OCT
15

Understanding Hair Loss

Understanding Hair Loss

Have you ever showered or brushed your hair and noticed a lot of strands falling out - followed by panic setting in that you may be going bald? If so, you’re not alone. Going bald is one of many fears held by both men and women as they age. It’s hard to know how much hair loss is normal and when it means there could be a problem on the horizon without in-depth knowledge of the hair life cycle and the ins and outs of hair loss. Today we’re going to give you the scoop on what the hair cycle looks like and when you should be worried about hair loss.

The Hair Life Cycle

There are three basic stages to the hair life cycle: the anagen phase, the catagen phase and the telogen phase. Not all hair follicles go through the same phases at the same time, which is why it’s normal to always be losing a little hair. Let’s break the phases down.

Anagen Phase

The anagen phase is the growth phase. Hair grows about half an inch a month on average but grows a little faster in the summer and a little slower in the winter. This phase usually lasts three to five years.

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MAY
24

What to Do When Hair Loss Starts

What to Do When Hair Loss Starts
It can be heartbreaking, the moment you first notice your hair beginning to thin or your hairline beginning to recede. But for two-thirds of men age 35 and older, it's a reality they've had to face. By the time they reach age 50, 85 percent of men are facing hair loss or thinning. So, what should you do when you first notice this happening? You don...
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JAN
31

Is Hair Loss More Common Than Ever Before?

Is Hair Loss More Common Than Ever Before?
Have you ever noticed that it seems like more people than ever are bald or balding? Some shave their heads because they like the look, but many do so to cover up a receding hairline. Regardless, you may have thought to yourself that it seems like hair loss is more prevalent today than it ever has been in the past. One study conducted by a UK hair l...
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