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Hair loss can be frustrating!
Struggling to grow grow hair is a challenge that many Black women experience.
In fact, some studies suggest that almost 50% of Black women experience hair loss.
In this article, I share wit you 3 simple reasons why your hair is struggling to grow.
But before we get into today's topic, if your hair growth challenges have you feeling like this . . . then you're in the right place.
Before we go any further, it's important to make something clear.
If your hair is struggling to grow right now, it is not going to magically grow down to you waist by the end of next week.
It just won't.
That is not how hair growth works. For your hair to grow, you will have to be patient, consistent, and realistic, and expect to play the long game.
A healthy diet is an important element to hair health.
In other words, getting the proper amount of nutrients is critical to having healthy hair. This includes having the proper minerals and vitamins.
For your hair to grow, it is essential that you get the recommended amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Biotin, and others. These are just some of the micronutrients that you hair needs to be healthy so it can grow.
To support you in getting the nutrients that your hair needs, it is recommended that you eat certain superfoods. However, if you’re not able to get the needed amount of nutrients through your diet, you can also find them in supplements. These supplements may include high-quality hair vitamins or vitamin shots.
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.
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.
Just in case you did not have time to read the above information, no worries, I get it, life can be busy. That is why I have included the key takeaways for you to read below at a quick glance. Here is what you need to know about 3 simple reasons why your hair may not be growing, and what you can do about it.
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