Let’s shed some light on hair growth and how to fully harness it.
How fast does hair grow?On average, hair grows at a rate of about 0.5 inches per month, or 6 inches per year. However, it’s greatly influenced by genetics, age, gender, season, stress and scalp health. What’s more, half an inch of growth in curly or coiled hair won’t look much compared to straight or wavy hair. And if you’re prone to excess breakage, growth will appear far slower than it really is.
The hair cycleBetter understanding the three stages in hair’s natural growth cycle helps identify what’s happening and how it can be boosted:
1. Anagen | Active growth, lasting approximately 3-5 years. Around 90% of our hair is in this phase at any given time.
2. Catagen | Transition, lasting 2-3 weeks. Hair stops growing.
3. Telogen | Resting, lasting 3-4 months. This accounts for the 100-150 strands of hair we shed, on average, each day.
Enhancing growthWhile scientists continue to study how to prolong or speed up the anagen stage, following a daily routine that boosts hair’s strength, enhances scalp health and protects from damage or breakage will optimise noticeable hair health and length during - and after - active growth.
Top 3 hair growth tips
Start with scalp health
Skin needs diligent care every day to stay in the very best health and the same goes for your scalp too.
Daily | Massage in a few drops of Pitta growth serum each morning. Our advanced treatment harnesses Caffeine, Creatine and Chebula to soothe and invigorate the scalp, help halt hair loss and promote healthier growth.
On wash days | Keep your scalp clean with our gentle, sulphate-free, targeted Shampoos. For a deep, build-up and dead skin cell clearing cleanse, add in our Shampoo brush. The added bonus? Its massaging action stimulates circulation and promotes strong, healthy growth.
Keep hair nourished
Hair’s outer lipid layer plays a crucial role in keeping hair healthy, strong, manageable and shiny. To help keep it in great shape, every hair type must use a moisture-rich conditioner. Whether fine and thinning, dry/damaged or oily/full, our trichologically tailored Conditioners help you achieve all your hair needs and goals with their fortifying, silicone-free, 98% natural formulas.
Get bond building
As an extra layer of protection against damage or breakage from external stressors, add a leave-in, bond-strengthening treatment to your daily hair routine. Leave-in perfecting cream is designed for exactly this. 99% natural, lightweight and silicone-free, this all-purpose complex offers hair even more than exceptional smoothing, shine-boosting, volumising and heat-protecting benefits. Enriched with a breakthrough Acti-power™ Complex, it also strengthens and restores internal keratin bonds, leaving hair full of body and up to 3x stronger.