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Is hair growing faster when it is cut often?

Info by Lipstick | 08/03/2013 at 15:15

An often believed and persistent myth surrounding the growth of hair is the fact that hair will grow faster if it is cut frequently. Although it would be a nice thing, unfortunately, this rumor is not true: regardless of the time and frequency of cutting, hair grows about 0.3 millimeter a day, although this can vary from person to person.

Nevertheless, freshly cut hair looks more voluminous than hair that has not seen scissors since a long time. With the cutting, the edge of freshly cut hair appears thicker and more bristly, while older hair, especially at the arms and the legs gets used over the time and therefore appears to be less conspicuous. Additionally, cut hair usually has the same length while older hair is a mix of longer and shorter hair. This also pretends to add volume and density to the hair. Perhaps these are also the reasons why it ever came to this rumor.

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