photo by: Ashley Webb
There’s a ton of information out there about how to make your hair grow faster, but the truth is, there is no miracle product or method for doing it. Hair growth is based on genetics, and a healthy person’s hair should grow about half an inch per month, or six inches per year, maybe slightly faster in the summer.
People who are in poor health due to vitamin deficiencies, disease or addiction, may have lower hair growth rates, but the only way to address that is by addressing the source of the problem–no miracle hair growth product will fix it.
Several factors can affect your hair health, which can make your hair break off or fall out more than normal. Your hair might not seem to grow very fast if it’s on the drier side, but that’s just because it’s probably more prone to breakage. It’s still growing–the ends are just breaking off more. Stressful situations, such as losing a job or a loved one, can also make your hair fall out at a faster rate than normal (the healthy rate is 50-150 strands a day).
Hair Growth Tips
While you can’t do anything to speed up your hair growth, there are a few tricks you can try to help prevent breakage and ensure your new hair stays healthy, long and thick as it grows.
1.) Stay Hydrated
Drink between 6-8 glasses of water each day to prevent dehydration that can lead to hair breakage.
2.) Get Your Beauty Sleep
Get between 6-9 hours of sleep each night, which helps fight stress and provides your body and hair energy to grow.
3.) Eat Well
A healthy diet rich in protein, magnesium and essential Omega 3 fatty acids promotes healthy, strong hair. If you’re not sure that you’re getting all of these things in your diet, try taking a supplement. If vitamin deficiency is preventing your hair from growing at a healthy rate, this might be the boost you need.
4.) Get Regular Trims
You might think that cutting your hair would be counter productive but it will keep your hair longer than if you don’t cut it. That’s because regular trims help keep your ends from splitting. Whenever you come into the salon with tons of ugly split ends from not cutting it for a while, you’ll have to cut off a lot more than you wanted to anyway, which will make the hair growth process seem like it’s taking forever. We recommend getting trims every three months to help keep your hair long and healthy.
5.) Fake It ‘Til You Make It
Can’t wait to have long locks? Why not try a weave or extensions? At Studio 86, we specialize in helping our clients achieve beautiful, long weave hairstyles when they want to try a new look without having to wait for their hair to grow. To book your consultation, contact us today!
And don’t forget to come see us for your regular trims!