How Fast Does Hair Grow? By natural, hair grows slow day by day. So how fast does hair grow exactly? Hair grows out of follicles that we are born with – about 5 million on our body, and with about 100 thousand on the scalp. And here is how hair grows and dies:
●Your hair starts to grow from a root (that is made up of cells of protein) in the bottom of the follicle.
●Blood from the blood vessels in your scalp feeds the root. That way, it produces more cells and makes your hair grow.
●The hair sprouts out through the skin. And during this period, the hair passes an oil gland that adds oil to the hair. The oil gland can keep your hair shiny and soft, but it also makes it greasy. So you will need to wash your hair to keep it clean.
●When the hair is long enough to poke out through the skin, it dies. On average, hair tends to grow between 0.5 and 1.7 centimetres per month.
This is equivalent to around 0.2 to 0.7 inches. This estimate comes from The Trichological Society. However, lots of different factors affect the speed of hair growth. Males, for example, may find that their hair grows faster than that of females. Other things that influence the speed of hair growth include genetics, age, health, and pregnancy. Bone marrow, which is the soft substance present inside the bones, is the only part of the body that grows faster than hair. The lips, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet are the only parts of the body on which hair does not grow. The main purpose of hair is to protect the body and keep it warm. Keep reading for more information on how hair grows and the various factors that affect the speed of its growth.