How Quickly does Hair Grow?

Isn’t it true that everyone desires a curly mane of strong, healthy, and shiny hair? A full head of hair is considered a symbol of health and beauty in Western society.

Hair development can be affected only to a limited level; it is mostly determined by hereditary factors, hormones, age, and gender. However, with the proper nutrition, care, and therapy, it is possible to ensure that the hair grows as vigorously as possible and lasts as long as feasible.

Our hair in a nutshell

Hair, like nails and sweat glands, is a skin appendage. They are a relic of the animal world’s evolution. While animal hair serves primarily as heat insulation and protection against external impacts, human hair has largely lost this role. Only a little portion of human hair still serves as a barrier. While hair on the head protects against cold and UV radiation, hair on the nose and ears keeps dust and grime from getting into the body. Because of the huge number of nerve terminals at the hair root, human body hair can sustain the sense of touch.

The total number of hairs
Human bodies have up to five million hairs. The hair on the head is the most significant of these.

  • The amount of hairs on the head varies according on hair color.
  • Blonde people have the most, but also the thinnest hair on their heads, with approximately 150,000 hairs.
  • Dark-haired folks have approximately 100,000 hairs on their heads, while redheads have approximately 85,000.
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The structure of the hair
The terminal hair, which is the thickest section of the adult hair, can be up to 0.12 millimeters thick. Children and some women have vellus hair, which is significantly finer and can reach a thickness of 0.04 millimeters.

All hair on the body has the same basic structure. While body hair grows for a few months and then falls out, head hair grows for several years. Hair can grow at different rates due to the influence of certain hormones, especially in men. The hair on the beard, for example, continues to grow while the hair on the head is already thinning.

Keratin is a fibrous protein that is also known as “horn.” Only a portion of the hair shaft is visible from the outside. The hair follicle surrounds the hair root, which is invisible in the skin. The cross-section of the hair shaft determines whether the hair is straight or curly. The cross-section of straight hair is spherical. The curlier the hair, the more oval the cross-section of the hair.

Factors that influence hair growth rate

  • the gender; male hair grows quicker than female hair the age; hair growth decreases as one gets older the ethnic group Asian hair is considered to grow the fastest in contrast to European, Asian, and African hair, however this has not been scientifically confirmed.
  • the hair texture, often known as the hair type
  • meal with a high hormone level; A good, balanced diet encourages healthy hair development, but it has yet to be shown whether it also impacts the rate. Taking nutritional supplements can hasten hair growth. Trace elements such as biotin, zinc, and folic acid are examples of these.
  • the season; summer hair grows faster than winter hair grows faster during the day than at night

The following, on the other hand, have no effect on the rate of hair growth:

Hair color; whether the hair is blond, brown, or black has no effect on the rate of growth. Although the coloring process can cause harm to the hair structure, it has no effect on the rate of hair development. The rate at which the hair grows lunar phases is unaffected by trimming the structurally damaged tips of the hair. The hypothesis that hair grows quicker during specific phases of the moon has yet to be empirically confirmed.

So I can have a beneficial impact on my hair growth.
The rate at which hair grows is governed by genetics. Human hair grows roughly 0.4 to 0.6 millimeters each day and 1.5 cm per month. Asians’ hair grows slightly faster than that of Africans. Unfortunately, the majority of advice on how to boost hair development is based on old wives’ tales; there are no scientifically established methods to accelerate hair growth.

It is therefore very necessary for a healthy head of hair to care for the existing hair and ensure that it grows strongly and does not break off or fall out prematurely.

Hair care is therefore essential.

  • Regular brushing is also beneficial to the hair since it supplies circulation to the scalp and distributes natural hair fat down the lengths. This smoothes and softens the hair.
  • A head massage using a high-quality oil, such as jojoba, coconut, or olive oil, nourishes the scalp. It also increases blood circulation, allowing vitamins and nutrients to reach the hair roots.
  • A hair treatment every now and then also helps to deliver high-quality nutrients for healthy hair development.
  • Use a gentle shampoo that is devoid of sulfates, parabens, and silicones.

While a nutritious diet may not alter the rate at which your hair grows, it will keep it looking strong and healthy. Nuts and legumes can be high in vitamins. Chia seeds and fish contain omega-3 fatty acids. A bit of meat every now and then is recommended for a suitable amount of iron. If you feel a nutritional shortage is causing your hair problems, a doctor’s blood test can help.

How Quickly does Hair Grow?

Factors that reduce hair growth

In fact, the hairstyle also plays an important role in hair health – what is beautiful on the one hand, such as dyed, straightened or elaborately styled hair, on the other hand can damage the hair.

The strong heat from straightening irons or curling irons can make the hair just as brittle and dull as aggressive hair coloring agents, especially hydrogen peroxide for bleaching.
Frequent tinting or coloring of the hair can significantly increase hair breakage and dry out the scalp.
It is healthiest for your hair to wear it open as often as possible. Tight ponytails or braided hairstyles can pull on the hair so much that it can lead to increased hair loss over time.
The hair can also become dry and brittle and break off more quickly as a result of strong UV radiation from frequent extended stays in the blazing sun, in summer often together with chlorinated water in the swimming pool.
In winter it is the heating air that can dry out sensitive hair.

Factors that inhibit hair development
Hairstyle is also crucial in hair health; what is lovely on the one hand, such as coloured, straightened, or intricately groomed hair, can damage the hair on the other.

  • Straightening or curling irons can cause hair to become as brittle and drab as aggressive hair coloring products, particularly hydrogen peroxide for bleaching.
  • Frequent tinting or coloring can cause hair breakage and dryness on the scalp.
  • It is best for your hair if you leave it open as much as possible. Tight ponytails or braided hairstyles can cause excessive hair loss by pulling on the hair.
  • Strong UV radiation from repeated extended stays in the scorching sun in summer, sometimes combined with chlorinated water in the swimming pool, can also cause hair to become dry and brittle and break off more easily.
  • The heated air in the winter can dry out fragile hair.

How can you get long, healthy hair?

Above all, proper care and a sufficient supply of nutrients promote healthy and robust hair development. Diet, in particular, has a significant impact on the head of hair. The following foods are beneficial to your hair:

  • Eggs are high in protein and biotin, which promotes collagen synthesis. The collagen forms a protective covering around the hair.
  • Pumpkin seeds: The hair roots benefit from their high iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese content.
  • Berries shine because of their high vitamin C content, which ensures enough blood flow to the hair roots and protects them from free radicals.
  • Green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and kale promote the synthesis of keratin, which aids in the growth of the basic substance of the hair.
  • Nuts: Nuts include various vital components for hair health, including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and biotin.
  • Long and healthy hair does not have to be an unachievable dream: If you are experiencing hair loss, breaking, or brittle hair, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Many treatable reasons of hair problems can be discovered by recording your medical history, examining your hair care, and collecting a blood sample, if necessary.

We can strengthen the hair roots by creating an appropriate development environment. This includes the use of regenerative treatments that make use of the body’s growth hormones and nutrients. PRP therapy is very well suited for this.

We are also accessible for consultations if you are experiencing hair growth issues – please schedule an appointment at our hair transplantation clinic!

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