The Normal Hair Growth Cycle?

Understanding the Normal Human Hair Growth Cycle

Hair, without any doubt, is a crucial part of every person's personality. It's often the first thing that people will notice about you and it is a fantastic way to truly express yourself.

Obviously, it's very common for people to get worried if they suddenly start losing their hair. Even a slight decrease in the volume or suppleness is a concern.

One thing about our hair is that it does not stay constant throughout your life. They grow, get damaged, fall, and in most cases, grow back. It is sometimes possible that the damage you are noticing in your hair is not actually a sign of ageing but a part of hair growth cycles.



So, it is important to understand the growth cycle and what to expect at each stage. 


Stage 1: Anagen

Anagen is the growth stage of hair that lasts for 2-7 years. In this phase, the hair cells divide and form new roots rapidly. New hair follicles develop and grow throughout these years. You can expect a minimum of a few centimetres of hair growth within 6 months during this stage. You might also notice some hair fall, but that is due to the damaged or non-growing hairs being pushed out to form space for new roots.


Stage 2: Catagen

With the end of the Anagen stage, your hair starts to separate from the blood supply in the scalp. The hair follicles will start to shrink, and the hair will start to grow rapidly.

Putting it simply, Catagen is basically a transactional stage where the hair moves from formation to growth. This process last for around a seven to ten days. And only 3-5% of hairs will get through this stage at any given time.


Stage 3: Telogen

Once the hair has reached an optimal length and has detached from the hair-forming cell, they enter the resting phase. In this stage, the hair slows down and sometimes even stops. This stage does not last more than 100 days.

However, this stage is a crucial part of your hair growth cycle, and any improper handling or lack of dietary supplements will lead to high hair fall in the final stage.


Stage 4: Exogen

Many believe exogen to be a part of the telogen stage, and it does share similarities, but it's not the same. At this stage, the hairs start to fall instead of staying at rest. You will lose 50-100 hair follicles every day, and this will continue for 2-5 months.

Usually, it marks the end of the hair cycle and the start of new hair formation. And in most cases, you will notice new hairs replacing the fallen ones after a short while. However, the human hair cycles are random. If the hair and scalp do not get proper nutrients at this stage, the fallen hairs may not grow back.

Assuming you don't want that to happen, make sure to massage your scalp and hair and keep it nourished using our HSB Labs hair treatment.

HSB Labs hair treatment program stimulates hair growth with its innovations and makes your hair thicker, fuller, longer and stronger. It fulfils the nutritional needs during the hair growth cycle whilst cleansing your scalp improving the chance of hair regrowth in the battle against hair loss.


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