Why Your Hair Isn't Growing
A fresh haircut is so nice, but six months later when you feel like your hair has not grown a single inch, it doesn’t seem so nice anymore. If you feel like your hair just is not growing as fast or as full as you want it to, and you want to change that, keep reading.
The truth is, there’s no magic oil or serum that is going to make your hair grow 3 inches overnight! No raw egg mask, not drowning your hair in castor oil, or whatever else Reddit told you to try, is going to miraculously change your hair. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how to get your hair to grow and why it isn’t growing in the first place. Here are the facts.
Frequent haircuts are a must, and anything causing your hair to break should be ditched asap. Putting your hair up when it’s wet, straightening it every day, putting any kind of heat on it without heat protectant- all these things are a no-go in terms of helping your hair grow. The simplest step when it comes to healthy hair is making sure you have healthy ends. Some people think the more infrequent the haircuts, the better, but the truth is, if your hair has been growing for a really long time, your hair is splitting and not really getting any longer. It’s still growing but considering the breakage, you would be better off getting a haircut than leaving it like that. You need to repair the ends and mid-shaft in order for your hair to grow long and healthy.
Your hair grows from your scalp, which I learned at an age much older than I’d like to admit. So, I never really understood why everyone said getting frequent haircuts allowed your hair to grow longer. That being said, it makes sense that the health of your hair works from the inside out. Warehouse Salon owner and stylist Nick Mirabella says “More than likely if it’s on the exterior of your hair it’s not going to make your hair grow longer or grow faster. It’s going to keep it from breaking, or getting damaged and splitting, which is going to make it appear longer over time, because it’s not breaking.” He goes on to explain that it's important to use good products on your hair but that really is not the end all be all of hair health.
Continuing the focus on health from the inside out, there are so many other factors that can affect growth. Inadequate rest, hydration, diet, fitness, etc., all impact your hair. Supplements like Nutrafol and Heart and Soil are amazing additions to your self-care routine. Other things like tremendous amounts of stress whether it be emotional, healing from an injury, postpartum, whatever it is, can all contribute to hair loss. Obviously, there can always be underlying medical contributors as well. Maybe it’s a thyroid issue or a vitamin deficiency, seeing a doctor is a good idea if you have serious concerns. It’s most important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally, because physical health and mental health go hand in hand (and both affect your hair health).
Taking care of your hair goes in layers. The order goes-
Taking proper care of your hair- good products, frequent cuts, etc.
Maintaining long, healthy hair takes time and consciousness, just like everything else. Anything worth doing is never easy. To improve your body, you have to improve your mind and vice versa, so in order to maximize the success of your hair, you need to take care of both those things first. Regardless, some quality products and a couple visits to the salon never hurt anyone!
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