Scalp hair tends to grow at a fairly steady rate for an adult. The rate may show differ between individuals.
Growth per Day
Growth in 30 Days
Vogt et al
An individual’s hair growth can be estimated by shaving a small area then measuring the length of hairs left to grow for a period of time.
individual’s hair growth rate =
= (total length in mm) / (number of days)
If a hair sample is submitted:
number of days represented by the sample =
= (length of the hair in mm) / (growth per day in mm)
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Purpose: To determine how many days an adult's scalp hair has grown based on its length.
Objective: other testing