Are you wondering why your natural hair is not growing? Isn’t it frustrating, after all the work you have put in to take care of your Frolicious natural hair? Let me tell you something, your hair is growing but you are not retaining length. Before you worry too much, in today’s post I would like to share some information on reasons why your natural hair is not growing.
10 Reasons – Why Your Natural Hair Is Not Growing
1. Hair Care Routine Mistakes
Do you remember the time when your natural hair was growing long and healthy? When this happened to me I started to skip some steps like not moisturising my hair properly. This caused my hair not to grow. It is important to find a proper hair care routine that works for you and to stick to it! Especially if your hair was doing great.
2. Heat Damage
Heat like blow dryers can seriously damage your hair. Using heat on a regular base is a major cause of dry hair. Furthermore, you can lose your natural curl pattern. In addition to this, it can cause your natural hair to break off. Stop using heat and let your Frolicious curls dry naturally. If you need to use heat make sure to apply a heat protectant before using heat on your natural hair.
3. Split Ends – Not Trimming Hair
Your hair grows from the root so the tips are the oldest part of your hair. Healthy hair ends are important to avoid hair splitting. Your hair shaft splits due to dry hair. Once you get split ends, you can’t repair them. The only solution is to trim your hair. I trim my hair regularly when needed. I don’t hold on to the damage ends. Not trimming natural hair will make it dry and thin. If your hair is prone to split ends, make sure to moisturize the ends of your hair.
4. Too Much Manipulation or Stress
How often do you change your look? Because too much manipulation can cause hair loss. How busy are you? If you have got so much to do that you can’t even shut your mind down when you are laying in bed, you are too busy. Stress affects your health which can show up on your hair for e.g. hair loss. Relax yourself and do activities like walking or yoga.
5. Your Hair Needs Moisture
Do you know your hair type. Do you have low porosity or high porosity hair? If you don’t know which hair type you are, check out my post “How to Take Care of Porosity Hair“. There are different methods as well as different products for each hair type. You want to make sure that the moisture you have added is sealed in. Another great way to moisture your natural curls is the LOC or LCO method. Have you ever tried it yet? If you need more information on how it works, check out this post “LCO or LOC Method – Have you tried it yet“? Using these methods will help you to moisture your strands.
6. Washing Hair Everyday
Clean scalp and hair are super important. However, if you wash your hair everyday it will strip your hair from oils. If you need to wash your hair everyday try to use only water. I wash my hair once a week and I am absolutely fine with it.
7. Not Taking Any Vitamins
In a previous blog post I mentioned it: You are what you eat. Vitamins along with a good diet will help your hair to grow long and healthy. Feed your follicles! Check out my blog post “Best Vitamins For Hair Growth“.
8. Not Drinking Enough Water
To grow your hair long and healthy you should drink around 2 liters of water per day. You will notice visible differences within few weeks if you stay hydrated.
9. Wrong Products
Using harsh chemical products can make your natural hair rough and prone to breakage. If you are wondering which chemicals you should avoid, check out my post Bad Hair Product Ingredients . Do your research, read labels to look for the ingredients and invest in quality products.
10. Not Protecting Hair At Night
At the beginning of my relationship I was afraid to use a satin bonnet at night. Because I didn’t want to scare him off. After some weeks, I noticed that my hair ends were super dry and brittle. I wrote a blog post about this topic: A satin bonnet or would you sacrifice your hair for some quality time? What is your opinion on this topic? Leave your comments below.
What to do when your natural hair is not growing
The first thing you have to do is to improve your natural hair routine. Secondly, get rid of your damaged ends. Give yourself a proper trim. Your hair will grow back.
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How do you take care when you notice that your natural hair is not growing?
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Previous blog post of this HAIR CARE series:
1. Going Natural? Transitioning to Natural Hair or The Big Chop
2. How To Take Care For Low Porosity Hair
3. How To Take Care For High Porosity Hair
So true, I stopped straightening my hair 2 years ago and the change is out of this world. Also as soon as I trim my hair I can notice a difference!
Hi Charlotte, Thanks for commenting. How is your hair doing now?