Sometimes, when you’ve had long, curly hair for a while, you may think it’s not growing. For most of us, unless there is an underlying medical condition, your hair continues to grow. Your hair grows at a rate of about half an inch per month. In a year, that’s six inches of new growth! If it seems to you that your hair isn’t growing, it may be because curly hair is fragile and breaks easily, especially if it’s not taken care of properly. If your hair is not in its healthiest state, it can break off at the same rate that it grows. Sometimes, it breaks off more. Let’s look at five reasons, other than health issues, that your hair growth seems to have slowed or stopped.
5 Reasons Your Hair Isn’t Growing
1: Your Hair Needs a Trim
If your hair doesn’t appear to be growing, you may actually need a trim. Keeping those damaged ends can cause more problems. Split ends can travel up the hair shaft and make your hair more susceptible to breaking. Your hair needs trimming about every four months to remove the rugged ends. This helps keep your hair healthy and keeps your hair healthy, so it’s less likely to break off.
2: Your Eating Habits
If you don’t consume a well-balanced diet or don’t drink enough water, hair growth can slow down. Your hair follicles need nourishment so they can function optimally. Your hair is made up of cells that are the second fastest-growing cells in the body. Your scalp maintains about 120,000 hairs, and they need support. Eat foods rich in biotin, protein, iron, essential fatty acids, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, and D.
3: Using Harsh Chemicals
If you use a lot of hair dyes or other products typically laden with chemicals, they can leave your hair dry and brittle. Dry, brittle hair is more prone to breakage. Watch the ingredients in shampoos and conditioners,, too as they often contain harmful silicones, parabens, or sulfates that tend to dry the hair.
4: Too Much Heat
If you use heat to style your hair, it can easily be too much. Heat can cause your hair to dry out and your strands to become brittle. This makes them more likely to break. If you can style your hair without heat, that is best. But if you are in a hurry and must use heat, try to use it less often or use oils to help protect it from damage.
5: Lack of Moisture
The scalp produces sebum, natural oil that helps hydrate hair. When you have long, curly hair, it is more difficult for sebum to travel down the entire shaft. This can leave your hair strands dry and susceptible to breakage. After washing your hair, use leave-in conditioners to help boost moisture levels. In between washings, use a light spritz of water to keep it moist. Using hair oils can also help your hair maintain a healthy level of moisture.
5 Natural Ingredients to Boost Hair Growth
If you are having trouble getting your hair to grow, it can be attributed to one or more factors. Here are five natural ingredients that can help encourage growth. You’ll see why some of them are in our Lilyam natural oils.
1: Lavender Oil. The antibacterial tendencies of this fragrant oil help keep pores open and the scalp clean. It can also help prevent dandruff.
2: Rosemary Oil. This oil is often thought to be one of the best oils to use to stimulate growth. It improves circulation on the scalp which can help reduce thinning edges and balding.
3: Nettle. Nettle is loaded with nutrients that help prevent an overproduction of the hormone DHT which can contribute to hair loss. This herb also combats hair loss and regenerates your hair while giving your curls the boost they need.
4: Apple Cider Vinegar. A mixture of half water and half apple cider vinegar can be massaged into the scalp after shampooing. Then rinse it out with cold water. This will give hair a soft shine. It helps battle build-up that often disrupts the natural pH Levels on the scalp.
5: Eggs. Beat an egg and apply it to your hair. This will increase oxygen and circulation on the scalp. Leave it on for just a few minutes and then rinse it out with cold water. Eggs contain the major vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy head of hair.
Contact Us At Lilyam
Lilyam natural handmade oils contain nettle, lavender, and rosemary oil. They also have other natural ingredients that are known to be beneficial for encouraging new hair growth. If you are not sure what your hair needs, please contact us. We’ll be glad to help you find the oils that work best for you.