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Do you ever notice that your hair (underarms & legs) sometimes grows faster/slower than other times? Why is that?


Asked by QandA at 6:24 PM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • Well, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe hair growth is directly related to hormones. Testosterone causes hair loss/slow growth, and Estrogen causes hair to grow faster and be healthy. That's why, when you're pregnant, your hair is thick and lustrous, and I guess why after you give birth, you lose a lot of hair for a short time. And in your monthly cycle, your hormones fluctuate and you get different rates of growth.

    Answer by dflygirl7 at 8:54 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Not sure lol mine always grows fast! I have to shave every day and shaving minimally didn't slow down the growth lol

    Answer by ABusyBee at 6:25 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Its based on diet and how much you move around, hair is dead cells and the more you excercise the faster your cells reproduce creating more dead cells

    Answer by Laura_Cruz at 6:33 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • I bodybuild so I'm on a high protein diet and so I find my hair grows a lot faster now (because of the protein).

    Answer by mellie369 at 6:26 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • hm thats funny, Ive been noticing that the last couple times Ive shaved my legs its been growing back waaaaay slower then they normally do. I have no idea why though.

    Answer by jessran1218 at 6:30 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • So, Laura, you're saying don't excersise? Thanks so much, I love it!
    I don't have to move and I don't have to worry about shaving!

    I've noticed the same thing too, sometimes I can go three or four days without shaving and sometimes after two days, it looks like I've gone a week!

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 6:35 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • this is an awesome question... have no idea why that happens but just noticed the other day i had to shave AGAIN

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 7:06 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • I don't know but I wish the hair on my head grew that fast.

    Answer by mamaofficer at 8:16 PM on Jul. 18, 2010