The Hair Growth Cycle
Hairs do not grow in unison, they grow in different stages. This is the reason multiple laser treatments are needed to effectively remove hair.
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Phases of Hair Growth and Rest
Ever wonder about the science behind how our hair grows and sheds? Hopefully this video will help make things simpler. Enjoy!
Human hair growth cycle
Our hair grows in cycles in normal conditions, when certain factors are added in such as prescription drugs, certain cosmetics, radiation, hormones, tumors, something affecting our immune system or a genetic factor, the growth will be altered. Humans have hair growth on many parts of our bodies with the exception of hair not growing on the soles of our feet, palms of our hands, our lips and eyelids even though we do have eyelashes. Hair covers the stratified squamous keratinized epithelium which covers the whole body, if you want to see stratified squamous keratinized epithelium you want to look at it on the part of your body that doesn’t have hair. Hair is multi-layered, flat cells with overlying keratin, which is a protein that has rope-like filaments that provide structure and strength to the hair shaft.
Our bodies have different types of hair, including different colors. Androgenic hair is the hair we get during and after puberty. The amount of androgens, or male hormones in our bodes is relative to the growth of our androgenic hair.
And then we have Vellus hair, which is mostly seen on children and adult women. Vellus hair develops only during and after puberty. The density of human hair is different in each person. Each strand of our hair has it’s own developmental cycle, when the cycle is finished a new strand of hair begins to grow.
Hair’s main purpose is to keep us warm. Humans are now very much into their body hair. For the unwanted body hair there are many ways to remove it. For the hair on our heads, many take ultimate pride in how it looks in style and color. And for those who are losing their hair there are many hair growth procedures to have the hair grow back.
There are 3 stages that our hair grows in: The Anagen phase, which is also called the growth stage, which begins in the papilla.This part of the hair growth can last from two to six years. Genetics determine the length of this growth stage, the longer our hair stays in the anagen phase, the faster and longer it will grow.
The next stage is the Catagen phase, which get signals from our body to determine when the Anagen phase has ended so it can start it’s process. This has also be referred to as the transitional phase, since it allows the hair follicle in a sense renew itself. This lasts about 2 weeks, in which the hair follicle shrinks because of disintegration. Then the papilla detaches cutting the strand of hair off.
The Telogen phase of the human hair and follicle remain dormant. This time frame can be between 1 to 4 months long.
10 – 15% of our hair is in this growth stage. Then the Anagen phase starts again, since the Telogen phase has completed its cycle. The new hair strand has pushed the other up and out and that is how we at times get those hairs on our clothes!
Our hair grows slow, around 6 inches in a year, that is why when you are trying to let your hair grow it seems to take forever.
I have heard that if man survives that eventually after a 100 years or so, man may be hairless, since we no longer need hair to keep us warm.
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