5 Ways To Spot Signs Of New Hair Growth

Written by Ramona Sinha

Human hair grows in stages, and the strands have a fixed lifespan. Once the older hair falls out, a new strand grows from that follicle. While it is normal to lose 50-100 strands every day, certain underlying health and scalp conditions may cause excessive hair loss. However, once the conditions are treated, the hair growth resumes (unless your hair loss is genetic). How do you know that your hair is growing? This article discusses the signs to check for new hair growth on the scalp. Read on to learn more.

The 5 Signs Of New Hair Growth

Part your hair, down the middle and away from your face, and check your scalp under proper lighting. Take time to inspect the roots, scalp, edges, and hairline, especially the area close to the forehead. If you have not colored your hair, you will easily notice the signs of hair regrowth. Look out for:

1. Dark Spots Or Shadow

If you have dark hair, look closely for dark spots or specks. These are often referred to as a “shadow.” These dark spots indicate that your hair follicles are in the active phase of hair regrowth. The spots look dark because of the color pigment (melanin) in the hair shafts about to grow.

2. Fine and Short Hair Growth

If you notice fine and baby hair strands on your scalp, it is a sign of hair regrowth. If your scalp is healthy, these short hairs can grow noticeably faster than usual. However, these baby hair strands are delicate. Hence, pay attention and be gentle on your hair and scalp. Avoid scratching, massaging, and brushing aggressively.

3. Fuzz

When hair starts to regrow, it appears like fine “peach fuzz.” It is usually translucent and thinner than the rest of the hair on your scalp. If you recently underwent surgery or had a head injury and are worried about hair growth on the bald spot, the appearance of peach fuzz is a positive sign. It means the hair follicles on that lesion are active.

4. Strong Hair

Strong hair is a sign of healthy hair growth and indicates further new hair growth. The growing hair strands become active in a few months. They gain volume and grow longer and are not breakage-prone. This is a clear sign that your scalp is healthy to initiate hair regrowth.

5. Soft And Manageable Hair

If your hair has become easier to manage, it is a sign of new and healthy hair growth. A healthy scalp supports healthy hair growth, and healthy hair is always soft and manageable. This is more noticeable in people who have undergone hair loss due to a health condition. Once you start recovering, you consume a healthy diet and take vitamin supplements. This improves your overall health and hair health.

Closing Thoughts

Healthy hair grows about half an inch per month – and that means you can expect six inches of hair growth in a year. The signs mentioned in the article will help you spot new hair growth on your scalp. When you notice hair growth, it is crucial to follow a healthy hair care routine and stay nourished. Consume a healthy and well-balanced diet and follow a healthy lifestyle to promote healthy hair growth.

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Ramona is a journalist-turned-content writer. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and has been writing for the digital world for over five years. She specializes in writing for Skin Care. She has done a certificate course titled ‘Dermatology: Trip To The Skin’, offered by Novosibirsk State University. She believes that beauty begins with a good skin care regimen and is on a mission to eliminate all toxins from her routine. She helps and guides readers in selecting products and ingredients specific to their skin type/issue. When Ramona is not working, her books and passion for music, good food, and traveling keep her busy.