Help, I am losing my hair!   I was told by a few friends that if I cut my hair short that it will grow back thicker.   Is there any truth to this?

Thanks for your inquiry,

As much as I would like to tell you that cutting your hair short a few times would thicken your hair and thus end your hair loss problem – this is a myth.

Cutting your hair short however, can make it appear thicker sometimes for two reasons:

  • Hair typically has more body when it’s shorter thus giving the appearance of thicker hair.
  • For those who are experiencing hair loss, miniaturized hair will be thicker toward the base than the top.   Therefore cutting it will make it look more healthy giving the appearance of thicker hair.

But remember…the appearance of thicker hair is not the same as new hair growth.   Once the hair grows back to the same length it will appear just as thick/thin as it did before the hair cut.

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