The hair cycle
Sometimes we feel like our hair is not growing. Know that if this were really the case, we would be bald!
Hair growth and therefore their life is cyclical. It takes place in three stages:
- The anagen phase (growth)
- The catagen phase (pause)
- The telogen phase (fall)
The diagram above shows you the different life stages of a hair. Whether you have straight, curly, frizzy or frizzy hair, the cycle is universal.
The different life stages of a hair
- The anagen phase: Also called the growth phase , it lasts between four to seven years for women and two to four years for men. During this period, strong hair grows about 0.8 to 2.5 cm per month continuously.
- The catagen phase: Don't panic, it only lasts two to three weeks during which hair growth stagnates. It is no longer in contact with the medulla oblongata but remains connected to our blood vessels. He is getting ready to go out.
- The telogen phase: Last phase of the cycle, it corresponds to hair loss . He falls pushed by another being in the anagen phase. This period lasts an average of 4 months .
How to stimulate hair growth?
Note that the length gained during the growth phase of a hair depends on each individual : genetics, disease, lifestyle, treatments... are all factors that can promote or alter the quality of this growth.
One last little thing...
It is important to know that we naturally lose 50 to 100 hairs per day . However, you will notice that our hair grows longer and more often than it falls out and stagnates. Reassuring, isn't it?