Is a too-short haircut making you wish your hair would grow faster? We’ve all been there. Of course your hair will eventually grow out, but is there a way to increase your hair growth speed and make hair grow faster? Keep reading to find out.
Determining Hair Growth Speed
At most, hair grows one-half inch per month. That’s only six inches per year – max! 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 like Viviscal™ to make sure your bases are covered.
Massage your scalp
Massaging the scalp stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles, supporting hair growth by delivering hair-healthy nutrients.
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. Visit your hairdresser for ⅛-inch trims every 8-10 weeks to remove split ends and ensure that your hair looks healthy and vibrant.
Cut your hair
It may sound counteractive, but trimming the hair can have a major impact on its health. Ideally we should cut our hair every two months but you can push it to four months. Although haircuts won’t change the pace that your hair grows, they are necessary to keep hair from splitting up the shaft.
Overall, there is no secret to growing your hair faster but there are certain steps you can take to ensure that the hair that does grow is healthy. As long as you treat your scalp and existing hair gently and with care, hair will grow. Other than that, we just have to wait !