Our stylists can make a lot happen, even sometimes the seemingly impossible. But, the one true impossible is growth. We can recommend to you the best vitamins and supplements, the best hair care system, and even superstitions. But, ultimately your hair will do what it does (or doesn’t do) on its own.
We’ve truly heard it all. From to special shampoos to scalp injections. And do these things help? Often, yes. But not always, and they can be truly invasive and quite expensive. Everyone is different – things that work for one person might not for the other. Just like a meal or exercise plan, it’s helpful to construct a personal plan of action and stick to it. If that plan doesn’t work – on to the next one! We’ve created a short guideline of tips, tricks and bits of info to help you on your journey to longer and stronger locks.
On average your hair grows about ½ an inch per month or 6 inches per year. But then at a certain length it will either break off or shed. It is important to keep the scalp clean, the strands strong, and your body fueled to naturally produce what’s needed to grow the hair.
The most common culprit preventing healthy hair growth is split ends. Split ends are common and honestly, inevitable. The best way to get ahead of split ends is maintenance. Regular trims from your stylist and making sure you’re handling your hair like the precious cargo will minimize this. Split ends left untreated will eventually continue to split up the hair strand, essentially ruining the strand and preventing it from further growth. Left untreated, the only solution is to… chop it off. We recommend from refraining from tight top buns, towel drying too roughly, and brushing too hard.
Let’s also think about how much heat we are applying daily. Heat weakens the hair strand leading to breakage. Trust – we are not judging. Many of us use heat EVERY single day! But maybe try to alternate days using a heating tool, or towel drying your hair to about 60% before using the blow dryer. Small steps are still steps!
Keeping your scalp healthy is arguably just as important as the strands themselves. Using too much product or lack of essential vitamins in your system can create pore blockage on the scalp preventing new hair growth. THIS is when the correct vitamins and foods can come in handy! I’m sure you’ve heard of Biotin, the vitamin also known as vitamin H. This is a very helpful addition to your hair, skin and nail routine! We suggest eating Biotin rich foods such as almonds, eggs, salmon, avocado, and cauliflower.
Other important vitamins are A, B, and V and are completely essential to a healthy scalp as they contribute to moisture in both the scalp and the hair strands. A lack of these essential vitamins can create brittle hair or clogged pores. You can find these in daily supplements, or in iron and antioxidant rich foods such a spinach or broccoli. A few of us here at adore are loving Sugar Bear supplements that contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B-6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Iodine, Zinc, Choline, Inositol, as the active vitamins and minerals—and they taste like candy.
Besides keeping your existing strands healthy, we also want to focus on promoting new growth and grass-fed gelatin is incredibly helpful in promoting growth. Gelatin is a pure protein and helps the production of collagen, which is needed for the body to make new skin, hair and nails. It is surprisingly easy to find, at most vitamin or supplement stores.
While there are many ancient methods involving scalp massages and holding your head upside – we like to keep it sweet, simple, and refreshing. Try a light, but invigorating scalp massage during your hair wash as this can help unblock pores and get blood flowing. Not to mention… it just feels good. A happy head = happy hair and we’d put our stamp on it.