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is there any scientific proof that getting your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks makes it grow faster?
i REALLY can't see that working somehow.

if it is confirmed as a myth, how did it start? what is the basis for such a claim?
Supplement from 11/20/2008 04:26pm:
if there's no proof FOR, is there any proof AGAINST?

Supplement from 11/26/2008 11:57pm:
ty everyone for answering, just one thing before the q closes - has anyone got any scientific evidence to support their answers?


asked in hair, science, physics

xoloriib answers:

Some people use the phase of the moon : the theory is that if you have your hair cut around about the first quarter it will grow better. It works for some people. Similar to grass cutting and choosing the right time to plant which definitely does work.

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tracieboo answers:

It doesn't, it just stops the hair from splitting and breaking off (which makes it shorter) so in that respect it would be longer!

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Timdawg answers:

Cutting hair will not change the rate at which it grows - this is determined in our genetic make-up and is around half a milimeter per day. However, there have been studies that show that hair grows faster in summer than it does in winter, as the warmer temperature causes your metabolism to speed up slightly.

I think the myth surrounding this is that shorter hairstyles seem to 'grow out' faster because they're designed within certain hair-length parameters and the changes in noticable far earlier.

I used to get my hair cut every two or three months when it was long. Now that I have a grade-2 I find that it has to be done at *least* once a month to maintain the style (such as it is) ;-D

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Theminxy1 answers:

It makes no difference at all, but it does stop it getting straggl, and makes it look a lot nicer.

Supplement from 11/26/2008 10:51pm:

Blast ! 'Straggly'

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