Frequently trimming your hair will make it grow faster?


trimming your hair ends frequently won’t make your hair grow faster. It will only help you getting rid of split ends or damaged hair. So that your hair will start to look thicker and healthy again after it slowly started to get thinner because of damage.

To understand why cutting your hair frequently won’t make your hair grow faster, you will have to know how the hair growth cycle works. The cycle knows 3 phases that hair constantly repeat itself.

1) In the growth phase also known as Anagen phase, hair can approximately grow for several years. In that period of time your hair can grow up to over a meter. But only if your hair has been healthy and no trims were needed. Usually the average person’s hair grows every month with 1.2 centimeters.

“About 85 to 90 percent of our hair is in the growth phase at any given time”

Hair can keep on growing as long as the blood vessel keep feeding the hair roots in the hair follicle. At the end of the growth phase the hair root starts to separate from the papilla and a transition phase is beginning.
( – hair growth cycle example)

2) Catagen phase is also known as the transitional phase, it can take two to four weeks until the hair root is completely separated from the papilla. At the end of this phase the hair strand will also be completely cut off from the nourishing blood vessels. Therefore making the hair strand starting to become weaker.

“Only 1 to 3 percent of all your hair is in transition”

3) The telogen phase is known as the resting phase. The growth of your hair has been completely stopped and therefore your hair will slowly start to detached itself from the hair follicle. This process can take roughly 3-4 months. In the meantime there is already a new hair starting to grow that will eventually push out the old hair out. The average human loses around 50-100 hair per day.

“10 percent of all hair are in the telogen phase”

Was there a time that you believed this was true?

-Sources that we used –

Ncbi –
Gezondheidsnet –
Verywellhealth –
Wiki –