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is shaving of head hairs better for hair growth?

I have a daughter of 2.6 yrs old. wants to know that the complete head shave will get her the better hair.

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Chandraprakassh

Asked by Chandraprakassh at 1:07 AM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • The hair that's there is the hair that grows back. How would shaving your head change your hair type?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • This would all depend on your childs or childrens hair. Often times straight hair doesnt change much when it comes to cow-licks and such. On the other hand curly hair grows back at times thicker or thinner depending. My husband himself started shaving his head in elementary school, and at times when it grows back its sometimes coarse and at times softer than before. One thing is for sure that when you shave hair in an area of the body where there is little or almost no hair growth for a child or some young adults as well, it will grow back either thicker and or faster.
    momO03

    Answer by momO03 at 1:26 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Hair grows from the root- not the ends of the hair....so shaving the head does not help.
    BrendaMomOf3

    Answer by BrendaMomOf3 at 1:27 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • she will get hair when it is her time. Shaving her head does not increase the number of hair follicles nor does it make her hair thicker. it feels thinker because of the angle of the cut  but as the hair grows it  will be fine again.


    My oldest didn't have thick hair until she was almost four but she has plenty now that she is thirty. If it bothers you,  buy some of those darling headbands that have bows and are elastic

    mamak57

    Answer by mamak57 at 1:36 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • you can brush her hair to help stimulate the folicles and that will help make hair grow. But the part of the hair you see is actually dead the live part is under the scalp.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:35 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • no. it absolutely will not. It might seem to be a different texture as its growing in, but that's because of the blunt ends. As someone else said, hair grows from the roots, not the ends. Shaving her head will just make her look silly. Her hair will grow eventually. Be patient.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • I think this pertains to middle eastern beliefs. I know parents of children from teh midddle east and egypts and such typically shave tehir child's head as a toddler or infant and the hair will grow back silky and straight instead of course and curly. it's the luck of the draw. you can try it and see fi she will grow the silky straight hair and she might be genetically programmed to have the course curly hair.
    Disneymom1218

    Answer by Disneymom1218 at 11:26 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • No. How would altering the outside of the hair change the follicles or the chemicals that dictate how the hair grows?
    The answer is in the diet. More protein.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • That poor little girl! Don't shave her head!
    RyleeMendez

    Answer by RyleeMendez at 12:28 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • when my son was born he was pretty much bald we did shave his hair for the first year and let me tell you this little boy has a head full of hair.
    Marci555

    Answer by Marci555 at 4:10 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

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