The Science Behind What Makes Your Hair Grow!

How Fast Does Hair Grow? At Steven Scarr Hairdressing Salon in Coxhoe, Durham

hair smoothing treatments at steven scarr hairdressing durhamHave you ever wondered how many hair there are on your head? Or asked the question how fast does my hair grow? At Steven Scarr hairdressing salon in Coxhoe our team of expert hairstylists take a look at the science behind what makes your hair grow.

Your head has an amazing 100,000 hair follicles growing at the rate of around ½ an inch per month or 0.35mm a day! How fast your hair grows can vary depending on such things as diet, genetics and hormones. If you are pregnant you may find your hair feels thicker and stronger during pregnancy with a healthy shine, this is largely due to the extra hormones your body is producing.

The science behind your hair explained at top Coxhoe hair salon

Ever wondered why it doesn’t hurt when you have your hair cut? Listen up – here comes the science bit…

As the hair grows from tiny pockets in the skin called follicles they are fed from small blood vessels on the scalp. The hair that grows up from the follicle root is made up from cell proteins and as the hair gets longer more of these cells are generated and they eventually pop out through the skin.

The hair shaft itself is made up from a strong protein called keratin that is already dead when it pokes through the skin, which is why you can’t feel anything when you get your hair cut! Each strand of hair is made up from three layers known as the medulla, cortex and the cuticle. The cuticle is the outermost part of the hair strand that is made up from layers of dead cells that form a protective barrier and give hair it’s strength.

Why does hair only grows to a certain length?

hair smoothing treatments at steven scarr hairdressing durhamSometimes hair will only grow to a certain length beyond which it will simply not grow! This is often caused by the size and shape of the hair follicles with round shaped hair follicles gripping the hair best. Flat shaped hair follicles can not grip onto the hair as well so are often found on people who struggle to grow their hair long. 

No matter whether you have regular haircuts and conditioning hair treatments, how long your hair grows can sometimes be out of your hands!. As your hair grows and gets longer it also gets heavier until the follicle gets too heavy to hold and sheds the hair. Don’t panic though – it will grow another!

How to grow your hair faster and longer – tops tips from Steven Scarr Hairdressing Salon in Coxhoe

Although we can not make our hair grow longer than it wants to we can help it to grow quicker – the expert hairstylists in Durham‘s Steven Scarr hair salon give you their top hair tips to help you grow your hair faster.

• 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 salon in Durham our team of skilled hairdressers  recommend that you do not over use heated appliances or use hair products that contain silicones. They can both weaken and degrade the hair and cause hair breakage. It is advised to wear a cap when you are swimming as chlorine can soften the hair and result in it feeling dry.

Our skilled hairdressing team in Coxhoe’s Steven Scarr’s hair salon suggest that by having regular haircuts and using professional hair care products that suit your hairs natural type and texture, will help to strengthen and maintain a healthy, shiny head of hair.

Visit the hair experts at Steven Scarr Hairdressing salon in Coxhoe Durham

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our professional hairstylists at Steven Scarr hair salon in Coxhoe or would like further advice regarding the hair services that we offer, call our friendly team on 0191 377 1830 or book online.

We offer discounts and promotions on hairdressing services in the Durham area – including 30% OFF to all new clients.

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