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It is 5/14/13 10:51PM. So, by August 1st, how long will my hair grow? And, do some people's hair grow LESS than 1/2 an inch a month, or 1/2 a month or higher? You see, school starts in August and I want longer hair..Thanx!

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Hi Angel,

Hair grows, on average, an inch in 4 to 6 weeks. For MOST people, it's about an inch in 6 weeks. Everyone's hair grows differently though and you should already have an idea how fast or slow yours grows. There are certain times of the year when hair grows a bit faster or slower. In general, the more active and healthy you are, the better your hair will grow. My hair grows faster in the summer because that's when I am most active. Exercise, a healthy diet and plenty of sleep will do wonders for your skin, hair and nails. They are all made up of the same thing so they will all respond in a healthy way.

Treating your hair gently, avoiding excessive dryness and split ends is huge too.  Treat your hair like a $600 silk shirt and you won't lose length to split, dry ends. Healthy hair that isn't breaking off seems like it's getting longer faster.

You have about 2 1/2 months so if you don't have any split ends at will break off, you can expect about 1 1/2 inches of growth. How fast or slow your hair grows is hereditary so there isn't muchnyouncan do about that but you can prevent losing length by taking good care of your hair.

Dana

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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.

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I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

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I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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