Many people feel and see that their hair growth is completely on hold. Like, no matter the quantity of treatments, product qualities and/or how religious you are with caring for your hair, it just doesn’t grow! Frustrating right? I know! Then you wonder the reasons your hair isn’t growing.
Here are a few reasons why your hair growth is stagnant and those products aren’t helping;
- HORMONAL IMBALANCE: hormonal problems like thyroid disease or PCOS are causes of hair loss, which, when occurring in small amounts, can make it seem like your hair just isn’t growing. Both hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) involve overall scalp hair loss wherein the hair appears thin and sparse.
- POOR DIET: the way you eat affects your hair’s overall health and growth. But it’s not so much the foods you are eating, but rather the foods you aren’t eating that prevent your hair from growing long and strong—more specifically a lack of nutrients and vitamins. Eat healthy, so your body can distribute the nutrients in such a way that there is enough to get to your hair.
- DISEASES: there are certain illnesses that causes the hair follicles to go into their resting phase thereby temporarily ceasing hair. Diseases like lupus, hypervitaminosis A, anorexia, bulimia, folliculitis, impetigo etc are some diseases that could be causing hair thinning and eventual loss.
- BRAIDING TOO OFTEN: braids, tight styles, and hair extensions can cause stress to the hair shaft, leading to loss. This is often known as traction alopecia.
- FREQUENT DYING OR CHEMICAL STRAIGHTENING/RELAXING: chemically processed hair is more porous than untreated hair, which results in protein loss, and eventually breakage.
The next question is, what then can be done right? Keep reading…
Firstly, proper diet (including fresh, unprocessed, nutrient filled foods) and exercise to keep the body healthy and keep your hair growing. Don’t assume that what you eat has nothing to do with your hair health. As a matter of fact, it does!
Also, green is a fan of treating the issue internally. “There are many things you can do to stimulate hair growth depending on the cause. Medications when it is hormonally related and nature/plant based products (like Afrovirtues natural products) when it is caused by lack of care.