Follow These 6 Rules For Faster Hair Growth
Do you know the feeling when you enter a hair salon determined to get that perfect Anna Wintour bob or trim it even shorter?
You feel that it’s time to make a statement with your sharp and edgy hairstyle embraced by so many celebrities! And the minute your bob is finished, you sight down the floor gazing at all of your hair and can’t help but think ‘maybe I shouldn't have..’
So many women report this feeling right after having a hair cut. It’s because we all know how hard it will be to grow it back.. And somehow you always want to grow it back.
Before we jump into action, let’s dive into some of the nitty gritty details behind hair growth processes. The hair growth cycle is made up of 3 separate stages: the Anagen stage, the Catagen stage, and the Telogen stage.
By far the most crucial stage, in terms of hair growth, occurs during the first stage – the Anagen stage, and it's the one to focus on. During this stage, hair follicles take in nutrients and oxygen vital to the growth process. Ensuring a consistent supply of key nutrients during this stage results in stronger and healthier hair.
There are so many things that can help your hair during the Anagen stage and they are all worth trying and implementing into your daily beauty routine.
So, no matter if you had that salon moment or you always strived for long hair, follow these 6 main rules and you will be able to join the Rapunzel squad.
Please drink water!
No matter what you want to improve in your body or life, either it’s sleep, energy, digestion or condition of your hair - you need to think about water intake. Water is the main fuel of our body, therefore if you feel a bit foggy and low energy just grab a glass of water.
What that has to do with hair growth? Truth be told, if you are on a mission to improve your hair care routine, hence boosting hair growth, you need to get the basics right first.
Moisture is so important for healthy hair we can’t stress that enough.
When hair follicles are moist they absorb vitamins and nutrients significantly better. Therefore any vitamin packed product you are using get the job done way better when you are fully hydrated, it soaks in all the amazing stuff boosting the wanted effect.
We are not in a position to tell you exactly how much water one needs to drink, that varies a lot depending on your body and lifestyle, but we can say that if you feel thirsty grab a glass of water rather than anything else for starters.
Take care of your scalp
The health of your scalp has a tremendous effect on the hair growth since it’s the part where hair develops. Having a healthy scalp means taking care of several external and internal factors. As we just discussed, hydration is very important as it improves the blood flow and the moisture in the scalp. Hence blood can transfer nutrients and minerals to individual hair follicles more efficiently.
Apart from hydration it takes a balanced diet and high quality hair care products for the ultimate combo.
External factors also play an important role. Scalp scrubs are gaining their popularity gradually and it will become an essential part of everyone's hair care routine. It cleanses scalp skin from toxins that build up during the day, also improves the blood flow hence boosting the absorption of the nutrients to follicles.
Also, a simple massage can help while washing hair, rubbing in shampoo or conditioner that has super ingredients like biotin, fulvic minerals or even coconut or macadamia oils.
Paying attention to the ends
This kind of goes the other way from the roots of hair but it is as important. The ends usually are the driest piece of hair since they are most susceptible to losing the moistness hence hair tends to split.
One way of taking care of that is making sure you pay as much attention to the ends as you do for the scalp.
Nourish the ends with hair care products of choice whenever you wash your hair, making sure it is absorbing the moist, especially when using conditioner or a hair mask.
Occasionally trimming is also beneficial as you are slowly getting rid of split ends and leaving the hair tip relatively moist and better set up for later growth. In addition to that, we highly recommend using leave on oil just for the ends as it smooths out the hair and locks in that moist.
Spoil hair regularly with leave in conditioner
This will not come as a surprise, but that doesn't mean it’s not worth emphasising. Conditioner is arguably the most important product of your hair routine. Shampoo usually works by cleansing hair from dirt and toxins setting it up for maximum effect of conditioner treatment.
Conditioner restores the moisture possibly drained by the shampoo, infuses hair with minerals, vitamins and nutrients if the products of your choice contain them.
A good example might be dry hand skin. When you want to moisturise it, first you wash them with soap to remove all the dirt that inevitably builds up and only then you indulge in moisturising cream. Soap on its own will do you no good but you can’t get results without using it first. The same logic goes for shampoo and conditioner.
