About Hair Loss

The hair growth cycle is divided into 3 stages, each follicle cycles 10-20 times in a lifetime…

1. Anagen Stage

The growing or active phase that varies for each individual, lasting from 2-6 years, growing 1/4 – 1/2 an inch per month. The most important phase in the hair’s growth cycle.

2. Catagen Stage

The regressive or resting period when there is no growth activity. As soon as the growth phase is completed, degeneration of the hair follicle begins. This stage lasts 1-2 weeks.

3. Telogen Stage

During this phase, which lasts 5-6 weeks, the hair is shed and a new one begins to replace the lost hair and re-enters the Anagen Phase. Re-growth will continue as the Derma Papilla remains active.

Hairloss is a Natural Occurence

Daily hair loss is a natural biological occurrence. Normal hair loss may be between 50-100 hairs per day. At any given time, 90% of a healthy head of hair will be in the Anagen (growth) Phase and 10% in the Cantagen/Telogen Phase.

A normal head of hair consists of 100,000-150,000 hairs. If you are losing more than 100 hairs per day, this would be considered excessive hair loss. Excessive hair loss for six months is considered severe and may result in various forms of Alopecia, total or partial loss of scalp hair. The condition may be temporary or permanent.

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