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How To Get Long Luscious Locks When Your Hair Doesn’t Seem To Be Growing

How To Get Long Luscious Locks When Your Hair Doesn’t Seem To Be Growing
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor3 years ago
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We all want beautifully healthy hair. But unfortunately, there are many internal and external factors us Glossies battle every day that may prevent us from achieving our hair goals. Stress, hormones, over styling and even bad nutrition can all have an impact on our hair growth, however there are relatively easy, yet effective ways to undo damage and get long, luscious locks. 

The Science Of Hair Growth 

Before you can address why your hair isn’t getting any longer, you need to know the science behind how hair actually grows. There are three stages to the hair growth process: 

  1. Growth (Anagen) Phase - If you’re after hair growth, this is the most important phaseThe longer hair stays in the Anagen phase, the longer it will grow. Incredibly, about 80-90% of hair is in the growth phase at one time! 
  2. Transitional (Catagen) Phase - The transitional phase lasts around two weeks, signaling the end of active growth. In this stage, hair detaches itself from its blood supply and a ‘club hair’ is formed. 
  3. Shedding (Telogen) Phase - In this phase, resting ‘club hairs’ are released and the hair follicle rests for around three months. New hair then pushes club hairs up and out of their follicle. Feel like you’re shredding a lot of hair when brushing and washing? There’s no need to be too worried; shedding up to 100 hairs a day is completely naturalOnce the follicle has rested, the Anagen phase then begins again. 

Encourage Longer Healthier Hair With Hairburst 

Hair experts at Hairburst understand how the different factors that affect hair growth disrupt the follicles of your hair, shifting it from the growth phase to the regression stage. They know us Glossies want our hair to stay in the growth phase for as long as possibleso have designed a range of hair vitamins with this goal in mind!

Essential Ingredients For Gorgeous Hair 

Perfect for thin, brittle, shedding or overly processed hair, Hairburst’s daily hair vitamins are jam-packed with ingredients that promote longer and healthier hair. 

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 

Sulphur rich and with anti-inflammatory properties, there is plenty of research that suggests MSM is effective for hair retention and growth. 


Found in all Hairburst vitamins, copper is known to help reduce and slow down the greying of hair, maintaining healthy hair pigmentation. 


Zinc plays an important role in cell growth and repair and is also found in all Hairburst vitamin products. Zinc also keeps the oil glands around hair follicles working correctly. A deficiency in this mineral can lead to thinning hair – and no one wants that! 


Biotin is an essential vitamin required by both the hair and body. This B vitamin helps to maintain healthy hair, meaning a deficiency can could result in brittle, thinning locks. 


Collagen is linked to improving hair health and growth. How? Well collagen is rich in the amino acids your body needs to build keratin, and keratin is the protein that makes up hair! 

How To Get Long Luscious Locks 

Hairburst vitamins work from the inside out to feed your body the correct vitamins and minerals you need for optimal hair growth. Everyone’s hair is different which is why Hairburst experts recommend taking vitamins for a minimum of three months before assessing your results. 

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!