HOW MUCH HAIR CAN YOU GROW IN SIX MONTHS?
The rate of hair growth can vary depending on many different things. Your age can be one of the biggest determining factors on how fast your hair could potentially grow in 6 months.
Factors which can alter the growth rate of hair includes the following:
- Stress levels,
- Nutrient intake
Growth rates are also different depending on gender, hair color, and ethnicity. Hair also tends to be thicker in blondes, with approximately 120,000 to 150,000 hairs, while brunettes may have between 100,000 to 200,000 hairs. The reasons behind this could be evolutionary to protect against UV rays for blonde people who have less melanin.
The average person’s hair growth each month will be approximately half an inch. So in one whole year you could expect your hair to have grown about 6 inches in total. Assuming that you are healthy and don’t cut it of course. Growing long hair takes a lot of patience!
Cutting hair is not a good way to grow your hair fast, unless you have lots of split ends and the hair breaks off easily so you make little or no progress at all. In that case, please do cut an inch or two off when needed. And only when needed! Remember: cutting hair does not stimulate growth. Believe it or not, this myth still persists!
The more hairs THAT STAY IN growth phase, the Longer your hair will grow
The growth cycle of hair occurs in three different stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. If you think about it, this is a good thing because it means that we don’t end up losing all of our hair in one go if they had been synchronised in their growth cycle. Imagine losing all of your hair when the seasonal shed happens!
Most hair on our scalp are in growth phase, they account for about 90% of the hair on the scalp. Many of them are at different stages in their cycle and length, so some will be short, and some hairs will be longer, nearing their terminal length or maximum hair growth potential.
When you age, the cycle of the hair growth changes. The anagen phase becomes shorter, so your hair tends to not grow for as long. And no matter what you do, you might only be able to achieve a certain length. Some women cut their hair shorter later in life for this reason. It just becomes more difficult to grow thick and healthy long hair.
The length of anagen phase varies from person to person. It can be as short as just 2 years, but as long as 10 years or more. Genetics is a strong factor here, and we’re still a few years away yet before we can change this. Many people though are not reaching their genetic potential, and that is something that can be changed by doing the right things.
I’ve spoken to many girls who wanted to grow their hair out long, but complained that no matter what they do, their hair stops at a certain point. So If you’re doing everything right and still not making any progress, then you might have to accept your hair as it is or consider buying hair extensions.
But before doing that, you should make sure that you follow all the basic steps first and avoid doing things that will slow down hair growth.
Hair Growth and Priorities
Growing hair is something that isn’t a top priority for your body. Hair might help attract the opposite sex, and can reflect overall health. In fact, one of the reasons men find long hair attractive in females is because it gives a bit of history into her nutrition and whether or not she is healthy. Hair is basically a record of your recent health.
If there is something else going on, like if you’re sick or not getting enough nutrients, then your body will adapt and allocate those resources to where it’s needed. Simply put: if you feed your body well and you give it everything it needs, then it will also reflect in your skin and your hair.
Your hair has the potential to grow around 6 inches in one year if you’re lucky. Some people can grow it a bit faster than that, but they are the exception rather than the rule.
Some people people that certain supplements helped them increase their hair growth. Have a look at the review of biotin.
Biotin is one supplement that many people swear by. You could do a little experiment and measure the growth of your hair when you’re taking the supplement, and then measure it without taking it. See if there is a difference. If you notice a difference, please share!
And while you’re waiting for your hair to grow long, think of all the things you can do with it when it is long!
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