The Science Behind What Makes Your Hair Grow!

How Fast Does Hair Grow? At Fox Hair Design Hair Salons in Barwell & Hinckley

Have you ever asked yourself ‘how fast does my hair grow?’ or ‘how many hairs have I got on my head?’ At Fox hair Design hair salons in Barwell & Hinckley our expert stylists bring you all the scientific facts on how your hair grows.

You have on average an incredible 100,000 hair follicles on your head that grow around ½ an inch per month or 0.35mm a day! The pace at which they grow differs depending on a variety of factors such as diet, nutrition, genetics and hormones. Pregnant women often say that their hair feels thicker and stronger during pregnancy with a healthy shine, this is largely due to the extra hormones racing around the body.

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Pay close attention – here comes the science bit…
If you have ever wondered why it doesn’t hurt when you have your hair cut the simple reason is that when your hair pokes through your skin it is in fact already dead!

The hair that grows up from the follicle root is made up from cell proteins, which are fed by the blood vessels dotted around the scalp. Hair starts to grow in length as more cells are generated and push through the skin. A hard protein named keratin makes up the hair shaft itself and when it is long enough it will show through the skin.

When it eventually pops through to show on the scalp, the hair is already dead, which is why you can’t feel anything when you get your hair cut!

Why  won’t my hair grow any longer?

Even with regular haircuts, frequent conditioning hair treatments and using the correct styling products, hair will often get to a length and then will simply not grow past it.

This is largely thanks to the size and shape of our hair follicles. Round follicles attach to the the hair better so have a better chance of growing long while flat hair follicles are often associated with shorter hair lengths as they struggle to attach to the hair.

How to grow your hair faster and longer – tops tips from Fox Hair How fast does my hair grow? At Fox hair design salons in Barwell & HinckleyDesign hair salons in Barwell & Hinckley

Although hair will often get to a length to which it will not grow beyond this does not mean we can not encourage it to grow quicker and healthier. The expert hairstylists in Barwell & Hinckley’s Fox hair design hairdressing salons give you their top hair tips which will help to grow your hair longer.

• Eat a rich diet including protein, zinc and iron
• Take supplements to help nourish your follicles and encourage hair growth
• Use a gentle shampoo that gently exfoliates the scalp
• Regular haircuts – although this will not make your hair grow faster it will prevent breakage therefore increasing length.


What causes damage to my hair?

At our hairdressing salons in Barwell and Hinckley our team of skilled hairdressers suggest avoiding the continued use of shampoos and conditioners that contain silicones as they can degrade the hair and cause hair breakage. Heated appliances can weaken and eventually break the hair shafts whilst chlorine can soften the hair and result in it feeling dry. 

At our Barwell & Hinckley hairdressing salons our expert team suggest regular trims and using professional hair care products that will help to strengthen and maintain a healthy, glossy head of hair. At Fox hair design hair salons in Barwell & Hinckley our experienced hair stylists will deliver you luxury deep conditioning hair treatments that will leave your hair looking super glossy and help repair split ends

Visit the hair experts at Fox Hair Design hair salons in Hinckley & Barwell

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our professional hairstylists in Barwell & Hinckley or would like further advice regarding the hair services that we offer, call our friendly team on 01455245245 for our Barwell hair salon or 01455245245 for our Hinckley hair salon.

We offer fantastic discounted hairdressing services in the Barwell and Hinckley areas – find out more about the offers and promotions  at Fox hair design hair salons in Barwell and Hinckley.


Fresh new looks for spring

Spring Hair Trends for 2017 at Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley

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With the arrival of spring comes the perfect excuse for a hairstyle overhaul! Why not start the new season in style with a fresh new hair cut or top trending hair colour?

At Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley we understand the importance of a quality hairstyle and that’s why our skilled hair colourists & hair stylists are on hand to create the perfect spring time look for you. 

The latest hair colour contouring hair trend for 2017

Our skilled hair colourists at our Barwell & Hinckley hair salons will cleverly contour and shape your face using hair colour contouring – the latest hair colouring technique.

We will create optical illusions by using light and dark hair colours to draw attention to areas of the head and face or divert them away! This dynamic hair colouring trend for spring can dramatically enhance your natural features by making longer faces appear shorter and wider faces appear more narrow.

Classic hair colours like rich brunnettes and warm golden blondes can be used to give stunning hair colouring results or if you prefer brighter, vibrant hair colours in your hair, then this technique works great with them too.

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Top trending rainbow hair

This modern and trendy hair colouring technique is super playful and fun! Have all the colours of the rainbow added to your hair or choose your favourite and display it as a flash of colour to add interest to your existing hairstyle.

Don’t fancy multiple hair colours in your hair? Try ‘hidden rainbow hair‘ instead and have your rainbow discreetly hidden within the layers of your hair. That way you choose when you show of your colourful surprise!

If you would prefer subtle rainbow hair colour, then our hair colour technicians at our Barwell & Hinckley hair salons recommend opting for softer pastel rainbow colours instead. Think soft ice cream tones for hair colour inspiration!

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The grunge hair styling look at Fox Hair Design

Add dimension to your existing hairstyle and embrace the 90’s inspired grunge look by having an under cut or choppy disconnected layers added to your hair cut.

For playful grunge hairstyles wear your hair tied loosley in a ponytail or for an effortlessly relaxed look opt for tousled buns or plaited pigtails that look deliberately messy.

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The textured hair trend for spring 2017

Are you looking for the best textured hairstyle in Barwell and Hinckley? Our highly trained team at Fox Hair Design advise that for an ultra textured versatile hairstyle, you need to have the ends of your hair thinned. This will achieve a dishevelled look that is bang on trend.

To create movement in your hairstyle ask for layers to be added to your hair using a razor and achieve one of the hottest hairstyles around! Create a fresh new look by adding soft waves or for a more sophisticated textured hairstyle use a big round brush whilst blow drying and curl your ends.

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Visit the hairstyling experts at Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley

To book your spring hair cut or hair colouring service please call 01455245245 for our Barwell hair salon or 01455245245 for our Hinckley hair salon.

If you are still stuck for hairstyling inspiration then check out our hairstyle picker and filter through a range of hairs colour choices, longer hair length looks as well as styling ideas for shorter hair.

Take a look at our offers page which we update regularly to include fantastic discounts on a range of hair cutting and hair colouring services at our Barwell & Hinckley hair salons. New to Fox Hair Design? Enjoy a 1/3 OFF your first salon visit! To view our full range of offers and discounts on hair services in the Barwell & Hinckley area click here.