Reasons for Stunted Hair Growth

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Has it ever reached a point where you notice that your hair has stopped growing, and in addition, it starts to break off at a faster rate? You have done everything you can think of to make your hair grow but nothing happens, not even a micro inch of growth.

Well, it is time to stop everything you are doing to your hair to force growth on it, and start thinking of what you might be doing wrong to your hair. This is because hair stunting is caused by just more than the harsh environment around us.

On the other hand, extensive research has already determined that an average person sheds about 60 to 100 hairs per day, but the good part is that all these hairs regrow back. This is because hair goes through a certain cycle which involves growth, rest, shedding and regrowth. So when your hair does not go through the regrowth stage, it means that it remains the same length, becomes shorter or even thinner.

Since your hair does not just decide to wake up one windy morning and go on strike, there are reasons behind your hair’s stunted growth. And for you to overcome this, you have to at least consider if these factors are the reasons for your mane’s erratic behavior.

Lack of moisture:

Lack of moisture in your hair leads to a dry and brittle mane. If this happens, the only result you will get out of it is breakage. This means that the hair regrows cycle we mentioned above is displaced because the hair is not regrowing at the rate at which it is breaking and shedding.

Poor diet:

Just like we keep on saying here at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic, you are what you eat, and it is no different for your hair. In order for your hair to complete the cycle, it needs to grow all the necessary nutrients, including vitamins and nutrients. By digging into junk food, you will eventually end up with an almost empty scalp of hair, which means you will have to visit us for a hair transplant Dubai.


Well, washing your hair as regularly as you do your body is a requirement for its good health. If not kept squeaky clean, the build-up of oil and dirt will eventually suffocate your hair follicles leading to stunted growth.

Health issues:

When something is wrong within the body, it develops its own “special” ways of raising a red flag. Stunted hair growth is one of those ways. If you intend to bring back your hair cycle and encourage regrowth, you better see a doctor rule out any forms of sickness.


Certain medications and birth control pills can easily cause your hair to have stunted growth or even thin it out. So watch out for any signs of hair loss or stunted growth when you using a certain medication then have a chat with your doctor for a change of prescription.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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