When it comes to the topic of "beautiful, long hair", you always ask yourself the same question: How fast does my hair actually grow in a month? So how much patience do I need until I finally have a long head of hair? And can anyone really get an impressive mane? Unfortunately, there is no general answer to the question of how fast hair actually grows, as it depends on hair type, age, gender and numerous other influencing factors such as diet. But we'll tell you a lot of interesting facts about hair growth as well as exciting, hairy facts and tips.
The average hair growth
It is said that the average hair growth per day is about 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm. According to Adam Riese, that would be about 1 cm to 1.5 cm per month and 12 cm to 15 cm per year. However, this growth depends on a number of factors such as age, hormone status and indeed ethnic origin. Asian hair, for example, grows a little faster than African hair. Incidentally, the hair growth cycle is faster in the summer months than in the cold winter months. And hair grows more slowly at night than during the day. Men usually have denser and faster hair growth compared to women. Another interesting fact on the side: about 15% of our hair is in the resting phase, while the other hair sprouts regularly in a cyclical process.
The three phases of hair growth
Each individual hair usually goes through a life cycle in three phases. A hair follicle can go through 10 to 30 life cycles before it can no longer form a new hair. How often a hair root goes through these phases and how long they actually last is different for each person and is individually determined by genetics. Thus, the maximum hair length also varies from person to person. These are the three phases of hair growth:
The growth phase (anagen phase)
Approximately 85% of the hair on the head is usually in the growth phase. In this phase, the hairs are formed in the follicle in the scalp and become thicker and longer. The so-called anagen phase usually lasts 2 to 6 years.
The transition phase (catagen phase)
In this phase, the hair undergoes a kind of remodelling process. Cell division stops, the hair root is no longer supplied with sufficient nutrients and shrinks as a result. 1-3% of the hair roots are in this phase, which lasts about two weeks. At the end of the catagen phase, the root cornifies and gets ready for the third and final phase.
The resting phase (telogen phase)
In the resting phase, the metabolic process of the hair follicle is completely stopped. The hair eventually atrophies and falls out. Approximately 8 to 14% of all head hairs are in this phase for about three months. After that, the matrix forms a new hair. The regrowing hair pushes the old hair out of the follicle and it falls out. The hair cycle then returns to the growth phase and everything starts again.
Interesting facts about hair
How many hairs do you have on your head?
Every person has an average of 100,000 hairs on their head. Blondes usually have a little more - up to 150,000 - but they are often thinner. Redheads, on the other hand, are often slightly below the average with 80,000 hairs per head. The number of hairs on the head is always determined by genetics.
How thick is hair on average?
Central European hair is on average 0.06 mm thick. Asian hair is up to 0.08 mm thick and African hair is usually the finest hair at 0.04 mm to 0.05 mm.
What is hair actually made of?
Every hair consists of two different parts: The hair root and the hair shaft. The latter contains the pigment that determines our innate hair colour. The hair root sits in the dermis and is surrounded by a thin sheath called the hair follicle. The shape of the hair follicle determines whether our hair is straight or curly. The rounder the follicle, the straighter the hair. An oval shape leads to curls. The individual hairs themselves consist of horn threads - a mixture of melanin, keratin, water, sulphur and fat. Incidentally, if the hair contains too little keratin or is too dry, it often becomes brittle and dull.
How many hairs fall out every day?
50 to 100 hairs fall out per day. That is normal. It is only when you lose more than 100 hairs a day that you are said to have Hair loss. Triggers for this are either hereditary hair loss, which usually has hormonal causes, or so-called diffuse hair loss, which depends on lifestyle. A hair usually falls out after two to six years. Incidentally, the length and thickness of the hair are of no significance for the development of hair loss. It develops in the hair follicles of the hair roots.
What actually causes split ends?
When the ends of the hair split, this is commonly called split ends. It occurs when the tips bump against the shoulders or rub against clothing. UV light, washing hair with too hot water and hot air from a hairdryer also have a favourable effect. Proper care can help: Use a moisturising conditioner regularly and apply a hair treatment once a week (for example, with coconut oil or aloe vera). Always use a heat protection spray before blow-drying and styling! It's also a good idea to trim your hair by about a centimetre every eight to ten weeks to keep your ends healthy.
How you can accelerate hair growth
If you want to boost your hair growth and make your hair thicker and fuller at the same time, we recommend our Hair Serum by Laduti. The hair growth is stimulated in the long term, and at the same time the serum provides a radiant shine. Your hair will become more resistant and stronger. And it can also work wonders for hair loss, or as a preventative measure, as the serum promotes the health of the hair follicles in the long term. Unlike many other hair growth products, Laduti Hair Serum is free of hormones and the controversial pharmaceutical substance Minoxidilwhich is often responsible for unpleasant side effects such as skin irritation or itching. Laduti consists of only 60 natural ingredients and has been dermatologically tested.
How to use Laduti Hair Serum
Shake the bottle well before use. Then apply 15-20 drops to the scalp. Then massage thoroughly for at least 5 minutes and do not rinse again. Leave on for at least 6 hours. Afterwards, you can wash your hair as usual. Laduti Hair Serum can be used day and night. It is best to apply daily before going to bed. For best results, we recommend using Laduti daily for at least 6 months.
Is there a shampoo that I can use to additionally support my hair growth?
Yes, we recommend our Laduti Shampoo for hair loss - ideally in combination with our Laduti Hair Serum.
Do you have more hair loss in winter?
This is actually often noticed as a factor. The culprit is the cold. In cold air, the vessels contract more tightly, so the scalp gets less blood flow. Thus, fewer nutrients reach the hair roots. The result: hair falls out.
Is it true that frequent tip cutting stimulates hair growth?
Unfortunately, this is just a myth! We still recommend cutting the ends regularly, as this keeps the hair healthy and voluminous.