The 4 Most Common Reasons Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing
The devil is in the details. Seemingly insignificant little things can make a big difference in the long run and ensure that your hair breaks, splits, and simply does not grow beyond a certain hair length. Of course, nobody likes to hear that. But as soon as you identify the cause of your hair issue, you will be able to do the necessary changes to help your hair finally grow to your dream length. So here are the 4 most common reasons why your hair isn’t growing.
You let your hair air dry
There is a misconception that letting your hair air dry is less damaging. Hair is much more sensitive when it is wet and can easily break when rubbed against clothing, pillows, or even towels. Under no circumstances should you brush wet hair or even go to bed with damp hair. In both cases, hair breakage is inevitable – and it will seem as if your hair does not grow. The better option would be to not wash your hair more often than every two to three days. Then, when you wash it make sure to blow dry it. It is best to switch the hair dryer to a medium setting and also use heat protection. Your hair will thank you.
You only care for the ends and not the scalp
Don’t get us wrong, conditioners and treatments are a must for long hair. If your ends are dry, they will break. But scalp care is just as important. It’s the same with hair as with plants: they only grow on good soil. Therefore, use shampoos that are as mild as possible, and also integrate a scalp serum into your hair care routine. This will also help your hair to grow faster. Instead of a serum, you can also use different natural oils, such as rosemary. According to studies, rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation and can thus promote good hair growth. Massaging your scalp with a silicone scalp brush is another great way to increase blood circulation and with it, diminish your wonder as to why you hair isn’t growing.
You are using the wrong hair ties
Yes, those tight and slim hair ties simply look better than a scrunchie when you want to create a tight ponytail or bun. But, they also put massive amounts of pressure on your hair, causing damage and breakage. Invisibobbles are a great alternative. Yes, they are slightly reminiscent of those old-school telephone cables. But they work just like magic. They won’t leave any dents in your hair, and they are also gentler. These ties come in a variety of colors, so it won’t be too hard for you to find one that matches your hair.
Not using hair oil
The ends are the driest part of our hair because they have been exposed to environmental stress, heat, and color treatments for years. Therefore, the ends need special care. That’s why using hair oil on your ends is so important. Many people freak out when they hear the words “hair oil”, thinking that it will make their hair look greasy. But when applied correctly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just put a few drops of hair oil in the palms of your hair and rub them in your hands. Then, go lightly over the ends of your hair. The oil will spread so much better and provide shine without leaving a greasy film. This will hopefully grow out your hair and stop leaving you wondering why you hair isn’t growing.
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