Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

  • 20 March 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read
Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

It is important to understand the hair growth cycle as it will help you identify problems that you may encounter with your hair. There are natural ways to accelerate hair growth like trying to keep stress levels to a minimum and leading a healthy lifestyle. Sufficient amount of sleep and exercise will help to control your stress levels. Physical activity persuades your body circulation including your scalp, encouraging hair growth. Make sure to have a proper diet, if you aren’t eating enough iron and protein, you will lack energy which will lead to hair loss as well as other deficiencies. There are many factors that can disturb the hair growth cycle and cause temporary hair loss. These factors are:

  • Medication
  • Thyroid disease
  • Stress
  • Nutritional and Hormonal imbalances
  • Some skin diseases
  • Chemotherapy

The Hair Growth Cycle

It’s crucial to understand the hair growth cycle in order to identify and understand many of the hair problems that you might be experiencing. The hair growth cycle includes four distinct stages – anagen, catagen, telogen, and Exogen.

Anagen Phase In this phase, your hair grows around half an inch a month, and faster in the summer season as compared to winter. This is why this phase is called the growth phase, and it lasts for an average of 3 to 5 years, so a full-length hair has an average length of 18 to 30 inches. The anagen phase is usually longer in Asians and can last as much as 7 years with hair being able to grow to 1 meter.

Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

Catagen Phase Your hair enters the catagen phase at the end of the anagen phase. This is generally a short transitional phase that goes up to approximately 10 days.

Telogen Phase Next, your hair goes to the telogen phase, which is called the resting phase when your hair is released and falls out. For 3 months, the follicle then remains inactive and the whole process is repeated. Each hair follicle goes through the growth cycle at different times as it is independent; otherwise, all your hair would fall out at once. That’s why you only shed a certain number of hair a day, like up to 80 to 100 hair on a healthy head of hair.

Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

Exogen Phase At the end of the resting phase comes the shedding phase, in which the hair will steadily cut off from the follicle and fall out. This is the reason why an average person loses between 50-100 hair each day.

It’s imperative to note that the last three phases (transitional, resting and shedding) combined take place over a period of around 3-4 months. This is the reason it takes at least 3 to 4 months before you start to see results from any topical, laser, supplemental or surgical treatments for hair loss.

End Note

Unraveling the Phases of Hair Growth and Disruption of Hair Growth Cycle

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Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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