5 Reasons Why Your Hair Has Stopped Growing

Hair Has Stopped Growing

Hair growth is a tricky thing. It’s not always easy to tell if your hair is growing or not. You could have tons of new growth on the ends, but none in the middle! And even when there are visible signs of new growth (like bumps), sometimes they don’t last long enough before they fall out again—either because they’re dead ends or because you’re not taking care of them properly. So what can you do when your hair just won’t grow? Fortunately, some basic steps can help get things back on track:

You’re brushing way too much.

If you’re brushing your hair too much, it can cause damage. Brushing is meant to move the hair from root to tip and not from tip to root. The goal is for the bristles of the brush to glide over the scalp without damaging its natural oils and moisture balance.

To avoid this problem:

  • Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush. A wide-tooth comb allows you to get closer to each strand without accidentally breaking off any strands or causing breakage on its own! And if you have fine or thinning hair, opt for one with extra wide teeth (like this one). This will help ensure that your strands stay intact while they’re being brushed out—and also make sure they don’t get split ends as easily!
  • Use gentle shampoo/conditioner every time; don’t scrub at all unless necessary (like when removing build-up). Scrubbing too hard can damage fragile strands by stripping them of their natural oils—no good for anyone who wants healthy-looking locks!

You’re accidentally damaging your hair.

If you are using a brush that is too big or small, it can cause breakage and split ends. If you have curly hair, make sure the bristles are not too rough against your scalp. Also, remember not to use any type of coating on the bristles themselves because this will only lead to further damage!

You’re over-washing your hair.

The number one reason why your hair is not growing is that you’re over-washing it.

To keep the length of your strands healthy and strong, you should only wash your hair twice a week. If you have oily or greasy hair, then this rule may be more relaxed for you; however, not washing it too often will cause breakage or an allergic reaction such as dandruff (which can make it even worse).

You also want to make sure that each time you do wash it isn’t too harsh on its conditioner—you don’t want any damage being done while drying! Try using dry shampoo instead when possible so that there’s less moisture left in between washes which can prolong how long before needing another application again.”

You’re using the wrong products for your hair type.

There are a few different types of hair, and each requires its unique approach to styling. To find out which one you have, consult with your stylist or check out this online quiz to find out what kind of texture and curl pattern (if any) you have:

  • Straight: This type of hair has an even texture throughout—it’s also known as “wavy.” If you don’t wear it curly or wavy, then it’s likely straight!
  • Curly: This is when coils grow in random directions instead of spiraling around each other; sometimes referred to as frizzy curls or kinky curls because they tend not to fall into neat rows like most others do when styled properly. Some people use products like mousse or pomade for extra hold while others prefer gel or waxes instead because they’re easier on their strands but still manageably tight without being too hard on them either way depending upon how much moisture is needed by each person’s particular texture preferences before deciding whether any given product would work best overall – which depends entirely upon personal preference after all–it could mean anything from just applying some sort of shine serum onto damp locks beforehand before blow drying with hot air so that there’s no need whatsoever afterward since everything else will happen automatically once dry thanks goodness!

Your diet isn’t helping you grow your hair.

Your diet can have a huge impact on your hair growth.

The foods that you eat play a big role in determining how fast and how much hair you grow. The 3 main nutrients that affect hair growth are protein, iron, and zinc, but there are many other nutrients as well. Some examples include eggs, spinach, and salmon; nuts like walnuts or almonds; beans such as lentils or kidney beans; whole grains such as brown rice (which contains both calcium and magnesium); vegetables like broccoli spears so they’re loaded with vitamins A & C; fruits like bananas which contain potassium which helps strengthen weak roots!

Some of these reasons are easy to fix and just need some minor changes to help you grow more hair!

There are several reasons why your hair isn’t growing as it should. Some of these reasons are easy to fix and just need some minor changes to help you grow more hair!

  • Don’t brush your hair too much. Brushing can damage the follicles on the top of your head, which may cause them not to produce enough oil for healthy growth. This is because when you brush, you’re removing all that natural sebum (oil) from those follicles and pushing it down into the roots where it can’t do anything useful for growth anymore! So instead of brushing, try using a wide-tooth comb or a hair pick instead—they’ll be gentler than combs but still get all those pesky tangles out without damaging any roots or breaking apart any existing hairs at their base so they have room to grow upwards again instead of downward.”


We hope that this article has given you some insight into why your hair might be growing slower than usual. The best way to fix these issues is by making a few small changes in your routine and diet, which will ultimately lead to better growth in no time!

I am a Nutrition Educator and blogger with a mission to help people live healthier, happier lives. I share research-based and practical information on health, nutrition, and fitness.

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