Let’s be honest. Going to a salon and getting your hair done isn’t as simple as what most people think - and it’s not exactly cheap either. If only we could preserve that haircut we get right after visiting a salon. Problem is, hair grows back making your haircut’s glory only short lived.
The reason why I am discussing this problem of mine is because I am about to tell you one of my biggest hair problems: fast regrowth. I know, this may not sound like a big problem for most people, especially for those who are trying to grow theirs as fast as possible.
In my case, I’ve always been a fan of shorter hairstyles. And having hair that grows faster than average makes that almost impossible. I can never keep a short haircut as long as I wanted. So I visited a hair expert and asked, why does my hair grow so fast?
Why Does My Hair Grow So Fast?
Reasons Why Your Hair Grows So Fast
There are various reasons for speedy hair growth, but the good news is that none of them are symptoms of a disease.
In fact, for most people who are experiencing this for the first time, this might mean that you are doing something right for your body. Below is a list of the most common reasons for fast hair growth:
On average, human hair can grow up to 6 inches per year. In most cases, hair growth has little to do with the products we use, but more related to one’s hormones.
For women who have observed an increase in hair growth, especially in areas where hair is supposedly sparse, this could mean that she has more male hormones - particularly testosterone or androgens.
Commonly, this is not something that gravely affects one’s health. However, if this symptom comes along with other worrying factors, you must visit your doctor to discuss about it. Your hair growth may be the effect of a hormonal imbalance issue.
2. Blood Circulation
When I was younger, I was often told to keep brushing my hair if I wanted it to grow faster. I did about 50 brush strokes daily as a child who wanted waist-length long hair. And boy, did it work to the point that fast hair growth became a pressing problem for me even today.
I have always thought that brushing would magically add more length to my hair, as if my brush has this extending function I did not know about. But actually, science says that frequent brushing improves blood circulation for your hair follicles.
With good blood circulation, your hair follicles are healthy enough to deliver nutrients to your hair. Massaging your hair often can also contribute to good blood flow.
If this is you, this probably means that you are doing something right for both your body and your overall health.
3. Protein and Biotin Intake
Your hair is made out of protein. It only makes sense that if you are consuming a lot of protein from your diet or through protein shakes, your hair will grow faster than usual.
The same goes for biotin. There are a lot of hair products out there that contain biotin specifically for promoting hair growth. Check your shampoo bottles to see if your shampoo is the cause.
However, this does not mean that you should stop consuming protein. Protein is very good for your health, and should be continued to achieve optimal health - there is no reason for your to prioritize slower hair growth over your hair.
What you might want to do is to lessen your dosage into a more appropriate amount.
Simple Tips To Stop Hair From Growing Too Fast
Now that you know that increased hair growth is actually a good and healthy thing, I hope that you don’t think of it as such a negative thing anymore.
However, I know that maintaining hair growing at hastened speeds can be meddlesome. Here are some tips you can follow:
- Increase Soy Intake - Soy products act as an inhibitor for hair growth. Whether it’s consuming more soy milk or tofu, or applying products made from soy milk, products made from soy can help you and your hair out.
- Try waxing - Although taxing and quite painful for some, waxing can slow down the regrowth of hair and will actually make it finer than during regrowth.
- Use a hair growth inhibitor cream - Products like Vaniqa is proven to slow down hair growth for people who struggle with uncontrollable hair growth.
Do You Have This Problem?
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