Our hair naturally grows and then stops growing at some point. Some people will notice their hair isn’t growing as quickly on one side, or they notice that one side seems to stop growing at the same time. It’s normal to experience this!
Hair can stop growing or grow slowly for a variety of reasons and we've listed down the most common things you should know why your is not growing:
Everyone has a hair cycle growth phase where their hair has the potential to reach its longest length.
Hair does not necessarily stop growing when it reaches a specific length but it does once a certain period of time has passed (the cycle of your hair growth).
It is mostly determined by genetics and can last anywhere between two and six years. On average, most hair grows about half an inch per month and each hair finishes the cycle at different points (the reason people have multiple hair lengths on their heads).
Shedding hair is completely normal and natural. Everyone sheds!
It is a part of the hair growth process. Old hair is shed so that new hair can grow. Even the healthiest of scalps shed up to 150 strands of hair a day.
When your hair loss starts to occur faster than your hair regrowth, then you run into a problem of your shedding being excessive and probably caused by something else.
Similar to your genetics, age can also be a reason why your hair won’t grow. Age affects hair growth because your hair’s growth cycle becomes shorter as you get older.
Also, as you get older your hair tends to get weaker because of everything you put it through throughout your life, like styling, processing, and bleaching, but also your food habits and physical health. Your original six-year cycle trickles to a two-year cycle, making hair thinner and unable to grow past a certain point.
4. Stress level
Stress seems to affect pretty much everything about our health, including our appearance.
Emotional and physical stress are linked to hair loss and an overall decrease in the quality of hair. Stress is detrimental to our hair growth as it restricts the hair growth cycle.
Treating yourself to relaxing activities to decrease stress levels will not only improve your mental health, but also the health of your hair.
5. Hair Breakage
Breakage is probably one of your hair’s arch-nemeses. The average person’s hair grows about six inches every year. If your hair is not being cared for properly and it is breaking off just as fast as it grows, then your hair will stay the same length until some habit is changed.
Some of the most common ways to cause hair breakage are: Heat Styling, Over-processing, Aggressive Styling.
6. Split Ends
Split ends are almost as bad as breakage, but if deal with them they don’t have to be. Split ends are not good for hair growth because although your hair may be growing from the root, it is ultimately breaking off from the bottom, making it seem like your hair is stuck at a certain length.
To remedy this, you must get a trim and cut off the split ends. Leaving split ends will only cause them to split further up the hair shaft, leading to more breakage and no hair growth.
So, don’t just ignore them, cut them off and try to prevent them in the future.
7. Diet & Exercise
Like stress, your diet and exercise habits affect a lot of your physical health. Just like your skin loves when you drink your water for the day, your hair loves when you eat a healthy, vitamin-rich diet.
8. Poor Hair Care Routine
Doing things like towel-drying your hair, using too much product, using too little product, brushing your hair aggressively, washing your hair with steaming hot water, etc, are all things that can lead to breakage and therefore lead to no hair growth.
To build a good hair care routine, you want to understand your hair and also learn about things your hair doesn’t like. Your end goal is to keep your hair as happy and healthy as possible so that it wants to grow and can retain any length.
Become an expert on your hair with Nora's Hair Products. The best way to keep your hair healthy is to understand what your hair needs and wants from you. To do that, you have to understand things like your hair type, and your hair’s porosity, and then take that information and create a hair care routine that fit just for you.
Obviously, things like genes and age cannot be taken care of, but if you work hard to reverse all the other damage you may be doing to your hair then you just might be able to retain the length you want and DESERVE!
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