All our hair care measures are aimed at seeing hair growth. However, we must remember the basic facts about hair! Hair is actually dead the minute it leaves the root! If it wasn't you would feel pain when it is cut. I'm not talking about the emotional pain...lol!
Given the above is true, what can we do with it to get longer hair? We PRESERVE it!
On average, hair grows at a rate of 1.25cm (0.5 inches) in a month from the hair follicle (hair bulb). Some people's hairs grow a bit faster (0.75 in), whilst some are slower (0.25in). You will also find that your growth rate experiences a "spurt" (growing faster) in the warmer months or climates, and slows down at cooler times. However, on average, watching hair grow is like watching paint dry!
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Hair goes through three different stages in its growth cycle. These are:
Remember, by the time your hair ends reach your shoulders, they are around 2 years old. We preserve our ends by moisturising them, conditioning, adding protein to strengthen them and protecting them from drying elements (blow-dryers, flat irons, hot combs).
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