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How Long Can Your Hair Grow?

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Shalin Choksi answered
Not everybody in this world can grow long and strong hair. The strength and the quality of hair are hereditary and also depend upon how you treat it from the beginning. Many people often lose their hair at an early age and their dream of growing long hair is shattered. Here are some basic ways of growing long hair the healthy way.

First thing to do is to avoid all kinds of harmful chemicals on your hair such as hair gels, hair mousse and other sorts of these kinds of substances. These substances damage the quality of the hair to a great extent which makes your hair fall and eventually turn bald.

You should apply hair oil regularly which will give proteins and vitamins to your hair. It will also make your hair beautiful and soft. It is also important to trim your hair every two months so that your hair grows long much faster. It is also very important to see the kind of shampoo you are using. It has to be completely natural and chemical free.
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The most noticeable part of human hair (on most human's that is) is the hair on your head. Head hair grows longer than on humans than most other mammals and is denser than most of the hair found elsewhere on the body. The average human head has about 100,000 hair follicles. Where hair is missing from the head, it's called alopecia, otherwise known as baldness. Scientists speculate that long head hair may be a by product of secondary natural selection once other somatic hair had been lost. Another possibility is that long head hair is a result of Fisherian runaway sexual selection, where long lustrous hair is a visible marker for a healthy individual (with good nutrition, waist length hair�approximately 1 meter or 39 inches long�would take around 80 months, or just under 7 years, to grow). This would explain why long head hair (in both sexes) is viewed as attractive even now.

Studies have also shown that the length of how long your hair will grow much depends on your genes. Many people, how ever hard they try, just can't grow their hair any longer than a certain length and it is thought that this is because the genes they are carrying will only allow the head hair to grow to a certain length. So no matter how much you desire long beautiful lock, your genes might not let you!

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Sorry, but I disagree strongly. I know a family who has a L-O-N-G history of short hair. However, my friend's hair is long & thick and so is her cousin's who has the same family background. Several years ago, when they were trying to grow their hair long, they were told by several medical doctors that they just did not have the genes for it. Those doctors were proven wrong. 1 friend's hair is now just below her bra strap and the other one's hair is nearly waist length, in spite of the other family members. These two females had begun a health regime that included taking their supplements daily, drinking plenty of water and massaging their scalps often. Now a lot of the other family members are trying the same thing and seeing positive result!

Do not be convinced that your hair growth is based only on your genes. This is not true!! If all of your family were tyrants, does that mean that you are destined to be one? May be a close chance, but there is no guarantee.

Happy growing!!
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El Nino answered
Your hair grows constantly.  The average rate of growth is about 1/2 inch per month.

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