How To Grow Healthier Hair
For most of your life you probably remember having hair. You’ve probably never stopped to think about it but hair is actually a lot more complex than you think. The road to acquiring healthier hair can be a long one. It plays a huge part in identification and even helps transmit sensory information.
Did you know that by week 22 of life, a fetus has all of its hair follicles formed? At this point there are about 5 million follicles on the body and a total of one million on the head. This seems so crazy to think about but it’s actually the most amounts of hair follicles that a human will ever have because we do not generate any new ones throughout the course of our lives.
While everyone is different, the hair on our scalp grows about 6 inches per year and actually goes through three stages.
- Anagen – This is called the active phase of the hair. It’s when a new hair is formed and pushes hair that has stopped growing out of the scalp.
- Catagen – This is the transitional phase of the hair. This is when the hairs on the scalp turn into club hair which is just hair that has stopped growing. It lasts for about two to three weeks.
- Telogen – This is the resting phase of the hair. It lasts for about 100 days and just means that nothing really happens to the hair.
Hair growth is different for everyone but it can be traced back to the testosterone in the body. It’s probably a surprise for some women but everyone produces testosterone just to different degrees. The amount of testosterone you produce will usually show in how fast and thick the hair can grow. Our bodies are used to make testosterone and Estrogen a balance in the body due to the gender. If you’re a female you’ll have more estrogen, which allows for more hair growth on the scalp but less testosterone. They work together but an imbalance can alter the way your hair grows.
There are many factors that can also go into hair growth, some that you can control and some that you cant. The speed at which your hair can grow also has to do with your genetics but there are different things that you can try that make speed up the hair growth process.
One of these things is food! According to Healthline, there are specific foods that you can eat so that your hair can grow longer and healthier. Some of them are Eggs, Salmon, Berries, Whole Grains, and Avocados. These foods are high in vitamins and minerals, which support healthy hair growth.
Another way that you can get longer and healthier hair can be from supplements. There are specific vitamins like Biotin and Omega-3 that are used for this specific reason. We Even offer biotin injections for hair growth that you can try out. It is called the Beauty Cocktail and it contains Vitamin C, Biotin, and even Glutathione. These three combined can promote healthy hair and even skin!
Come into the IV Lounge to hear more information about what we have to offer and get on the path to growing healthier hair today!