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If you pluck a gray hair, does it really grow back in 3s?


Asked by HuntersMom25 at 8:37 AM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • no they do not grow back in threes
    they grow back by the dozen

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:41 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I pluck what I see. If they grow back in 3's then I will never go bald!

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:53 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • No :) I think it seems that way because once you notice the first one it's easier to see the others!

    Answer by Scuba at 8:41 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • pluck away, baby! more money for your colorist!!! :)

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:45 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • No. The hair is fed by a bulb at the base. - which is needed for the hair to exist. If you pull it, a new one replaces it. In some rare instances, a new hair buld could be imperfect and cause a change which could result in a new growth of two strands etc. It is more than likely that only one strand will grow back if hair is pulled.

    Answer by LeJane at 9:21 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • It's an old wives tale.  The "how" and "when" you turn grey is coded into your genes at the moment of conception and nothing is ever going to change that.   I'm guessing the roots of the myth come from the fact that once you start to turn grey, logically it's only going to increase.


    Answer by beeky at 9:47 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I have no idea, but I don' t want to chance it. That's why when I start getting them I will probably dye them instead of pluck until I feel the gray years have come! LOL!

    Answer by BellaKristy at 8:40 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I've always heard that if you pluck it it will grow back all wirey.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 8:41 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • That is completely false.  Heredity, stress, traumatic experiences, B12 problem, and thyroid problems are some of what causes gray hair.


    Answer by mama_l at 8:53 AM on Sep. 24, 2010