The journey of a single hair strand is more intricate than most realize. It goes through specific stages, collectively known as the hair growth cycle. Understanding this cycle is crucial for anyone keen on maintaining healthy hair or addressing hair loss concerns. Let’s explore the fascinating phases of hair development.
Anagen Phase: The Growth Stage
This is the active growth phase of hair follicles. Hair cells multiply rapidly, leading to new hair growth. This phase can last anywhere from 2 to 7 years, determining the maximum length of our hair.
Catagen Phase: The Transitional Stage
After the anagen phase, hair enters the catagen phase, a short transitional period that lasts about 10 days. Here, the hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.
Telogen Phase: The Resting Stage
During this phase, the hair follicle remains dormant for 3 to 5 months. While old hair rests, new hair begins its growth phase, preparing to replace the old strand.
Exogen Phase: The Shedding Stage
This is the phase where hair falls out. On average, we shed 50 to 100 hairs daily. This shedding is a natural process, making way for new hair growth.
Factors Influencing the Hair Growth Cycle
Several factors can influence the duration and health of each phase:
- Diet and Nutrition: Proper nutrients can support a longer anagen phase and overall hair health.
- Hormonal Changes: Hormones, especially during events like pregnancy or menopause, can disrupt the hair growth cycle.
- Age: As we age, the duration of the anagen phase can shorten, leading to thinner, shorter hair.
- Stress: Chronic stress can push hair into the telogen phase prematurely, leading to increased hair shedding.
Cellustrious®: Supporting Every Phase of Your Hair’s Journey
At Cellustrious®, we’re dedicated to understanding the intricacies of the hair growth cycle. Our treatments are designed to support and optimize each phase, ensuring your hair remains healthy and vibrant throughout its journey.
The hair growth cycle is a testament to the intricate processes our bodies undergo. By understanding and supporting each phase, we can ensure our locks remain lustrous and healthy. With the expertise and innovative treatments from Cellustrious®, you’re equipped to navigate the complexities of hair growth with confidence.
Dive deeper into the science of hair growth and discover how Cellustrious® can support your hair’s journey. Explore our range of treatments on our website.
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