Does black people's hair really grow slower than other races?

By Drum Digital
16 December 2013

Fact or fiction? Black people’s hair grows slower than any other ethnic group’s hair.

Black people’s hair grows slower than any other ethnic group’s hair. According to research hair grows an average of 1.3cm per monthand although it’s true tha black people’s hair grows slower than this, the difference is not extreme.

The only reason black hair appears to grow slower is because it is extremely curly whereas other types of hair grows straight or in bigger curls.

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