|October 7, 2001|
So, I did some research and found out that hair grows slightly faster during the summer season. Basically, this increase is due to certain hormones being released during the warmer summer months and overall better circulation of blood during the summer season. Overall your hair will grow about 10% faster during the sunny warmer summer months rather than the cold winter season.
|November 27, 2011|
My research also uncovered that with the extra growth in the summer your hair will also have more shedding in the warmer months. This is due to the natural hair cycles we all go through. Now this can vary from person to person and depending on your own genetic hormonal levels and things like pregnancy.
I think we can all relate to this added growth by looking at the hair on our legs. I don't know about you all, but I need to shave my legs more often in the summer months than in the winter months. Not just because I want to wear a cute skirt or shorts, but because that hair seems to grow faster. This is true with the hair on our heads.
The Pro's and Con's
In the summer your hair may grow faster, but you may shed more hair.
In the winter you may experience much slower growth, but you may shed less hair.
So, the next time you do a length check and noticed that your hair hasn't grown much note the season. It could be simply the winter months and the natural hair cycles our hair goes through. Until next time...