What Makes Hair Grow
All You Need To Know About Growing Your Hair from the Hair Experts at Hush Hair Salon in Birmingham
Want to know what makes hair grow? Learn from the hair experts at Hush Hair Salon in Birmingham. Continue reading to find out more.
What is Hair Made From?
Hair is divided into 2 parts: root and body. The root begins in the scalp, in a small point called follicle that contains sebum-producing glands, and the dermal papilla (the base of the follicle), which are responsible for providing the necessary nutrients for hair to grow.
The composition of the hair is, in general, 51% carbon, 21% oxygen, 17% nitrogen, 6% hydrogen and 5% sodium.
Why can’t I grow my hair longer?
Genetics determine how long your hair can grow. The life time of the hair will determine the length at which you can grow it. On average it should take us 6 years to achieve that the mane reaches the waist, blunting every 2 months; however, if the life cycle of your hair is 2 years it is very unlikely that it will grow beyond your shoulders.
On average, human beings have 120 thousand hairs on their heads. However, this number depends on the color of the hair: blond people have about 140 thousand while redheads have only 90 thousand.
If you have ever wondered why your hair only seems to grow to a certain length and then stop, chances are you have flat hair follicles! Round follicles grip the hair better so have a better chance of growing hair longer while flat hair follicles are often associated with shorter hair lengths.
How to grow your hair – tops tips from Best Hair Salon in Birmingham
Although we can not make our hair grow longer than it wants to, we can help it to grow quicker. We recommend the following:
- The hair feeds on the same thing that we feed ourselves, and hence the importance of healthy eating. Drınk lots of water and eat a diet rich in protein, zinc and iron.
- Supplements with multivitamins to help nourish your follicles and encourage hair growth
- Use hair products suited for your hair type. We can also advise on the best professional hair care products that suit your hairs’ natural type and texture.
- For healthier hair, we suggest regular hair cuts and deep conditioning hair treatments.
Visit the hair experts at Hush Hair Salon in Birmingham
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