What Makes Hair Grow? Check these Tips

For many people, the ultimate beauty goal is to have thick, long hair and to achieve that they are willing to go to any length, no pun intended. Well, the good news is that there are ways to encourage hair to grow longer, stronger and thicker. But for that first of all, you need to understand how hair grows in the first place?

Hair on the scalp grows about 0.3 to 0.4 mm/day or about 6 inches per year. The number of hair on the scalp will be in one of three stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. 

> The anagen is the active phase of the hair. Hair stays in this active phase of growth for two to six years.

> During the catagen phase, growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks. This lasts about two weeks.

> Telogen is the resting phase, in which the club hair is fully formed. This phase lasts for about 3 to 4 months days for the hair on the scalp

There are a lot of factors, including diet, genetics and lifestyle, that govern the growth of hair. Some factors you have control over while others you don’t. This doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do. You can certainly take steps to ensure your hair is growing at their optimal rate and are resilient against breakage.

As a Hair Specialist, we share these tips with you to improve hair growth and achieve the thick and long lengths you’ve been wanting:

  • Avoid restrictive diets: A healthy diet is vital to the health and appearance of your hair. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fats, and proteins ensures that the body and the hair are getting all the nutrients. Avoid restrictive diets that cut out entire food groups as you may be missing out on nutrients that you need. If the diet is severely restrictive, hair might not grow optimally.
  • Massage the scalp with the best hair oil for hair growth and thickness. One of the tried-and-tested ways to encourage optimal growth of your hair is to massage the scalp at least twice a week. Oiling increases blood circulation and helps to stimulate the hair follicles.

Looking for the best oil for hair growth?

The Earth Collective range of oil acts as and helps to condition hair at a deeper level. Formulated for different hair types, our range of hair oil promotes scalp health, supports hair growth and revitalizes the hair. For best results, keep the oil overnight on the hair so that the scalp gets enough time to absorb the oil. For those suffering from hairfall, our hair fall with the goodness of Brahmi, Bhringraj and Rosemary can do wonders. The antimicrobial properties of Fenugreek, Grape seed and Sunflower in our Anti-dandruff oil relieve the scalp from dryness, itchiness and dandruff.

  • Make hair masks a part of hair care routine: Hair masks give your hair the much-needed nourishment and conditioning, from the roots to the ends, as opposed to conditioners which are meant for mid-lengths and ends. Look for nourishing ingredients such Brahmi, olive and coconut, if you have dry and damaged hair. For those with oily scalp, an Oil Control Mud Pack with the goddess of Kaolin Clay can help get rid of excess oil, keeping the scalp healthy and grime-free. Hair prone to breakage can benefit from Protein Nourishment Hair Mask. For best results, after applying the mask to washed hair, wrap a hot wet towel around the head.

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