Is it possible to make your hair grow longer, faster?
Expert tips to help your hair grow longer – faster.
Whether you’re growing out a haircut or just longing for more, the good news is, yes, you can make your hair grow faster.
“Genetics, scalp health, nutritional status, hormones, environment, and overall health all influence hair health, which in turn generates sustainable growth,” explains trichologist and Apotecari founder Simone Abaron. “Each system inside our body works with the next, and if we support them so they perform at their optimum, you will see a transformation on the outside.”
Start by consulting a medical professional or naturopath, then look at the products you’re using. Wash hair frequently to remove product, dirt and oil, and dead skin cells. Lower the heat on styling tools, avoid tight hairstyles (to minimise breakage), sulfates, silicone, parabens, alcohol, mineral oils, petroleumbased ingredients and phthalates, and cut back on dry shampoo, volumising powder, and hairspray, which can clog pores and dry out the hair and scalp, says Abaron.
Hair is made up of protein, which means “consuming rich sources of protein helps, and supplements can feed your body the nutrition required to build strong, healthy hair”, she notes. “Zinc, silica, selenium, vitamin C, activated B vitamins, biotin and iron, are preeminent in promoting growth and supporting the health of the hair.”
Regular trims minimise split ends travelling up the hair shaft, while weekly scalp massages distribute natural oils and boost blood circulation. Abaron cautions you won’t become the owner of Rapunzel lengths by the end of a week – but one to three months is a typical window in which you can expect to see results.