My 5 reasons why your hair wont grow is a must read. Can you really make your hair grow faster? With just a little tweaking of your habit and routines, you can be sure to achieve long healthy looking locks in no time.
Summer is here and I for one would love to have longer hair, but split ends always get the better of me and I am stuck with a short wispy longish type bob. Shorter hair though does cut my blow dry time by half which is a great plus for me, especially with being such a busy mum.
If you are not a hair extension type of person ( I have never been a real fan), keep scrolling down to find out why your hair isn’t growing and for my tips to help promote hair growth.
Not getting enough sleep
I am certainly guilty as charged on this one. Sleep deprivation and stress go hand in hand with stress is one of the major culprits of hair loss. Hair is very sensitive to changes within the body and when sleep is disturbed then the bodies immune system weakens, hence hair loss and breakage.
Tip: Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Cut out all tea stimulants (including green tea after 6pm) so you can get a good nights sleep.
Trimming too much
An obvious one right? Split ends and damaged hair should be trimmed regularly but you shouldn’t over do a trim.
Tip: Find a stylist you trust and inform them of your desire for longer hair so they have that in mind when trimming your hair and they can schedule appointments on a regular basis for your trims to remove the damaged hair and only that.
Not using masks
Hair needs to be nourished every once in a while. We all use heating tools right? Blow drier, straighteners? Or sometimes even both, not to mention colouring of hair. All these can damage the hair if you don’t take care of it.
Tip: Phillip Kinglsey do a great elasatizer which is great for nourishing the hair and helps keep your locks soft.
Lack of iron
Iron deficiency can cause hair loss. Ferritin helps maximise the ”growing phase” of your hair and when your iron levels are low, your body take the stored iron from essential tissues like your hair bulb and transports it to other places like your heart.
Tips: Eat foods rich in iron like red meat, lentils, spinach, almonds, walnuts (my favourite nuts), parsley and peaches to name a few.
Are you a short or long hair type of person?
I am definitely thinking of growing my locks back:)