The Science Behind What Makes Your Hair Grow!

How Fast Does Hair Grow? At Hair Ministry Hairdressing Salons in Ipswich 

How fast does hair grow and how many hairs have I got on my head are common questions asked at our hairdressing salons in Ipswich. Here we bring you our guide to the science behind how your hair grows and give you some top tips on how to make your hair grow faster!

The average  head has around 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 can depend on diet, genetics and hormones.  If you are pregnant it is common for hair to grow thicker and stronger with a healthy shine, this is largely due to the extra hormones racing around the body.

The science behind your hair explained at top Ipswich hair salons

Listen up – here comes the science bit… 

Ever wondered how your hair grows and why it doesn’t hurt when it is cut? Each hair shaft starts of from a tiny pocket within the skin called a follicle which is largely made up of cell proteins. These proteins are fed by tiny blood vessels that are scattered across the scalp.

As more cells are generated the hair grows in length and push through the skin. The hair shaft itself  is made up from a hard protein named keratin and when it is long enough it will poke through the skin. When it eventually reveals itself to show on the scalp, the hair is already dead, which is why you can’t feel anything when you get your hair cut!

Why does hair only grows to a certain length?

If you lust for longer hair but only ever seem to achieve a certain length, chances are you have flat hair follicles that can not grip the hair very well! Round  hair follicles grip the hair better so have a better chance of growing hair longer. No matter if you have regular haircuts and conditioning hair treatments, the length to which your hair grows can sometimes be out of your hands.

How to grow your hair faster and longer – tops tips from Hair ministry Hair Salons in Ipswich

We now know that hair will only grow to a certain length, however if you long to know how to make your hair grow quicker follow these top tips from the hair experts in Ipswich.

• 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 causes damage to my hair?

At our hairdressing salons in Ipswich our team of skilled hairdressers advise that prolonged use of heated appliances will weaken and break the hair shafts and using shampoos and conditioners containing silicones should be avoided. Chlorine can soften and degrade the hair and result in it feeling dry so a swimming cap should be worn to avoid excess damage.

At our Ipswich hairdressing & beauty salons our team of  hairstyling experts 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 Hair ministry Group hairdressing salons in Ipswich we offer a selection of luxury deep conditioning hair treatments that will leave your hair looking healthy and glossy. 

Visit the hair experts at Hair Ministry Group Salons in Ipswich

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our professional hairstylists in one of Ipswich’s Hair Ministry hair salons or would like further advice regarding the hair services that we offer, call our friendly team using the links below.

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