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Terminal length

davidkaltsasdavidkaltsas Posts: 119Registered Users
Does anyone know what is the average terminal length ?
Curl Pattern: 3a mixed with 3b
Porosity:Low
Density:Medium to High
Width:Medium-Coarse
Length:Medium

CG Method since 25/6/13

Want to reach terminal length !

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  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    the dutch wikipedia sais woman can grow their hair maximum about 75 cm, that's about 30 inches. For men it's mutch shorter (about 45 cm). Nevertheless, I don't know how reliable this source is, and it is probably very different for every individual. It is genetically determined how long your hair can grow.
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've read terminal length is actually a myth. The growth doesn't stop. It just depends on how strong your hair is as to how long before it starts being a problem and breaking. If your hair stays stronger while growing before getting bad ends or break off, it will grow as long as you let it I imagine.
  • davidkaltsasdavidkaltsas Posts: 119Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »
    I've read terminal length is actually a myth. The growth doesn't stop. It just depends on how strong your hair is as to how long before it starts being a problem and breaking. If your hair stays stronger while growing before getting bad ends or break off, it will grow as long as you let it I imagine.

    Thats what I used to believe too .. But I ve read SO many times that terminal length is real and that many people cant grow their hair past their shoulders.. I hope its true because i want knee length !
    Curl Pattern: 3a mixed with 3b
    Porosity:Low
    Density:Medium to High
    Width:Medium-Coarse
    Length:Medium

    CG Method since 25/6/13

    Want to reach terminal length !
  • davidkaltsasdavidkaltsas Posts: 119Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »

    It is
    Curl Pattern: 3a mixed with 3b
    Porosity:Low
    Density:Medium to High
    Width:Medium-Coarse
    Length:Medium

    CG Method since 25/6/13

    Want to reach terminal length !
  • egyptianchickegyptianchick Posts: 13Registered Users
    I think it is a myth lemme tell you why:

    Shoulder length hair is hardest to care for. The ends are brushing against your shoulders all the time which causes friction. You really have to protect your ends.

    How do I know?
    I was told at thirteen (by ignorant ppl) that my hair would never grow passed shoulder length.
    I ended up doing protective styles. Just buns because I didn't know how to braid at the time. And I stopped using heat. COMPLETELY.

    Now at 21 after I BC'd in 2009, I have midback length hair. Hip length when straight.

    Just take really good care of it while it's at shoulder length.
    Mostly 3b with 3a and 3c underneath
    Layered but mostly BSL (Hip length when straight)
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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I know I can grow to my waist. But I have to keep it from BREAKING!!

    But with my tight curls I'd still look to have chin length hair probably. <_<
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  • BCurlBCurl Posts: 10Registered Users
    I read that terminal lenght is real but everyone can grow their hair at least to tailbone lenght( or butt or thigh ..something like that, i can't remember exatly) so basically everyone can grow long hair, but not everyone can grow it to their feet and around the corner. And you will not know your terminal length before you have taken extremely good care for you hair throughout every strands complete growthcycle which is many years(it depends on each person ).

    So everyone can grow hair past their shoulders! :)

    Sorry for any mistakes, english is my second language :)
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    But with my tight curls I'd still look to have chin length hair probably.

    Boy that seems really unfair somehow.
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    my hair has been almost down to my butt and i noticed it slows down in growth alot. I see people with knee length hair so doubt it totoally stops growing. It depends on the person and how they take care of their hair and body as well
  • elenaaelenaa Posts: 190Registered Users
    I actually dont believe terminal length at all tbh. i know theres alot of proof that makes it seem true but for some reason i just wont believe it so it depends on you ^.^
  • Aliciamelena87Aliciamelena87 Posts: 68Registered Users
    It's more about time that length. On average, hair growth phase is for 2-6 years at about 1/2 inch per month (<-- growth rate). So hair can grow 1-3 feet before it falls out naturally. What is important is to minimize breakage to see full length.
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    I think everyone CAN get to waist length or at least mid back length but WON'T because of different hair care practices, health factors, environmental factors like stress, foods, etc.
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  • LoveLongCurlsLoveLongCurls Posts: 53Registered Users
    I don't really think there is a terminal length tbh because when I was younger my hair used to grow past my butt but I hacked it all off for the first time when I was 11. It had maintained around shoulder length without me doing anything at all ever since. But Sept. 2012 when I wanted to grow it out and go natural I began to do research on proper hair care and within a matter of months it began growing better and healthier and now it's 2-3 inches from waist length straightened.. so I think it really depends on your regimen and how much you are willing to work for it and care for it :)
    3B, Thick, High Porosity, High Density
    Length: Waist Length curly
    Goal: Hip length curly/Classic length straight
    Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012 :)

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