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Is it possible for hair to only grow to a certain point?

Asked by desiree333 (3206points) December 4th, 2008

i am trying to grow my hair long, and it has always growed quite fast. But since last summer till now (dec) it has only grown like 1 inch at the most. I am beginning to think my hair is just done growing and its not going to grow any longer.

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

The amount of time it takes for hair to grow can depend on a lot of things. If your diet is poor (lacking in certain vitamins) that can cause hair growth to slow. If you don’t already take a daily vitamin, I would suggest doing so and your hair should start to grow more quickly. Also, start giving yourself scalp massages on a daily basis, moving your fingers in small circles all over your head. It will increase your blood circulation which also helps hair grow faster.

Anyway, the vitamins are a good idea all around, as is massage. You’ll get healthier and boost your mood, all from trying to get your hair to grow faster. It’s a win-win situation. :) Good luck.

laureth's avatar

It’s true. Hair has a stopping point. I will never have a braid down to my butt like I wanted when I was a little girl. We make do.

Hair follicles produce for a certain amount of time, and then they shed the hair, rest for a while, and start over. They’re staggered, which is why we don’t lose all our hair at the same time. However, if you have (for example) seven year follicles, then your hair will only grow as long as it grows in seven years, no matter how long that is, and then it drops.

There are probably things you can do to get “more hair” in that time that they’re growing (like vitamins, or trimming the ends so you don’t lose as much through breakage), but you’re fighting against biology.

scamp's avatar

I don’t have an answer for you. I just wanted to say I noticed you are really interested in hair. Are you going into cosmetology?

dynamicduo's avatar

I advise you to learn more about the science behind hair growth to understand how the hair cycle works.

desiree333's avatar

@ scamp, um no i dont plan into going into cosmotology, but i have been trying to grow my hair for a long time. Im starting to get really frustrated because I want long hair soo bad! I dont really know what else to ask on fluther, so im asking a ton of hair questions. :)

desiree333's avatar

@ dynamicduo, right after i asked this question i started to read about the science of hair growth.

scamp's avatar

@desiree333 I was just curious about your fascination with hair because I noticed you’ve asked 6 similar questions. Welcome to fluther. You don’t have to ask a question to participate. If you see a question that interests you, just jump right in. You’ll soon become addicted like me!!

desiree333's avatar

@ scamp, i don’t really have a “facination” with hair, i am just trying to get some answers to all my questions in hope of growing my hair longer. I just dont really have anything else i really want to ask everyone on fluther. I mean if your hair wasnt growing in like 4 months, you’d probably be pretty concerned too! :P

dynamicduo's avatar

If your hair truly hasn’t grown much in the last few months, it might be worth going to see a doctor, there could be a medical reason why your hair is not growing as fast anymore.

desiree333's avatar

yeah probably

scamp's avatar

@dynamicduo We were discussing just that on this thread last night. I think it’s time for a check up!

Evol's avatar

How long is your hair?

desiree333's avatar

its about 7 inches below my shoulders

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