Sneaky Reasons Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing Faster

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
Sneaky reasons why your hair isn’t growing faster

Who does not love long and voluminous hair? But one problem that a lot of women face is stunted hair growth. We know how stressful and disappointing it can be to notice your hair length look pretty much the same for months on end.

Facing a similar problem? DW, we’ve got your back. To successfully treat an issue, it’s necessary to get to the root cause of the problem first. Ahead, all the sneaky reasons that are hindering your hair growth…


Vitamin deficiency

Over-exposure to heat and chemicals

Following a nutritious diet is extremely important for healthy, long and strong hair. If you have a deficiency of iodine, zinc, vitamin B, omega-3 or iron, it will definitely affect your hair growth cycle and prevent your hair from looking healthy and lustrous. Ensure that you eat nutritious food or include a multi-vitamin supplement in your diet (but consult a doctor first) to deal with this issue.


Unhealthy scalp

Over-exposure to heat and chemicals

In order for your hair to grow long and strong, it is equally important to care for your scalp. Start with using the right kind of shampoo and switch it up every couple of months. Additionally, use a clarifying shampoo at least once every two weeks to get rid of product build-up. Indulge in a hot oil massage at least once a week, as that’s the best way to provide your scalp with much-needed nourishment.


Split ends

Over-exposure to heat and chemicals

Regular trims help in getting rid of split ends which stunt hair growth. Therefore, trim your hair every six to eight weeks, and see how much of a difference that makes to your hair length in the long run.

Since you can’t visit a salon due to the ongoing lockdown, learn how to get rid of split ends at home here.


Hormonal issues

Over-exposure to heat and chemicals

Hormonal imbalance occurs due to underlying health conditions such as thyroid and PCOS. In these conditions, women tend to experience a lot of hair fall, thinning, and male pattern balding ( balding at the temples). It’s best to consult a doctor if you experience irregular periods or abnormal hair fall issues.


Over-exposure to heat and chemicals

Over-exposure to heat and chemicals

If you use heat on your hair almost every single day or have indulged in one too many hair straightening, perming or colouring sessions one after the other without following it up with adequate hair care then you’re bound to experience stunted hair growth. Avoid styling your hair every day and use a heat protectant when you do. If you have chemically treated hair, provide them with the necessary care needed to minimise the damage.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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