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My daughter just transitioned right around the time of the lockdowns as this was a perfect opportunity to start her transition to becoming female. So far mostly good, her hair is a few inches below her shoulders and thick. She is  12 years old and very mature for her age. She adores very long hair and wants her hair to grow to her waist. Any of you have experience with this and how fast did you MtoF daughter's hair grow and how long? Is there any suggestions to help it grow faster, further more keep it healthy and natural?

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Carolyn Marie

As far as i know, hon, the hair of MtF youth grow at the same rate as any natal girl's hair, about six inches per year on average.


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Everyone's hair does its own thing.  A hair follicle has a specific life span.  Once it has grown a hair for that long, the hair falls out, and the follicle must rest before starting a new hair. That limits the length of hair a person can grow.  As an adult, I didn't cut my hair for over ten years.  The longest I could grow it in that time was shoulder length.  Everyone is different in that respect.


I am happy that your daughter is able to enjoy growing out her hair.  I hope she is able to indulge her dream of waist-length hair.  I used to envy girls who had hair long enough to sit on.

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Yes our hair tends to grow dependent upon a number of factors including our genetic makeup.  Here are the stages of growth.


Anagen is the active growth phase of hair follicles during which the root of the hair is dividing rapidly, adding to the hair shaft. During this phase the hair grows about 1 cm every 28 days. Scalp hair stays in this active phase of growth for 2–7 years; this period is genetically determined.


The catagen phase is a short transition stage that occurs at the end of the anagen phase. It signals the end of the active growth of a hair. The hair detaches from its blood supply during the catagen phase. This phase lasts for about two to three weeks while a club hair is formed.


The telogen phase is the resting phase of the hair follicle. When the body is subjected to extreme stress, as much as 70 percent of hair can prematurely enter the telogen phase and begin to fall, causing a noticeable loss of hair. This condition is called telogen effluvium.

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Dana Michelle

I'm 38 and I haven't had my hair cut in 18 years, and have been on estrogen and testosterone blockers for 2 1/2 years. My hair goes about 1/3 of the way down my back, which is the same length it was before starting hormones.


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I took her to the salon over the weekend and my stylist did a wonderful job on her hair. She very much looks like a girl now, her hair was styled in a bob to her lower neck. My stylist suggested this is the best way to set it up to grow longer and give her a very feminine look. Before it was getting long and had to use a butterfly clip to hold her hair back, now her front hair is nicely resting behind her ears, though she now has cute bangs in the very front on top of her eyes. I am excited for her!

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Upsate: Sheila's hair is now about 60% down her back, it's has grown very nicely with hel help of biotin. Having a very girl feminine look has really helped her self-esteem.

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2 hours ago, MomTGDaughter said:

Sheila's hair is now about 60% down her back, it's has grown very nicely with hel help of biotin. Having a very girl feminine look has really helped her self-esteem.


My sisters had waist length hair.  I was always so jealous.

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7 hours ago, Jandi said:


My sisters had waist length hair.  I was always so jealous.


Is she trans? Our stylist said it likely to be at her waist by end of summer. She is giving us great tips to help maintain her long and thick hair. 

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Oh no.  My sisters were cis, this was years ago.  Personally, I haven't cut mine in years and it is barely past my shoulders.  Sounds like your daughter's is growing well.

I don't think birth sex has much to do with how it grows, although T can mess things up later in life.

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2 hours ago, Jandi said:

Oh no.  My sisters were cis, this was years ago.  Personally, I haven't cut mine in years and it is barely past my shoulders.  Sounds like your daughter's is growing well.

I don't think birth sex has much to do with how it grows, although T can mess things up later in life.


She has been on blockers and will go on estrogen in the next year or so.  I  her hair will hold up well as she gets older.


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