BEAUTY
How Fast Does It Take Hair To Grow An Inch?
By DANIELLE RAMOS-SULLIVAN
Most people have impulsively cut their hair and hoped for it to grow back overnight, but unfortunately, this is never the case. Waiting for your hair to grow can seem painstakingly slow, but the first thing to do while growing out your hair is to have reasonable expectations.
The rate at which hair grows is individualized, but typically, those of Asian heritage tend to grow six inches of hair each year, people of African descent average about four inches, while white people grow about five inches a year. On average, hair grows about a half inch a month at best.
If your hair won’t grow, it can be a sign of vitamin deficiency and you may be lacking iron, Vitamin D, zinc, selenium, or protein. Stress, a poor diet, too much sun, product build-up, or minerals in hard water can slow down hair growth.