Your hair won’t grow long and silky although you have spent the last couple of year’s using protective styling products when blow-drying as well as putting weekly treatments on your hair to keep it well nourished.
But no matter how hard you try you seem to have come to a full stop as your mirror tells you that your hair doesn’t seem to be growing any longer.
A number of factors effect whether or not an individual is able to achieve a silky looking long head of hair.
Terminal Length. The Number One Reason Your Hair Won’t Grow Longer.
Both your growing rate and the total growing period of each hair tends to be dictated to by your genetics.
The environment plus hair care and personal health do also play a part in growing your hair long but this is only minor.
Your Terminal length is the longest length any hair on your head can grow given the growing rate per month and the length of your growing periods.
Put another way your Terminal length is the length your hair would reach if it was never cut and it didn’t break and was allowed to grow freely on its own.
When a hair is at the end of its growing cycle it will have reached its Terminal length and will naturally fall away from your scalp.
This happens all over the head with each strand of hair for the life time of each strand of hair.
Human Hair Follicles.
Human hair follicles behave independently of each other therefore each of your hairs will reach Terminal length at different times that’s why if you have long hair you will notice that it tends to taper off and thin towards the ends. This is because the different strands are at different points of their life span.
In fact if this wasn’t the case and they all reached their Terminal length at the same time they would all fall out at the same time and you would have a couple of weeks with no hair until it started to grow again. Hum maybe not worth thinking about.
Every hair follicle goes through a long growing stage that can be from two to six years and this is where your genetics comes in.That is then followed by a short resting stage of two to three months before another hair starts to grow again.
I hope this gives you some idea why your friend can maybe grow her long silky hair down to her waist yet no matter how hard you try your hair can only reach your shoulders.
Look at it this way if your hair has a three year cycle no matter if it is long or if you keep cutting it short that hair will fall out after three years, although things like poor health and bad hair practices can cause hair breakage as well.
If your hair cycle isn’t long don’t get upset just make the most of the hair whilst it’s on your head.