Hair Growth & Season

Young woman hoping for hair growth
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Q: I want to cut my hair due to severe damage. And I was wondering if hair grows more in one season than another. It will be summer in 3 days. If I get it cut now, will it grow faster? Thanks for your time.
A: Apart from the approved medications that are designed to reverse hair loss, there really isn't anything that affects hair growth in the sense of increasing the growth. The rate at which your hair grows is determined by genetics.
You can prevent problems that would inhibit the growth of your hair by keeping your hair clean and well-conditioned, and by being sure to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet rich in proteins. You should also avoid other physically detrimental activities such as smoking and drug use.
There are many products available which claim to make hair grow, but there isn't much to be said for them apart from anecdotal evidence. At this point in time, there are no established studies that verify any of the claims made by these products.
Many of these products are natural supplements and would not be harmful to you if taken, but you shouldn't take them expecting any dramatic increases in hair growth.
See also:
Does the sun make your hair grow faster?
Does short hair grow faster than long hair?
Does washing your hair every day affect the growth rate?
Is there something like seasonal hair shedding?
Diet for healthy hair