Today at Blu Salon, we set out to answer probably THE most asked question by hair fanatics and novice clients alike, “Is there a way I can make my hair grow faster?”

The answer is a resounding “YES!“. However, it won’t be what some flashy infomercial or hardcore vitamin shop can sell you. Despite popular belief, there is NO magic pill you can take that will make your hair transform from a short pixie cut to long and luscious locks come the morning time.

With proper care, your hair can grow pretty darn fast! The only thing that grows faster is your bone marrow. On average, your hair grows about 6 inches in an entire year. And male hair actually grows faster than female hair; aren’t we ladies jealous of that? So, even though it’s one of the fastest-growing elements of your body, it takes a while to grow it really long.

When presented with our question of the day, owner Charles Gillick stated, “Fruits. And vegetables. And vitamins. And also minerals. But beyond that, you can certainly add products to your regimen to give more nutrients to your hair. But the process of growing your hair faster is primarily an internal thing. Though, there are a few things you can do to aid the growth process.”

He suggests these two KEY techniques for growing your hair out:

  • Proper blow-dry techniques (we will cover this on February 5th)
  • Regular trims

So, although Rapunzel status can’t be achieved overnight, (unfortunately) with these techniques and a little internal TLC, your hair will be happy to grow to its’ fullest and healthiest potential.

And here are some extra fun facts about your hair, for those who care to know ’em!

  1. The average person has about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair.
  2. On average, you shed about 50 - 150 strands of hair a day.
  3. A healthy strand of hair can stretch and additional 30% when it’s wet.
  4. A new hair begins to grow as soon as it is plucked from its’ follicle.
  5. At different times, 90% of your hair is growing while 10% is resting.
  6. A single hair has the life span of five years!
  7. A strand of hair is stronger than a strand of copper wire of the same diameter.
  8. Hair is made up of mostly keratin, the same substance as horses hooves, mane, and tail.