Other reasons you might not be getting the hair growth you want...
A common myth, busted.
“There is nothing you can do to speed up hair growth,” explains Anabel.
Even a trim of your ends doesn’t make it grow faster - but it does help to improve and maintain the quality and density of your ends.
“However, it’s very common for hair not to grow as well as it’s capable of and for it to fall out before it reaches the length it ought to,” she says.
Although hair is very reactive, it’s considered by the body to be ‘non-essential’. Because you can technically survive without it, it’s given last priority.
So everything from a poor diet, deficiencies, high stress levels to hormone imbalances can affect how your hair grows.
And sometimes, your hair can’t grow simply because of the state of it, like breaking off at the ends.
For this, Anabel advises treating your hair like you would your best cashmere sweater - gently!
“Don’t overbrush your strands or overheat them. I suggest keeping your use of straighteners to a minimum and using a low heat when you blowdry.”