Does long hair effect your growth?

I've heard keeping long hair affect one's height as hair take all the energy like blood! What do you know?

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Most Helpful Girl

  • I've never heard this before but it sounds like complete nonsense.

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What Girls Said 12

  • No, that's not true. Your hair will continue grow normally whether you cut it short or leave it long. So having long hair doesn't require any additional energy.

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  • Lol no. Hair is actually pretty much dead already. It has no blood, nerves or muscle.

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  • Lol no.

    Hair is dead - that's why if you dig up a body and there's no skin it still has hair.

    It grows because it's alive at the root but beyond that it's dead. I've had long hair almost all my life and I'm 5foot 6.

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  • Sweet Jesus no

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  • Hmm, I also heard about this. I don't think its true. Because I have long hair but am not kind short girl.

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  • No. How could be? Keeping long hair doesn't effect your growth. Many girl keeps long hair since they are kids, but they are still tall.

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  • absolutely not

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  • I've never heard this...I'm short and my hair isn't long, lol. So the answer is no.

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  • nope

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  • haha, not at all, the petuetary gland is what determines your height, hormones activate the gland at the base of the brain and there is a set amount that is released and whatever you get determines how tall you will be

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  • loool completely nonsense

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  • that's a myth

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What Guys Said 9

  • Not at all true. Blood doesn't even reach the layer of skin that the hair follicle is in, the dermis. The blood and nutrient layer lie with and under the subcutanous layer. All hair is dead keratinized cells that get pushed up from below layers to make up the epidermis and hair. Same is true with nails.

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  • Growing my hair for almost ten years. It haven't stop my growth. I'm currently 6'3"

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  • It doesn't use any 'extra' blood since there is no blood circulation within the hair. hair grows at its 'normal' rate but you just decied not to cut it. It might cause the blood circulating in scalp a little different just due to the fact their is more weight hanging from it but no extra blood will be used in the body for that purpose.

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  • bullsh*t

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  • Hair cells are dead, at least the part you see. They undergo keratinization which basically fills the entire cell with keratine proteins. During this process the cells die and metabolism stops. They use no energy. It has no effect on your height. =|

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  • absolutely not.

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  • Oh man, you're screwed. You better shave all of your hair off or you'll never grow again!

    (Just kidding -- in case you didn't quite catch on from the other twenty answers, no, hair length does not affect body growth because hair is already dead and the energy used to grow it does not have an affect on your own growth.)

    *sigh* Acid is one hell of a drug.

    Drink milk or something, bud. And always remember -- safe sex is happy sex. Drugs are for thugs. I before E, except after C, or when sounding like A, as in 'neighbor', or 'weigh', and on weekends, and holidays, and all throughout May... and you'll always be wrong, no matter what you say! :3

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  • stay in school

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  • That's not true.

    What are they teaching in schools these days?

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