The Science Behind What Makes Your Hair Grow!
How Fast Does Hair Grow? At Revive Hair & Beauty Salons in Hale & Altrincham
Did you know that the average human head contains over 100,000 hair follicles that grow at the rate of around ½ an inch per month or 0.35mm a day!
The exact speed at which they grow will differ from person to person and depend mainly on factors such as diet, genetics and hormones. Women who are expecting a baby often find their hair grows thicker and fuller and has increased shine, this is largely down to the extra hormones racing around the body.
At our Hale and Altrincham hair salons our team of expert hairdressers bring you all the facts and explain the science behing what makes your hair grow…
The science behind your hair explained at top Hale & Altrincham hair & beauty Salons
Ever wondered why it doesn’t hurt when you have your hair cut? Listen up – here comes the science bit…
As your hair grows from tiny pockets in the skin called follicles it forms from cell proteins. We feed these cells from small blood vessels that are on our scalp. As they continue to grow and feed they generate more cells that eventually poke through the skin.
The actual hair shaft that pushes out through the skin is made up from a strong hard protein named keratin. At the point the hair is long enough to be seen the hair is in fact already dead – which is why you can’t feel anything when you get your hair cut!
Each individual hair strand has three different layers. The medulla, cortex and the cuticle. Both the cortex and the medulla is where the pigment is held, giving hair its colour.
Why does hair only grows to a certain length?
As the hair continues to grow from your head it gets so heavy that the hair will shed from your head – Don’t panic though it will grow another and the cycle will start over.
Hair follicles can come in all shapes and sizes – if your hair has flatter shaped cuticles you may find that your hair will struggle to grow past a certain length, this is because flat shaped cuticles can not grip and hold on to the hair very well. If you find that your hair grows longer quite easily you may find that you have round shaped cuticles that attach and grap on to the hair really well, resulting in longer locks.
No matter if you have regular haircuts and conditioning hair treatments, how long your hair grows can sometimes be out of your hands.
How to grow your hair faster and longer – tops tips from Revive hair & beauty salons in Hale & Altrincham
As we now know hair will often get to a certain length to which it will not grow beyond no matter what we do! What we can do is encourage our hair to grow quicker. The expert hairstylists in Hale & Altrincham’s Revive hair salons have put together some top tips on how to make your hair grow faster.
• Eat a rich diet including protein, zinc and iron
• Take supplements to help nourish your follicles and encourage hair growth
• Use a gentle shampoo that gently exfoliates the scalp
• Regular haircuts – although this will not make your hair grow faster it will prevent breakage therefore increasing length.
What can cause damage to my hair?
At our hairdressing salons in Hale & Altrincham our team of skilled hair experts advise that you do not use hair care products that contain sulphates and silicones as they can soften the hair and cause hair breakage. Avoid over using tongs, hair straighteners and other heated appliances as they can break the hair shaft and degrade the quality of the hair.
At our Hale & Altrincham hairdressing salon the dedicated hairstyling team suggest regular haircuts and using professional hair care products that suit your hairs natural type and texture, to help strengthen and maintain a healthy, shiny head of hair.
At Revive hair and beauty salons in Hale & Altrincham we offer a Olaplex conditioning hair treatments that will leave your hair looking healthy and glossy and help to smooth down cuticles and repair damage and split ends.
Visit the hair experts at Revive hair & beauty salons in Hale & Altrincham
If you would like to book an appointment with one of our professional hairstylists in Hale & Altrincham’s Revive hair & beauty salons or would like further advice regarding the hair services that we offer, call our friendly team on 0161 980 8555 today.
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