Why Your Hair Won’t Grow Past a Certain Point

Why Your Hair Won’t Grow Past a Certain Point

why won't my hair grow

why won't my hair grow

If you’ve noticed your roots grow out a few weeks after getting your hair done but it doesn’t seem any longer than you are all too familiar with this problem. We know how annoying it can be to try to get your hair to grow without success.

Are you wondering why your hair won’t grow past a certain point? Below we will tell you the reasons why your hair keeps getting stuck at a certain length and why tape in hair extensions may be the right answer for you.


Did you know that your hair grows an average of a half an inch every month? That means your hair grows 6 inches every year. So why isn’t your hair growing longer even though it’s growing? If your hair is not absorbing enough nutrients to grow and is breaking off at a faster rate than you will not see any hair growth. Don’t worry, we’ve written an article on how to prevent hair breakage.

Split Ends

Everyone with hair is going to have to deal with split ends every once in a while. If your hair doesn’t have proper nutrients or care, you will have a split end or two. So even though your hair is growing out at the root, it’s breaking off at the end. This causes your length to stay the same or even get shorter!

Once you get a split end, you cannot undo it. The only thing you can do is to schedule a trim every four to six weeks. This sounds counterproductive but it keeps your hair healthier and allows it to grow without split ends.


Sometimes due to your family history and DNA, your hair will just not grow. Everyone has a hair growth cycle that they inherited from the parents. I know, it’s a bummer but it’s something to take into consideration if you are getting frustrated.


Like your family history and DNA, your age plays a role into why your hair won’t grow. Constantly bleaching, processing, dyeing and using heat styling on your hair may be why your hair continues to get weaker as you get older. As you age, your scalp will start to produce less oil which will make your hair prone to breakage and split ends.


If you have a diet filled with junk food, your hair will reflect that. By eating more nutrient and vitamin-filled foods, your hair will thank you. Incorporating foods that are high in iron, vitamin D, B-complex, and zinc is the best for a healthy scalp and hair.

If you can’t wait for your hair to grow, try tape in or clip in hair extensions! They’re the best way to keep your hair healthy and will actually allow your hair to grow.

Do you have any other tips? Leave them in the comments below!