15 Reasons Why Your Natural Hair Isn't Growing ...

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Wondering why your natural hair isn't growing is frustrating and a little scary.

After all the work you put in to care for those gorgeous textured locks it seems that, suddenly, those curls are defying your good intentions.

Before you worry about the state of your curls and coils let's take a walk through fifteen possible reasons why your natural hair isn't growing.

1. Too Much Tension

When a protective style is done right it makes you feel like a million bucks!

However, sometimes the protective style you love is one of the reasons why your natural hair isn't growing.

Twisting, braiding or simply pulling the hair too tight causes damage over time giving the appearance of shorter hair.

2. Too Little Protection

Dry unsealed hair is breakage waiting to happen.

One of the best ways to ensure that we see growth is to keep those hairs intact as long as possible.

Invest in quality products and give the leave-in/oil/cream (LOC) method a try!

LOC seals the cuticle and protects against breakage.

3. Not Enough Moisture

Naturally curly hair is naturally dry.

Parched strands are vulnerable to the elements and prone to easy breakage.2

If you are not moisturizing regularly then get on it!

Give coconut or olive oil a try – both are great.

Use a little at a time until you find the amount that works for you.

4. One Too Many Trims

Maintaining healthy ends is important for gaining length.

However, in this instance, there is a little truth in the old saying - "too much of a good thing." Trimming your hair too often shortens the hair gained with new growth.

As a result hair looks like it is at a growth standstill.

5. Not Enough Trims

It happens - strands age.

Over time they are affected by the elements, develop split ends, dryness and the inevitable breakage.

While too many trims prematurely shortens hair, not enough trims can encourage damage.

Consider a regular trim to remove those pesky split ends.

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