Sometimes, you might notice that when you dye your hair and the roots start to come out but you don’t see your hair get any longer. Or, you have your hair cut for months but your hair still stuck at shoulder length? You have been trying so hard to grow your hair but it seems not to work at all. Why that happens? We are here to tell you why and what you can do to stimulate hair growth for Rapunzel worthy hair.
In average, your hair grows around an inch every month which means a person can grow about six inches a year. If you don’t get your hair enough nutrients and break your hair at the same rate, then your hair is going to stay the same length no matter how you are taking care of it. A good eating habit also saves your hair from breakage because it makes your hair stronger and more elastic. As a result, besides prevent your hair from breakage, you have to pay attention to what you take in your body in order to facilitate your hair growth.
Split ends are super annoying to all of us. Split ends mean the end of your hair is split into two, three or even like a tree with branches. The main cause of this situation is that your hair don’t get enough food to grow healthy and hydrated. If you don’t have a proper hair care, the split ends will travel all the way up to your hair strands and breaking off as a result. That can utterly make your hair seem like it stuck at a certain length. The annoying thing is that once split ends happen, there is no way to seal them or undo them. The only thing you can do is to trim these ends off and prevent future split ends by providing your hair sufficient moisture. Besides, avoid as much as heat on your hair as possible, don’t over styling it or get it undergo chemical process. Furthermore, gently combing your hair from bottom to top when detangling it, remember to use a wide tooth wooden comb. Additionally, use silk or satin as your hair elastic or pillow case to protect it even when you sleep.
It might happen too. Your hair growth can depend on your genetics. Everyone has a cycle of hair growth specific to them – once a certain amount of time has passed, the hair will no longer grow and will either break off, shed, or be cut off eventually. Also, each hair strand also has its own growth cycle which is why your hair in your head is in different length. The cycle can be anywhere from 2 to 6 years, and no matter how well you treat your hair, cannot be extended simply due to your DNA.
Just like your genetics, your age may also be the reason why your hair just won’t grow. If your hair suffer from a long time of using heat, hair styling products, bleaching, dyeing, etc. It is obvious that your hair will be weaker and damaged. Along with your age, your hair will tend to break, fall down more easily. In addition to this, as you get older, the scalp begins to produce less oil leading to dryness, breakage, and split ends.