The Truth About Cutting Your Hair to Help it Grow

The Truth About Cutting Your Hair to Help it Grow

If there’s one great hair myth out there, it’s that cutting your hair will help it grow longer. It’s common for your parents to tell you when you’re a child and you complain about having a haircut, but it’s surprising how many adults have still been led to think that cutting off a couple of inches will help your hair grow longer.

Does Cutting Your Hair Make It Grow Faster?

By cutting off your hair, it can’t make it longer. Hair grows from the root, so cutting hair from the ends of your head won’t make a difference in how fast your hair can grow. It can, however, massively improve the look of your hair, especially if you have split ends.

If you do want to grow your hair, read on for our best tips and tricks for creating faster hair growth.

How Can I Grow My Hair Out Faster?

The first thing to understand about growing your hair faster is that hair grows from the root. If you want your hair to grow faster, you will need to ensure that your scalp is healthy and that your roots are getting the nutrients and stimulants they need to encourage hair growth. There are a few ways that you can do this:

  • Massage The Root – massaging your root can be a great and inexpensive way to encourage hair growth. You can take your fingers and gently massage the area to stimulate the hair follicles. Our FLEXILITE bristles are also wonderful for head massages if you don’t want to use your fingers!
  • Use Nourishing Hair Products – natural shampoos, conditioners and hair oils can help to keep your hair and scalp healthy and encourage hair growth. The healthier your scalp is, the more likely your hair will grow. We’d recommend using sulphate and paraben free shampoos and conditioners as they help your scalp retain moisture whilst nourishing your hair.
  • Eat Vitamin-Rich Foods – when it comes to most things beauty-related, change starts on the inside. We all know that eating vitamin-rich fruit and veggies can help our skin glow, but it can also encourage healthy hair growth and thickness.

It’s also important to look after the lengths of your hair while you’re growing it out. Caring for your ends will prevent split-ends and reduce the need for a haircut. Here are some tips of things you can do to keep your ends happy while you’re growing out your locks: 

  • Use A Proper Hairbrush – if you’re trying to get through knots in your hair with a regular brush, the likelihood of tearing the hair is high. To avoid split-ends, use a dedicated de-tangling brush like our Knot Dr Pro. Get beautiful, sleek hair without damage.
  • Avoid Heat Styling Tools – avoiding hair breakage is critical for growing your hair out faster and if you really want to grow your hair, you may have to consider giving up your heat tools. Heat can damage your hair, so consider switching to a heat-free curl method or embracing your natural hair type as you grow your locks.
  • Protect Your Hair From The Elements - just as heat styling tools can damage your hair if you’re not careful the environment can cause hair breakage which will impact how fast your hair grows out. Cold weather with less moisture in the air can lead to the scalp becoming dry and hair becoming more brittle and the appearance of more split-ends. 

Grow Your Hair With The Knot Dr

Our brushes have many wonderful features that encourage hair growth via massaging bristles and anti-tangling technology. Shop the full Knot Dr range and find a brush that fits your lifestyle today!

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