At Raveen Hair Replacement, we get a lot of questions about hair growth. It makes sense—we’re the leader in non surgical hair replacement in Greensboro, NC, and when it comes to hair growth, we know our stuff! One very common query is how long it takes for hair to grow back. If you’re curious, too, read on to learn more!
Slow and steady
Here’s the quick answer: On average, hair grows about half an inch per month. But this doesn’t necessarily mean all of the hair will look the same length after a certain amount of time. For example, if you shave certain parts of your head and the rest of your head hair is longer, you may have to wait months or even longer before that area you shaved really blends in with the remainder of your hair.
The “why” of the matter
For the most part, you’ll find that your scalp hair grows at a continuous rate. This phase of hair growth is known as “anagen.” In general, your hair doesn’t grow a little and then stop for a few days during the course of a couple weeks before starting up again. In fact, this growth of head hair at a continuous rate can continue for up to six years! Our bodies are pretty consistent in most things, and that includes hair growth on the head.
Speaking of consistency, you’ll probably notice the second stage of hair growth (or more accurately, non-growth) that follows, also on a pretty regular schedule. This stage is known as the “telogen” phase, and it lasts for just around 100 days. During this time, your hair stops growing, and will even shed out. Fun fact: You shed anywhere from 25 to 100 head hairs every day!
Why do I look strange with shaved hair?
When you shave your hair close to the scalp, it creates blunt ends, which do look good for a few weeks, but can quickly become a little wild-looking and frizzy after some time.
When hair grows out again after shaving, it tends to look a little odd for a while, as all hair grows at the same length. This means the neck hairs grow at the same rate as your longer top hair, which can make you look unbalanced.
What can I do?
If you decide to shave your hair, be sure to maintain it regularly. If you’ve shaved the whole head, consult your hair stylist for tips on what number on your trimmer is best for certain areas of hair. With a little practice, you can learn how close to shave on each section of your head in order to grow out the top for styling and keep the sides a good length.
If you don’t have the hair you used to have for styling, don’t fret—give us a call and take advantage of non surgical hair replacement in Greensboro, NC. With our help, your hair will be back to its old self again in no time!