How Many Inches Does Your Hair Grow Each Month?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 12:59:44 AM ET
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The length that hair grows varies widely, but an average hair growth of 1/2 inch per month is considered normal growth. Regular haircuts help to keep hair growing at a steady pace.

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While a haircut does not make hair grow longer, it helps to eliminate broken or split ends, which allows the hair to grow. Depending on how quickly or slowly hair grows, a haircut is recommended once every six to 12 weeks. To maximize hair growth potential, one should make an appointment with a hair stylist once every two months in order to remove dry, damaged ends and allow healthy hair to grow.