What Makes Hair Grow

What Makes Hair Grow

Information On Growing Your Hair from the Hair Experts at ZIGZAG Hair Salon in Joondalup

It is common for many of us to read up on what hair needs to grow long and stay healthy, but we often neglect the science behind the hair growth process itself. How fast does hair grow? What are the factors that speed up the growth rate? How many hairs do I have? Why won’t my hair grow longer? These are some of the questions the hair experts at ZIGZAG hair salon in Joondalup will be answering.

If you are seeking expert hair advise, or want to book a haircut or hair treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 930 005 48.

How Fast Does Hair Grow?

Hair grows through the hair follicles to the skin. Each hair strand is composed of three distinct layers – the cortex, medulla and cuticle. The medulla and cortex keep the pigment that gives hair its colour.

The average person has about 100,000 hair follicles, and they grow at a rate 0.35mm per day. Hormones, diet and genetics play a role in how fast hair grows. If you check, the parents of kids with very long hair also have long hairs. Quite often, pregnant women also say that their hair feels thicker and stronger due to the extra hormone in the body during pregnancy.

Why are haircuts painless?

Is it not amazing that a haircut is painless? If you have ever wondered why haircuts are painless, here is the reason. During hair growth, hair moves through a pocket of skin called the hair follicles, and it gathers cell proteins from the blood vessels in the scalp.

Hair grows longer towards the scalp through the skin as it picks more cells proteins. By the time hair becomes very long and visible on the scalp, the cells are already dead, and this is why haircuts are painless.

Why can’t I grow my hair longer?

It could be that you do not have long hair in your genes, or you have flat follicles. When hair grows longer, it becomes weighty for the hair follicles, so it gets dropped.

Flat follicles have a loose grip on hair, so they shed hair quickly whilst round follicles which have a firm grip on hair to hold on to hair longer, resulting in longer hair lengths. So, how long your hair will grow is not entirely dependent on your inputs.

How to grow your hair – tops tips from best hair salon in Joondalup

These top tips will help you grow your hair faster and longer. For those with flat follicles, your hair might not grow to great lengths, but if you follow these tips from the top hair stylists at out Joondalup hair salon, your hair will stay strong and healthy.

  • Ensure your diet is rich in zinc, iron and protein.
  • Take supplements that enrich your follicles with nutrient.
  • Have regular haircuts
  • Use shampoo that is not harsh on your scalp

 What causes damage to my hair?

Many practices cause harm to hair, but we will be mentioning just 3.

  • The use of shampoos containing silicone.
  • Frequent use of heat appliances such as curling irons and blow dryers.
  • Your hair having direct contact with chlorine.

These habits could leave hair very dry and result in hair breakage. The use of hair care products that are ideal for your hair texture and type will help nourish your hair and prevent hair damage. Regular haircuts and deep conditioning treatments also contribute to keeping your hair healthy and shiny.

Visit the hair experts at ZIGZAG Hair Salon in Joondalup

Schedule a meeting with any of our expert hair stylists for your haircuts, deep conditioning treatment or hair consultation. If you are seeking expert hair advice, don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 930 005 48.