the first skin lotion sold commercially in Great Britain in the seventeenth century."
Cedarwood also has a very therapeutic action on the scalp in the case of alopecia, falling hair and dandruff.
In France it's used in shampoo formulas used to treat alopecia.
Cedarwood is rarely used alone, but more often than not is considered well-matched with rosemary or lavender.
If you want to hedge your bets to maximize your genetically pre-determined natural hair growth rate, combine FDA approved Minoxidil formulas applied to your scalp supplemented with the DIY Best Hair Growth Oil to keep hair protected and healthy.
As your hair grows do everything in your power to minimize hair shredding, splits, rips and tears which would require immediate removal and a lot of all the great new growth.
Whenever possible remove any damage with light dusting rather than hair cuts or trims which will reduce your net hair growth gains.
It also helps to eat the best diet for healthy hair along with managing stress, getting proper sleep and following every possible healthy hair growth procedures you can.Happy Growing.