June 24 2014, 2:01 pm PT | Posted in: Other
I appreciate your taking the time to read this. I have a seemingly unique issue that I need your advice about. My hair stopped growing just after my 40th birthday. I’m 42 now and I havent seen hair loss but I also havent had to go to the barber even once. This seems really unusual and I don’t know whether this is worth seeing a doctor about. It isnt a “problem” really since I am saving money by not getting hair cuts but I just want to know if this is somethng you have heard of before. Why would my hair just stop growing and should I expect hair loss to follow in the near future??
What you’ve described isn’t something I’ve encountered before.
Hair cycling occurs in everyone and it usually cycles each hair in about 2-4 years. Hairs grow in the anagen phase of the hair cycle. Could it be that your hair cycle is just extremely short? If that were the case, new hairs are continuing to grow and fall out like normal, but just not achieving any length because of a very short cycle (and thus appearing that it’s staying exactly the same).
It’s possible that some underlying health issues could be the cause of this, but I really don’t know. Are you using any chemicals or high heat to style your hair? Sorry, but I’m stumped on this one.