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8 Reasons Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing

A woman with gorgeous, long blonde hair

Why isn’t my hair growing?

It is a question that can be the source of a great deal of frustration. On the surface, you are doing everything right; you use a good shampoo and get regular trims. Despite your best efforts, however, your hair remains firmly stuck at one length. You may find yourself wondering, “why isn’t my hair growing?”

In order to achieve a head of luscious, lengthy locks, it is important to know what may be hindering your success. Here at Mill Pond Salon, we have helped solve hair care emergencies across New London and Spicer, Minnesota. Together, we can pave the way to perfect ‘dos.

Kick start your hair growth journey by scheduling a Malibu treatment and trim at Mill Pond Salon today. Keep reading to discover our professional tips and tricks so that you can have the gorgeous mermaid tresses of your dreams.

Too Much Heat Styling

We all want to look our best, and using curling or straightening tools can give you beautifully styled hair. 

But, over time, heat styling takes a toll. It can frazzle your locks, causing long-term damage and reducing strength. Your hair is more likely to become brittle and damaged when your heat style.

If your hair feels thirsty and dehydrated, try a nourishing hair mask like the Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque or, the Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment. designed to pour moisture back into every strand. With time, these treatments can restore damaged hair, not only improving length but boosting shine. 

It is also good to get into the habit of putting the hot tool down once in a while. Letting your tresses dry naturally is good for its health.

Too Little Protection

Aveda Heat Relief


Every once in a while, it is nice to try something new. A head of curls or super sleek locks can give you a whole new look. Heat styling should be occasional rather than a regular thing, but it is not absolutely off-limits.

Invest in a quality heat protection product and apply this religiously before touching your hair with heat. The salon uses the Aveda Heat Relief™ Thermal Protector & Conditioning Mist.

These products help add a barrier between the heat and your strands, preventing too much heat from potentially damaging your strands. As a bonus, they also smooth the hair cuticle, increasing shine and create that mirror-like finish.

Too Much Washing

woman washing her hair with aveda color conserveIt might sound a strange answer to the question, “why isn’t my hair growing?” but one explanation is that it may actually be too clean. 

While it may seem counterintuitive, overwashing your hair could actually be causing damage. If you wash your hair too often, the natural oils your hair needs will disappear. These natural oils are a critical factor in healthy hair and help to promote shine and growth. 

If you shampoo frequently, the scalp will start to produce too much oil, leading to overproduction and a greasy scalp. Try to stick to 2 to 3 times a week, with dry shampoo in between.

To keep hair clean between washes, invest in a dry shampoo like the Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo and a boar bristle brush.

Not Enough Trims

All hair grows from the root, so any tips are the oldest part of your hair – and the unhealthiest. They lack the nourishment of the scalp, and tend to be dry and fragile. 

Over time, the end of the hair shaft may split into two or more sections – and there is no going back from a split-end. The only way to get rid of them is to snip them off.

If not cut in time, a split end can go up the shaft and break off. This breakage will make it seem like your hair isn’t growing, when the truth is it still is. Prevent breakage and keep your tresses healthy with regular haircuts.

To help overcome the dreaded split end, make sure you are using a good quality conditioner after every shampoo. It may also be beneficial to invest in a regular moisturizing routine, such as a mask, treatment, or deep conditioner. 

Too Much Stress

A woman getting a massage for relaxationAs we all know, stress can have numerous weird and not-so-wonderful impacts on the body. Did you know that stress could be the reason why your hair isn’t growing? 

Try yoga, meditation, exercise, mindfulness, or other techniques to care for your mental health and alleviate stress.

Inadequate Diet

In some cases, your diet can have an impact on your hair health. If you notice a sudden decline in quality or unexplained hair loss, speak to your doctor.

Before taking any supplements like vitamins, Biotin or Collagen, always check with your physician beforehand.

Too Much Product

Woman applying mousse to her hairWe all use lotions and potions to help keep our hair in tip-top condition. 

Sometimes, they can occasionally have the opposite effect. Products have the potential to build up over time. Too much product can cause damage, sometimes preventing optimal hair growth.

If you color or style your hair regularly, it can become rough and brittle – this makes it more likely to snap. 

Also, the shampoo or products you use every day may contain silicone. While great for creating a shiny finish, this ingredient coats each strand to give this effect. 

Over time, this can block the way for nutrients, and the hair appears dull and dry.

If you feel like you have product build-up on your hair, there are a couple of options to fix the problem.

You can invest in a clarifying shampoo like the Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo. You can use this product weekly or monthly to help minimize product build-up.

However, the best remedy for product build-up is a Malibu Crystal Gel Treatment at Mill Pond Salon. This treatment works gently to remove minerals and products that have made themselves at home on your hair. Pamper yourself with a Malibu Treatment and see a major change in your hair’s health and appearance.

Do your research. It is good to spend a little more on products and tools, as they are less likely to contain harsh chemicals. Avoid silicone where possible if you want lengthy locks; this can seriously stunt growth. Instead, use products that work for your hair, and make sure you’re not using too much.

How Can We Help?

A woman with gorgeous, long blonde hair

Here at Mill Pond Salon, we pride ourselves on helping your gorgeous locks look and feel their very best. 

Schedule your Malibu treatment and a trim today, and put your tired tresses in our experienced hands. With a little magic, and you can enjoy mirror-shine and silky smooth locks – the perfect treat!

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