Want to grow your hair? Do you know the best way to do it? Take this Growing Your Hair Quiz and find out if you know the facts about what makes your hair grow faster, stronger, and better than ever before.
1. On average hair grows how many inches a month?
On average, hair grows an 1/2 inch per month. This means it would take 6 months for your hair to grow 3 inches and 1 year to grow 6 inches.
2. Frequent trims cause hair to grow faster.
False. Hair grows at the rate it grows. Frequent trims can make the hair healthier as it grows, but keep in mind the ends should really just be “dusted”, meaning about an 1/8 of an inch or less taken off through your growth process.
3. Styling products can make hair longer.
True. While the right products can’t necessarily make your hair grow faster, they can make your hair seem longer by keeping the ends healthy. Heat protectants, conditioners, and protein based products help to reduce split ends and breakage. This will make your hair seem longer and reduce the amount you need to cut off during salon trims.
4. Eating / taking this can make your hair grow faster….
Trick question. Many believe that taking specific supplements or eating certain foods can make your hair grow faster. The truth is, just being healthy and taking care of your body overall will result in healthier hair. Eat a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, and whole grains. Also, don’t forget to exercise. By doing these things, you give your body everything it needs to produce healthy hair quickly.
5. Hair grows faster in which season?
Summer! Hair grows faster in warm weather. There is more blood circulation when your body is warmer, therefore generating faster hair growth. Your body recognizes temperature more than seasons, so if you take a warm weather vacation in January, that can stimulate follicle growth.
Above all else, growing your hair takes patience. The right stylist can be your biggest cheerleader and support you through the process. There may be some days where the process is driving you crazy and you’re tempted to cut it all off. It may seem like it’s taking forever. In those moments, reach out to your stylist to help keep you on your path. For all of my clients growing our their hair, we extend their haircut appointments by 2 or 3 weeks, but schedule 15 minute “clean up” appointments in between. A “clean up” may consist of a bang trim, neck trim, cleaning up around the edges, or sometimes it is just a counseling session where I check in with them and encourage them through the process.
Now you have the facts. Go grow your hair!