‘Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.’ –Gustave Flaubert


Scalp hair grows, on average, at a rate of about half an inch per month, and shampoos or vitamins have not been shown to noticeably change this rate. Hair growth rate also depends upon what phase in the cycle of hair growth one is actually in; there are three phases:
• anagen is the growth phase;
• catagen is the involuting or regressing phase;
• telogen, the resting or quiescent phase.

Scalp (different hair color and follicle shape affects the timings of these phases):
• anagen phase, 2–3 years (occasionally much longer)
• catagen phase, 2–3 weeks
• telogen phase, around 3 months

Eyebrows, eyelashes, arms, legs, etc:
• anagen phase, about 30-45 days
• catagen phase, 3–4 weeks
• telogen phase, about 9 months

{ Wikipedia | eMedecine }

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