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Does your hair magically stop growing?

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We asked CURLiD Trichologist Samantha Stewart MIT whether there is any truth to the myth that all hair completely stops growing at some point in life and here's what she had to say!

1. Hair growth explained

We have a genetically predetermined hair growth rate which ranges from 2 to 7 years. The head can have anything from 90,000 to 120,000 hairs and each of these hairs grow for a set period.

When the hair has finished its growth cycle a new hair replaces it. Each individual hair on your head is in a different stage of the growth cycle.

Hair Growth Cycle
2. Aging and hair growth

As you age, your hair will continue to grow, however the hair growth cycle slows down.

Our hair become finer, loses its pigment, and for some, it can become thinner. The reduction in the hair shaft diameter means your hair may become more prone to breakage and damage.

3. Conclusion

As you age, although the growth cycle slows down, your hair continues to grow. How long it grows will be predetermined by your genetics.

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