What Makes Your Hair Grow?

What Makes Your Hair Grow?

All You Need To Know About Growing Your Hair  By GREAT Hair Salons 

Do you ever get curious about how much hair you have, how long and how fast they can grow? If you do, stay tuned as our expert hair stylists at  GREAT hairdressing salons, will give you all the facts here!

An average person has around 100,000 hair follicles on their head, and these follicles grow at the rate of ½ inch per month or 0.35mm per day. Each hair strand has three layers – the cuticle, medulla and cortex. The cortex and medulla store the pigment responsible for your hair colour.

How fast a hair follicle grows is dependent on things such as genetics, hormones and diet. During pregnancy, a woman’s hair feels thicker and stronger, and this is due to the presence of additional hormones in the body.

Why can’t I grow my hair longer?

If your hair does not grow beyond a certain length, the most likely reason for that is you have flat hair follicles. Giving your hair the best treatment – regular haircuts and deep conditioning treatments, will not make your hair grow longer if you have flat follicles but they will facilitate the growth process.

The reason flat follicles produce short hair is that they do not grip hair firmly unlike the round follicles that are associated with long hair. As your hair grows longer, they become heavier, too heavy for the follicles to hold them – flat follicles shed them quickly while it takes more growth for them to become too heavy to hold for round follicles. As each follicle sheds hair, they immediately start growing another.

Here are some facts as to why haircut is painless: During hair growth, hair passes through the follicles, this hair contains plenty cell proteins which were gathered from the blood vessels in the scalp. As hair pushes through the follicles to the scalp and become visible, it dies. So the hair you see is dead, and that is why you do not feel anything when it is being cut.

How to Grow Your Hair – Tops Tips From GREAT Hairdressing Salons

How fast your hair will grow is dependent on your inputs. Here are some tips from the expert hair stylists at GREAT hair salons to speed up the hair growth process:

  • Eat protein, iron and zinc rich diet
  • Use shampoo that is gentle on your scalp
  • Have regular haircuts
  • Take supplement that nourishes the hair follicles

What Causes Damage to My Hair?

One of the common causes of damage to hair is the use of silicone-containing shampoos – this shampoo makes your hair prone to breakage. Heat appliances and contact with chlorine also leave your hair dry and susceptible to damage. Use heat appliances such as blow dryers and curling irons only when necessary.

Using the right hair care products for your hair texture and type prevents damage to hair. For a healthy and glossy hair, come into the GREAT hair salon & spa for some deep conditioning hair treatments.

Visit the hair experts at GREAT Hairdressing Salons

To schedule a meeting with any of our expert hair stylists, please contact us on any of the numbers below.