Why is my hair not growing?

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Raise your hand if you want long, thick and healthy hair. The good news is that you can achieve all these. The bad news, you have to let go of some bad hair and lifestyle practices. Let’s dive into the good stuff.

The average person grows 6 inches of hair every year. With this in mind,you have to manage your expectations. Don’t expect to have waist length hair in 6 months after the big chop. 

Our type of hair goes through 4 stages of growth, the anagen (growth phase);  the catagen stage (transition phase); the telogen (resting phase) and the exogen (new hair phase). Don’t worry, there’ll be a different blog post to explain this in detail. 

Here are some of the things you need to take into account if your hair isn’t growing


This plays a major role in the colour, length and thickness of our hair. Some people are lucky to have a lot of hair without even trying. Others have to put in extra work for luscious hair. No matter the kind of hair you have, thank your genes


Have you heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat?’ Yes, we are what we eat. Incorporate a lot of proteins such as eggs, beans and avocados in your diet. Always try to take in a lot of water. Not only does taking in lots of water keep our hair moisturized which in turn reduces shedding but it makes our skin glow as well. That’s a win-win situation.

Types of products used on hair

As naturals, we have to make a conscious effort to use water-based products. When buying hair care products, please make sure that water is part of at least the 5 major ingredients used. This is particularly important for leave-in conditioners. Stay away from products that contain sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, gluten or artificial colours.

growth and thicken set


Grow & Thicken Set

Hair care regimen 

This is where a lot of naturalistas have to repent. If you comb your hair everyday with a closed-tooth comb, repent! If you wash your hair with very hot water, repent! If you use too much product, repent! If you brush your hair aggressively, repent! If you use too much heat in styling your hair, repent! If you style your hair too much, repent! Is someone turning a new leaf? We hope so.

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North Kaneshie Branch


On the contrary, trimming helps in retaining length. Trimming your hair often helps get rid of split ends which is an effect of having dry hair. Don’t be afraid to ‘snip snip’ when you have split ends.

The basics of having healthy natural hair are simple. Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have a good hair care regimen and use quality hair care products made with you in mind. Eya Naturals to the rescue. For more information on our products, please visit www.eyanaturals.com

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