Hair is a part of the beauty of each person, owning a beautiful hair also helps us to be more confident in life. Here is the truth about human hair growth and how it can be made to look thicker? Including how much human hair on the average grows about.
1. Hair growth circle: 4 stage of hair life
1.1. Anagen: The growing phase
The Anagen Phase is the growing period of a hair follicle, when the cells in the root of your hair are most rapidly dividing so more new hair is formed. During this phase, human hair on the average grows about half an inch a month (about 6 inches a year), and faster in the summer than in winter. This stage typically lasts an average of 3-5 years.
1.2. Catagen: The regressing phase
Once your hair is done growing, your hair cycle enters a short transitional phase known as the Catagen Phase which signals the end of active hair growth and your hair follicles respond by shrinking slightly and detaching themselves from the blood supply. Approximately 3% of all hairs are in this stage at any time. It lasts around 1-2 weeks.
1.3. Telogen: The Resting Phase
After completing the separation of the hair from the scalp, the hair enters a resting state when strands remain in their follicles but are not actively growing known as the Telogen Phase. Normally, the telogen period lasts three months. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of the hairs on your scalp are in this stage.
1.4. Exogen: The Shedding Phase
The final phase of the Hair Growth Cycle, when individual hairs are released from the follicle and shed. It’s typical to lose 50–100 hairs daily during the exogen phase. It lasts about 2 to 5 months.
2. Facts about human hair
Do you think you know everything there is to know about your hair? Hair is as amazing and unique as the person it belongs to, therefore, learning the facts about your hair is essential! Here are 10 interesting facts about the hair growing on top of your head.
- Human hair on the average grows about 1.25 centimeters (0.5 inches) per month, and each year they are only about 15 centimeters (6 inches) long.
- Male hair grows faster than female hair.
- Every day, we can lose about 50-100 hairs. Depending on your lifestyle and hair care habits, you may lose more.
- Hair color is determined by genetics. Black hair color is the most common color with about 90% of people in the world having this hair color while red only exists in about 1% of the world population.
- As people age, the loss or cessation of melanin production in the hair causes the hair to turn gray or even white. In fact, the graying of hair in each person increases by about 20% each decade after the age of 30.
- A healthy strand of hair can withstand up to 6.5 pounds of weight.
- Water can affect a number of hair properties. For instance, wet hair can weigh 12–18% more than dry hair. A healthy hair can stretch up to 30% of its length when wet.
- The human body has about 5 million hair follicles. When we are 5 months old in the womb, all the hair follicles are already formed and do not grow any more as you get older.
- About 95% of our skin is covered with hair. In fact, some of the parts of your body that don’t have hair are on your lips, palms, and soles of your feet.
- Hair has an average lifespan of about 5 years, and 90 hairs grow at a time while the remaining 10 percent is at rest.
3. How to grow hair faster and stronger?
You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to make your hair grow faster. Is there any way to help? Now, we’ll take a closer look at some tips to help your hair grow faster and stronger.
3.1. Eat nutrient-rich foods
A healthy balanced diet will encourage healthy hair growth. Make sure to get plenty of protein with foods like fish, beans, nuts and whole grains. In addition, it is best to add vitamins such as vitamins A/C/E, zinc, iron… to support hair health.
3.2. Use the Right Shampoo & Conditioner
One of the simplest ways to streamline hair growth is to choose the right shampoo for you. When reviewing product labels, look for ingredients that are known to be nourishing. Pumpkin seed oil, yucca root, and dwarf palm are ingredients that have been shown to promote hair growth.
If you’re not using conditioner every time you wash your hair, you’re not doing it right. Dry hair impedes growth by increasing the likelihood of breakage, so conditioners add protein to the hair and strengthen the hair cuticle to prevent damage.
3.3. Get frequent trims
Due to the impact of dirt and too much sun, the ends of the hair are often damaged and rough, leading to split ends. Trimming every six to eight weeks helps prevent split ends and damage, makes hair stronger, and helps hair grow faster.
3.4. Try hair growth supplements, caffeine-infused products, essential oils
Using hair products that contain caffeine can also help. Not only does it help stimulate blood flow to the scalp (essential for healthy hair growth) but it also helps fight DHT, the hormone that causes hair loss.
Massaging the scalp with essential oils will help increase blood circulation to the hair follicles, which in turn can create a healthy foundation for hair growth.
3.5. Brush your head properly
Some people suggest brushing your hair 100 times to stimulate scalp and hair oil. Hair stylists say what really matters is how you brush your hair, it’s best to brush from the bottom up and then up. Brushing your hair daily, regardless of your hair structure, will help exfoliate your scalp and remove dead hair.
4. Easy way to make hair look thicker immediately
There are many ways to make your hair grow faster and become stronger, but most of them take time to grow and cannot grow quickly.
Here are two rare ways to get an instant thicker look.
4.1. Change hairstyles
Matching the right hairstyle and hair color can instantly make your hair look fuller, lighter, and thicker. As suggested by the experts, there are 5 styles that will both help you look trendy and make your hair look a few layers thicker.
Long wavy hair with puffy bangs/thin bangs
Curly curls hug the face gently while helping the face become softer and more elegant, while creating the effect of adding a few layers of thick hair.
Bob haircut with bangs or without bangs
The bob haircut with a gentle curling or curling tail is considered by experts to be capable of making hair thicker. You can combine long bangs or thin bangs as you like, just pay attention to the length of the hair shorter than the collarbone and choose a style that looks good with curling or stretching hair.
Layered haircuts give you fuller hair thanks to purposefully staggered layers, the inner layer is shorter than the outer layer for a more voluminous and denser effect.
Layer pixie hair
This hairstyle with the bangs and hair on the top of the head is cleverly layered to make the hair look thicker and more natural.
Curly hair parted side part
The hairline also plays an important role in transforming the girls with curled hair to look thicker. Changing the hairline, flipping the hair to one side are also great ways to get rid of thin hair.
4.2. Use hair extensions at home
Hair extensions are probably one of the easiest and most natural looking ways to get your hair to be thicker. Try clip-in or tape-in or wig to transform your hair from limp and thin to long and luxurious!
Clip-in extensions are a great option in hair extensions. Not only are they easy to use, but you can attach them in minutes. They also offer flexibility. You can add and remove them whenever you want, which is especially handy for those with an active lifestyle.
Tape-in extensions are another great option because each weft is lightweight. Tape extensions are usually applied by clipping two extensions on top of a section of hair. They are also suitable for people with thin and fine hair as they are lightweight and can be concealed in your hair.
Wigs are meant for covering the entire scalp and replacing all of the wearer’s original hair. They can make your hair look more voluminous since it’s adding to the thickness after all.
Above are facts about hair that we may not know as well as suggestions for some effective ways to help your hair grow faster and stronger. In particular, the two easiest ways for you to have a thicker look quickly are to change some hairstyles or use hair extensions. The only thing you need to do right now is contact us. Anka Hair offers a wide range of hair extensions with different colors, styles and textures. All of our hair extensions are made from 100% pure human hair. We guarantee that you will always get the perfect look when using our hair extensions.