Hair producing cells are the second fastest growing cells in the body, first being the intestinal cells. Normally, your hair grows about half an inch per month. Depending on how you take care of your hair, you can increase or even decrease hair growth.
Yes, hair growth is dependent on a lot factors and what’s great about this is you can manipulate your hair to grow fast or even grow slow. The following can affect your hair growth by slowing it down:
Using heat is the easiest way to style hair. The occasional use of heat styling tools is fine. But if extreme heat is used daily, this could wreak havoc on your hair. Straightening ceramic irons, heat curlers and blow driers can literally vaporize the moisture in your hair, making it dull, dry and brittle. It is advisable to heat style your hair only on special occasions.
It is common for women to colour their hair on a regular basis. But if you constantly dye your hair, the chemicals used in these dyes can damage your hair. Regular hair dyes use strong chemicals to strip off the natural colour of your hair, making it lighter. Then the actual colour is applied which is absorbed by hair. This is fine if carried out infrequently, but if done regularly, hair will become brittle due to chemical burns. Alternatively, you can use natural hair dyes like henna. These dyes may not last long but they won’t damage your hair.
No Narrow Tooth Combs
If you have really thick and long hair, throw away those narrow tooth combs and use wide ones instead. Narrow tooth combs can cause tangles which can damage and break hair. It is also good to invest in combs or brushes that prevents tangles because hair breakage can really slow down hair growth.