Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why my hair seems to have stopped growing!

October 7, 2001
I have been keeping close tabs on my hair growth since I BC back in August.   Lately, I have noticed that my bangs in the front seemed to be stuck at the bridge of my nose right between my eyes.  Now, the good news is that I appear to have no split ends and my hair isn't breaking and I have had some growth, but hardly anything to jump up and down about.  When I big chopped in August 2011 I had almost an inch of growth the first month.  So why isn't my hair growing at the same rate?

So, I did some research and found out that hair grows slightly faster during the summer season.   Basically, this increase is due to certain hormones being released during the warmer summer months and overall better circulation of blood during the summer season.  Overall your hair will grow about 10% faster during the sunny warmer summer months rather than the cold winter season.
November 27, 2011

My research also uncovered that with the extra growth in the summer your hair will also have more shedding in the warmer months.  This is due to the natural hair cycles we all go through.  Now this can vary from person to person and depending on your own genetic hormonal levels and things like pregnancy.

I think we can all relate to this added growth by looking at the hair on our legs.  I don't know about you all, but I need to shave my legs more often in the summer months than in the winter months.  Not just because I want to wear a cute skirt or shorts, but because that hair seems to grow faster.  This is true with the hair on our heads.

The Pro's and Con's 
In the summer your hair may grow faster, but you may shed more hair.
In the winter you may experience much slower growth, but you may shed less hair.

So, the next time you do a length check and noticed that your hair hasn't grown much note the season.  It could be simply the winter months and the natural hair cycles our hair goes through.  Until next time...



  1. Interesting observation! I did seem to have a huge growth spurt this summer!

  2. I have heard that hair grows faster in the summer but didnt know why and if it was true. Thanks for this info

  3. I agree, your findings are interesting to say the least. Your hair appears healthy, and really beautiful. It will grow. You are only 3 months in ...give it time. I have been natural for 6, and at some point my hair wasn't growing at all. My mind tells me I should have way more hair. Genetics, and some other factors say different. Give it time. Enjoy this time!

  4. I guess it depends on where you live because it's almost December but it's still 50 degrees where I live. All that said, I have no idea if my hair grows more in the summer vs winter but I might start measuring to find out!

  5. Don't be obsessed it will grow and will realise it when you will stop checking all the time.the most important thing is that you hair are heathy.