Healthy Hair Growth Tips

 

Did you know the median time it takes to grow your hair is 6 inches per annum. When you divide it into 12 months, it equates to half an inch per month. 

According to What kids should know about how hair grows (aad.org), we have approximately 100,000 hair follicles on the scalp and about 5 million is in our lifetime. 

Let's get to the facts. Do women or men grow hair faster?

Men grow hair faster than women. Some follicles stop growing hair as you get older. This happens more in some people than in others. That's why some people get thinner hair when they get older, or they go bald.

The health of our hair and scalp mirrors what is going on within the body. With this in mind, it makes sense that to make your hair grow faster, a holistic approach to your overall health is the right move.

Some factors that affect how our hair grows are below:

  • Age

  • Hormones

  • Stress

  • Nutrition

  • Scalp health

  • Hydration

  • Sleep

  • Protein intake

  • Vitamin deficiencies

  • Heat styling

  • Scalp and hair oils

  • Damage or breakage

     Here is a possible way to help with healthy hair growth:

  • Trim Your Tresses

  • We're still in the pandemic and it is difficult to head to the hair salon. However, there are some ways to cut your tresses and they have a multitude of videos on youtube that you can watch.

With that being said, set a routine schedule to get a haircut every six to eight weeks. Once you keep a schedule, continue to carry it out in between that time frame.

It's easier to deal with shorter hair as longer hair is more prone to split ends, causes easier breakage and is often more brittle. This problem can deter you from growing healthy hair.

Getting regular trims prevents further damage, potential hair loss, split ends and breakage, which can help your strands grow longer and stronger.



 


Source:

What kids should know about how hair grows (aad.org)



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