Dr. Kinler Quoted in HUFFPOST| How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster: What Works And What Doesn’t

For most people, hair grows about a half inch each month, the exact rate of which is determined by everything from age, sex, hormones and health.

More specifically, hair length is determined by the amount of time hair spends in the anagen phase of the growth cycle. The longer hair spends in this phase — which is mostly genetically determined — the longer hair grows.

But for those of us who want to expedite the process — say, after a bad haircut, or a sudden longing for waist-length hair — is there anything we can do? The short answer is: not exactly.

Supplements

Hair growth supplements, from influencer-favorite gummies to expensive pills, can make a difference in hair, but which ones actually do depends on each person’s needs and potential deficiencies.

“There are two vitamins, in particular, to look for that have shown they can support hair growth: vitamins D and E. Other helpful supplements include protein-rich collagen and plant-based compounds,” said Rae Lynne Kinler, a hair transplant surgeon at Ziering Medical.

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