Choose a conditioner that is charged with ingredients that do wonders for your hair like biotin, macadamia or coconut oil, fulvic minerals, essential oils, aloe vera or caffeine. All those super ingredients will be transformed into individual hair strands each time you condition.
Your hair will not only grow faster but it will look glossy, healthy and strong.
Spoil yourself with deep conditioning spa retreats at least 3 times a week and you will inevitably see amazing results not only in hair growth.
Balanced diet and vitamins
As we learned earlier, nutrients play the key role in hair growth therefore nutrition becomes an area of high focus. It becomes tricky since we always want to see results fast and get the sense of achievement. However, when it comes to experiencing results gained from shift in nutrition, it’s fairly easy to give up and miss out on the change that is coming. Nevertheless IT'S SO WORTH IT not only for the hair growth but also for your well-being in general.
Circling back to nutrients vital for hair it is mostly proteins found in lamb, chicken, fatty fish, eggs, legumes or beans. Vitamins are integral building blocks for healthy and strong hair, the most suited for the job are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and B-vitamin also called biotin.
Zinc and iron are vital to note since deficiency is a major cause of hair loss. Zinc plays an important role in hair tissue growth and repair.
All the vitamins and minerals mentioned above are obtained naturally as a result of healthy balanced diet rich in proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, fiber, nutrients and water. However if you lack some of them supplements might help to balance the deficiency.
It’s important to note that we are not aiming to provide medical advice, the goal is to introduce you to the building blocks behind healthy hair so you would be able to tailor your food choices accordingly if you choose to.
Be mindful about hair care products
This rule is especially important since it’s fairly easy to get previous 5 rules listed above right, but miss on this one and sabotage all of your hair growth experience.
73% of women report on using the drug store hair care products for their daily hair care routine and you might be one of them.
It’s nothing wrong with drug store shampoo only when it is. Most conventional hair care products contain ingredients that shouldn’t be anywhere near your hair. So before you buy a new product again, please check the labels, there are several things you don’t want to see in it.
What you DON’T want to see there:
Silicons (hell no!)
Parabens (that is just unacceptable)
We spoke about how important the moisture is for hair growth, so silicones and parabens are the exact opposite of that. Products containing silicon might make your hair feel soft and smooth at first but what it is actually doing is brutally sucking moisture out of it, leaving them dry, weak and frizzy in a long run.
So even though you drink your water and have perfect nutrition set up, silicon is silently putting all those efforts to waste.
Apart from the list of ingredients you DON’T want to have in your products, there is a list of ingredients you really want in your hair care.
We highly encourage you to look for products that are FREE of all the bad stuff and infused with at least some of the good being as natural as possible. If you have used drug store products for a long time, it can really be the reason why your hair stopped growing and feels damaged now.
How long does it take to grow hair?
We wish there was a simple formula and an exact number of days it took to grow hair significantly when you set yourself on such a journey. Truth be told, no one can say how long it takes, because hair is as individual as we are. Please take it with a pinch of salt if someone is convincing you otherwise.
Overall health of your hair is a subject not only to the product that you use, nutrition or hair care habits but it is also highly impacted by genetics, stress levels, hardness of water you are using or even the place on earth you live in.
It’s important to focus on improving the factors we have influence over and it mostly comes to our daily choices like hair care products or nutrition.
Even though it’s hard to tell when or how long your hair will grow, implementing the rules we just discussed is a way to start your hair growth journey. We strongly believe that if you stick to it - the desired results will be inevitable.
Stages of a typical hair growth
Hair growth may not come immediately. However throughout your journey you will be able to notice differences in how your hair looks and feels in terms of volume, strength, shine and thickness. This all should happen within 3 months of your journey.
Six to eight months in you should be able to see a difference in hair length. For that we highly recommend taking a before picture right when you start as it will be easier to compare and be excited about.
Our team of beauty experts put all those rules to a test and created what is now one of the most loved hair care lines.
Moérie products are developed taking into consideration hair growth stages, combining the knowledge with natural super ingredients like Fulvic minerals and biotin, also making it FREE from silicones, prabanens, GMO and SLS.