Restore and Support Thicker & Faster Growth of Thinning Hair
Anagen (The growth phase)
he Anagen phase is the time during which the hair is actually growing - The longer it can stay in this phase, the better. the length of Anagen usually depends on genetics and can last anywhere from two to seven years.
Catagen (The transitional phase)
Once Anagen has ended, the hair follicle will shrink, the papilla detaches, and the hair will no longer be attached to the supply of nutrients. This normally lasts around 10 days.
Telogen (The resting phase)
The final stage in hair growth isn't about growth at all - during Telogen, the hair is released and falls out. The follicle then 'rests' for around 3 months before the cycle is repeated.
The phases run simultaneously so some hairs on your head will be in the Anagen phase and others in Telogen. For each hair strand, the Anagen phase should start again once the Telogen phase is complete, but some people may experience longer Telogen phases meaning hair is shedding but no new hair is growing.
This may result in thinning of the hair. In this case, the goal is to, effectively, nourish and support the Anagen phase and encourage the growth phase to begin.
The speed at which your hair grows depends on both genetics and the shape of your follicles.
According to the US Center for Disease Control, hair grows at an average of 0.50 inches (1.25cm) per month. This means the average person can expect to grow 6 inches (15.24 cm) of hair per year, which sounds like a lot, right? So why does it never feel like it?
Well, things like poor diet, over-styling and not taking good care of your hair can result in split ends and breakages which shorten the length of your hair.