How Long Does It Take To Grow Your Hair Back After Thinning? - Japan Scissors

How Long Does It Take To Grow Your Hair Back After Thinning?

Hairdressers, hairstylists and barbers all know how to use thinning scissors, but not everyone is an expert.

This may be why you are here searching for “how long does it take until my hair grows by after being ‘thinned out’”.

Thinning scissors and texturizing shears may only take a few inches of hair off in limited sections, but this depends on the hairdresser and the hairstyle.

Read more about how to use hair thinning scissors here! Or find the Top 5 Best Thinning Shears Guide Here!

The majority of the time, your hair will not have any permanent damage and will grow back relatively fast.

If your hairstylist hasn’t gone overboard, your hair should have only had sections thinned out, so you should still be safe.

Hair grows back at a rate of 1 inch (one inch) per month. Depending on how much hair has been removed, it will take anywhere between one to six months to regrow your hair after being thinned out.

The thing to watch out for is whether or not your hair is damaged due to the hair thinning scissors or texturizing shears. Read more about thinning scissor hair damage here!

If you have damaged your hair, then the growth rates may be much slower. If you have breakages or split-ends, it will take a lot longer to grow back healthier hair.

Focus on keeping your hair healthy and protected from the elements, such as heat, wind, cold, etc., and your hair should grow back at a faster rate.


  • I recently had my hair thinned out thinking I would like it but I am having such a hard time styling it now. I was worried that I would never be able to have a straight cut again so I have been researching it. My hair seems to be growing very slow on the sides. I am not sure if it is growing in length at all on my right sight now. I do not know why. I use heat protection and wash my hair only 2 times a week. Will I ever be able to get my length back on my sides if it isn’t growing in as it should?


    Jessica K.

  • Now that the pandemic is over, I can go to my stylist on a regular basis. I was reading another article here on your site about hair-thinning scissors. In fact, I just learned that hair-thinning scissors can do a lot to help your hair. With that in mind and knowing how fast hair grows, what is the optimal time for someone with shoulder-length hair to get a haircut. How often should I get my hair done?


    Terry Perkins

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