Every naturalista has been at a place where it seems your hair is simply not moving past a particular point. If you are doing everything right and can't seem to understand why your hair is not responding, We have put together these top 10 reasons your hair might not be growing. These reasons will help you determine, understand and address issues in your hair care practice.
But how have you even ascertained if your hair has not been growing? Did you measure it with a ruler, did you examine the shed hair, did you observe breakage or did you get a professional Trichologist examination? Let us know in the comments below so we can discuss this.
However it is good for you to know that healthy hair is meant to grow at least half an inch every month and up to 6 inches every year. This is only achievable with all the right hair regiment and practices. Now lets us explore the reasons why your hair might not be growing.
1. You are using the wrong products
Sometimes, it is hard to convince a naturalist not to splurge on hair products. However, we advise using a few products of necessity to do the job. You need to use fewer natural products so as to know what works for your hair. It is also good to know that many hair products even the ones that claim to be natural mostly contain chemicals, synthetics that disrupt the balance of your hair pH making it brittle. You can get our safe, certified and natural hair care needs by clicking on this link HERE
2. You are using another person's regimen
As much as our hair looks the same, each has a unique hair structure, pattern, and genes. Not to confuse you with all the 4c, 4b, and 3c systems, your hair just like your fingerprint is unique. We advise you to never use the regimen of another naturalist and this is because what works for them would definitely not work for you in its entirety.
Make sure you develop your own hair care regimen and trust me, you would see the difference.
3. You need to get a trim
The trim does not directly make your hair grow, but it prevents the issues that cause your hair to break. We recommend a trim every 4-6 months to get rid of strand knots, split ends, and weak ends. This makes detangling easier and causes less breakage making you retain more length.
4. Your protective styles are wrong
Protective styles are meant to protect, so why is your hair not growing? You might actually be doing more harm than good to your hair with some hairstyles. A protective hairstyle is supposed to give you a chance to moisturize as well as treat it with minimal manipulation.
A protective hairstyle should also not be putting strain on your scalp. If it is, then it is not a protective hairstyle even if it is a simple cornrow. As long as there is a strain on your scalp, it offers no protection because as soon as you take it down, a lot of your hair would be coming down with it.
5. You manipulate your hair frequently
Another reason for stagnant growth might be changing hairstyles frequently. This means your strand would always be strained by brushes, combs, and the hands. It is good to give your hair a break and you can do this by putting it in a protective hairstyle and letting it be. Might be boring, but it's worth the length.
6. Your Moisture imbalance is high
Water should be your best friend, not oils. While oils are part of the moisturization process, you should not use oils solely for moisturizing. Water, conditioner, and oils, or the other way around depending on your hair porosity. But the water must always come first.
Lack of moisture makes the hair prone to breakage, and thus, you would think your hair is not growing. Our products are formulated to bring back the pH balance of your hair like our signature Moisturising gel together with our Multi -Use Softening Leave-In conditioner. They will definitely help to give your hair the moisture needed to prevent breakage.
7. You are not being consistent
So yes, you might be doing everything right but once in two months will not cut it. As with many things, consistency is key, and in the natural hair community, it is no different. You have to be consistent with your entire routine management. Washday, treatments, moisturizing techniques, detangling, and every other thing in-between must be done consistently to see the length of results you desire.
8. You have a scalp condition
This is undoubtedly one of the highest causes of hair loss or stagnant growth. If you are suffering from scalp issues like dandruff, psoriasis, ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis, or lice, then these would definitely be the leading causes of your stunted hair growth.
Until these issues are addressed, your hair might not begin to see exponential growth. All our hair growth products are specifically formulated to help combat any hair loss related issues. Our Follicle Stimulant together with our Vitamin Supplements work together like magic to revive and restore your hair follicles. You can get them HERE.
9. Your diet is unstable
Dieting can definitely not be left out of hair growth. There are certain foods that help in the promotion of hair growth like eggs, nuts, beans etc. Apart from also using safe natural products, you also have to take in a lot of water and consume fruits and vegetables as well as other healthy foods to work your growth from the inside out for maximum results. We also highly recommend replenishing insufficient vital vitamins needed by the body with our H.H Liquid Hair Growth Booster that is specifically formulated and powered by a mix of high potent, natural, certified complex vitamins that not only help to boost your overall hair growth but also your overall healthy well-being [ Hair +Skin + Nails]. You can get the Liquid Hair Growth Booster HERE.
With our H.H Hair Growth Booster drink, you absorb up to 98% of the vitamins and nutrients vs maximum 20% from the conventional large pills or gummy vitamins.
10. You are not protecting your hair
Aside from protective hairstyles, there are other ways you should also provide protection to your hair. You must constantly wear a silk or satin bonnet to sleep or use a satin or silk pillowcase. We also recommend protecting your hair from the sun's UV rays by using our Multi -Use Softening Leave-In conditioner that naturally puts a protective barrier over your hair strands. You can find it HERE.
Which one of these reasons do you think is affecting your hair growth the most? Let us know in the comment section below.
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