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« on: 05/04/2007 08:27:11 »
I've got long hair, but I've noticed that as I've got older it doesn't grow as long as it used to. It's gets to a certain length and goes "Uh-uh, that's my lot". And some people's hair grows a lot longer than others'. Why is that?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/04/2007 09:32:31 »
I've got long hair, but I've noticed that as I've got older it doesn't grow as long as it used to. It's gets to a certain length and goes "Uh-uh, that's my lot".

i was going to ask a hair question  :(
 well my rubbish answer would be, does it stop or does it just slow down it's growth? It could be down to reduced hormone levls.

without sounding rude, are you also going bald? i believe that to be a inherited contition from the mothers side. I thank my mother every day for pre-loading me with such a wonderful bald patch [:(!]
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/04/2007 10:56:18 »
I still have a magnificent head of hair - not a trace of baldness.  [^]
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/04/2007 18:02:01 »
I don't think there is any point where hair stops growing (except where it does not start to grow), but rather, when does the hair fall out.

People with longer hair simply take longer for the hair to fall out, so the hair manages to continue growing for a longer time (but it does eventually fall out, and get replaced with a new hair - except when it does not, and your hair starts to thin).

Hence, as hair stops being replaced, it is not unreasonable to assume it may also fall out sooner (when it is shorter), so the average length of the hair is also shorter, because the longer hairs have fallen out before they got to the length they did in years past.

Yes, I imagine hormone balance would have an effect.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/04/2007 21:21:17 »
I still have a magnificent head of hair - not a trace of baldness.  [^]

i have a magnificent shiny head - not a trace of hair...hold on is that better ???
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/04/2007 01:51:07 »
I still have a magnificent head of hair - not a trace of baldness.  [^]

DARN!!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/04/2007 01:52:21 »
I still have a magnificent head of hair - not a trace of baldness.  [^]

i have a magnificent shiny head - not a trace of hair...hold on is that better ???

some people think so! :D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/04/2007 03:00:57 »
LOL My hair has thinned alot as I have aged but my screwed up thyroid has also added to that lovely thining problem! LOL!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/04/2007 03:02:34 »
i am missing my hair i dont know where i put it  [^]
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/04/2007 03:06:32 »
I've been patiently waiting for hubby to go bald for 20 years.  I love baldies.  He'll probably wait til I'm too old to care.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/04/2007 03:09:13 »
you could drive him to put it out  ;D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/04/2007 03:31:39 »
you could drive him to put it out  ;D

Believe me, I've tried.  LOL...I must not be as hard to live with as I thought.   ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/04/2007 08:44:52 »
Long hair is so much more versatile than bald. I can wear mine down, in a Tom Jones, a Jedi ponytail, plaits, pigtails...

Oh, hang on - those last 2 are only at weekends when I'm called Doreen  [:I]
 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/04/2007 09:29:48 »
I still have a magnificent head of hair - not a trace of baldness.  [^]

i have a magnificent shiny head - not a trace of hair...hold on is that better ???

some people think so! :D

but some people are married  :(
 

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« Reply #14 on: 06/04/2007 15:14:47 »
OH ..There is nothing wrong with bald and nothing wrong with a full head of hair.. I like both.. after all its what lies beneath the hair that counts..LOL
 

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« Reply #15 on: 10/04/2007 08:22:40 »
OH ..There is nothing wrong with bald and nothing wrong with a full head of hair.. I like both.. after all its what lies beneath the hair that counts..LOL

Head lice?  :D
 

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« Reply #16 on: 10/04/2007 09:30:00 »
OH ..There is nothing wrong with bald and nothing wrong with a full head of hair.. I like both.. after all its what lies beneath the hair that counts..LOL

Head lice?  :D



last summer i got Anastasia to visit some friends who's kids had lice just so i could catch one and make this microscope slide...what a kind dad a am.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 10/04/2007 18:26:02 »
Just hearing that word makes me itch.

Paul - did Anastasia catch any in her hair?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 10/04/2007 18:41:27 »
Just hearing that word makes me itch.

Paul - did Anastasia catch any in her hair?

well yes, all in the name of science - that picture is "one of her's"
 

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« Reply #19 on: 10/04/2007 19:43:59 »
Just hearing that word makes me itch.

Paul - did Anastasia catch any in her hair?

well yes, all in the name of science - that picture is "one of her's"

Just so long as it was done for in the name of science. ;D
 

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