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Why women of other have longer/healthier hair than you?

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

The human hair growth cycle consists of three phases: anagen (active growth), catagen (transition), and telogen (resting). On average, it lasts about 2 to 7 years. The rate of growth is approximately 1 to 1.5 centimeters per month.

Trimming less than 1 inch every 10 weeks would mean around 6 trims in a year. Considering the average hair growth rate of 1 to 1.5 centimeters per month, with regular trims, you could still achieve a net growth of approximately 6 to 9 centimeters (approximately 2.4 to 3.5 inches) in a year. Consistent trims can help maintain healthy hair despite the regular cuts.

Assuming a consistent pattern of trimming less than 1 inch every 10 weeks over 5 years, with the average hair growth rate of 1 to 1.5 centimeters per month, your hair could potentially grow approximately 30 to 45 centimeters (around 11.8 to 17.7 inches) during this period. This is a rough estimate, and individual hair growth can vary.

Predicting the length of hair over a 12-year period with regular trims of less than 1 inch every 10 weeks can be challenging due to various factors, including potential changes in hair growth rates and individual differences. However, using the previously mentioned growth rate of 1 to 1.5 centimeters per month, your hair might grow approximately 72 to 108 centimeters (approximately 28.3 to 42.5 inches) during this extended timeframe. Keep in mind that this is a general estimate, and individual results may vary.


Here are nine habits that can impact hair length retention:

  1. Regular Trims: While it may seem counterintuitive, getting regular, small trims helps prevent split ends and breakage, promoting overall hair health.

  2. Gentle Handling: Avoid excessive pulling, tugging, or tight hairstyles that can cause stress on the hair shaft, leading to breakage.

  3. Moisture Maintenance: Keep your hair moisturized to prevent dryness and breakage. Deep conditioning treatments and protective styles can help retain moisture.

  4. Low Manipulation Styles: Opt for styles that require minimal manipulation, reducing the risk of breakage. Protective styles like braids or twists can be beneficial.

  5. Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, especially those like biotin and vitamins A, C, and E, supports overall hair health.

  6. Proper Detangling: Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle your hair gently, starting from the tips and working your way up to prevent breakage.

  7. Heat Styling Moderation: Limit the use of heat styling tools to prevent heat damage. When using them, use a heat protectant to minimize the risk.

  8. Silk/Satin Pillowcases or Hair Wraps: These materials reduce friction, helping to prevent breakage and split ends compared to cotton pillowcases.

  9. Scalp Health: A healthy scalp contributes to healthy hair growth. Keep your scalp clean and massage it regularly to stimulate blood flow.

Remember, everyone's hair is unique, so it's essential to find a routine that works best for you.





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