Ever thought about how much hair you have on your head and how fast your hair grows? Now you can get all your answers from the expert hair stylists at ZIGZAG Hair Studios. If you are in need for some expert hair advice, get in touch with one of our hair salons on the numbers below.
How Fast Does Hair Grow?
The medulla, cortex and the cuticle are the three different layers that make up the hair strand. The cortex and medulla keep the pigment responsible for hair colour.
Growing at the rate of 0.33mm per day or ½ inch per month, the average person has over 100,000 hair follicles on their head. Several factors determine how fast your hair grows, which includes hormones, genetics and diet. It is common to hear pregnant women say that their hair feels thicker and stronger during pregnancy, and this is a result of the extra hormones running through the body.
Another interesting question we often get is why haircuts do not hurt? So, here is the scientifically based answer. The hair shaft is made of Keratin – a hard protein, and when it becomes very long, it shows through the skin.
Hair made from the root of the follicles contain cell protein, which is fed by the body through the blood vessels distributed all over the scalp. During hair growth, hair pushes up through the follicles. Hair starts to grow in length as more cells are produced and pushed through the skin. When it comes out through the skin to the scalp, the hair is already dead, and this is why you do not feel pain when getting a haircut.
Why can’t I grow my hair longer?
Round hair follicles hold the hair better, hence better chances of growing very long hair. Having flat hair follicles is the main reason why your hair cannot grow beyond a certain length. Conditioning hair treatments or regular haircuts may not get your hair to your desired length, but they do help to keep your hair healthy.
The longer your hair grows, the heavier it becomes, and when it becomes too heavy for the follicle, hair breaks off but guess what? It will grow another!
How to grow your hair – tops tips from top UK hair salons
We do not determine how long our hair can grow, but fortunately, we have a chance at deciding how quickly it will grow. Here are some top hair tips for healthy and glossy hair from the professional hair stylists at ZIGZAG Studios.
- Eat healthy – A protein, iron and zinc rich diet are great for hair
- Use mild shampoo that will exfoliate your scalp gently
- Have regular haircuts – it prevents hair breakage
- Take supplements that provide nourishment to the follicles and boost hair growth
What causes damage to my hair?
There are certain habits and practices that are harmful to your hair, these are some of them:
- Use of heat appliances such as blow dryer damage the hair shafts. Use only when necessary.
- Avoid contact with chlorine especially when swimming, it makes hair dry which leads to breakage.
- Our skilled hairdressers suggest avoiding shampoo containing silicone; they make your hair prone to breakage.
The hair styling team at our ZIGZAG hair salons recommends regular haircuts and the use of suitable professional hair care products to boost hair health.
We have a variety of deep conditioning hair treatments that will leave your hair shiny and healthy.
Visit the hair experts at ZIGZAG Hair Studios
If you would like to book an appointment with one of our professional hair stylists, call our friendly team on one of the numbers below.