Science

Cutting hair will make it grow faster and / or thicker.

Cutting hair will make it grow faster and / or thicker.

Fact or Fiction?

There are a number of hair growth myths. One hair growth myth is that cutting hair will it help grow faster or thicker. This hair growth myth may have something to do with the fact that hair, when it is cut and has a good shape, tends to look healthier than hair that has no shape and/or a lot of split ends. You can plump up your hair by using volume-enhancing styling products, and a good cut can also help you “fake” volume—layered hair works well to achieve this. But cutting hair will not make it grow faster or thicker, as hair has a normal, biologically determined growth rate and overall texture, making this a hair growth myth.

Verdict: Fiction