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What is the hair growth cycle?

Normal healthy hair is constantly growing in cycles. People lose a certain number of hairs daily. Hair follicles usually cycle through growth and loss randomly. This is so you're never losing large amounts of hair all at once.

Two important phases of the hair cycle are the growth phase (called Anagen) and a rest phase (called Telogen). In the resting phase, hair follicles are dead, which means they are not growing at all. At any one time, 90% of scalp hairs are actively growing, while 10% are resting. Healthy hair follicles feed through the blood stream, which carries nutrients required to generate new hair growth and sustain a healthy hair growth cycle.

Updated on 23 Feb 2024