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How do Hair Growth Cycles Work?

The average human scalp consists of about 100,000 hairs. Normal, healthy hair is constantly growing in cycles. Hair growth cycles go through three important phases: a growing phase, a transitional phase, and a resting phase. The length of the growing phase represents a hair's life cycle. During the transitional phase, a hair transitions to the resting phase. In the resting phase, hair does not grow at all.

How do Hair Growth Cycles Work?

At any one time, 90% of scalp hairs are actively growing, while 10% are resting. Hair typically cycles through growth and rest with eventual random shedding. Large amounts of hair loss at any one time do not occur in healthy people. It can occur if you have an underlying medical condition. Healthy hair follicles are fed by the bloodstream. This carries nutrients required to generate new hair growth and sustain a healthy hair growth cycle.

When hair begins to degenerate, the lifecycle gets shorter and shorter. This causes hair to fall out more rapidly. The new hair that grows back becomes thinner and thinner every time. Theradome not only increases the length of the growing phase but also increases the thickness of new hair growth. Typically hair shafts double in size.

Hair can begin to degenerate for a myriad of reasons– genetics, age, stress, pregnancy, hormone imbalances, and many other factors that can burden the body. The body was designed to survive. It will instinctively redirect nutrients and attention from hair whenever necessary to provide extra sustenance to vital systems. These include the heart, lungs, and immune system that need attention.

While you check these important medical issues, Theradome can maintain your hair by stimulating the scalp with an outside source of energy, exciting the mitochondria of the hair follicle cells with light energy, and increasing blood flow to the scalp by up to 54%. Both of these responses– added blood flow and cell stimulation– create the perfect recipe for hair growth. When the mitochondria in the cells are stimulated, they can more easily uptake the nutrients provided by the increased blood flow.

Updated on 23 Feb 2024