10 Reasons Your Hair Isn’t Growing

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012


5. Overprocessing

Relaxers, hair dye and hair curlers, oh my! Doing too much to your hair at once is dangerous. It’s damaging to hair’s overall health and can result with immediate consequences such as chunks of hair falling out. Be sure to read instructions carefully and to do your research before trying multiple treatments at once and for proper maintenance over the long run.

6. Lack of exercise and proper nutrition

A healthy diet results in healthy hair. “Our diet plays a big part in the health of our hair,” Dorsey says. “Make sure that you are eating enough Omega-3’s like salmon and nuts and drink enough water to keep your internal health hydrated to support healthy hair.”

7. It doesn’t have time to just breathe.

Although weaves and extensions are an excellent protective style that gives you the freedom to switch up your hair’s color and texture, it’s important to remove weave every 6-8 weeks and give hair a break for at least one week.

8. It needs a trim.

Trims are not hair’s enemy! A good trim every 6 to 8 weeks prevents slit ends. Split ends are the cause of stunted growth so ridding hair of that ¼ to ½ inch will pay off.

9. Lack of protein

Chemical treatments and heat damage can diminish between 15 and 20 percent of protein. Each strand of hair is made of protein, so it definitely needs it to survive. There are weekly treatments and others that take place every 6 weeks. Consult with a stylist to figure out your regimen.

10. Using the wrong regimen

You have to use the right products for your hair texture. If you have oily, straight hair, don’t buy a shampoo for brittle curls. Use products that cater to your hair’s needs for maximum results.

-Margaret Francois

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