Life Cycle of Hair
Hair grows at an average rate of a quarter to half-an-inch per month. As your hair grows, individual strands randomly cycle through Three, ongoing phases: growing, transitioning and resting. Understanding the natural growth cycle of your hair helps explain how disruptions in the cycle can lead to hair loss.
The Three Stages Of The Hair Growth
Anagen (Growth Phase): This is the active Growing stage of hair. As many as 85 to 90 percent of the hairs on your head are growing at any given time. this stage lasts from 2 to 7 years
Catagen (Transitional Phase): A Brief period between growth and resting phase, hair growth slows as follicles shrink and End of Growth phase. About 3% of all hairs are in the transitional phase at any one time. Lasts for few weeks ( 2 to 4 weeks )
Telogen (Resting Phase): Final Phase , the hair Follicle is entirely at rest and no longer growing and fall out . The Growing cycle Starts at the End of this stage Around 6 to 8 percent of all hair is in the resting phase at any given time. lasts a few months ( 2 to 4 months )
It’s important to note that the last Two phases (transitional, resting ) combined take place for approximately 3-4 months. That’s why it takes at least 3-4 months before you start to see results from any topical, laser, supplemental, or surgical treatments for hair loss.