Do you ever wait for your hair to grow past a certain point and it never does? Whether you have wavy, straight, curly or kinky hair, we all go through similar hair problems. There are women who are gifted with hair that grows really quickly while some others aren’t so lucky. Sometimes it can take months and even YEARS to grow an inch or two! If you’re one of them, I’m here to tell you a few reasons why you might be having trouble.
- Hair Product Chemicals Can Lead To Hair Loss and Breakage - Using too many hair products with harmful chemicals in dying, perming, relaxing and highlighting causes damage to the cortex - the inner layer of the hair. While these treatments give your hair a new look, they also break the bonds in the cortex that holds your hair together. As a result, it can lead to hair breakage and hair loss, so try using these treatments no more than once every 6-8 weeks!
- Stress Can Make Your Hair Shed Faster - Your hair grows and sheds in phases. If you had ever experienced emotional distress or a physical injury, it can change the way your hair cycle works. When a stressful event occurs, it can make your hair move quicker into the shedding phase and make it more difficult for hair follicles to develop during the growing phase. But don’t worry as it’s only temporary. Once the stress if over, your body will start to act normal again and kickstart your hair growth cycle. If you’re someone who gets anxious a lot, try partaking in exercise or meditation programs! This will help relax your body and mind when it gets too overwhelming.
- Your Hair Craves Nutrient For Growth - Your body needs to consume the right amount of nutrients in order for your hair to grow. When your diet is unhealthy, the cells in your body can’t form structures that promote tissue growth. As a result, your hair can become damaged and dry. It’s so important to eat foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants so that your body has enough energy to grow hair. Foods that contain Vitamin C, such as oranges, tomatoes and mangoes can help with hair repair and growth. Protein-rich foods also help strengthen hair and it can be found in eggs, fish, yogurt, and meats. If you’re someone who has lots of dandruff and slow hair growth, Zinc can help with the natural oil glands around the hair follicles.
- Genetics - If you notice that your family members are facing hair loss, there’s a chance that you can inherit these genes as well. Since this comes from genetics, focus on eating a healthy food diet to aid with hair growth. What you consume is connected to how your body grows! Drink lots of water (8oz/day) to keep yourself hydrated and remember to take care of your body! Genetics is complicated, but fortunately there is a wealth of new research into genetic hair loss that shows promising results for the future of science-based hair care.
Overall, It’s so hard to determine what type of condition your hair is in until an expert dives deeper into the roots of your hair. This is why we’ve created a Strands Hair Care kit that helps provide solutions to your hair problem. We report your true hair condition and texture, and teach you how it relates to frizz, breakage, and shine. With our powerful microscopic imaging and chemical analysis, we help formulate the best-personalized shampoo and conditioner using the most natural and organic ingredients to prevent further damage. There are so many harmful chemicals in hair care products that can make the state of your scalp worse and prevent hair growth. We are all unique and we believe that one hair care product shouldn’t be for all! Everyone should have their own Strands Hair Care kit to find out the real truth about their hair. Our goal is to help you love your natural hair and bring back healthy cuticles with each kit specifically designed for you!