Things we need to know about hair growth
It is best if excessive hair loss is identified in the early stage, so that we may quickly face the problem and undertake proper measures. It is important that hair roots are supplied with additional nutrient substances which are required for hair growth and regeneration.
Each single hair undergoes a life cycle which is divided into three phases. A healthy scalp contains about 85 to 90% of hair follicles in the growth phase. This is the longest phase and lasts for 2 to 6 years. It is followed by a transient phase which lasts for one to two weeks and is subsequently followed by a 5- to 6-weeks long rest phase. We speak about increased hair shedding when the number of hairs in the growth phase is reduced and the number of hairs in the rest phase is increased. If the growth phase is characterized by weaker and thinner hair than normally, it is more likely that such hair will fall out more quickly.