Why won’t my hair grow? Hair can grow slowly or stop growing for various reasons, such as genetics, age, stress, or hormones. You may notice that your hair has stopped growing at some point or seems to be growing slowly.
How long is my hair usually growing?
Some women notice they have more hair growing after giving birth because their bodies have a “hormonal switch” that makes them shed hair for one to two months after giving birth. This was why doctors used to say the hair was “growing”. But they now say that it’s not. They just assume that the hair is growing because it’s growing, and sometimes don’t care to find out if the hair is actually growing as long as it looks “normal”.
Is hair color an example of growing hair?
There are several reasons why hair colors might grow. In most cases there’s a direct effect of hair growth on hair color, so you won’t notice the growth if you look at a different skin color. However, there are some hair colors that can be affected by hair growth. You may be able to find examples on websites or talk to a professional.
What is growing hair like?
When you see changes in your hair, these are signs of growing hair:
Darkening of hair – it could be darkening of the hair or from a skin condition (especially darkening of your eyebrows and eyelashes)
Blackening of hair or hair in the corners (or in some cases the rest of the hair) – this is usually the result of a hair condition
Stress – you’re usually thinning your hair due to an illness or stress. Stress can cause hair to become thin and then thin again
Dry, brittle, weak or no curl – if your hair is brittle, thin, dry or no curl, this is a sign that your hair is aging.
Loss of curl – if your hair is no longer growing, it’s due to a hair condition that makes it break off without growth. You have a higher chance of having breakage if you have a condition called alopecia areata.
Thinning of hair around the ears. Some people’s ears are thinning.
How do I know if my hair is growing or is losing?
To find out, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I always have long hair?
- Have I had hair loss or growing hair before?
- Have I been diagnosed with alopecia areata?
- Do I suffer from stress, especially over hair loss?
- If so, have you had the same hair problem?
- Do you have any hair conditions that cause hair growth and loss?
- Are you at risk of having hair loss or growth?
What’s causing the hair loss or growth?
If you find it hard to find an answer, remember that many of us do have a growing or shedding problem with our hair. Some of us have the condition called alopecia areata, which happens when our hair dies out in a certain place, such as in our eyebrows. We think we are bald because we have lost our hair, but it’s actually just a sign of the problem in your scalp.
We also suffer from the condition called alopecia telangiectatica, which is a hair disease, which causes hair to die out or fall out. You might also be a case of alopecia minima, which is a hair disorder called non-drying hair syndrome. Both of these hair diseases result in hair loss. Both of these hair diseases are due to a genetic gene mutation.
The only way to know if your hair is affected by a hair growth or hair loss condition is to take a biopsy or hair examination of your scalp. Ask your doctor to take a sample of your scalp for a hair test.
There are a few things that can cause hair loss or growth, such as stress, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, genetics, radiation damage, and stress. Also, you can use drugs or medications to help slow down the hair growth, such as Botox, laser treatments, growth hormone and hormone replacement.