Most women find themselves trying a short cut at least once in their life. However, after the novelty of it wears off, they are struggling to grow it back out. This process can seem to take forever, especially when you are stuck in some awkward stages. So, what can you do if it seems like your hair is growing out too slowly? Here are some things to consider.

Drink enough water

Dehydration can really mess with your body, even your hair. In fact, a quarter of your hair is made out of water. If you are drinking enough, you may be losing hair instead of growing it!

Get your hair trimmed on a regular basis

Though this may seem counter-intuitive, the truth is that trims can help our hair grow better! By getting rid of your damaged hair and split ends, your hair will be healthier and more likely to grow.

Use products that help nourish your hair

You should talk to your stylist to make sure that you are using the correct products in your hair. You are going to want something that is going to nourish your stressed hair, instead of making it worse!

In fact, you may want to watch what you put into your hair

Many women pile products after products into their hair and it can really affect the way that your hair grows. Too much product can clog up your hair follicles so your hair really can’t grow.

So, don’t overdo it with the products and wash with a clarifying shampoo once in a while to help get rid of all of the product that is in your hair!

Stop using so much heat in your hair!

If you style your hair every day with heat, it is going to become dry and brittle. It will be more likely to break instead of growing and looking healthy. For this reason, you may want to use your curling iron or straighten less and embrace your natural look.

Don’t hate your hair in the in-between stage: style it!

You may find that, as your hair grows out, it goes through some awkward stages where it doesn’t do much. Instead of just dealing with it, get it styled in a way that you like. Instead of hating your hair for a few months, embrace the length and find a style that you love!

Make sure you don’t have any underlying health issues

There are many diseases and health problems that can cause your hair growth to slow down. This includes certain thyroid disease, inflammation, infection, and much more. If your hair feels like it is growing painfully slow, you may want to talk to your doctor.

Though you may not want to, you should really get your hair trimmed on a regular basis. Most stylists recommend every six to ten weeks, though it is safe to wait until twelve weeks have passed. You may not want to do this when you are trying to grow your hair out but it is important to remember that healthy hair grows faster!

This also gives you time to style your hair as it grows. Instead of hating the length, find a style that suits you. Then, you might not be as worried about it growing up because you are comfortable with the style. You should also talk to your stylist about what you are using in your hair. Too many products can affect hair growth so you want to make sure that you are only using the ones that you should. You should also put down your heat products. Your curling iron and straightener can really damage your hair so it is not able to grow.

If you are unhappy with your body and want to make some changes, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will be happy to discuss your options so you can be happy with your whole self!

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