The Science Behind What Makes Your Hair Grow!

How Fast Does Hair Grow? At Spoil Me Hair Salon in Inverurie

Have you evered wondered how your hair grows and at what speed or took a guess at how many hair are on your head? At Spoil Me Hair Salon in Inverurie our expert hairdressers bring you all the facts on how your hair grows.

You have around 100,000 hair follicles growing on your head at around ½ an inch per month or 0.35mm a day! Diet, genetics and hormones can vary exactly how fast they grow. Pregnant women often say that their hair feels thicker and stronger during pregnancy with a healthy shine, this is largely due to the extra hormones racing around the body.

The science behind your hair explained at top Hair Salon in Inverurie

long hair at spoil me hair salon aberdeenWhen you visit the hairdressers and have have you ever asked yourself why it doesnt hurt when your hair is cut? the short and simple answer is that it is already dead. Let us explain… 

When hair grows it sprouts up from small pockets in the skin called follicles. The hair that grows up from the follicle root is made up from cell proteins, which our bodies feed from the blood vessels that are dotted around our scalp.
Hair starts to grow in length as more cells are generated and push through the skin. A hard protein named keratin makes up the hair shaft itself and when it is long enough it will show through the skin.

When it eventually pops through to show on the scalp, the hair is already dead, which is why you can’t feel anything when you get your hair cut!

Why does hair only grows to a certain length?

Hair comes in all shapes and sizes as do the cuticles that form part of the three layers of a hair shaft. The cuticle can be rounded in shape or flat. Flatter shaped cuticles struggle to grip onto the hair and will often reach a certain length before detaching while round follicles grip the hair better so have a better chance of growing hair longer.
The follicle carries on growing and as it does so it gets heavier and heavier until it can hold on no longer and sheds the hair –  don’t panic though – it will grow another!

How to grow your hair faster and longer – tops tips from Spoil Me Hair Salon in Inverurie

Although we can not make our hair grow longer than it wants to we can help it to grow quicker – the expert hairstylists in Inverurie‘s Spoil Me Hairdressing salon give you their top tips to help make your hair grow quicker.

• 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 can damage my hair?

Hair products that contain silicones can degrade the hair and cause hair breakage so it is best to use shampoos and conditioners that do not contain them.

At our hairdressing salon in Inverurie our team of skilled hairdressers suggest limiting the number of times you use heated appliances as they too can weaken and break the hair shaft whilst chlorine can soften the hair and result in it feeling dry so should be avoided.

At Spoil Me hair salon in Inverurie the expert hairstyling team suggest regular haircuts to encourage healthy hair growth as well as using professional hair care products to help strengthen and maintain your hair and give it a glossy finish.

Visit the hair experts at At Spoil Me Hair Salon in Inverurie, Aberdeen

Allow the team of professional hairstylists at our hairdressing salon in Aberdeen take care of your hair book online or call us on 01467 624880.

We offer fantastic discounted offers on all your favourite hairdressing services in the Inverurie area including money of last minute hair appointments with our salon Late Deals and a whopping 50% discount on a cut and finish to you and a friend with our recommend a friend offer.