There's no denying that having healthy curls opens up a world of opportunity as far as hairstyles go, but trying to get the length and keep the length is often something of a challenge for many reasons.
Let’s put this myth to rest. Your hair actually NEVER stops growing. Your hair grows about ¼” every month. It’s all about what you do to it. Tend to be very aggressive with your curls? This ultimately causes it to break. So, what are some things you can do to stop breakage?
Let those curls loose sometimes. Let’s be honest, if you have curly-textured hair, hair ties are a staple. From working out to simply keeping hair out of your face, they come in handy on good and bad hair days. Unfortunately, hair ties tend to pull on the hair cuticle and scalp. This is what causes your hair to fall out every time you undo that (probably too tight) ponytail.
Switch it up. Try wearing your hair down sometimes. We understand that the bun is your go-to. But styling the same way every day means you're always putting pressure on the same parts of your hair. And when it's under pressure, it becomes brittle.
Keep up with those hair trims. Cutting the hair doesn’t mean damaging the hair. Hair trims are a must when it comes to keeping those curls healthy and for retaining length. Splits in your hair cuticle travel up the rest of your hair and lead to breakage. To keep your hair free of split ends, see your stylist on a consistent basis.
Different forms of vigorous styling such as brushing and pulling your hair can slow down the growth of your hair if not done with caution.
Never comb dry hair. Begin by ensuring your hair is wet, damp, or has a layer of slip. after washing your hair (with a sulfate-free shampoo), add a leave-in conditioner like the Hydra Deep Leave-In Treatment to keep hair hydrated as you start combing your curly hair.
Comb from the bottom up. It is highly recommended that you begin at the bottom and work your way up to the roots. Not only does this help reduce the amount of pulling, but also mitigates hair shedding that can occur when you tug strands at the follicle.
Stop at-home coloring, perming, chemical straightening, and relaxing. Find a salon that specializes in the service you want. With salons such as Kinks Hair Studio (located in Mississauga), there are professionals who know how to examine your scalp and hair to find the right products and styles for you.
Reduce heat damage. When it comes to styling tools, it’s best to select ceramic versions. Ceramic tools heat up evenly, so you don’t have to use it on the same hair sections repeatedly. It’s also important to protect your hair before you apply the heat; check out this Healing Serum to minimize damage.
There are various health conditions that can severely slow down hair growth to varying degrees. There are autoimmune diseases, PCOS, thyroid disorders, anemia, lack of vitamins and minerals, and stress to name a few.
Make an appointment to see a professional. When it comes to hair loss, there are many causes. Seeing a professional such as a dermatologist allows you to detect the issue, giving you a better chance of getting the results you want.
Find out whether you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals. A simple blood test allows you to find out whether or not you’re not getting enough nutrients. If you decide to try supplements, it’s important to understand that it has the potential to cause more harm than good. For example, getting too much of selenium has been linked to hair loss.
Length retention can be frustrating. Most underlying causes may be corrected with simplified lifestyle changes. If you still experience hair loss after making changes to your diet and hair routine, it may be time to see a healthcare professional and rule out any possible medical issues.
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