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Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing

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Many people are frustrated because their hair has been the same length for years. Even if your hair doesn’t look like it is growing, it probably is. However, there are several things that can slow down your hair growth.

Genetics

Your genetics is one of the factors that determine how fast your hair will grow. It also determines how long your hair will grow. Your hair is genetically predisposed to grow to a certain length. However, that does not mean that your hair will stop growing once this length is reached. You may have to wait two to six years before your hair reaches the length that you want.

Dryness

Many people have naturally dry hair. If you have curly hair, then it is even more prone to dryness. It is important to keep your hair moisturized. When your hair gets dry, it is more prone to breakage. Your hair may be growing, but it is breaking off so much that you cannot tell that it is growing.

Not only do you want to keep your hair moisturized but you will also need to avoid over-washing your hair. Washing your hair removes the natural oil. Certain shampoos can also dry out your hair.

Age

Hair loss is more likely to occur in older people. Your hair gets weaker as you get older. Additionally, years of damage can take a toll on your hair.

Excessive Heat

It is okay to use the curling iron or blowing iron. However, if you overdo it, then your hair will be damaged. You not only want to limit your heat use, but you will also need to use a heat protectant.

Poor Diet

You will have to follow a good diet in order to keep your hair healthy. If you are not getting enough vitamin B12, zinc and iron, then your hair will likely not grow as fast as you want. That is why it is important to eat a well-balanced diet.

You Need a Trim

Many people are afraid to trim their hair because they do not want it to be shorter. However, you may have split ends that make it harder for your hair to grow. Split ends make your hair more susceptible to breakage. You will need to trim your hair every four months.

Health Issues

Health problems can slow down hair growth. If you take good care of your hair and it still is not growing, then you will need to see a doctor. You may have a health issue that needs to be addressed.

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