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Understanding The Stages Of Hair Growth
Understanding the stages of hair growth is very important. By knowing the stages of hair growth this allows you to better understand what is happening to your hair at certain phases and can allow you to better treat your hair and understand what is happening.
Four Stages Of Hair Growth
- ANAGEN (Growing Stage)
The growing phase that lasts 2-7 years and determines the length of our hair.
- Catagen (Transition Phase)
This is the transitional stage that lasts about 10 days. The hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.
- Telogen (Resting Phase)
This is the resting phase which last around three months. Around 10-15% of hairs are in this phase. While the old hair is resting, a new hair begins the growth process.
- Exogen (New Hair Phase)
This is also apart of the resting phase where the old hair sheds and a new hair continues to grow. Approximately 50 to 150 hairs can fall out daily, this is considered to be normal hair shedding.
Why You Should Understand The Hair Growth Process
The better you understand the hair growth process, the easier it is to tell the difference between regular exogen shedding and hair loss.
This can help you act sooner if you notice your hair starting to thin. It can also save you a lot of stress if you notice shedding but recognize that it’s just the natural result of your follicles entering the final phase of the growth cycle.
For the most part, it’s best not to panic about your hair’s growth rate or male hair loss. Instead, take a reasoned approach to your hair and approach hair loss as a choice by taking action to limit your future hair loss and retain as much of your hair as possible.