Growing out your hair often feels like it takes forever, but did you know hair actually grows pretty quickly? On average, your hair will grow 1/3 to 1/2 of an inch per month for a total of about 4-6 inches per year. Of course, there are people whose hair grows faster, some people have recorded growth of up to 1 inch per month, while others grow at a slower rate of only about 1/5 of an inch per month.
Hair growth is partially genetic, but can also be influenced by a number of factors including age, diet, scalp health, medication, and more. Some hair specialists have even said that the time of year can cause your hair to grow slower or faster. There isn’t much science to back this up, but it has been said that hair grows faster during warm, sunny months and slower during darker, colder months.
There are a few ways you can help your red hair grow longer and stronger. Remember not all of these will work for everyone but if you’re on a hair growth journey they are worth a try:
1. Take Supplements
One of the most common ways to promote hair growth is by taking supplements. Hair and nail supplements like biotin can help to speed up hair growth and make hair stronger.
2. Stimulate the Scalp
A natural way to promote hair growth is through scalp stimulation. This can be done with frequent scalp massages, a scalp scrubber, and brushing your hair often.
3. Reduce Heat
While reducing the use of heat tools won’t actually make your hair grow faster, it will help your hair be healthier and will reduce breakage to the existing hair.
4. Get Trims Often
This might seem counterintuitive, but getting trims regularly will keep split ends and damage at bay leaving your hair stronger and healthier as it grows.
5. Use Hair-Growing Products
While no miracle product will grow your hair overnight, these shampoos can help you in your hair growth journey. Read more about our favorite hair-growing shampoo products for redheads.