The hair is one of the fastest growing tissues in the body, second only to the bone marrow. Growing at approximately 1.27cm a month, our hair could grow up to 15cm in a year! But what makes it grow? Let’s find out now!
Hair grows faster where the temperature is warmer. So if you stay in a warm climate such as sunny Singapore, you would be blessed with a faster growth speed than someone who stays in the United Kingdom where it’s cold most of the time. Forget about reaching out for the hair dryer because that’s obviously a different kind of heat, and don’t work in the same way.
While you may already know that vitamins and minerals are necessary for your health and overall well-being, there are particular nutrients that are beneficial to hair growth too! Vitamin C, Iron, Zinc and Omega-3 are all good nutrients which will aid in hair growth. You may choose to consume this in the forms of multi-vitamins and pills, or alternatively, get in a balanced diet with lots of leafy greens, fruits, and lean protein source!
Brushing your scalp/hair
Brushing your scalp/hair can help to stimulate blood circulation, which can help to encourage hair growth. Brush your scalp/hair for 1-2 minutes, without using too much pressure to prevent breakage of hair. If you don’t have a hair brush, you can use your fingertips to massage your scalp too. Just don’t use your fingernails as they might do you more harm than good!
Brushing your scalp/hair is different from scratching your head! The latter may cause trauma to the scalp and hair follicles, which in turn can significantly impact hair growth! One way to prevent this would be to keep your scalp clean to minimise itching of the scalp, and hence – less scratching. Furthermore, washing your hair regularly helps to keep it strong and healthy, and lead to hair growth at a steady rate. If you have a bad habit of scratching your head, get your partner/BFF/colleague to let you know whenever you do it. You’ll be surprised at the number of times they call you out.
So remember, less scratching, more brushing. Be gentle with your scalp, and treat it with care!
Using the right hair care products
There are a plethora of ingredients which goes into your shampoo, and not every ingredient is necessary and/or good for you.
- Sodium Laureth Sulphate is a type of detergent, which is found in certain shampoos, and are so harsh, it will strip your hair of its natural oils, causing damage to your hair, making it brittle and frizzy.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is what causes your shampoo to foam up, and create the lather with which you wash your hair. This however is not necessary to getting a clean wash. In fact, it can cause toxic effects on your body, and strip your hair of its moisture.
- Parabens, well known to be harmful, are used as a preservative to prevent bacterial growth. However, there have been studies which linked parabens to an increase in breast cancer occurrences.
Verdure Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Verdure Hair Growth Essence are specially formulated with botanical extracts and science technology and is paraben and sulphate free to ensure the best for your scalp and hair. With specially picked ingredients, the shampoo can help to prevent hair fall in both males and females, while the hair growth essence can stimulate hair growth for a healthier, and fuller crown.
Key active ingredients found in Verdure Hair Fall Control Shampoo
Ginger Root Extract
Helps scalp feels soothed and rebalances scalp condition to activate hair follicles for hair growth
Purifies hair and balances scalp oil secretion to soothe scalp skin and nourish dry and frizzy hair
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Protects hair from UV Damage and colour fading, and keeps hair looking shiny
Key active ingredients found in Verdure Hair Growth Essence
Panax Root Extract
Contains anti-inflammatory properties which helps to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss
Bergamot Fruit Oil
Balances oil production and relaxes scalp skin to promote hair growth
Improves scalp circulation to nourish scalp and hair follicles whilst preventing hair loss
For a limited time only, receive a complimentary Ionic Hair Brush Scalp Massager worth $38 when you purchase the Verdure Hair Care Set, which consists of the Hair Fall Control Shampoo (300ml) and Hair Growth Essence (80ml). While stocks last!