My hair won't grow?

Olivia Mckenzie

Posted on July 30 2019

Have you ever gotten your hair dyed, only for your roots to start showing a few weeks later, yet your hair doesn't seem to look any longer? Or you’ve been trying to grow your hair out so have skipped on hair cuts for months, but your hair is still stuck at shoulder length? We understand how frustrating it can be! Below we’ve listed reasons that your hair might not be growing as much as you desire! 

 

  1. Breakage 
  • Hair grows at an average rate of half an inch every month. That means, the average person's hair grows about 6 inches every year. If your hair is not receiving the care it needs and is breaking off at the same rate as it is growing, it will stay the same length all year until you change your hair habits. 

 

  1. Over processing 
  • Hair dye, using relaxers, fresh highlights, or even an old-school perm, leads to major breakage. Exposing your hair to chemicals strips it of its natural oils, while synthetic dyes lift up the outer cuticle causing damage to the hair strands.Ultimately, over-processing leads to split ends and breakage making it virtually impossible for hair to get past a certain length. 

 

 

  1. Hot tools
  • We all know that hot tools are a no go if your trying to keep your hair as healthy as it can be. If you’re trying to grow your hair out it’s important to keep it as strong and as healthy as possible. Hot tools only accelerate damage by essentially drying and frying your hair. Parched, brittle hair can only withstand so much styling before the split ends form and breakage begins.

 

  1. Genetics
  • Sometimes, hair growth and health is just dependant on genetics. Everyone has a cycle of hair growth specific to them. Hair stops growing once a certain amount of time has passed, not once it reaches a certain length. Therefore, once the hair has reached the end of its growth cycle, it will no longer grow and will either break off, shed, or be cut off at the hairdresser

 

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