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Does hair grow faster in the summer? Why?

Asked by Mamradpivo (9640points) August 22nd, 2010

I had a haircut earlier this week and the girl who cut my hair told me that hair grows faster in the summer. I’m a bit of a geek, so I started peppering her with questions about why this could be? She had no idea, and just said it was something they taught in beauty school.

Google hasn’t been very helpful for me, so I thought I’d see if anyone here knows why or has a theory. Is this something you’ve heard before?

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AstroChuck's avatar

Here are the responses I got.

Mamradpivo's avatar

@AstroChuck Once again, I’ve been bested by the Fluther search feature. Thanks for the link!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@AstroChuck Thanks for the link. The posts were hysterical.

I don’t know about hair, but my nails grow faster in the summer months because I typically eat a more well-balanced diet with fresh fruit and vegetables than during winter.

marinelife's avatar

“During the warm summer months, the human body has to work faster to perform some common activities and maintain homeostasis. It also has to work faster and harder to help the body cool down. This leads to faster cell division due to more efficient blood circulation throughout the body, which, among other things, causes hair to grow faster. Hair cells at the root divide much more quickly in the summer than during winter months and push the hair down more rapidly. As a result, hair grows faster by about 10 percent.”

EHow

Mamradpivo's avatar

@marinelife Wow, thanks much.

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