What makes Hair Grow

All You Need To Know About Growing Your Hair from the Hair Experts at Inspire Beauty Hair Salon in Catford 

Have you been wonderıng makes hair grow? At Inspire Beauty Hair Salon in Catford, our expert stylists bring to you all you need to know about how your hair grows and teh ebst way to take care ofyour hair. Continue reading to find out more.

What is Hair Made From?

Hair is a filament that extends from the scalp through the follicles. Each of our hair has different elements, one of the most important is keratin. The parts of each hair are the cuticle, the cortex and the marrow.

The reason why why you can’t feel anything when you get your hair cut is because your hair is dead by the time iy pushes oput through the skin. Hair starts to grow in length as more cells are generated and push through the skin. 

Hair does not grow indefinitely, but has a cyclic growth, which is called the hair cycle. Each follicle has its own cycle, independent of those around it.

A strand of hair is made up of 91% protein, forming a chain of amino acids joined by polypeptide chains and 3 types of bonds: hydrogen, salt and sulfur. Hydrogen and salt are the most but also the weakest and most susceptible to heat and moisture.

Why can’t I grow my hair longer? 

 Hair growth varies in each individual depending on their genetics, age, diet and the environment, but on  average it grows 1 cm per month, and grows at the same pace in your whole head. Hair tends to grow faster in summer than in winter, and faster during the night than during the day. And the age in which we grow the most hair is between 16 and 24.

The life time of a hair is divided into 3 stages: anagen, when new cells grow inside the follicle; catagen, when cell division stops and the hair stops growing; and telogen, when a new strand forms and the old one falls off. A strand of healthy hair lives between 2 and 7 years and the telogen stage lasts approximately 3 months in each follicle.

How to grow your hair – tops tips from Best Hair Salon in Catford 

For healthier hair, we suggest regular hair cuts and deep conditioning hair treatments. We can also advise on the best professional hair care products that suit your hairs’ natural type and texture. 

  •  Food is another factor that influences hair growth. Consume plenty of vegetables, especially lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and fruits, as they provide vitamins and minerals. 
  • Take multivitamins to help nourish your follicles and encourage hair growth
  • Regular haircuts – although this will not make your hair grow faster it will prevent breakage, therefore increasing length.

Visit the hair experts at Inspire Beauty Hair Salon in Catford 

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our professional hair stylists, call our friendly team.