Hair Styles

How Fast Does Hair Grow?

Ever since I began the Vick’s Vapor Rub series of videos, I have began to notice many comments on how fast hair grows! To my surprise many of my viewers seem to think that hair grows a whopping inch per month. For me, that number seems really far fetched!

If that were so, wouldn’t we all have shoulder length hair or longer!? Especially those that wear protective styles!

Grant it, my hair grows fast, but I wouldn’t say that I typically gain a full inch of “normal” growth.

So I took to the internet as any other inquisitive person would do! Here’s what I learned,

The American Academy of Dermatology says that hair grows about 1/2 inch per month on average. That’s a grand total of about 6 inches per year for the hair on your head.

How fast your hair grows will depend on your:

  • age
  • specific hair type
  • overall health
  • other health conditions

Science has discovered a little bit about how hair growth is controlled at the cellular level in the body, but not enough to know how we can directly speed up hair growth.

Read more here: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/grow-hair-faster#hair-growth-tips

 

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