Determining Hair Growth Speed
At most, hair grows one-half inch per month. That’s only six inches per year – max! Getting long hair is only possible if it is super healthy and doesn’t have a ton of split ends.
Everyone’s hair grows at different rates. The hair at which your speed grows during the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle is determined by a number of factors, including genetics, age, hair type and overall health. Unfortunately, science has yet to uncover a way to speed up hair growth.
Can You Make Hair Grow Faster?
Sadly, there’s no way to actually make hair grow faster. However, you can help make your hair grow stronger and healthier looking by following these tips:
Eat Plenty Of Protein
You are what you eat. Hair is made of protein, so it makes sense that you should eat plenty of it to grow stronger hair. Add lean proteins to your diet like chicken, fish and tofu.
Take A Supplement
Vitamins and minerals like biotin, zinc, and iron are also critical to healthy hair growth. Eat a balanced diet or take a hair health supplement to make sure your bases are covered.
Look After Your Scalp
If you’re trying to grow your hair fast, you need to pay attention to your scalp. When you take care of your scalp, you're actually ensuring that blood and nutrients can easily flow to the hair follicle, which then helps minimize shedding and loss. Massaging the scalp stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles, supporting hair growth by delivering hair-healthy nutrients.
Prevent Breakage - Trim Your Split Ends !
Preventing breakage is key to making the most of your hair growth. Avoid heat tools, don’t bleach your hair, and be extremely careful when detangling especially when hair is wet.
Living with frayed, split ends will eventually cause your hair to break farther up on the strand, which will not only make your hair look way thinner, but will also keep it from ever getting longer past a certain point. Consider using the Split Ender Pro which trims split ends along the entire length of your hair every 8 to 10 weeks. It will ensure that your hair looks healthy and vibrant.
Use Conditioner !
It's surprising how many people skip conditioning when showering when in reality you should probably being using shampoo's less ! The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product build-up, but most shampoos are filled with harsh soaps called sulfates, which strip away natural oils you need for long, healthy hair. A conditioner will help to replace the moisture stripped by shampoo's and helps to replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft as well as seal the outer cuticle. It's the first defence against damaged hair.
Brushing or combing your hair is essential, obviously, but just keep in mind that aggressive brushing can cause physical damage to your hair that will prevent it from ever looking long. Towels can also breakage as hair gets caught in all the woven fibres especially if wrapped too tightly. Opt for a super-thin microfiber hair towel if possible.
Ensuring your hair is healthy from roots to ends to nourishing it from the inside out and caring for it properly, you can optimise your hair’s ability to grow longer and stronger at the fastest rate possible for you.