Almost everyone has an interest in growing long natural hair is real but sometimes, some people usually do not get the desired hair growth they want- their hairs appear to stop growing after a while. If after measuring your hair, it is still the same length as the last time you measured it (a couple of weeks before), we are displeased to tell you that your hair is suffering from stunted growth.
Chill! Before you start panicking and coming up with assumptions on why you’re experiencing stunted hair growth, there are a plethora of reasons why your hair may have stopped growing and also a myriad of ways to tackle and solve the issue of stunted hair growth. Not to worry, we are going to be bringing all of that to your knowledge in the subsequent paragraphs; it is why we are here for you.
Sometimes, why your hair stops growing is because your scalp is being suffocated by oil and dirt, giving very little breathing space to the scalp for the good of the hair follicles. It is advisable that you carry out deep cleaning on your hair at least once a week to get off any dirt that may be making its way to your scalp to block the pores and prevent the hair follicles from being healthy and functional.
Lack of Exercise and Healthy Diet
As absurd as it sounds, eating and exercising right actually help the hair grow healthily. Always drink enough water to avoid getting dehydrated and eat foods that are rich in omega-3s like fish and nuts. The importance of these to hair growth cannot be overemphasized and so, it is only right that you pay very close attention to them.
Lack of Protein or Too Much Protein
Depending on the situation, protein treatments can either be good or bad for your hair. Protein treatment can make your hair soft helping it to hold on to moisture and can also make your hair hard, making it break off easily, so it is important to always balance protein treatment with water-based treatments.
Do not jump into protein treatments because it is working for your neighbour. Both of you may not have the same hair type and so, your hair may not react to the treatment the same way your neighbours did. Monitor your hair while on protein treatment so as to know when to cut down or increase the treatment.
Styling and Maintenance
Harsh styling of the hair and treatment can also result in stunted hair. Avoid using styles that require excessive heating or tightening of the hair as they make the hair dry and are very unfavourable to the hair follicles.
Also, it is best to sleep with a silk or satin scarf or pillowcase to avoid your hair from getting broken. Pillowcases made from cotton and polyester usually dry out the hair and moving your head on it has more chances of making you snag your hair.
Most times, people do not buy products that suit their hair types. If you have oily hair, avoid shampoos and hair products that are for dry hair. Always read the labels on products and make sure they suit you perfectly before buying.
Now that we have shared what we know about stunted hair growth, we are sure that some of our readers have experiences and suggestions that they would love to share with other readers. Feel free to take to the comment section to share your suggestions.