Great BBS, Andrea - I just had to join!
I just used a Wahl hair clipper with the 1/4" guide to trim my chest, stomach and legs yesterday. Worked great and looks great. But I wonder about the difference in regrowth rates of the cut hairs compared to the hair on my head. I’ve read lots of info about the fact that head hair will continue to grow for 2 to 10 years until it reaches its maximum length. That’s why it keeps growing when you cut it short - most of those hairs haven’t reached their maximum length yet.
But my body hairs had all reached their maximum length of 1-1.5" before I cut them. Does this mean the same hairs will not start growing again and will remain at this 1/4" length and only replacement hairs will grow longer when they finally push the old hairs out of the way? Or put another way, if a hair has reached its maximum length and stopped growing, will the same hair start growing again if you cut it?
This may be of interest for just this first trim job because subsequent trims will be on mostly growing hair, but I’m curious nontheless…