Unless certain very specific conditions apply, that statement is incorrect. The truth is that there are several factors we tend to ignore that become the reasons why our hair doesn’t grow.
Your Hair Breaks…a Lot
See, hair has a life cycle, at the end of which it falls and gets replaced. But another very common reason it falls is that it breaks. As said before, your hair is always growing, but the reason it seems stuck in the same length is that often it is breaking at the same rate it is growing, leaving you exactly where you are. And you are in a hair-length limbo.
The problem isn’t that your hair won’t grow; it is growing. The issue is its length retention. You can’t simply achieve and maintain length if your hair keeps breaking. So you must minimise breaking, the main reason why your hair won’t grow.
You can do this by following these tips.
You Need to Turn Down the Heat
And turn it down to zero, if possible. Heat-styling tools are a staple of hair care but are also dangerous habits. Heat gets rid of the moisture of your hair, leaving it brittle, making it more prone to breakage.
Instead of blow-drying, let your hair dry on its own with the air. As for hair straighteners, consider dropping them. If you simply can’t, use it at mild or low heat only. It might take longer, but hey, your hair will also end up being longer.
Don’t Dye It Too Much
Dye and bleach need to lift your hair protective barrier, the cuticle, for the colour to take to it. What’s the problem? A lifted cuticle leaves the hair dried and brittle and, thus, likely to break. Ammonia and peroxide chemicals are to blame for this. If you have to dye your hair, use semipermanent dyes since they are milder.
Do Away with Split Ends
See, the end of your hair is the oldest part of it at any given time, and they happen to be susceptible to splitting. Once this happens, it’s time to cut it off. Split ends can only either break downwards to the tip or split further upwards to the strand. Both options are bad. Go for a trim once you see them.
If you’ve read this far, you might have an idea that maybe having dry hair is not good at all. And you would be right. So what to do about that? Get the opposite. Moisture your hair regularly. Apply a hair mask to the job swiftly.
Get your favourite hair mask product, and apply it two times a week max. Put it on after showering, get a hair cap, and go about your business for 20 minutes before rinsing. This will skyrocket your hair’s moisture levels, preventing dreadful breakage.
Keep in mind also that another reason why your hair won’t grow has to do with your age and genetic makeup. As we age, our hair starts to thin naturally since our metabolism is getting slower. Also, this happens more aggressively if you have the genes that cause androgenetic alopecia active within you.
In that case, a follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant procedure might be able to restore your hair if you ever start balding. Our surgeons are experts in delivering high-quality hair transplants with results that blend in seamlessly. Contact us if you think your hair won’t grow any longer, and we’ll help you.