View Full Version : Hair flatlining?

May 19th, 2012, 01:21 AM
Hey everyone, I've noticed that my hair tends to slow it's growth at around tailbone length. No matter how much I stop trimming, my hair just stops growing completely at tailbone. At what length does your hair "flatline?"

May 19th, 2012, 03:30 AM
Lately mines been flatlining but I'm at apl. I have lots of damage though so thats why. Annoyance.

May 19th, 2012, 06:17 AM
The official term for this is 'terminal length.' :)

Mine seems to stop at BSL (or at least I have never had it get longer than BSL without thinning drastically) so you can at least be glad your hair actually does get long. :)

From what I understand (and I have not found a thread on short terminal lengths) when your hair starts tapering (getting thinner on the ends, 'fairytaling' or getting fairytale ends) it is approaching the maximum length it is capable of growing, that is, terminal length.

May 19th, 2012, 08:32 AM
It hasn't yet. It does, however, get to the point of splitting so much that my ends are like Velcro, so I keep cutting it back. Darn!

May 19th, 2012, 09:19 AM
Agreed. If the growth completely stops for a year. You may have hit your terminal length.

May 19th, 2012, 09:24 AM
It's hard for me to tell if my hair has actually stopped growing at about classic (as I have *some few* hairs that reach well below that) or if there is splits-breakage or S&D stuff going on. But my hair in general has not become longer in the last 3 years.