Do you know the feeling when you’ve been waiting for months and months to finally have longer hair? And still, you can’t shake the feeling that your hair is not growing? Not at all?

Believe it or not, this is actually a very common phenomenon amongst people trying to grow longer hair.

Check out the 5 most common reasons why your hair growth could’ve stopped!

Related: How to make your hair grow faster – the no BS guide

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Reason number one is surprisingly common, but also extremely easy to solve.

When we start growing our hair out, we tend to be super impatient. Even though we know it takes a while for hair to grow, we want to jump from a short bob to waist length immediately.

This impatience can bias us so much that we feel like our hair is not growing because we cannot see a huge difference from week to week. (Or day to day. I know people who check every day if they see improvement. And I get them.)

However, there are a couple of things you can do to help you with this challenge.

  1. First of all, make a pact with yourself to check your hair length only once a month. Yes, I know that might be hard. But consider how slowly hair grows. And how difficult it can be to measure it precisely. Once a month really is a lot already.
  2. Secondly, you might want to consider taking pictures. Back-Selfies, if you want. The first few months might be disappointing. But after a year you won’t believe your eyes looking at the difference


Another reason for hair seemingly not growing can be breakage at the tips.

The longer your hair, the older the tips. This again means that they have dealt with quite a bit of mechanical stresses throughout their life already.

Old and dry hair tips break very easily. If your hair is damaged enough, the breakage can be so immense that you lose as much on your ends as you gain at the roots!

So if you’ve already excluded reasons 1 and 2 for your stunted hair growth, take a good look at your tips.