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Apr 17th, 2004 at 4:41am
 
my hair isn't growing, in fact i'm so frustrated with it it seems to be getting shorter. when it's wet my hair is nearly to my waist, then it drys and I get so pissed that I just want to cut the whole friggin lump of hair off.  why isn't it growing?????????????
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Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2004 at 4:52am
 
Aaaahhhh.  Here's a hug for you.   Undecided

Hair will sometimes take a resting period that can last a few months.  Could that be what is happening.  How long has it been since you felt it stopped growing?

Have you tried some new hairstyles to try to feel better about your hair?  Or a new conditioner?  Or sometimes it helps to just not think about it for a month.
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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2004 at 5:19am
 
i try not to think about it, but i keep thinking this might be terminal length, but it's been way longer so i guess not, i am about to buy my first pair of longlocks hairsticks!
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Reply #3 - Apr 17th, 2004 at 5:20am
 
oh, forgot, it hasnt grown more than an inch since my bad trim a 2 months ago
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Reply #4 - Apr 17th, 2004 at 5:22am
 
Consider most people have 1/2 inch of growth a month.  It sounds like your hair IS growing, just not as fast as you would like  Wink
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Reply #5 - Jul 14th, 2004 at 12:03am
 
Ok, once again my hair isnt growing, in the 6 months since I joined ***Longlocks*** my hair has grown about 3 inches.  I really fear now that it's as long as it's going to get.  It doesn't seem to be getting longer at all.  Do you think this is my terminal length?
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Reply #6 - Jul 14th, 2004 at 12:23am
 
Three inches in 6 months is right on track.  Why do you feel your hair isn't growing?  Hair growth does average a half inch a month, but we all have months in which growth tends to slow or speeds up a bit.
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Reply #7 - Jul 14th, 2004 at 12:55am
 
I'm lucky to get 1/2" a month.  That is why I don't measure every month - I would get too frustrated with the little growth I get.  Instead I just measure periodically and am happy with whatever number shows up!

I doubt you are at your terminal length.  Hang in there, it will grow!
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Reply #8 - Jul 14th, 2004 at 8:21pm
 
Rapunzel, I visited the salon to get my hair dusted today, he said my hair HAS grown, I guess because I see my hair everyday I can't tell a difference between one month and the next.

Bikerbraid, what is the average terminal length?
                 
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Reply #9 - Jul 15th, 2004 at 11:04am
 
Terminal length is determined by your average monthly growth, the number of hairs on your head, and your shedding rate.  Most people find they shed less as their hair gets longer.  There are theories that the scalp gets "stronger" as it hangs on to the additional weight which then reduces your shedding.

Of the numbers I've seen people work out, classic length is about average for terminal lenght.  I have known people to have terminal length much shorter than that, but they all had extremely thin, fine hair. 

My own theory is that for the majority of us, if you take care of your hair, it will keep growing.  It may slow down.  It may "rest" occasionaly, but it will keep growing.
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Reply #10 - Jul 15th, 2004 at 12:24pm
 
My feeling is that so few people nowadays baby their hair the way you'd need to to actually reach terminal length, that it's really impossible to make any sort of guess on what the average terminal length might be.

Plus, almost nobody tries.

It would be interesting if we could get some of those hair scientists to work with individuals who feel that they have reached terminal length, give them different hair treatment regimens to follow, and check their growth each month.

One problem is that most scientists don't have the interest or knowledge that a beautician specializing in long hair can have, while most beauticians don't have the background in science necessary to carry out reliable experiments. Maybe a scientist and a beautician could team up for this?

I'm not a hair scientist, just a science teacher, but I could imagine how this might be done. If there are any beauticians out there who would like to work on this, PM me. Maybe we could post the results on that hair research paper website.

The fact that some women have achieved hair length far longer than floor-length would suggest that many more could if they were caring properly for their hair (and had properly motivated hair minions! Grin).
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