How the human hair growth cycle works
Here at Heroine Hair Collection we want to educate you how the human hair growth cycle works. Its might have been something that you have never really considered, but if you are growing your natural hair it is useful to understand the science behind it.
The hair growth cycle goes through three processes:
- Anagen: This is the growing phase of the cycle, during which you can achieve 1.25cm of growth per month. This stage lasts up to 7 years, but this is variable. If you feel that your hair doesn't grow past a certain length, this could likely mean that you have a shorter anagen phase.
- Catagen: This is the transitional phase of the cycle, lasting between 2-3 weeks. During this stage all hair growth stops. Sometime up to 3% of all hair at in this stage at any given time.
- Telogen: This is the resting phase of the cycle. Where hair growth does not occur, 6-8 percent of hair are at this age at any given time.
Hair loss problems usually occur when the growth cycle has been interrupted, this can be triggered by a number of health conditions e.g. stress, medical conditions and dietary triggers. On the other hand, this cycle explains that a certain amount of regular shedding is normal when the hair is in the Telogen phase.