Life is quite short, but your hair doesn’t have to be so let’s form a group and educate our hairs to be better. Isn’t that right?!
Well, let’s start here… The hair cycle.
It is imperative that you understand the hair growth cycle as it’ll allow you to be informed of what’s causing your hair loss. Each phase has its own timeline, which can be affected by genetics, age, nutrition and overall health.
Here are the four stages in the hair growth cycle.
The Anagen Phase
Yes, this is the growth period and is the longest phase as it can last between 2 to 7 years depending on the maximum length your hair can grow to, which will determine the duration.
The Catagen Phase
See you later hair growth period and welcome to the Transition Phase where individual hair is cut off from blood supply and from the cells that produce new hair. During this phase, the hair shrinks and hair growth slows. Approximately, 3 percent of all hairs are in this stage at any time and can last 10 days.
The Telogen Phase
Woah, it’s time for a rest. During this phase, around 10 to 15 percent of your hair strands remain in their follicles but are not actively growing which can last around 3 months. Some health experts also consider this the shedding phase as well, but multiple scientists have divided this into 2 parts; the Telogen Phase and the Exogen phase.
The Exogen Phase
This is essentially an extension of the Telogen phase in the hair growth as this is also a shedding phase. Shedding will occur, often from washing or brushing and it is uncommon to lose 50 to 100 hairs daily which can last 2 to 5 months where new hair will keep growing as old hairs fall out.
As we age the Anagen (growing) phase shortens so it is so important to Eat nutritional food, keep stress low & live a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for my monthly newsletter to get tips on having healthy hair.