Do you dream of having long hair but after a while, you have the impression that they no longer grow? A hairdresser explains why you have certainly reached your maximum hair length.
We already knew that having long hair required a lot of care and not just patience so that it grew enough without the ends becoming split and having to be cut. That's why we used to believe that if we ever reached our ideal hair length, it was necessarily because of a lack of care or some mistakes we made with our hair.
But that was before seeing an Instagram post from hairstylist Tom Smith that just upset our beliefs. The expert tells us that our hair would not be able to grow beyond a certain length no matter what we do: “your hair is constantly in a cycle of growth and fall. Each strand only grows for a certain number of months before a new one replaces it and this growth determines the limit of the average length of your hair”. Although we adopt an impeccable hair care routine, it would therefore seem that we cannot necessarily have hair as long as we wish.
In addition to this natural phenomenon that limits the growth of our hair, the hairdresser also informs us that the growth of our hair is thwarted by what he calls “micro-breakage”. Less known than the breakage that happens when our hair is too fragile and that we observe very clearly by finding hair in the sink after brushing, for example, micro-breakage is, ultimately, a common but imperceptible phenomenon of breakage. daily. As Tom Smith explains, “Micro-breakages are the invisible damage that happens to your hair without you realizing it. This means that even though your hair is growing from the root, you may feel like it is not getting longer due to breakage at the ends”.