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italianamama
July 26th, 2010, 11:17 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/science/29qna.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=%22long%20hair%22&st=cse

The science of hair's growth cycles. Totally cool and new to me! Discuss :D

HairColoredHair
July 26th, 2010, 11:26 AM
2-6 years, hrm? I suppose if you take into account the fact that many men have a shorter terminal length 2-6 might be a good average (that's one foot to three feet of hair, assuming constant growth.)

triumphator!
July 26th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Well now I'm confused. How do people get down to ankle if this is true...?

italianamama
July 26th, 2010, 11:37 AM
Well now I'm confused. How do people get down to ankle if this is true...?

Every time a hair gets shed, the growth cycle gets started again for that particular hair? Sounds right :D

heidihug
July 26th, 2010, 11:38 AM
Everything there is true - except for the 2-6 years thing. Ha! Tell that to my 9-yr-old hair at the tip of my fairytale ends.