Despite popular belief, black girls can grow LONG hair. Our hair is different so you cannot copy off of your asian and caucasian friends and use what they put in their hair. Our hair is way more sensitive and allergic to over half of the commercial products out there. Use products that are alcohol free and more of a herbal base. Educate yourself...unless you want to be bald for the rest of your life. If you love it, it will grow!