Does hair stop growing?
November 7, 2009 9:44 AM Subscribe
Hair growth question: some people say that their hair will only grow until a certain length. Is this a myth? How would the follicle know when to stop growing?
posted by Neekee to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Some of my friends claim that their hair will grow until a certain length and then just stop. At first, I thought that this was just a broken-hair issue (that older, longer hair would "break" with brushing), but then I met people with perfectly healthy, strong hair that claim the same thing. Is this just a myth? How would the hair follicle know when to stop growing? Are they just impatient and get haircuts before they allow their hair to grow longer? Is it just an impression that hair grows faster when it's shorter?
My hair doesn't stop growing so it's hard for me to understand.