Having long, flowing hair opens up a world of opportunity as far as hairstyles go, but trying to get the length and then maintain it is often something of a challenge for a multitude of reasons. Here are the top 3 reasons your hair might not be growing and what you need to do to fix it.
Vitamin or mineral deficiency
Maintaining good nutrition is a must for long lustrous hair. Ensure you are meeting your optimal requirements for iodine, zinc, B vitamins, omega-3s, and iron.
Your scalp isn’t healthy
Growth comes from the scalp. Ensuring a healthy scalp for optimal hair growth includes using the right shampoo and protecting your scalp from sunburn if you have fine hair. Brushing your scalp also stimulates healthy hair growth by bringing blood to the surface.
Getting a regular trim every six weeks is the only way to ensure that you’re getting rid of split ends that are working their way up the strand and weakening the hair.
(Contributed by Nikhita H.)