Understanding The Telogen Phase of Hair Growth

telogen phase of hair growth

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The telogen phase is the ‘end of the line’ for our hair; this is where the hair follicle rests. The telogen phase can last around two to four months. During the telogen phase, the dead hair cells gather and form a bulb at the root of the hair. Because the hair is disconnected from the dermal papilla, it may shed at any point during the telogen phase.

Moving forward to a new phase

At any point, almost 10 to 15% of the hair on our head is in the telogen phase. Because the hair follicles are no longer provided with nutrients, the hair is thin and weak and it becomes easy to pull the hair out. These are the hairs that we see when we comb or wash our hair. After about three months, most hair in the telogen phase will fall out on its own to make place for new hair that is coming through.

After the telogen phase is complete, the hair follicle will re-enter the growing (anagen) phase. The hair follicle base and dermal papilla join again and leads to the creation of a new hair. If the hair has not been shed already, this process will actually push the old hair out.

Telogen effluvium

While our hair naturally enters the rest phase after a certain amount of time, it is possible to trigger an early entry into this period. This scalp disorder known as telogen effluvium is characterized by shedding or thinning of our hair. This can occur because of physiological or emotional stress, which causes the alteration of the normal hair cycle. Some known causes include drugs, hypothyroidism, crash diets, severe emotional disorders, anemia, major surgery, chronic illness, childbirth, fever, and eating disorders.

Trademarks of the telogen phase of hair growth

During this period, the following is true about our hair:

  • At any point, between 10 and 15 percent of our hair is in the telogen phase
  • We will shed 50 to 100 hairs every day because of this phase
  • The telogen phase will last an average of three months
  • It becomes easy to pull out the hair and once the hair falls, a new hair follicle emerges.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Do Steroids Cause Hair Loss?

Side effects of steroids and hair loss

Steroids and hair loss

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You probably know one or two people who are using steroids for one reason or the other. One thing that you can be sure of is that the benefits they get from the steroids to them are so immense that they would stop at nothing to continue. Well, in as much as they would love to do this, it is important for you to note that there are side effects to using steroids that you should know about. This is especially so in as far as your hair is concerned. Steroids do cause hair loss, and you should be aware of that, just in case you were oblivious of the same.

In as far as using steroids is concerned you should also make sure that you are using the right ones, or you will be putting not just your life at risk, but a lot more. There are those who in an attempt to try and spend so little on the steroids usually try and buy them from peddlers who for life’s sake are only in it for the money. Well, if by any chance you happen to be one of those, you can rest assured that you are risking too much.

Steroids increase anti hair growth hormones

Purchasing and using steroids is one of the main reasons why some people suffer hair loss. One of the main reasons why steroids cause balding is due to the fact that they lead to a rapid increase in the level of DHT in the human being. DHT has over the years been proven by so many scientists to be responsible for causing baldness in people. The male persons as a matter of fact are usually subject to some level of balding in the course of their growth process. This is due to the production of DHT through the male hormones. If by chance you are using steroids, the steroids usually cause the rapid production of hormones, and in effect a rapid increase in the production of DHT. This therefore causes some significant hair loss to you.

Therefore the next time you are thinking of using steroids, you need to be aware of the risks that you are exposing yourself to.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Understanding The Anagen Phase of Hair Growth

You’ve heard of the anagen phase, but what is it?

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The active phase of scalp hair growth, also known as the anagen phase, can last between two to eight years, depending on the person. While the hair is in the anagen phase, you can expect the hair to grow about a half an inch every month. The length of the anagen phase determines the potential length of hair growth. That is the reason that people who have a short anagen phase are unable to grow their hair past a certain length. At any point, almost 90% of our hair is in the anagen phase.

The development of the hair

There is cellular activity in the hair follicle long before the hair ever becomes visible; this cellular activity marks the start of the anagen phase. The dermal papilla begins to take shape when the anagen phase starts and the hair follicle begins to grow. The dermal papilla provides the structure that controls hair growth.

The color of the hair

The dermal papilla level has many keratin cells divide and die at a rapid pace. This produces a large cone of dead cells that are eventually going to form our hair. During this time of the growth process, the melanocytes become active. These are responsible for the production of melanin – color cells. Both the keratin cells and melanin become interspersed with one another and form the layers of our hair.

The growth of our hair

Remember that hair growth takes place on a cellular level. The cells that surround the dermal papilla split and die at a rapid pace, which forms the hair shaft. These dead cells make up the hair shaft’s three layers: the cuticle, cortex, and medulla. All of this takes place directly underneath the hair shaft, in the hair follicle.

Disrupting the anagen phase

Even though the anagen phase is supposed to run between two to eight years, it is possible for it to become disrupted. Certain hair-removal procedures, scalp infection, a number of medications, hormones, poor diet, stress, illness, and trauma to the hair-forming structures can lead to the production phase stopping altogether and forcing the hair follicle into a resting state. That is when the hair becomes thinner and hair loss may occur.

Trademarks of the anagen phase

During this period, the following is true about our hair:

• The hair is growing continuously
• It grows at a speed of approximately half an inch a month
• The hair bulb produces the hair pigment
• There is an actively blood supply to the hair, providing both minerals and nutrients
• Our hair looks nourished and thick

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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