At what age does your hair stop growing? I am 52 and people say i look 38……..and i would love my hair to grow but it never seems to pass the middle of my back. Just curious. Does Biotin help? I take that often.
As we age, our anagen cycle (the growth cycle of the hair) shortens. Hair grows out at about 1/2 inch per month, but the number of months of growth before it cycles is what I am talking about. If your hair cycle was 6 years, then you could expect a hair length of 3 feet; 3 years would be 18 inches (or shoulder length), 2 years is 12 inches, 1 year is 6 inches, and so on.
Men generally have shorter hair cycles than women (it is rare for a man to be able to grow 3 feet long hair). As we get into our senior years, the hair cycle may only last months, so the hair is shorter. The hair stops growing in balding or thinning areas, or at death.