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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF OUR HAIR...



This life cycle is comprised of three distinct stages:

Growth:

This first stage is when the hair begins to grow called the anagen phase. This phase lasts between two to five years.

Rest : 

This is the stage where the hair follicle transitions into the "resting" stage also known as catagen. This resting time lasts for several days.

Loss:

The time where we lose our hair, or our hair begins to fall out is the telogen phase. This phase lasts for three months. This is the time that we normally shed between 50 and 100 hairs per day. This is considered healthy hair loss.

Once the follicles begin to sprout new hair, this is when the cycle starts all over again. If you notice you are shedding more than 100 hairs a day, are finding hair in your sink or shower in excess amounts, consult a health care practitioner immediately. If your hair is thinning or balding the follicles are not replacing the hair that is shed. There may be several reasons for this whether it be a health problem, medication, genetics or other bodily irregularity it’s important to consult a health professional.

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4 comments:

CallaLily said...

Nice job - short, sweet and to the point! I always wanted to do a post on growth cycles but felt I would get to wordy and long winded, lol :-)

zainab1 said...

@ Callalily...glad you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Slipstitches said...

Oh wow, this is really good to know. Ya know, I was experiencing excessive hair shedding about 6 yrs ago and went to the doctor because I was fatigued also and found out that my shedding hair was a sign my iron was very low, so yes it is important to go see a dr and thanks for advising that

zainab1 said...

@Slipstitches, As salaamu alaikum yes you are right....low iron will surely cause hair shedding. Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Take care.