Reason Your Hair Is Not Growing
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Reason Your Hair Is Not Growing

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Ilori Titilayo

Each person has an individual hair cycle growth in which his/her hair has the potential to reach its longest.

The terminal length of hair is the maximum length that it could possibly reach, without being cut or damaged.

The growth phase is largely determined by genetics and typically last between two and six years.

For Caucasians and Asians, their hair grows half an inch per month in average and slightly slower for those of African descent.

Some people have multiple lengths of hair on their head at all time, because each hair completes the cycles at different points.

These are a few reasons why your hair is not growing.

1. You might be shedding

Old hair falls out so that new hair may grow in, this is a natural part of the hair growth process everyone sheds hair. Some people shed around 100 hairs in a day, which is typically replaced rather quickly

However, when hair regrowth is occurring at a slower rate than hair loss, this is when it is visibly thinner

2.Your age and stress level

As we age, hair tends to become weaker for a number of reasons. Years of heat styling and bleaching can build up to create major damage.

Studies show that the biology of hair can change, and the growth stage may shorten. It means that hair could begin shedding faster, making it appear thinner.

After age 45, the production of oil on the scalp slows down, so hair may be less hydrated and appear coarser. High-stress situation and traumatic illness can also trigger hair loss.

Emotional and physical stress can be seriously linked to hair loss and decreased the quality of hair. Treat yourself with relaxing activities.

Such as a facial hair mask, or massage, this treatment will not only improve your mental state but your appearance as well.

3. You might have breakage

Showering, brushing, styling and bleaching hair can all lead to a major split ends and breakage. Handling hair too roughly.

Using an uncovered hair elastic and brushing too often can cause hair to be over processed and lose elasticity and moisture.

The best way to avoid hair snapping at the end is to be gentle when towel drying and detangling, is to use moisture replenishing treatments,and to spray on a product that contains UV protection when going out into the sun.

4. Your heat styling

Breakage and hair damage can often be attributed to heat styling, many popular hairstyles require the use of blow dryers, straighteners, hot curlers, or curling iron.

Using these hot tools frequently can lead to the split end, dryness and breakage, the high temperature that creates the most coveted styles also damage the cuticle of the hair which decreases growth.

We must protect our hair by using protective serum and spray, as well as extra moisturizing products and hair mask, this product can help to prevent the intense damage that hot tools could potentially cause.

5. Your diet

Diet and vitamins deficiencies can significantly affect the condition of the hair, it is important to have the proper level of ferritin, zinc, and vitamin B12 to maintain desirable hair length and quality.

Iron and protein are necessary for hair strength and to prevent breakage and brittleness. A ferritin can cause hair to move out of its growth phase and to shed too quickly.

Proper nutrient intake should allow for the most hair growth potential, and supplements such as biotin pills, it helps to fortify hair.

6. Wearing right hairstyles

Be conscious of how much tension you put on your hair, especially at the hairline. When you pull your hair too tight for any hairstyle, this can cause hair loss and hurt your scalp.

For protective styles like braids or twists, don’t pull at your hair too tightly while putting them in, and use less hair if you are adding an extension to reduce the attached hair pulling on your scalp.

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