Introduction To The Hair Growth Cycle Stages


We all want thick, lustrous, and healthy hair for life. At Divine Designs we want you to have heavenly hair! But it isn't always that simple, and hair loss is a recurring battle we must fight at home or at the hair stylist. It is normal to lose 75-100 individual hairs daily. With male pattern baldness or female hair loss, new hair growth is diminishing in taking the place of hairs that are shed. Hair is constantly growing in cycles. These cycles are as follows: 

1. ANAGEN 

This is the growth cycle in which cells divide and elevate to the upper portion of the hair bulb, as dead cells. Hairs in this growth stage become longer and larger. The anagen cycle normally runs in durations of two to seven years. 

2. CATAGEN

During the catagen stage the hair is separated from it's nutritional source and hair growth stops. The follicle begins to shrink and no melanins, which create hair color, are added. The duration of this cycle is normally two to three weeks. 

3. TELOGEN 

During this cycle (which ranges in time from one to four months) the hair either falls out or is forced out by new growth. With a normal growing head of hair the anagen cycle begins again at this stage. Each individual hair is totally independent. 

The anagen stage normally involves between eighty-five percent and ninety five percent of the total number of hairs on one's scalp. The catagen stage normally involves less than one percent of the total amount of scalp hairs. The telogen cycle involves five to fifteen percent of total scalp hairs. When you are losing hair through pattern hair loss, the catagen and telogen stage are not accelerated but instead, the anagen stage diminishes on a gradual basis with the hair growing finer and finer and also shorter until growth is virtually invisible.

No matter what stage your hair is in, Divine Designs Hair Salon is here to care for you hair!

Gary Blackman has had over twenty years of experience in dealing with every type of hair or scalp problem. For example, he helps people suffering with scalp disorders such as psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, folliculitis or from hair loss and thinning caused by genetic baldness, alopecia or through chemical or physical damage at The Westminster Practice. Beauty blog post contributed by Articles Factory

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