Hello, I for some reason began pulling at my hair – pretty roughly and would pull out some hairs – I was doing this to “test its strength” – anyways I few weeks of this and I noticed my hair to be thinner on the back of my head near the two cowlicks I have. I have stopped the nervous pulling- If I pulled out hair how long will it take to grow back? What is the quickest regeneration rate of the hair considering I provide my body with plenty of protein and nutrients? Thanks for the answer!
No two people respond the same way. In some people, hair pulling will become irreversible quicker than in other people. The condition is called trichotillomania.
Wait out at least one telogen cycle of about 6 months. If it does not come back, see someone about hair transplantation. The doctor may want you to wait out a year and get assurance that the pulling has stopped. The ability to make that diagnosis is easy under microscopic examination of the area in the scalp that was pulled upon. A good diet is important, but the need to stop the cause (the pulling) is critical.