#3) Stunted Hair Growth Due to Breakage
Another reason that you may be struggling to grow is because of breakage. If your hair is breaking at the same or a faster rate than your hair grows, then you won’t see the additional length.
In other words, if you’re experiencing breakage then your hair won’t be able to retain any of its growth.
Most people want their hair to grow significantly over night. Trust me, I understand because I have felt that way many time. However, the reality is that our hair typically grows 1/2″ per month.
But here's the thing: you won’t hair growth if your hair is breaking at the same or a faster rate than it is growing.
There are many reasons why you might be experiencing breakage. One reason for breakage could be due to hard water deposits that are left on your hair, which dry it out and making it brittle and eventually break off.
Also, your hair might be breaking because you are over-processing it. For example, this could include too much coloring, relaxing, and heat styling of your hair, to name a few.
What You Can Do
A way to combat breakage is to keep up with regular hair trims. Typically, you should get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks, or quarterly, depending on your hair.
Another way to treat breakage is to avoid or limit chemical processing or be sure to have these done by experienced, licensed professionals.
In addition, if you are chemically processing your hair, you may need to add more protein treatments to your hair to keep it strong. Finally, when washing and conditioning your hair be sure to apply a proven strengthening hair oil to the ends of your hair. This will help to seal in moisture and prevent spilt ends.