Today's post will be on reasons your hair isn't growing. Recently I have been getting tons of questions about hair growth so I thought I would do this article. A couple months ago, I read an article on Coco and Creme website titled "10 Reasons Your Hair Isn't Growing". I went ahead and tailored it to suit natural hair. . This is not law and there are lots of reasons your hair refuse to grow.
1) It's DirtyIf your hair is dirty, it will not grow. Dirty hair is unhealthy and hinders the growth process because of all the build up on your scalp. Remember the scalp is an extension of our skin so we should cleanse it often. I know I said that in some cases depending on your situation you may wash your hair every 2 weeks to a month but during this process there are ways to keep the scalp clean and free from dirt and build up. For example, dry shampooing.
2) It's DryTo prevent hair loss and drying, both the hair and scalp needs to be moisturized. Lack of moisture causes your hair to be brittle and prone to breakage. The best way to get your hair and scalp moisturized, is to use natural oils. I would recommend using olive, coconut, vitamin E, jojoba, tea tree, rosemary, peppermint.
3) It's being Pulled too tightPulling your hair too tight may cause hair loss especially around your edges. To combat this try to think of variety of hairstyle for your hair. If you are having problems finding these hairstyle you may check YouTube for videos, my blog or other bloggers websites or just play around with different styles.
4) Too much is being done to itFor your hair, the less things you do to it the better it is for the health of your hair and in the long run the growth. If you are constantly coloring, bleaching, applying heat or even tight plaits or cornrow or twists then, your hair will become weak and start falling out. Before putting chemical into your hair ensure that you read the instructions carefully. Try to mix up the styles you doing using the above techniques and make sure when you do them they are not too tight.
5) Lack of Exercise and proper nutritionAs I always say "healthy diet=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."
6) Lack of proteinThe strands of our hair is made from protein so it is vital for the growth and survival of our hair. Chemical treatments and heat damage can remove between 15 to 20 percent of the protein in our hair. To put this back or to maintain it, there are numerous products you may use. I usually make a homemade treatment and apply it to my hair.
7) Using the wrong regimenYou need to use the right products for your hair type and texture. If you have dry hair, use a shampoo and conditioner with extra moisturizers. In order to buy the right products for your hair you need to know your hair type and texture. To know this it is best to consult your stylist for analysis. When you find the products that work for you try to stick with it.
8) Heat damageUsing dryers or curlers at high temperatures can cause your hair to get dry and brittle or in some cases burn.. When this happens either your hair falls off on it's own or you have to cut it. Whichever happens it's no fun at all. This can be prevented by following a few rules. For example, air dry your hair instead of siting under a dryer or even use rollers or pipe cleaners to make your curls.
Hope this was helpful and will answer some of the questions you had regarding hair growth. For natural products that promotes hair growth, you may read my post "Grow Hair Grow". Please remember to leave your comments below and subscribe for trendy hairstyles and useful hair care tips.
Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.