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The truth about hair growth

This blog post is contains The truth about the hair growth.

Are you a hair enthusiasts who is currently struggling with hair growth even after investing in different hair growth products and tools?

There are a lot of products out there that market themselves as hair growth products that will grow your hair incredibly fast but if I’m good to be honest with you, a lot of them don’t actually work.

In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating process of the hair growth cycle and gain a deeper understanding of the science behind it so that you are not deceived by scammy hair care brands.

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The hair growth cycle is a series of events that describe exactly how the hair follicles grows in different phases.

The cycle consists of three phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Different hairs are at different stages of the cycle at any given time.

Understanding how hair growth works helps you make better informed decisions when it comes to your hair care routine.

This knowledge will help differentiate from the scammy hair care brands that market products as hair growth stimulants without any actual evidence as to how they cause hair growth.

About 85% of our hair strands are in the Anagen phase and are actively growing. The cells that make up the hair are rapidly dividing and this elongates the hair strands and new hair strands begins to grow from our scalp.

A hair strand can be in the Anagen phase and continue to grow for 2-10 years before it progresses to the catagen phase. In this phase the hair strand stops growing and can even shrink because some of cells can dye and this can cause the hair to shed off. 

Thankfully this phase doesn’t last longer than 2 weeks before the hair progresses to the Telogen phase.I’m the telogen phase the hair doesn’t grow or dye, it’s resting. 

Although, the hair strands in this phase will not be as thick as hair strands in the Anagen phase making it prone to easy damage if the hair is not handled with care. 10-15% of all our hair strands are in this phase and the phase typically lasts about 3 months.

After this phase, the hair strand goes back to the anagen phase and continue growing.

There are a lot of factors that come together and ultimately determine how much hair you grow and how long the hair grows every month. 

Some of these factors you can control and some of them you can’t. These are some factors that determine how fast hair grows in the anagen phase.

Genes are essentially what make us the way we are and we inherit different genes from our parents. If you mother’s hair is thin and doesn’t really grow there are chances that your hair will turn out the same. This is not to say there is nothing you can do about it. Remember hair growth is a result of several factors that come together.

The older we get, the shorter the shorter the anagen phase becomes and remember that this is the phase where growth happens. So in older people it might appear that their hair thins out and doesn’t grow very quickly because the anagen phase has shortened.

It’s a know fact that to grow big and strong you need to eat healthy rich meals, It’s no different for your hair. Food rich in proteins, carbs and vitamins help you provide the essential nutrients that your cells need to divide(grow). You are more likely to grow longer thicker hair if your avoid all those junk food and start eating healthier balanced diets.

A lot of the things we do everyday determine our hair growth. Things like frequent heat styling, tight hairstyles, hair manhandling will obviously damage your hair. Other factors like radiation and excessive heat from the sun can also cause hair damage and reduce the rate of growth.

The woman body is a cocktail of different hormones and different times of the month. Imbalance of these hormones can cause hair loss. It could also cause excessive growth in places that are not on the head, counterproductive right? Pregnancy is another situation that can really slow down hair growth.

The factors listed above are things that you do unconsciously that help you grow your hair. 

The only way to see a massive increase in hair growth is to do things that will promote hair growth and prevent hair breakage.

If you want to go the extra mile to maximize your hair growth potential. Here’s a list of things you can do!

The oils do not make the hair grow. Although, the massage helps promote more blood flow to the scalp. Increase blood flow helps increase delivery of nutrients that the hair cells need to grow.

Dry hair is more liable to breakage and we’re trying to avoid that. Do protective hairstyle that are easy for you to care for and maintain. Deep condition your hair as often as you can. This to infuse the moisture that could have been lost from your hair.

I’m Nigeria especially, people feel like a hairstyle isn’t good enough until they feel their hair being pulled out of their scalp. Hairstyles do not need to be tight to look good! 
Continuously making tight hairstyles can permanently damage the hair follicles and cause traction alopecia.

Hair strands are fragile and should not be neglected. There is a myth that if you just leave your hair alone without doing anything to it it will grow faster. This is not true. It’s still going to grow at the same rate it has always been growing. It will also tangle and matte up and then you’ll lose a lot of the hair you grew while trying to detangle the hair.

While deep conditioning hair it can be very helpful to use a steam cap. This to increase the humidity which can help increase blood flow and ultimately cause hair growth.

Here in this blog post is the truth about all the things that will cause increased hair growth!

While genetics and age are beyond our control, we can adopt healthy lifestyle habits, nourish our bodies with proper nutrition, and protect our hair from environmental damage.

Do you have any other tips that will cause faster hair growth?

Let me know in the comments below!

The truth about hair growth

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