4 Reasons Your Hair Isn't Growing (And How to Change It)

Updated 08/18/19

Trying to grow your summer ‘do out for fall but don’t seem to be making any progress? We feel you. So we're sharing four tips to help promote hair growth without running for the extensions—because that's probably the worst thing you can do to achieve healthy hair. 

Lack of Iron

Make sure you are getting enough iron. The best sources are in your diet; chicken, turkey, beef, oysters, nuts, legumes, seeds, spirulina, and dark leafy greens are all packed with iron. Ask your doctor if your iron is at a healthy level or if you should try an iron supplement. 

Not Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is essential. Not getting enough of it can lead to an array of health problems, one of which is unhealthy skin and hair. You have a right to those eight hours so consider them top priority. You can dream about having long hair.

Trimming Too Much

Not all hair was created equal, so why should everyone follow the same schedule when it comes to trims? While it’s important to touch up split ends before they cause serious breakage thus leading to shorter hair, you don’t want to overdue it either. Find a hairstylist you trust and ask them how frequently you need to schedule haircuts. Once they know your dedication to growing out your locks, they can get you on a program where trims only tackle what needs to be removed. 

Stress

Stress impacts everything in the body, including your hair. Not being able to channel high levels of anxiety or pressure can lead to not only lack of hair growth, but hair loss. Buy a BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose Yoga Mat ($16) and try meditating for 20 minutes first thing each morning. It’ll help calm the mind before you start the day. 

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