Grooming

5 hair growth tips

By Alex

We’ve all experienced a time in life where we’ve taken the plunge into having our hair cut short and instantly regretted it, or even gone to the hairdressers and asked for a trim and walked out with a little more than that. That half an hour in the hairdressers feels like it can take years to fix.

When you want your hair to grow it can feel like it isn’t getting any longer, although the hair growth process isn’t something you’ll notice over night we do have some tips to help speed the process up.

#1 Keep heat styling to a minimum

Like most things in life, heat styling is fine in moderation. However, excessive styling with heat products such as straighteners, hair dryers and curling tongs can take a toll on your hair.

The use of extreme heat can damage your hair, causing it to become dry and brittle which can result in the hair breaking and becoming shorter. When it comes to heat styling try to keep it to a minimum, try washing your hair before bed and letting in dry naturally and only using your straighteners or curling tong every other day. We also recommend using a heat protecting spray before styling to help shield the hair a little.

#2 Get regular haircuts

Getting regular haircuts is something most people who want their hair to grow tend to avoid. A lot of people avoid getting their haircut when they’re trying to grow it because they believe that their hair will just end up getting shorter.

Getting regular haircuts where you just have the ends cut off will really help speed up the growth process. It is recommended to get your hair cut every 6 to 8 weeks. By getting regular trims you prevent the hair from splitting if the hair splits and goes up the hair shaft, the hair becomes thin and breaks, causing your hair to become shorter and damaged. By getting frequent haircuts you can avoid this.

#3 Avoid chemical styling

Chemical styling is anything from dying your hair, to a chemical straightening treatment to a classic perm. It is really important to know exactly what you’re putting on your hair when it comes to chemical styling the overuse of these treatments can lead to damaging your hair.

Similar to heat damage, chemical styling can lead to your hair becoming brittle and damaged, resulting in the hair snapping and not growing to its full potential. We advise that if you’re going to have a chemical treatment it is done in a salon, where a professional can assess the current health of your and advise you if the treatment is ok for you. We also advise that you don’t repeatedly have these treatments it is important to let your hair have a break.

#4 Ensure you have balanced diet

One of the keys to having healthy hair is to ensure you’re eating well. Not eating a balanced diet can really have an effect on your hair. Both your hair and scalp can form problems due to a deficiency or excess of certain nutrients in your diet. For example, an iron deficiency can be one reason for hair loss, and on the other hand, too much vitamin A can cause hair loss for some people.

For this reason, a balanced diet is vital to the health of your hair, it is important to give your body all of the nutrients and vitamins needed to keep your body and hair healthy. It is important to ensure you get a mixture of protein and complex carbohydrates into your diet as well as nuts and seeds, which help keep hair healthy.

#5 Change up your hairstyle

Sometimes we can experience hair loss, which is actually due to our hairstyles. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss common with women and those who frequently have tight hairstyles such as braids.

Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that can happen over a long period of time if your hair is under constant strain or tension. The hair loss happens gradually by the pulling force that is applied to the hair. If you often have your hair in the same tight hairstyle you might notice that your hair is thinning.

It is advised to change your hairstyle on a daily basis so that you’re not causing constant strain and tension on your hair. Trying to avoid tight styles such as braids, high ponytails and cornrows will also help to stop traction alopecia. Giving your hair a complete break and leaving it down and unstyled will stop the risk of traction alopecia too.

If you would like any information on how to keep your hair healthy, or on any of our hair restoration treatments please feel free to contact us today. We can arrange a no obligation consultation, where one of our hair loss experts can give you all of the information you will need.

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