The Grooming Manual
Patience may be a virtue, but it’s no fun waiting around for your hair to grow. That’s especially true if you recently got a haircut that came up short. Or if you’re shooting for a longer hair style but you’re currently stuck in the interminable slog of the middle phase where your hair is neither short nor long enough.
Are you doomed to wait it out? What can you do to grow your hair faster? What ingredients are best for hair growth? And what should you avoid in order to grow your hair faster?
We’ve got the answers. And we’ll do our best to make it quick.
How Does Hair Grow?
Hair grows from hair follicles in your skin. Blood flow stimulates cells in the hair root and encourages hair growth. Then, individual hair strands are pushed up and out of the skin. As they do so, they also pass through oil glands that coat and protect the hairs.
How Fast Does Hair Grow?
For the the average person, hair grows about 1.3cm per month. During winter, your hair grows a bit slower than it does during the summer.
Hair shedding is also a normal part of a healthy hair growth cycle. It is considered normal for a person to lose 50-150 hairs each day. So don't worry if you notice quite a few hairs on the bathroom floor - it's normal, healthy, and to be expected.
How Can You Make Hair Grow Faster?
Your hair grows at its own pace… but how can you speed things up? Use these methods.
Scalp Massage for Hair Growth
Studies show that massaging the scalp stimulates blood circulation and this hair growth. For increased benefits, massage your scalp with essential oils known to promote healthy hair growth and fight bacteria such as tea tree oil.
To get the benefits of a scalp massage, avoid overdoing it. A gentle approach is best. If you get too aggressive, you could weaken your hair strands and wind up losing hair instead of encouraging it to grow.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Just like every other part of your body, your hair relies on a variety of vitamins and nutrients to stay in peak shape. So make sure you're eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of lean proteins and vegetables in order to keep your hair growing as quickly as possible.
Use Hair Care Products Properly
The hair care products you use - and how you use them - have a major impact on your hair and scalp health. They can also affect how quickly (or slowly) your hair grows.
Daily Strengthening Shampoo
Our Daily Strengthening Shampoo is made with natural and organic ingredients proven to strengthen and thicken your hair while also promoting growth.
It’s key ingredients include:
- Tea Tree Oil
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
- Amino Acids
This natural shampoo’s formula is gentle enough for most guys to use every day. But if you have dry hair or scalp, you may benefit from using it less often.
Revitalizing Hair Conditioner
Using a nourishing conditioner that keeps your scalp hydrated and healthy is essential for maximizing hair growth.
Our Revitalizing Hair Conditioner is made with:
- Borage Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Avocado Oil
Don’t skip the hair conditioner if you want to speed up your hair growth. It’s an essential step in regular hair care that too many guys ignore.
If you have dry or damaged hair, conditioner will help restore a healthier texture without causing additional dryness. It’s important to use conditioner after shampooing, but you can also use it alone on days you don’t break out the shampoo.
What Slows Hair Growth?
If you want strong hair that grows quickly, you should also be aware of what can slow down hair growth. Avoid these in order to keep your hair and scalp at peak potential for maximum growth.
The older you get, the slower your hair grows. It’s a fact of life that you can’t change, but you can manage.
As you age, it’s important to stick to a healthy lifestyle if you want your hair to continue growing strong and quickly. Use natural hair care products that stimulate growth and avoid bad habits that slow the hair growth cycle and damage strands and follicles.
Much like aging, there isn't anything you can do (as of yet) to change your genetics. Some guys simply have faster growing hair than others. If you're naturally predisposed to slow growing hair, make sure you're following all the steps outlined above to maximize fast hair growth.
When you’re under a lot of stress, your hair grows slower. Hormones related to stress extend the resting phase of the hair growth cycle, preventing new hair from coming in.
Want to make your hair grow faster? Reduce stress however you can - taking walks in nature, doing breathing exercises, meditating, working out regularly, etc. There are lots of ways to relieve your stress - do whatever works for you and enjoy the benefits, which extend far beyond hair growth.
Using Heat on Your Hair and Scalp
Heat is not something your hair or scalp like. Scalding hot shower water, heated styling tools, and direct exposure to intense sun are all bad for hair growth.
To reduce damage to your hair, turn down your shower water temperature a few degrees. It'll still be warm and enjoyable - but without negatively affecting your hair growth. And if you use a blow dryer or similar hair styling tool that heats up, choose the lowest temperature setting possible.
Drying Your Hair the Wrong Way
As mentioned above, you should use the lowest setting on your blow dryer if that is part of your hair styling routine. But what if you towel dry your hair? Yes - there's still potential for weakening, damaging, and stunting the growth of your hair.
Instead of aggressively rubbing your hair dry, use your towel to gently pat it dry. This process may take a few seconds longer - but it's far gentler and won't do any unnecessary damage to your hair in the process.
Make Your Hair Grow as Fast as Possible
While you can't change your age or your genetics, you can promote faster hair growth in other ways.
- Make sure you're using the best natural hair care products for men - and using them properly.
- Avoid hair styling techniques and tools that could weaken your hair.
- And stick to a healthy lifestyle that keeps your hair growing as quickly as possible.