First, it’s worth understanding how hair grows. There are four different phases. During the anagen phase the hair grows, next there is the catagen phase, during which the hair growth stabilizes. The length of these phases is determined by your genetics, which is why some people can grow their hair down to their waist while others struggle to get passed their shoulders!
The telogen phase is where the hair sheds and, finally, there is the dormant phase, and this lasts around one to four months. It is this inactivity that allows the follicles to regenerate so new, healthy hair can grow.
The secret to supporting the growth phase and staving off the shedding phase is to take good care of your scalp and strands, inside and out. Keep reading for the 9 tips that will help your hair grow long and strong.