Men and women make a habit of getting their haircut on a regular basis. One of the myths that are floating around the salon is that hair tends to grow longer and slightly thicker in the summer, warmer month than that compared to the colder winter months. Only now with modern science can we test the validity of this myth and as a matter of fact, those who us who get haircuts, Weeki Wachee residents would be surprised to know there has been some truth behind the matter.
It turns out that human hair does indeed grow faster during the summer, but only about one tenth faster when compared to hair growth in the winter months. According to a study performed by the National Institute of Health, seasonal changes bring about alterations in human hair growth. This study found out that even with regular hair cuts, Weeki Wachee residents see about a 10% increase of length on average, but everyone has different hair.
One of the reasons for this is because the new hair on your scalp are in the manage phases of hair growth, and it usually peaks around the end of march. This period where you can see most of the hair growth is usually stopped by the time September comes around.
Another speculated idea for increased hair length in the summer is because of increased circulation. Blood flow is much more efficient during the warm weather months, increasing the amount of blood to your scalp. This increased blood flow may be an extra boost of nutrients to give your hair follicles more chance for growth.
When going to their appointments for haircuts, Weeki Wachee residents will find their hair to be both longer and thicker in the warmer months. It may be advantageous for a consumer with this information to get an extra hair cut during the warmer months.
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