In a world of instant gratification, your hair probably doesn't grow nearly as quickly as you wish it would. Hair growth is a process that's only slightly controllable.
In a world of instant gratification, your hair probably doesn't grow nearly as quickly as you wish it would. Hair growth is a process that's only slightly controllable. It's important to have realistic expectations when it comes to trying new beauty products so you can get the best results from your investment.
So, how long will it take to see if your new hair growth product is working?
The short answer: 30 days minimum with consistent use
The Why and the How of Hair Growth
Hair grows about a half-inch every month, so roughly 6 inches in a year. People of some ages and races produce hair at slightly faster or slower speeds. As you age, your hair growth naturally slows down because cell renewal takes longer.
Breakage, split ends, and brittleness can affect your hair’s apparent length. Be sure to get regular trims so you’re growing a healthy head of hair. And scalp massage is extremely beneficial at increasing circulation and encouraging growth.
Each hair growth product works differently, but most nourish the hair and scalp and protect against imbalance and irritation, creating a healthy environment that promotes growth. Almost any measure you take to stimulate hair growth takes at least a month to show up.
If you’re using a hair growth shampoo but only wash only twice a week, it will take longer to judge if the product is working. Be sure you use the product as directed to elicit the best results.
Assessing Your 30-Day Trial of Hair Growth Products
If you used your chosen product consistently and properly for 30 days and see no new growth or increased length, you may want to try a new remedy. But because you've made an investment, you could be patient and give the product more time to avoid waste.
If you’re actively losing hair and are concerned it may be related to some type of illness, definitely see a doctor. When your hair isn’t growing properly, it can be a sign that something isn’t right internally. If you used the product perfectly and saw no results after 60 days, try a new one.
Some examples of great hair growth products to try are:
- Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir
- Serioxyl Denser Hair Serum
- Subtle Energies Indian Hair Care
So whereas it may not be speedy, you’re well on your way to crafting a realistic plan for your hair growth goals! Check out our full selection of hair treatments to see some more of our favourite ways to maintain a beautiful head of hair.